Things to Do in Adelaide

Adelaide brings a few words to mind – stylish, cultural, and tidy – as the cosmopolitan capital of South Australia. Set on the River Torrens, it boasts a ring of parkland that surrounds the buzz of the city centre. Here, you can find a plethora of museums and cultural institutions showcasing mesmerising collections of Indigenous art and national history. Adelaide’s past is a fascinating one that’s imbued with colonisation and spiritual narratives – a combination of elements that are evident throughout the impressive architecture and the laidback vibe that penetrates the streets.

This has brought about an impressive arts scene that is made complete with the annual Adelaide Festival. Around town, plush bars and restaurants are beginning to outnumber the churches and spires, bringing a youthful vibe to the historic charm of the city. By day, the parkland is the place to go, where you can kick back and relax with a cold drink, but when darkness falls, it’s the trendy bars tucked away down narrow lanes that call.

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