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The vibrant inner city precinct of Victoria Park is a south of the Swan River gem. Affectionately known as 'Vic Park' by locals, the area is a cultural melting pot, well reflected in its lively dining and entertainment. You can reach Victoria Park by train, bus or on foot from Perth city. It lies just three kilometres east of the Perth city, bordered by the Swan River to its northwest and comprises the suburbs of Victoria Park, East Victoria Park, St James, Carlisle, Lathlain, Burswood, and parts of Bentley and Welshpool. Running through its centre is the precinct's high street, the Albany Highway, which boasts a variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues. Diners are spoilt for choice with Indian, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Chinese and Italian all featuring on the menu. While there are many well-known heritage style pubs, the heart of Victoria Park's nightlife is centred at the Crown Perth, one of the capital's key entertainment hubs. This riverside venue is home to Western Australia's only licenced casino, Crown Theatre Perth and a number of award-winning restaurants. Vic Park is also an ideal place to enjoy the spectacular eastern views of the city skyline from across the Swan River. There are a number of local community parks and reserves ideal for picnics and outdoor activities. McCallum Park, for instance, has its own skatebowl, along with leisure centres providing activities for children, teens and adults. Accommodation wise, your options range from the five star luxury hotel rooms to affordable motels. That's the beauty of Vic Park, there's something for everyone.