The suave seaside district of Glenelg is an area of shops, cafés, and restaurants and is well connected with downtown Adelaide. The beaches here are nice and good for a swim and there is also some sightseeing, with historic trams providing transport to areas of interest.
Adelaide's Chinatown is between downtown's Grote Street and Gouger Street and offers some of the city's best value food as well as decent nightlife. Nearby is the somewhat seedy Hindley Street, and King William Street is home to one of the city's grandest structures, Adelaide Town Hall.
North Adelaide is a smart, leafy part of town, separated from downtown by the Botanical Gardens and North Terrace. You will find the best hotels and restaurants here and there are plenty of wine bars to sample the local produce. There are many good cafés here while O'Connell Street is best for drinking.
The port is northwest of the city center, toward the coast on the Torrens River, and offers Victorian buildings, warehouses, and preserved, ancient public houses. You can do river trips from here and check out attractions such as the South Australian Maritime Museum.