Personally, a weekend away in Adelaide for me includes a night with a good yiros at a Greek owned restaurant with delicious hot chips. My favourite yiros comes from Yarnis Yiros in Norwood. A little shop with a few tables inside and a few tables out the front – nothing fancy, but good quality food!
'YARNIS YIROS NORWOOD' - ‘Combo meat yiros with extra garlic sauce and no trace of coriander please’!
After this, a walk to the Norwood Hoyts Cinema. The latest movie and a ticket to their gold class cinema with their gorgeous recliner seats and a glass of wine in hand (or on the TABLE next to the seat! A table. In a cinema. AMAZING 😊 and a bucket of popcorn, of course. From living in a small town with a smaller cinema, Hoyts is luxury to me!
You can never go past a day in Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre or Rundle Mall (or both!) for a day of shopping and browsing. Both areas have great food courts with a good choice of foods (honey chicken from any Chinese banquet stall is ALWAYS great). Down Rundle Mall there are always buskers and if you during the Fringe Festival, then you will always get the chance to see heaps of live short performances for free.
Every year I go up to see at least one or two performances during The Fringe Festival. If you haven’t heard of it, I highly recommend going to their website to check it out. It’s a few weeks of hilarious, bizarre, arty, and unique shows and acts that bring people from all over Australia and overseas together. From burlesque and Puppetry of the Penis (yes, I’ve been there. And YES it’s hilarious) to modern dancing, comedy acts and Fawlty Towers Dining Experience (yes another thing I’ve done, and HIGHLY raved about. The actors are not the ones from the show but they are spot on!) – there is something for everyone. The Garden of Unearthly Delights offers food and beverage, shops, show rides to amuse yourself between shows. There is also Gluttony which is where a lot of the shows are held as well. But if you don’t want to pay to see anything, just go for a stroll around and I’m sure you’ll see some free performance of some description!
The 'GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS' is quite literally, delightful! Plus there’s cocktails served in pineapples – what more could you want.
Other than that, I play a good game of 10 pin bowls and normally lose, relax on the beach at either Semaphore or Glenelg, have a cocktail or two at any of quirky bars around the place, eat at least one burrito from Beach Burrito Co Glenelg and get Uber Eats at least once, because that’s just one of those fancy things that little old Naracoorte does not have. I explore China Town and grab some fresh new ingredients for the pantry and I often try to have an arvo/night at Prancing Pony Brewery.
'CHINA TOWN' will make you feel like you could be anywhere else than Adelaide, SA! Plus they have the best dumplings!
Although I’m unsure whether it is an every year occurrence, I managed to be there for a girlfriends 21st in October one year and got to experience Adelaide's version of ‘Oktoberfest’ at Prancing Pony. There were steins of beer, many a german sausage, lots of dancing and fantastic costumes. I will never forget Prancing Pony and since that weekend, I always go back to visit!
Prancing Pony or prancing bartenders? - It’s always good at 'PRANCING PONY', even if it’s not October!
There is so much to explore in Adelaide; always new eateries, laneway bars, along with the usual attractions; many of which are free like Museums, galleries, don’t miss the zoo with kids, the gorgeous nature playgrounds at Glenelg and the South parklands..
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