There are loads of beaches within reach of downtown and you can get to them by tram, bus or taxi. Glenelg is one of the best known and is a buzzing area of promenades and cafés, while the Grange, Brighton, and Seacliff are also worthy of a visit. Most are safe to swim at and have gently sloping shelves.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
These gardens are incredibly beautiful and hail from the mid-1800s. They are near North Terrace, downtown Adelaide, and come with perfect lawns, subtropical plants and flowers, and an old, grand glasshouse. The Rainforest Conservatory is next to Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
Haigh's Chocolate factory
One for the kids, here you can get on a free tour of Haigh's Chocolate and sample some of Australia's favorite chocolates. Kids can see how chocolates are made, cut and wrapped before digging into the tasty samples.
Greenhills Adventure Park
Greenhills Adventure Park is lots of fun with many activities onsite for the family including kayaking, go-karting, archery, and climbing. There are also some waterslides here and the region the park is located in - Victor Harbor – is also good for picnics.
Adelaide can't be described as a pumping town and is not as diverse with its partying prowess as perhaps Sydney or Melbourne, yet there are decent options for a drink. Rundle Street and the East End are the best bet for pubs, while Hindley Street has more of a seedy disposition.