Melbourne is one of the liveliest and cosmopolitan cities in Australia. Home to the Victorian capital, the city is host to many important annual events including the Melbourne Cup, Flinders street races and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The city also prides itself on its history with the National Park, Monuments and the National Museum all part of the impressive heritage of the city. A popular destination for tourists, Melbourne has a wide variety of public transport to take you around including the City Rail system which is a pleasant experience for residents and visitors alike. Hotels in Melbourne are generally mid-range in price and provide a comfortable base from which to explore the city. With many having luxurious guest rooms, there are numerous accommodations to choose from according to your preference and budget.