If you are born and bred in Adelaide you might often think to yourself how you love living in Adelaide. You might even wonder why it is you love living in Adelaide and why it is you love Adelaide as a city. There is good reason for this as Adelaide has been recognised and ranked the second Most Beautiful Cleanest City in The World for 2017 along with the fifth most livable city yet again in 2017. Adelaide has ranked fifth for the fifth year in a row now which is not a bad effort. There were 140 cities around the world that were assessed and rated on level of stability, healthcare, the culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
Adelaide is known for many things such as housing affordability, the o-bahn busway, the wine regions throughout Adelaide countryside, being known as The Festival State due to the level of festivities that are always ongoing throughout the year and not to mention is known as the 20 minute city as any major point in the city has the ability to be reached within 20 minutes due to the superior transportation and city planning infrastructure in place.
From the city center you have the ability to access main attractions such as the Adelaide Hills and the iconic popular beach side suburbs such as Glenelg, Henley, Semaphore and Brighton all within 30 minutes at an average. These beaches all have access to ice cream shops, restaurants, boutique shopping and cafes.
Adelaide has a great variety of family fun friendly activities to get out and do in close proximity to the city such as:
- The ever popular Adelaide Zoo and also keep in mind if you are up in the Adelaide hills it is worth checking out Monarto Zoo also.
- The Adelaide Central Markets, home to much of the state’s local fresh produce, dairy products, meats, fresh seafood, bread and pastries. Once you have got your collection of local food and produce head down to the Botanic Gardens where you and the family can have a nice picnic at Botanic Park then see the gardens within walking distance.
- If you are fan of sport such as the AFL it is well worth to go and check out Adelaide oval and watch the Adelaide Crows or Port Power play a game of footy, or in the off season go and check out a cricket game whether it be a test series or a day match there are many reasons you will want to visit the Adelaide oval.
- There are many parks and playgrounds situated in various places which are enjoyed by many kids and are usually turned into family outings on the weekends, it’s definitely a great way to get out and enjoy the sun that’s for sure.
- If you are looking to get out of the city centre, some popular areas to get out and visit with the whole family are the Barossa Valley in the north famous for the wine region or head south to such likes of Kuitpo Forest for that love of nature.
A personal shortlist of some of the attractions to visit in Adelaide:
- Rundle Mall
- Adelaide Casino
- Adelaide Oval
- Mount Lofty
- Victoria Square
- The Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo
- Botanic Gardens and Botanic Park
- South Australian Museum
- St Peters Cathedral
- Elder Park and the iconic rotunda
- Art Gallery of South Australia
- Windy Point Lookout and Restaurant
- Adelaide Central Markets
- Belair National Park
- Himeji Gardens – A traditional Japanese garden
- Big Rocking Horse and Toy Factory
- Cleland Conservation Park
- Old Adelaide Gaol – Famous for ghost tours
- South Australia Maritime Museum
- National Railway Museum
Asking a Local – what’s their favourite?
When interviewing Adelaide Hills Electrician employee Ross Smith, he said his favourite attraction is the various German-settled towns of Adelaide and South Australia, including Hahndorf for it’s huge selection of beer halls, wine bars and now distilleries.
There is always something to when in the City of Adelaide, whether you are single or have a family you are not far from being somewhere iconic and fun to catch up with friends or family or even to check out a hillside view of Adelaide. If you are in doubt where to go or what to do don’t hesitate to check out some of the attractions listed above from a personal point of view but also check out the South Australia website for more information.
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