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Adelaide Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

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Published on Aug 19, 2014

Adelaide, Australia, is one of the nation’s most striking cities. Situated over the River Torrens and overlooking the Gulf of St. Vincent, Adelaide is the perfect combination of big-city living and outdoor beauty.

Start out your Adelaide sightseeing by watching the sunrise at the beach, followed by a cup of tea or coffee at one of the many cafes around Victoria Square. The square is the heart of the city grid, and from there you can easily walk to some of Adelaide’s most striking 19th-century buildings. The nearby St. Francis Xavier Cathedral towers over Wakefield Street, and the Adelaide Central Market is a wonderful place to find fresh produce.

Just a few blocks north of Victoria Square is the South Australian Museum, where you can learn about the region’s history—both European and the cultures that predated them. From there, get outside and see some of the city’s natural charms. Residents are well aware of their beautiful surroundings, and Adelaide tours often include the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. This local point of pride is an exquisite collection of flora and fauna interspersed with fountains and walking trails.

When you’re ready to give your taste buds a treat, head for Barossa Valley, about 50 miles northeast of Adelaide. This is one of Australia’s oldest winemaking regions, and you can sample one of its legendary Rieslings. Pick up some groceries at one of the Barossa markets, purchase a bottle of wine at one of the vineyards, and pick a spot in this valley for the perfect picnic.

What was your favorite part of Adelaide?

Visit our Adelaide travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!

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