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Five of the Best Things to Do in Adelaide - Top 5 Activities to Enjoy in Adelaide

As one of Australia's most dynamic holiday hubs, there's much to experience during a getaway in Adelaide. Here's a rundown of the five best activities to enjoy on an Adelaide vacation.


Heritage Walk

Tipped to be one of the best ways to introduce oneself to the many landmarks scattered around the city, signing up for a heritage walk is a must for all first-time visitors. As the first city in the entire country which homed only free settlers, the breathtaking architecture, as well as the many religious and community spaces around the city all, have stories to tell. The Parliament House and the cathedrals of Adelaide are among the highlights which also include the Town Hall. Heritage tours in the city are available as group exercises as well as individually oriented experiences so travellers can take their pick of trails based on their preferences.


Enjoy a Beach Day

Although most travellers are unaware of just how much of a beach Mecca Adelaide is, those Down Under know it is one of the country's top beach holiday destinations for families. Glenelg Beach is arguably the area's best beach resort town where travellers can enjoy an old fashioned seaside getaway complete with seafood treats and relaxing on the beachfront. Henley Beach and Semaphore Beach are equally captivating and ideal for couples as well as single travellers while the sheer variety of water sports activities available in Adelaide also make it a favourite among water sports lovers.


Visit the Botanical Gardens

Spread out across an impressive 50 hectares, the Adelaide Botanical Gardens are another highlight that's worth exploring during a vacation in the area. Strolling around this awe-inspiring space lined with towering trees and blooms of a hundred hues is one of the true treats of holidaying in Adelaide as the gardens not only include an Australian Forest enclosure but a traditional Rose Garden as well. Home to not one but three glasshouses, the garden has been divided according to different climatic conditions and the various plants and flowers that thrive in each environment. Those based at Avani Adelaide Residences or any similar Adelaide hotels will find that the gardens are also a great place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.


Hit the Markets

While the city is home to countless shopping malls and departments stores, Adelaide best shopping experiences are had at the Adelaide Central Markets. With a history that dates back to 1869, the thoroughfare also holds the honour of being the biggest undercover market in the entire Southern Hemisphere. Often described as a dream destination for food lovers, the broad variety of culinary treats sold at the venue not the only draw for shoppers as souvenirs and gift items are also available.


Catch a Game

Regarded among Australia's finest sporting venues, the Adelaide Oval is a legend in its own right when it comes to international cricket history. Catch a game at this iconic venue or enjoy a tour of the space during the offseason to truly appreciate the magnitude of this globally renowned riverside sports arena.