Festivals and food. Arts and culture. Shopping and sports. This is
Adelaide - the Australian city where there's always something on.
Whether you want to party or relax on your next holiday,
South Australia's capital has it all. With spacious boulevards and vibrant inner-city districts, sophisticated architecture and lush gardens, plenty of accommodation to choose from,
Adelaide is the perfect venue for all sorts of holiday activities - big or small.
You might want to immerse yourself in the culture of
Adelaide's North Terrace, with its museums and city cafes. You might want to indulge in retail therapy while shopping at Rundle Mall, sample the tastes on offer at the famed Adelaide Central Market, or sip award-winning wines at the National Wine Centre.
You might prefer to follow in the footsteps of sporting champions at the world-famous Adelaide Oval. Or enjoy a retreat to the cosmopolitan seaside suburbs of Glenelg, Henley Beach and Semaphore.
Adelaide, there is a brilliant blend of things to see and do. All you have to do is choose.
There's a café on
East Rundle Street in
Adelaide, where every inch of wall space is papered with event posters. There are at least a hundred of them - posters for sporting events, local gigs, drama performances, the opera, art festivals, carnivals for kids. Not unusual for a café looking for a bit of ambience, you might think - until you realise that all the posters are for things that are happening that month. This is
Adelaide - a city where there's always something on.
Adelaide's generous boulevards and elegant architecture provide the perfect backdrop for all sorts of holiday activities. No matter what takes your interest, there's something that will pique your curiosity.
Whether you want to be entertained, get out and party, or just relax with the family on holiday, Adelaide has something for you. For shopaholics, wander down Rundle Mall and indulge in some retail therapy. There's more than 800 shops to choose from, so you won't run out of options.
Just be sure to pick up some treats from Haigh's Chocolates - they'll help you deal with life when you eventually have to go home. Stop by RM Williams to take home merchandise from the legendary Outback outfitter.
If you want to immerse yourself in
South Australia's rich arts and culture, stroll along North Terrace -
Adelaide's "cultural boulevard." It's home to the Aboriginal Cultures Gallery in the South Australian Museum, Adelaide Botanic Garden and the National Wine Centre. Just around the corner, wander through the fascinating National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tandanya.
And if you're after a meal or a drink, there are more than 700 restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from. So, sample the al fresco styles of
East Rundle Street, try the seafood and Asian cuisine at Gouger Street, and treat yourself to some fine dining at the restaurants and cafes of North Adelaide.
But if there's one thing you absolutely must do, it's take a trip to the Adelaide Central Market. It's open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - and the best time to turn up is early in the morning for breakfast.
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