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Tips to take you from day time to night life.

Adelaide is a truly magical place. There's so much to see, do and immerse yourself in. Whether you're coming in for an hour, or day, for work, or play, we've put together some tips to help maximise your time. Have fun!

Transport

Getting into Adelaide is easy. Adelaide Metro provide connections via bus, train or tram from greater metropolitan Adelaide. Once in the city the tram is free between South Terrace and the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, as well as along North Terrace. The Adelaide Connector bus links North Adelaide to the city and loops throughout the inner city areas and is free too.

If you're driving in, parking is easy thanks to Smart Parking. Using the Park Adelaide app you can see in advance where vacant on-street parking spaces are. Once you've parked, you can then pay for your parking and you'll even get a reminder before your time is up. Of course if you're not ready to leave, you can even extend your parking time with a once-off extra payment.  If you prefer undercover parking, there are multiple UPark locations across the city. 

Shopping

Shopping is in our DNA. Central to your shopping experience in Adelaide is Rundle Mall, which was Australia's first pedestrian-only mall. Today it's home to over 700 retail stores, 300 office and services and a multitude of eclectic arcades and laneways with stores that will surprise and delight you. Rundle Street and North Adelaide feature a range of boutique outlets, while Adelaide Central Market is the place to go for fresh produce and gourmet goodies. 

Dining

No matter the time of day, your tastes or budget, you won't go hungry in Adelaide! We've got some amazing coffee spots if you need a quick pick-me-up. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can choose from a smorgasbord of cafes and restaurants. If you're wanting kick-off a big night, or kick-on after, we've got a plethora of bars just waiting to be discovered.  

Nightlife

As the sun goes down, Adelaide's nightlife heats up. We're Australia's Festival State and host major world class events such as WOMADelaide, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Our music scene rocks - in 2015 we were designated as Australia's first, and only UNESCO City of Music. Don't worry if jazz or classical is more your style, our live music scene caters for all tastes. 

If you get the late night munchies, all night eateries like Bakery on O'Connell or the parochial favourite Original Pancake Kitchen will keep you going. 

Help is at hand

If you need help navigating your way around town, or just deciding what to do, call in to one of the Adelaide Visitor Centres. Located in James Place, just off Rundle Mall, or in the Central Market Arcade, the friendly staff and volunteers have a wealth of information at hand. They even offer free guided tours of the city centre and an Adelaide Greeters service, but you might have to come back for another day for that!