The best of Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide is a city with amazing architecture, beautiful gardens, and beaches that stretch along the suburbs and through South Australia’s wine region. It’s also a cosmopolitan destination and one Australia’s largest cities. Since it’s home to so many interesting attractions, choosing where to begin your visit isn’t always easy. Plan to stay in a prime location like the InterContinental Adelaide in North Terrace and make the most of your trip to Adelaide.

Exploring Adelaide 

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One of the best places to begin your journey is Adelaide’s Central Market in the heart of the city. Central Market is always buzzing with locals and visitors alike, and it’s a great place to experience a bit of everyday life in the city. You can also shop for seafood, fruit, and vegetables or get a cup of coffee from one of the many cafés.

Nearby, you’ll find Victoria Square, another one of Adelaide’s top attractions. A statue of Queen Victoria stands in the middle of the square, and numerous landmarks surround it. Around the square you’ll find public institutions, colleges, and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

Adelaide is known as a city with rich history, and evidence of that lies in the city’s historical port. Here, you’ll have the feeling that you went back in time and ended up in a 19th-century port. The area features a wide array of attractions, including the fabulous Maritime Museum, which will delight both history buffs and architecture lovers.

Sports in Adelaide

Head a bit north of the city center and you’ll find the famous Adelaide Oval, the city’s cricket stadium. It’s one of the most scenic cricket grounds in Australia, and it’s easy to spot from a distance, thanks to its distinctive modern shape. In addition to cricket matches, rugby and football games and concerts also take place here, making the Adelaide Oval a hotspot for both sports and music fans.

Just around the corner, you’ll find the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, a spectacular natural oasis in the middle of the city. This expansive English-inspired garden has everything you need to take a break from the urban jungle. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon exploring the numerous attractions here, from the unusual plants and trees to the colorful flowers and fountains to the largest glasshouse in Australia.

Bars and Arts

Those who want to explore some off-the-beaten-path attractions have plenty to discover in Adelaide. Like many other big cities in Australia, Adelaide has its fair share of laneway bars. These tend to be hidden away along narrow laneways and can be hard to find, even for locals. They’re worth the search, however, since many are some of the best bars in the city.

Last but not least, the Art Gallery of South Australia offers a treat for artistic visitors. This magnificent place has a collection of more than 35,000 objects, which makes it the second-largest art collection in Australia. It’s a true paradise for art lovers.

Diverse cultural options, numerous tourist attractions, wild nightlife, and delicious food await you in Adelaide.

 

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