Exploring the world's most Romantic Destinations!

Travelling interstate and seeing somewhere totally new is a great idea for a quick romantic getaway and Adelaide is simply prefect for a few days of rest and relaxation with someone special. The South Australia capital might be smaller and considered (by those who haven’t visited it) less glamorous than Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, but it is a hotbed of culture and foodie experiences, all tidied up in a neat, easy to navigate package – so making it an ideal destination for romantic escapes and weekend getaways.

Adelaide is known as ‘the Festival State’ with good reason. Take a quick glance at the city’s events calendar and you’ll find exhibitions, cultural festivals, concerts and sporting events dotted throughout the year. If you’re not sure when to visit, planning your short break to coincide with one of the big events of the year, like the Adelaide Festival of the Arts or Womadelaide World Music Festival, can give your holiday an interesting focus. Just remember that Adelaide loves to party and you won’t be the only couple wanting to find accommodation when an event is on, so it pays to book hotels and flights well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Another thing that South Australia is famous for is it’s fantastic food culture and this is reflected both in Adelaide’s wonderful restaurants and cafes and the spectacular Adelaide Central Market, where growers and producers from all over the state sell their wares. And if you and your partner are true gourmets, you might want to consider combining your Adelaide holiday with a few days in the beautiful Barossa Valley or gorgeous Clare Valley. Located just a short drive from the city itself, both areas are known for their excellent wines and delicious food, making a couple of days holed up in a boutique hotel, eating, drinking and enjoying one another’s company, a heavenly excuse for a weekend away.

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And once you’ve eaten yourself into a stupor and seen all the art galleries and museums, why not take some time to simply stroll around Adelaide and enjoy its many parks and public spaces. Adelaide is a laidback place and to see the city at its best you need to walk around it, stopping at a café or browsing in an unusual shop as the mood finds you.

Adelaide accommodation covers the full range, from chic bed and breakfast to glossy 5 star hotels, from cheap and cheerful hostels to luxury apartments. If you’re heading to South Australia for a particular festival or exhibition, you may want to plan your trip carefully. If, on the other hand, your getaway isn’t at eh mercy of specific dates and timetables, you may find that booking last minute accommodation online snaps you a bargain. There are often great deals on flights and hotels if you’re happy be relaxed about your travel arrangements. And after all spontaneity and packing a bag at the eleventh hour to rush to the airport can add a welcome frisson of excitement to a romantic holiday!