As the capital of South Australia, Adelaide has become a booming city that enjoys a rich economy and a consistent tourist trade. Whether you're planning a vacation for rest and relaxation or for adventure and sports, you'll find plenty of ways to keep busy in this city. An Adelaide beach vacation rental will allow you to enjoy this community's charms and provide you with a gorgeous view of the water.
Things to do in Adelaide
In addition to the beautiful water and beachy activities that you can enjoy in Adelaide, you'll also find many cultural attractions here. The Art Gallery of South Australia, for instance, is one of the top three visual art museums in the country. The South Australian Museum is also an excellent place to visit if you're interested in South Australian culture and history. You won't want to miss the Adelaide Zoo if you like to see wild animals up close and personal. If you're more interested in nature without the cages and lines, head to the Cleland Conservation Park. It's a great place to hike and to see native flora and fauna. The numerous nature trails can keep you busy for hours.
Several festivals take place each year in Adelaide. If you're visiting in August, for instance, attend the SALA Festival. Artists display their work and chat with consumers at restaurants, shopping venues, and other destinations throughout the state. You'll find plenty of them scattered throughout Adelaide. Other festivals to consider include the DreamBIG Children's Festival in May, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in March, and the Feast Festival in November.
When you feel like some retail therapy, start at the Rundle Mall. It's the city's first pedestrian mall, featuring dozens of shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and other great finds. You can shop for mass-produced consumer goods or keep your eye out for one-of-a-kind trinkets and textiles. Keep an eye out for the bronze pig sculptures that are scattered throughout the mall. One is even positioned to appear as though it's eating out of a garbage can.
Dining in Adelaide
You can cook meals in your Adelaide beach vacation rental, but you should try a few local restaurants, too. If you're looking for a romantic restaurant with low lighting, delicious food, and an extensive wine list, you can't do better than Orana. It serves authentic Australian cuisine in a moody atmosphere that will put you at ease immediately. Though it's a little expensive, your stomach will thank you for sampling the delicacies on the menu. Golden Boy, on the other hand, serves delicious Thai food in a more casual environment. You can sit at communal tables or snag a private booth. Get to know other tourists and locals while you enjoy great food and friendly service. It's the perfect place to stop for lunch between other activities.