The Adelaide Heritage Within Your Budget
The city is no stranger to shoppers, scores of which are always busy exploring the Rundle Street East – a paradise of fashion stores, jewelry and many others. The city's true cultural and recreational attractions are hidden in plain sight, however.
Alongside a boulevard lined with trees and called North Terrace, Adelaide reveals its cultural heritage. The Art Gallery of South Australia hosts an impressive collection of artworks. The South Australian Museum offers a glimpse into Australia's cultural and natural heritage. Within walking distance of South Australian Museum, it can be found a delight for nature lovers – the Botanic Gardens. Don't miss the Adelaide Zoo either, and its perfect reflection of Australia's wildlife – koalas, kangaroos and Australia sea lions.
There is one particular place that makes every gourmet come around. It's called Adelaide Central Market and it has been part of the city's most representative food scene for more than 140 years.
Even though the cultural and shopping experience is wholesome for many people, Adelaide has more to offer – a seductive array of bars, pubs and clubs. A city like Adelaide offers a rich nightlife experience. You will be exposed to an infusion of experimental, eclectic, and high-end offerings.
Another advantage point that turns Adelaide into a city that is loved by tourists is its proximity to the beach. It would only take you around 30 minutes to get to the city's finest beaches. The beaches found in the north are family-friendly and offer children numerous attractions. If you’re looking for the perfect waves and a place to satisfy your thirst for surfing and spectacular sightseeing, head south!
Besides the beaches, Adelaide has plenty of other family-friendly activities available. Little ones have plenty of space to run around and enjoy Australia’s natural life at Adelaide Zoo. Alternately, you can learn about the planet in interactive ways at the South Australian Museum.
Even though you can visit Adelaide at about any time of year, given its mild winters and warm summers, there are certain periods during which you can find more attractions suited to your taste. Between February and March, the festival season is in bloom – live music, arts, fast cars and many other kinds of entertainment are widely available. Moreover, during the April-May period, trips throughout wine country offer visitors the opportunity to be delighted by the renowned local vineyards.