A Laid-Back Getaway in Adelaide
You might already be wondering whether you’ve misread. The term ‘laid back’ is seldom used to describe a city’s Central Business District (CBD). Adelaide however, is not like most cities. Rated one of the friendliest, ‘chilled’ cities in the world, this cultural gem boasts an exciting array of things to do, as well as the coastal lifestyle that most Australians can’t resist. With its Mediterranean climate and warm weather throughout most of the year, it’s no surprise that Adelaide hosts millions of tourists annually, with the majority of visitors staying in and around the city’s CBD.
Adelaide’s Diverse Blend of New and Old
Wanting to brush up on Australian culture? What about a leisurely picnic under one of the shady fig trees in AdelaideBotanic Garden? You might even be treated to a concert while you’re in the park. In fact, Adelaide’s CBD is bordered by several beautifully kept parks, and is home to a fuse of traditional and modern architecture. St. Peter’s Cathedral is one of the city’s landmark buildings and is a fantastic example of local early architecture. On the other end of the scale, the renowned SAHMRI building, located less than three kilometers from St. Peter’s Cathedral, exhibits some of the city’s finest modern architectural works.
You might also want to delve into some of Australia’s greatest indigenous artwork, and what better place to do so than at Art Gallery of South Australia. And if you’re planning a family-friendly vacation, Adelaide’s CBD more than accommodates for you and your little ones. AdelaideZoo provides a fun-filled outing where some of the local wildlife can be appreciated at a safe distance, while Haigh’s Chocolates offer an interactive chocolate making experience that is sure to satisfy every member of the family. You’ll certainly find it hard to run out of interesting things to do in Adelaide.
Eat your Heart out in Adelaide CBD
It’s no surprise that Adelaide’s dining options provide both variety and quality, and no matter your budget, you’ll always find something that caters to your tastes. You can even shop for fresh produce at AdelaideCentral Market, or wine and dine in the heart of Adelaide city, and speaking of wine, there’s plenty of it. Several regional wines are sourced from the nearby Barossa Valley, which is home to some of the world’s most renowned vineyards.
There’s no Shortage of Accommodation in the CBD
It seems fitting that hotels in Adelaide are as diverse as the city itself. From luxurious, modern hotels, to the quiet guesthouses that echo the city’s laid-back lifestyle, you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to stay in this beautiful city. Budget-friendly options are of course available too, including Sage Hotel Adelaide, and The Chifley on South Terrace. Splurging on accommodation in Adelaide city might seem overindulgent, but hard to resist when faced with the luxurious rooms on offer at Hotel The Playford. Getting around the city isn’t anything to worry about either, as a network of busses and trams, some of which are free, make it easy for you to navigate your way around. If you feel like taking a stroll through the CBD, Adelaide’s well-kept streets and parks are more than accommodating to any keen walker.