AskMen's Top 29 Cities for Men 2012 has skipped over Sydney and shone the spotlight right on Victoria's capital.
Specifically focussed on cities for men to visit, AskMen's Top 29 list focuses hevaily on sporting locations and events as well as partying, eating and well known beaches.
For the tird year on a row Melbourne has pipped Sydney on the list, this year appearing at number 10 with Sydney not even making an appearance on the list!
AskMen's Australian editor Jamie Watt chalks this mostly up to the sporting factor. “Melbourne really is the city of sports" he said. “Melbourne really is the city of sports. There’s the AFL, Grand Prix, Australian Open, Boxing Day Test Cricket and Melbourne Cup to name a few. We all know men love their sport... But for the majority of Aussie men, sport is a way of life and dare I say it, in Melbourne thanks to the AFL, it’s almost a religion."
The sport trend continues with London - this year's Olympic venue - topping the list, but there are a few surprise entries as well. Tel Aviv comes in at #12 and Tianjin at #27.
With Melbourne making a name for itself as a shopping destination, we can only image it'd appear on a list of Top 29 cities for women to visit as well.
The full list of the Top 29 Cities is below with more details on AskMen.
1. London 2. Mumbai 3. Rio 4. DC 5. Shanghai 6. New York 7. Cartegena 8. Hong Kong 9. Marseille 10. Melbourne 11. Buenos Aires 12. Tel Aviv 13. Lima 14. Ho Chi Mingh 15. Barcelona 16. Vancouver 17. Bangkok 18. Cape Town 19. San Fransisco 20. Aruba 21. Copenhagen 22. Curitiba 23. Stockholm 24. Tokyo 25. Montreal 26. Berlin 27. Tianjin 28. Austin 29. Istanbul