A winter weekend in Adelaide: here’s what an escape to the city looks like in 2020

Leave for Adelaide and spend a weekend in the city this winter. Whether you live 4 hours away, or 30 minutes, a city break could refresh your spirits this year more than ever before. With social distancing rules on their way out, the buzz and culture of the South Australian capital is slowly returning.

Celebrate the return of normal life and soak up the spirited and sparkling atmosphere of a city welcoming back its residents. Book yourself some accommodation in Adelaide and treat yourself to a night or two away this winter. Here’s what a weekend in Adelaide could look like in 2020. 

cafes in Adelaide

Explore the city

Start your trip with a stroll around the cultural city of Adelaide. Stroll through the Botanical Gardens or discover come coffee shops down side streets and laneways. Drop by Adelaide Central Market on a Saturday to capture the true essence and buzz of the city. Meander through the isles of the market and pick up some local goodies along the way. Walk through Rundle Mall and browse through the selection of clothing, sports, cosmetic and outdoor shops. Pop into Haigh’s Chocolates for some delectable treats. The city has endless dining potential too. Discover some gorgeous restaurants in Adelaide as you walk the streets – they’re around every corner!

things to do in Adelaide

Discover (or rediscover) Adelaide Hills

Whether or not you’ve been before, Adelaide Hills is so packed with wonderful weekend opportunities, you’re bound to discover something new in 2020. Visit historic towns, browse a weekend market, go to a brewery, taste some cheese, sip on a coffee or hike uphill to capture some breathtaking views. There are masses of things to do in Adelaide Hills. Wrap up warm and head for the hills to spend a day exploring the charming towns and serene nature landscapes. 

Adelaide Hills

Visit Glenelg by tram 

From your accommodation in Adelaide, throw on a jacket and catch a tram towards the beach. Glenelg – the favourite of Adelaide’s beaches – has a pier, multiple restaurants and cafes and lots of shops. Get your hands on some fish and chips after a morning walk or wander along the coast late afternoon ready for fabulous sunset views. 

Glenelg beach

See some wildlife

Although you can see kangaroos and koalas simply hiking just about anywhere in the hills, you can also take your kids to a wildlife park. Cleland Wildlife Park offers families the perfect day out. Learn a little about Australian wildlife and the importance of conservation. Otherwise, head to Adelaide Zoo to see endless creatures including giant pandas and to visit a petting zoo. 

things to do in Adelaide

Get your dose of culture 

Adelaide offers visitors endless sources of culture, from Fringe Festival, to art galleries to museums and theatres. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia to see an impressive collection of works, featuring Australian as well as world-wide pieces and exhibitions. Alternatively, lose yourself in history at the South Australian Museum or attend an exhibition at Jam Factory in the west end. 


accommodation in Adelaide

Pic credit: Mayfair Hotel

Relish in the luxuriance of the Mayfair Hotel 

When it comes to hotels in Adelaide, you’re guaranteed to enjoy this one. As a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel in the heart of Adelaide, the Mayfair Hotel offers visitors to Adelaide an elegant and relaxing weekend escape. Warm hospitality, a selection of two restaurants, a trendy rooftop bar, gymnasium and opportunities for a sumptuous High Tea are all on offer at the Mayfair Hotel. Rainy days aren’t a problem here. Gorgeous surroundings and plentiful facilities tempt guests to take advantage of their stay inside the stunning heritage building. 

Pic credit: Mayfair Hotel

Looking to treat yourself to accommodation in Adelaide this winter? Click here to browse offers including a two night Family Retreat and various weekend getaways.