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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Top Must Do's in Adelaide – The Lifestyle Capital

Cocooned between the ocean and verdant hills Adelaide deserves the title of Australia's Lifestyle Capital. Enjoy eco adventures, chic dining and wine tasting on par with the best bars across the globe.


Experience Adelaide's Laneway Bars

A rapidly transforming tourist destination Adelaide is experiencing a huge facelift. Amongst this one can see the transformation of shops and warehouses into hip bars that serve just about every cuisine ranging from Serbian delights to Spanish tapas. Head over to Peel Leigh Street and start your adventure bar hopping by dropping into Clever Little Tailor for a glass of wine before heading over to BarBushka for some delicious cocktails and ending up at Proof a hip little joint for lots of evening entertainment.


Enjoy the Fresh Produce at the Adelaide Central Market

You will love the fresh new produce at Central Market. Testimony to South Australia's bountiful harvest, this place is a hive of activity offering produce such as fresh fruits and vegetables to meat products that are guaranteed to be hormone free. Just 6 minutes from Oaks Embassy this market is ideal for guests staying at popular Adelaide holiday apartments to stock up on fresh juicy fruit and other delights. Enjoy sampling artisan cheeses, delectable smoked meats and fresh seafood. Join a walking tour and enjoy a comprehensive scout of the market, as well as friendly chats with the folks running the many stalls.


Explore Historic Port Adelaide

Take a step back in time as you explore the beautiful environs of Port Adelaide. There is much awaiting the history buff here in the form of 19th century buildings, vintage wharves and typically Australian pubs from days of yore. Sounds fabulous? There's more; you can hire a boat and cruise Port River where running into pods of dolphins is quite likely; later you could check out the Maritime Museum of Lipson Street for more historic artefacts. End your tour with a sojourn at one of the pubs where craft beer promises to rejuvenate the tired soul.


Discover the Galleries of North Terrace

North Terrace is Adelaide's 'elegant' boulevard a cultural body of many attractions. There's the State Parliament building to observe, the Convention Centre as well as the Adelaide Casino to enjoy. A beautiful tree lined road, North Terrace is also home to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and the fascinating South Australian Museum. You will find a sojourn at the Botanic Gardens quite rewarding; decked with three glass houses in which an exotic variety of foliage thrive the place houses a couple of interesting historic buildings.


East End Shopping is Tops

Nothing beats the thrill of holiday shopping and Adelaide does not disappoint. Rundle Street to be precise is where you should head to observe the transformation the city is undergoing. There is Bimbo for extensive homeware, Bauhaus for the perfect gift and SOOKI for fascinating designer labels. At the end of your shopping spree head over to Nano Café for some delicious refreshments.