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Adelaide, South Australia’s capital, with a population of 2 million, houses nearly 70 percent of all inhabitants of the state. The city itself was thoroughly planned and is noted for its spacious parklands and gardens. Australia’s fifth largest city is noted for its attractiveness and relaxed atmosphere, quality of life and hospitality.

The city centre, especially around East End and Central Market, is covered with shopping centres and restaurant and cafés. Finding a way to spend your day won’t be a problem, because Adelaide has plentiful options for travellers. Make sure that you leave some energy after visiting one of the many museums and seeing the famous statues and memorials. The sparkling nightlife, with an overload of bars, clubs and discos, most certainly deserves some of your attention.

Adelaide is renowned for its range of quality cafes and restaurants offering an affordable and delicious range of cuisine including Italian, Greek, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Argentinian, Mexican and so many more. The quality of the food is superb. Seafood such as prawns, crayfish, scallops, calamari and King George whiting is fresh and abundant. A perfect place for an indulgence weekend.

Adelaide hosts many festivals and events which attract local, Australian and overseas visitors. These include  arts, food and wine, multicultural and sporting events events such as the Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival, Comedy Festival, WOMADelaide, Glendi (Greek), Schuetzenfest (German traditions), Bay to Birdwood (vintage vehicles) Clipsal 500 (car race) and more.

Thirsting for something else? Explore the famous wine regions in the city’s vicinity or go to the Park Lands. The latter is an extended area surrounding Adelaide and consists of several parks and lakes where you can relax and enjoy a fabulous picnic (don’t forget to bring the Australian wine!)  The North Terrace Boulevarde is home to many cultural and educational organisations and is well worth a walking tour. Enjoy the many elegant , heritage public buildings and cultural institutions such as the Art Gallery, Library, Museum, Migration Museum and Adelaide University. Finish off at the Botanic Gardens and adjacent Bicentennial Conservatory.

South Australia is renowned for its clean, sandy beaches and wine regions. The winegrowng districts of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley wine districts are within easy reach of Adelaide for day tours and the Coonawarra can be visited on the way to the South East or Melbourne in adjacent Victoria. South Australian wine is of world class.

For those who have not explored the outdoors yet, the Adelaide Hill Wildlife Parks might be a nice introduction to Australia’s wildlife. Still don't know what to do yet? Take the tram to Glenelg beach and think it over on the long sandy beach.

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