Wide sweeping streets, city squares and lush green boundaries make Adelaide an enchanting city to explore. You only need scratch the surface of the quiet achiever of Australian cities to tap into its hedonistic vein.This epicurean playground boasts major events, spanning the cultured and cerebral, artistic and gastronomic, petrol-headed and sports-crazed.The pleasure-seeking spirit flows from varied cuisines and magnificent wines through to a healthy live music and bar scene, and numerous galas that celebrate a thriving arts community. During the innovative Adelaide Fringe Festival, the artistic flair of this historically progressive, yet still conservative, city truly emerges.
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Our top picks for Adelaide
Art Gallery of South Australia: A vaulted, parquetry-floored wonderland of Australian
art, with an extensive international collection
Central Market: This huge, cool cave of a covered market draws together the best fresh
produce (and coffee) the state has to offer
Adelaide Zoo:Plenty to see in this enormous zoo, including a wonderful Southeast Asian
Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant:Delightful mixed Cantonese menu styled from the
flavour-popping Guangzhou region
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