Adelaide is one of Australia's smaller cities making it easy to walk the cbd to experience its world-class shopping, parks, theatres, cinemas, cafes, restaurants, pubs, art gallery, museum and universities. If you don't want to walk there is a (free, solar-powered) bus and a tram that do the city circuit. There are also the free City Cycles and Adelaide is a bike-friendly city. The beaches such as Glenelg or Henley are easy to get to (cycle, tram or bus). If you have a car venture a further south to Brighton, Seacliff or Moana for more pristine waters and fewer people.
There are plenty of hiking trails surrounding the city too - one of the more popular is Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Summit, a relatively easy hour to hour and a half with the reward of great vistas and good coffee at the top! South Australia's reputation as the "Festival State" is well-deserved too! The BEST time to visit is in late Summer, around February/March when the city is buzzing with the Fringe, Adelaide Festival, Film Festival, Womad (World Music and Dance),Book Week and lots more - the International Cabaret and Guitar festivals and the Festival of the Mind are in Winter. South Australia is also known for its wines, with two major wine regions flanking the city.
Adelaide is small but charming with a buzzing music, arts and cycle scene making it worth a visit.
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