We have visited Manly before,mainly because my daughter and her husband are living there. It’s a wonderful place for the young, wall to wall activities. But also a nice place to relax and take in the sunshine (but be careful it does get incredibly hot and the sun is really dangerous, best to buy suncream once there, it’s best suited to the climate). Lots of restaurants and cafes. Lots of picnic tables and shaded areas along the beach. Also frequent water fountains. Worth visiting the market on a Sunday morning, it’s small but quite sweet. Manly is a very busy place but a good centre for visiting other nearby towns. Also good for getting to Sydney on the ferry. We will definitely be back!