What is the best area to stay in Adelaide?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/07/2020

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No matter if it’s a short visit or a longer stay, deciding where to stay in Adelaide is a crucial decision.

Booking your accommodation will all depend on your style of holiday, on what’s on your agenda, what spoils you are after, and the location you are after. We’ve made a bit easier for you, listing the top spots you should stay at when visiting the spectacular city of Adelaide.

  • The Adelaide CBD

    Adelaide’s City Centre is by far the go-to tourist spot to stay at. Home to the main attractions and an endless list of sightseeing activities. Featuring tall skyscraper hotels, stylish apartments, or even charming Airbnbs, the city has a long list of available accommodation. The CBD is separated from its metropolitan region by a ring of public parks on all sides, making the outer city regions the perfect place to choose if you are looking for a bit of piracy and tranquillity while still close to the action. Staying in the CBD, allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the culture of Adelaide, with visitors hopping on the local public transport or simply walking to and from the attractions dotted about.

  • Glenelg

    For those looking for a perfect city stay with a beach view, the suburb of Glenelg is for you! Nestled west of the city centre, Glenelg is only a few minutes from the hustle and bustle, as well as providing visitors picture-perfect views of the coastline. It is one of the biggest tourist spots around, with dozens of restaurants, cafes, and hotels scattered about the strips of beach streets.

  • North Adelaide

    North Adelaide is a predominantly a residential suburb, but it is packed with style and charm. Perfect for those wanting a real taste of the local culture, with endless Airbnb’s available on the quiet streets or busier main strips. Surrounded by parks with gardens, visitors can stroll through these lush green regions before hopping on a tram to the city centre. The bars and restaurants here are famous, with many winning numerous awards for their style, food, and drink menus!

  • West Beach

    Another fantastic beach suburb! West Beach is located to the west of the city and north of Glenelg. Home to beaches, golf courses, an amusement park, and plenty of other attractions. It’s great for a family trip, being away from the crowds, but providing plenty of fun for the whole family!

Related article: How many days should you stay in Adelaide?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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