Adelaide, a beautiful and charming Australian city, is famous for its 19th century architecture, wide parkland areas, and the ultimate sense of openness. The wonderful city hosts an extensive array of events, exhibitions and festivals throughout the year, and it is a hub for culture and art in Australia.
Recently, Adelaide was named as a ‘top city to visit in 2014’ by Lonely Planet; it is the only Australian city that could make it through in the world’s top holiday destinations 2014 list declared by Lonely Planet.
If like tens of thousands of visitors, Adelaide is in your travel bucket list, you are bound to get spoiled by the choices of things to do and see offered by the city. However, let’s dive into some of my favourite things to do while in Adelaide – a mecca for active and adventurous travellers.
Hiding out in Coastal Gateways
Adelaide is just a walk away from its breathtaking coastline home to fine beaches and bays. Head down to Glenelg Beach; it is just 25 minutes from the CBD if you go by tram and a must-see destination of the city. The cosmopolitan beachside town of Adelaide boasts of marvellous historical buildings, chic cafes, world-class hotels, fashion outlets and eclectic shops dotted alongside a picturesque stretch of white sand.
Active travellers, like you, can enjoy scuba diving, go for snorkelling, or swim with the dolphins. But if you are a person who doesn’t like to do much on holidays, just lay down on the beach and feel relaxed. You may also pay a visit to the local art galleries and museums provided you appreciate and understand art.
Summer is a peak holiday season in Adelaide. If you are visiting the city in hot sunny days, you’ll get a chance to take in many summer entertainment events. However, there is one thing you must do no matter what time of the year you visit this elegant city – meander through the pathways of the pretty coastal towns in the neighbourhood of Adelaide.
Celebrate the Festivity with the Locals
If you are fortunate to visit Adelaide in last days of February, you can participate in the largest fringe festival in the Southern Hemisphere. The city which is typically serene and calm gets transformed into an exciting mix of live performances of music, dance, theatre, film screening, entertainment and a lot more.
The festival sees visitors from all across the country and the rest of the world. The Adelaide Fringe Festival hosts around 900 events and more than 4000 artists participate in the events every year. As most of these events are executed in late evening hours, you can spend your day exploring the other holiday delights of the city.
Fall Head Over Heels for the Hills
If you are fond of great food and wine, just head down to Barossa Valley located in close proximity of Adelaide city. If you’re driving there in a car or campervan, it will take about an hour to reach the valley from the CBD area of the city.
Barossa has earned immense popularity due to its excellent locally-produced wines. You will also find many eateries that will please your taste buds with their culinary delights. The stunning countryside, local crafts and signposted heritage trails are worth exploring.
So, when are you traveling to Adelaide? Its treasure trove of touristy delights are calling you!