cityscape of Adelaide

Adelaide Weekend Escapes

Adelaide’s relaxed yet stylish characteristics will keep you entertained for as long as you choose to stay. Crammed with great things to see, taste and do, the CBD is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, narrow laneways, gardens, cafés and restaurants, encapsulated by sweeping parklands.

The “20-minute city” boasts a small-town vibe, blended with the best parts of a cosmopolitan metropolis. Adelaide, South Australia, has rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west, all less than half an hour away by car. That’s what we call liveable. From artistic and cultural attractions, to fine-dining and bustling markets, explore the city and all its vibrancy.

 

Explore this cultural city and welcoming gateway to Australia’s wine producing state; experience an Adelaide Weekend Escape.

Things to do in Adelaide

Your Ultimate Guide to Adelaide

Adelaide is a buzzing city, crammed with things to do; it’s the perfect urban getaway for South Australians living outside of the city. Culture-rich and aesthetically stunning, the city itself is a playground for tourists. And obsessed with all things wine and heavenly for foodies far and wide, Adelaide has countless hidden gems yet to be discovered. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway in Adelaide, or a luxury weekend crammed with the city’s best food and wine, Adelaide has got you covered.

To uncover more tips regarding things to do in the Adelaide, check out our Ultimate Guide. This Ultimate Guide will help you craft your perfect Adelaide Weekend Escape.

 

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Art & Culture

Adelaide is known for its artistic flair and cultural scene. The annual Fringe Festival is a showcase of this creativity and sets the city on fire each March with people flooding the streets of the CBD and filling seats at shows with dancers, acrobats, burlesque dancers, comedians and much more. Throughout the rest of the year, an Adelaide getaway might involve enjoying a show at the theatre, or perusing endless forms of art at contemporary and classical galleries.

The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded in 1881 and houses a collection of 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Take the day to explore art from all corners of the world including European, North American Asia and Australia. Discover the collections of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photography, textiles, furniture, ceramics and more. Meanwhile, for over 150 years the South Australian Museum has been making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible. The museum is a leader in remote and regional community engagements, Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research.

sunset in Adelaide
Nature & the Outdoors

Famous for its culture and cuisine, Adelaide is also lucky to be engulfed by heavenly hills to the east and idyllic beaches to the west. Head out to Glenelg, or anywhere along the divine Adelaide coastline, and you will find endless sandy beaches perfect for a morning walk or orange sunset view. Take a trip towards the hills and explore the undulating topography of Cleland Conservation Park, layered in thick gums and home to abundant koalas. Morialta Conservation Park will wow you with its steep rocky cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and drop-dead-gorgeous viewpoints.

Inside the city itself, a beautiful botanic garden, home to thousands of species of plants in dainty glasshouses or out in the open air, flourish with the help of the Adelaide climate. Giant Amazonian waterlilys thriving since 1868, a collection of Madagascan palms and a rose garden provide the most tranquil setting for an afternoon walk. A romantic weekend in Adelaide isn’t hard to come by when the natural scenery is this gorgeous.

 

 

Food & Drink

Adelaide is a city deeply passionate about all things culinary. Whether it’s trying out the latest fine-diner, sharing tapas and wine at the growing number of cosy laneway bars, grazing on African, Mexican, Thai or Korean fare or exploring the vibrant food truck scene, this city has gone into culinary overdrive. In recent years, funky new bars have been popping up in neglected basements, forgotten laneways and taking over old shops and rooftops across the CBD.

And what with its location, in a state crammed with world-renowned wineries, an Adelaide getaway will have you basking in an excellent selection of wines. Craft beers from various breweries cropping up across the city add a funky layer to the food and drink scene. In addition, the Adelaide Central Market is a fresh food market recognised as an Adelaide institution. People come here from all over the city to shop for fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, breads and bakery items, cheeses and a whole lot more, all under one roof.

Where to stay in Adelaide

Adelaide Meridien

The Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments offers comfortable accommodation, conveniently located. Just minutes from the centre of Adelaide CBD, the hotel is found at the heart and soul of North Adelaide; a chic precinct which presents trendy shopping and dining opportunities. The very spacious, crisp rooms here equip guests with a comfortable and convenient base from which to explore the city.

 

 

Adabco Boutique Hotel

The Adabco Boutique Hotel is a boutique hotel nestled amongst the leafy trees of Wakefield Street in Adelaide’s east. The hotel is an eclectic mix of old-world charm and modern sophistication hidden behind a rare, heritage-listed Venetian Gothic style façade. Cosy but with a hint of opulence, The Adabco Boutique Hotel offers anything from comfortable rooms to luxurious executive suites.

Adelaide Royal Coach

Conveniently located on the edge of the central business district, the Adelaide Royal Coach offers affordable yet modern accommodation facilities to suit all corporate and leisure travel needs. Buzzing Rundle Street, crammed with shops, restaurants and a spirited urban atmosphere, is a short 10-minute walk from the hotel. An indoor swimming pool adds an extra hint of luxury to your stay, whilst an onsite Angus&Co restaurant presents guests with an excellent dining option.

Mayfair Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel is a chic 5-star boutique hotel standing proud in a desirable central Adelaide location. 170 beautifully furnished rooms here breathe new life into one of Adelaide’s landmarks; a magnificent and iconic heritage building. Preserving a part of Adelaide’s history, this stylish hotel features outstanding food and wine, served up with a dose of warm and elegant hospitality. Sleek rooms meticulously decorated guarantee guests a luxury stay.

 

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