Old Adelaide Gaol
One of Adelaide's most historic buildings, the Old Adelaide Gaol (circa 1840) was an active prison until 1988. It was designed by George Strickland Kingston, a British colonial architect, and can be toured on foot.
A major attraction near to town, the Adelaide Hills contain famous vineyards and fine views of the city and coast from Mount Lofty. There is a restaurant up here, to boot, although prices are somewhat on the steep side. You can drive up here or walk.
Carrick Hill Estate
Carrick Hill Estate is a grand manor house with lush gardens located in the city's environs. Sir Edward Hayward had it built in the 1930s and today it is an open museum of art that regularly stages special exhibitions. Get here by bus or taxi and stroll the grounds on foot.
Art Gallery of South Australia
The top gallery in South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia houses an array of paintings, sculptures and prints. There are four sections to the museum: the Australian, European and Asian decorative arts; paintings and sculpture; and drawings and prints. Some of the British art goes back to the 1500s.