Creating your own adventure in the heart of Adelaide — Ooooh what fun!
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that Adelaide is by far the fairest city of them all. With stunning accommodation options, loads of adventure and plenty of unique thrills to be had, you can mix and match to build your perfect weekend itinerary!
Reacquainting yourself with our magnificent city is like falling in love all over again — everything feels exciting and new.
But where do you start? Our wonderful friends at the City of Adelaide have done all the hard work for us and put together #MyAdelaide Staycation itinerary ideas for families, couples or friends so you can mix and match and design your ultimate city staycation. They also work with operators to give you the best deal, so you may as well be wearing your own VIP lanyard.
Giddy with love? Design your weekend around being pampered with day spas and some of Adelaide’s best culinary delights. You can swoon your Number One with a gorgeous, all-the-frills hotel stay and enjoy award winning gins at Prohibition Liquor.
If you have kids in tow, create forever memories by giving them big thrills with things like TreeClimb (everyone loves a zip line), The Adelaide Zoo, River Torrens Sightseeing Tour on the famous Popeye, or even fang it on our city’s BMX tracks. And for the inquisitive minds, try the digital adventure game at the South Australian Museum.
For those in the habit of living dangerously, you can build an entire weekend around getting your heart rate up. Why not be locked in a themed room and the only way out is by solving a series of puzzles and clues? Adelaide Escape Rooms is a big old lol! Segway Sensation will see you rolling around the Torrens on two wheels like a boss and you can face your fear of heights by getting a bird’s eye view of Adelaide Oval with an Adelaide Roof Climb experience.
#MyAdelaide Staycation offer options to cover everyone’s wants and desires…
From high-end hotels like The Mayfair and The Playford to left-of-centre B&Bs like Buxton Manor and The Fire Station Inn, you can pick your perfect place to stay, depending on the level of luxury you require. Each accommodation offers a special something-something to sweeten the deal. For example, stay at The Sage hotel and you’ll grab two tickets to Tree Climb, or book two nights at the Majestic Rooftop Hotel and enjoy two Prohibition Liquor Negroni Cocktails, on the house. Don’t mind if I do!
Seasoned tour guides are at the ready to take you on wild adventures in our amazing city. Sniff out the best places to eat with a Foodie Tour at the Central Market, or sharpen your photographic skills with a Photography Tour learning how to use your own digital camera and tell your travel story of Adelaide. Or why not channel your inner Dan Aykroyd with an Adelaide Haunted Horizons Ghost Tour? With a massive list of tours, you can build your hit list.
How well do you REALLY know Adelaide? I bet you didn’t know you could go on a journey through Adelaide’s history at Ayers House Museum. Are you brave enough to take part in the Adelaide Gaol Tour? If you haven’t harnessed up yet and given TreeClimb a crack then you’re missing out! It’s Adelaide’s first inner-city, nature-based aerial adventure park and shhhh don’t tell anyone but you get 15% off value up to $50 if you book here (T&Cs apply). While we’re wheeling and dealing, kids play FREE with any adult at North Adelaide’s Par 3 Course.
If you’re not feeling creative yourself, there are itineraries for all of the above with no set schedules (massive tick) and you can pick and choose to do as much or as little as you like.