The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city of wide boulevards, fertile gardens and diverse architecture. With a burgeoning creative class, top-notch wining and dining, and a pace of life that feels distinctly more leisurely than high-profile siblings Melbourne and Sydney.
You can explore the collection of Aboriginal, colonial, and Melanesian art at the South Australian Museum. Nibble your way through the historic Adelaide Central Market, or simply relax beneath a fig tree canopy in the Botanic Gardens. You’ll soon notice that the citizens of Adelaide are devoted to fine wine and great food, and they’re particularly proud of the world-class vintages being produced in the famous Barossa Valley wine region, another must-see when visiting Adelaide. Even if you can’t make it to the source, the city’s excellent restaurants and bars showcase local wines, many of which are worth traveling across the world for.