Today, Adelaide is a far cry from what it once was. The ‘City of Churches’ is shedding its reputation for being closed minded and pious. Instead, it is becoming a foodie haven with an eclectic mix of cuisines and lively art and music scene is gathering momentum, along with plenty of Saturday evening events and activities. During your visit, take a tour of the numerous trendy pubs and bars that have popped up along the city’s back roads in more recent times to compete with the volume of olden day churches.
The beaches of Adelaide are not to be ignored either: Henley Beach and Grange Beach form the backdrop for a quaint setup of slatted piers and beachside eateries. More popular and bustling with activity is Glenelg. Hotel properties line the beachfront and offer easy access to the ocean. Oaks Liberty Towers boasts apartment style accommodation ideal for families and large groups. Further out, you have Semaphore Beach, which boasts an esplanade, old-school fish and chips shops and a kids’ playground.
South Australia’s bouquet of fresh produce is showcased at Adelaide’s Central Market. The juiciest and freshest fruits, vegetables, fresh meats, cheeses and seafood can all be sampled in this one place. Move on to the historic Port Adelaide and explore the magnificent nineteenth-century architecture. Walk down to the wharves that have stood the test of time and later to Lipson Street to tour the Maritime Museum. North Terrace is where you will see State Parliament, Adelaide Casino, Adelaide Convention Centre, The University of Adelaide, The Art Gallery of South Australia and The South Australian Museum. Make your way to the East End to pick out a souvenir or grab a coffee and one of the cutesy shops on Rundle Street.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+