Our family took a 12 day vacation to Adelaide Australia last month (Dec 2009) primarily to visit Daddy’s sister – Linda’s family and to reward ourselves after a year’s of hard work! It was a most enjoyable trip as Auntie Linda and Uncle Andrew planned a most hospitable and thoughtful itinerary for us. To our pleasant surprise, Adelaide is actually a very family friendly destination (not at all sleepy and less vivid compared to its sister states such as Sydney and Melbourne as some claimed!) While there, we discovered many underrated attractions suitable for the kids!
Here are some of our favourite places in Adelaide which we would highly recommend:
Glenelg is Adelaide’s most popular beach suburb. You can take a vintage tram from the Adelaide city centre to Glenelg. There you can walk along the jetty and promenade (which was exactly what we did), swim at gorgeous Glenelg beach or just eat ice creams along the waterfront and admire the stunning sunsets at one of many alfresco cafes. Kids can also have fun at one of the huge playgrounds situated not far from the beach. It is a perfect destination for a day out!
The next time we visit Adelaide, we would love to stay in Glenelg at least for a night or two (instead of a day trip). Stay tuned for more of our trip recommendations which I will be posting in parts for easy reading! 🙂
On days when we were not out touring, our little princess was kept entertained by her lively and fun-loving Aussie cousins KorKor Ben, KorKor Josiah and JieJie Jasmine. She thoroughly enjoyed their company and kept asking for them even after we return. This may be the 1st time we visit Adelaide but certainly not the last! 🙂