Stories from our city

Learn more about everything Adelaide by reading the stories from the city. Get suggestions of the best events and bars and restaurants to go to, hear from the residents and business owners in Adelaide and read many other ideas about how to get the most out of your time in the city and North Adelaide.

Help me find... new venues on Pirie Street

New year, newly opened venues on Pirie Street! Some exciting new residents have moved into the city’s business precinct. See what’s new with Experience Adelaide.

Australia Day Long Weekend Itinerary

Make the most of an extra day off work and head into the city for a staycation this Australia Day Long Weekend. Explore the best of the CBD and North Adelaide with this curated Experience Adelaide itinerary

Help me find... a Christmas gift

Christmas is just around the corner and with so many amazing things to do in the city, what better gift to give than an experience. Discover the best experiences in the city to gift this holiday season with Experience Adelaide.

Shop Electronics this Black Friday

See what's on everyone's electronics wishlist this holiday season and start prepping your Black Friday agenda! Shop the latest gadgets and electronics across the biggest and best stores, and get the Rundle Mall Concierge to help you with all your shopping! Remember, Black Friday City Rules.

Shop Beauty this Black Friday

See what's on everyone's beauty wishlist this holiday season and start prepping your Black Friday agenda! Shop beauty trends and must-haves at city-exclusive and your favourite stores. Remember, Black Friday City Rules.

Shop Fashion this Black Friday

See what's on everyone's style wish list this holiday season and start prepping your Black Friday agenda! Get those must-have pieces for spring and summer and shop longer and later with the biggest and best sales at city-exclusive flagships. Remember, Black Friday City Rules.

Shop Homewares this Black Friday

See what homewares everyone's shopping this holiday season and start prepping your Black Friday agenda! Brighten up your home for spring and summer with some new homewares and discover exciting sales across the city. Remember, Black Friday City Rules.

Help me find... a sandwich

Celebrate World Sandwich Day this Friday 3 November with bread-y goodness at one of the many delectable delis and gourmet lunch spots in the city, and see where to get a scrumptious sando with Experience Adelaide.

Help me find... somewhere to go with my dog — Experience Adelaide

26 August is International Dog Day and to celebrate, we've compiled a list of the best activities to do with your fur-baby in the city. Discover where to take your beloved four-legged friend on an adventure with Experience Adelaide.

Unleash your Adventure

Surrounded by parklands, nature and adventure are what make our city unique. Unleash your adventure in the city with this ADL Unleashed itinerary.

Unleash your Style

Home to boutiques and beyond, unleash your style on a fashionable getaway in the heart of Adelaide with this ADL Unleashed itinerary.

Unleash Your Curiosity

Discover the multifaceted city that is Adelaide through arts, culture, performance and more, and unleash your curiosity with this ADL Unleashed itinerary.

Unleash Your Vibe

Adelaide is dotted with treasure troves unlike anywhere else. Unleash your vibe and uncover the best of what the city has to offer with this itinerary.

Help me find... something for kids

The city is home to some of our favourite kids' activities. From rainbow milkshakes to museums and tree climbing, there's something for kids of any age, and adults too!

Help me find... Easter choccie treats

It is not Easter without delicious sweets to tantalise your tastebuds. ADL Local has taken on the mammoth challenge of finding the best chocolate treats in Adelaide. Make sure you head into the city and North Adelaide this Easter weekend and show some love to our city traders. Here are some of our favourites.

Help me find... hot cross buns

With Easter only a hop, skip and jump away, we’ve compiled a list of the best bakeries and cafes to source your favourite Easter treats, including a few not-cross bun options. Hop into one of these amazing locations!

An ode to South Australia: Find the ‘easter eggs’ in Hotel Indigo

Everything about Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets screams South Australia.

Help me find... a hotel with a pool in Adelaide

Press pause, take some time out and get refreshed during your stay at one of these picturesque Adelaide hotels with a pool.

Adelaide's best new restaurants reviewed

Looking to go out for a bite to eat as the weather warms up? Take a look at this list of Adelaide's best new restaurants for inspiration, provided by The Advertiser's food critic Simon Wilkinson.

Sharing gin with the people of Adelaide

If you head to Prohibition Liquor Co on Gilbert Street, you’re in for a real experience.

Have a cracker of a Christmas in Adelaide

An innovative Christmas Festival has launched, featuring exciting new events and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Experience luxury at Adelaide’s newest five-star hotel

Sofitel Adelaide on Currie Street is now officially open.

Why I love Adelaide: Christian Hull

Christian Hull is returning to his old hometown to perform in the Feast Festival. Find out what he can't wait to do when he gets back.

Halloween in the city!

Have a fang-tastic Halloween in the heart of the city with activities that are sure to provide thrills and chills.

Creating Beautiful Mayhem at Wellness Squared

Beautiful Mayhem is an immersive and interactive performance which explores the healing nature of making noise in a large musical group.

Why I love Adelaide: Jarrod Walsh

See Jarrod's favourite places and things to do in the city and North Adelaide as he relives some of his best memories.

Spring school holidays

There are plenty of reasons to get out of the house and enjoy fun activities around the city and North Adelaide!

Help me find... a tourism operator in Adelaide

Over 25 Adelaide CBD tourism operators have been named as finalists in the 2021 South Australian Tourism Awards

Best deals in Adelaide for the AFL Grand Final

Here's where you should watch the 2021 AFL Grand Final with your mates in the Adelaide CBD

Why I love Adelaide: Callum Hann

Chef Callum Hann picks his favourite Adelaide outings and talks about why he's excited to be part of WellFest Adelaide

Adelaide hospitality award winners

A long list of Adelaide CBD restaurants won SA Restaurant and Catering Awards in 2021, see who here.

Rundle Mall wins national retail honour

See why Rundle Mall was named Australia’s Retail Precinct of the Year

Why I love Adelaide series

Well-known Adelaideans share their favourite events and places to go

Why I love Adelaide: Rebecca Morse

Bec talks Adelaide each morning, so she's a perfect person to ask why she loves it

Winter weekends in the city

There’s plenty to explore on an Adelaide weekend

Help me find ... the top family things to do in Adelaide

Some sure-fire hits that will keep the whole family entertained

Why I love Adelaide: Amelia Mulcahy

Get some insights into the Mulcahy family

A budget-friendly guide for things to do

If you're on a small budget, there's still plenty you can do in Adelaide

Best dining spots in the West End

Our laneways are full of bars and tapas places.

Adelaide's top ten sights and activities

Adelaide is designed for discovery and there's much to enjoy

Help me find... an adventure in Adelaide

Keep everyone entertained with these cool adventures to do with your family in the Adelaide CBD.

The city guide to fireplaces

The city’s packed with places where you can sit in front of a toasty fireplace

Guide to public houses (pubs)

Explore some of the city’s favourite pubs, hotels and taverns on this self-guided trail.

Orientation to Adelaide

We’ve put together a collection of things we think you might find useful as you get oriented in Adelaide.

Adelaide live music trail

Adelaide is a UNESCO City of Music and is recognised globally for our musicians and live music venues. Take a look at our self-guided trail.

10 things to do in winter

Experience Adelaide through the eyes of a local with these suggestions