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A Quaint Getaway Right outside Adelaide: Glenelg
Warm, dry summers and cool, mild winters make Glenelg, Australia an ideal holiday destination throughout the year. The town is set on the coast of Southern Australia, just 10 kilometres from Adelaide's city centre. Though Glenelg is close to all of the attractions of the big city, the seaside resort town is a great destination in its own right. With a great mixture of nature, history and modern attractions, Glenelg is convenient and fun. Whether you stay in an apartment or townhouse in the heart of the action or on the outskirts of Glenelg in a rental house, the friendly locals and small-town charm makes this retreat your home away from home.
Enjoy the Water From the Pier
The waters surrounding Glenelg are teeming with marine life, including dolphins, squid and colourful fish. Stroll along the Glenelg Pier to take in the unbeatable aquatic scenery; time your walk with the sunset to watch the sun go down over the water. This is a popular place for walkers to get their daily exercise, and there are usually a number of fisherman trying their luck from the pier. Street performers add a fun element. Several fishing and dolphin watching charters set sail from the pier, and there are even nighttime boat tours. If you are feeling especially adventurous, jump in. Glenelg Pier is a popular launch pad for those hoping to get into the ocean without setting foot on the beach.
Venture Down Jetty Road
Jetty Road is the place to be if you are hungry or in the mood for shopping. There are hundreds of establishments along this road offering a diverse mixture of goods. The road is approximately 1 kilometre long, and there is a tram that runs its length. As far as shopping options go, home goods, tourist gifts, books, music and even clothing stores are found along Jetty Road. Pizza, coffee, ice cream and more gourmet dining establishments are found along this attraction, and nearly all of them offer alfresco dining options. This allows you to look over the water and town while you munch on scrumptious local offerings. There are even service-based businesses along Jetty Road, such as tattoo parlors.
Surfing, snorkeling and diving are all popular in Glenelg; however, water sport novices are just as comfortable as experts. There are several companies in the area that offer lessons on various sports, which means that you get to learn a new skill while on holiday. Get further out in the water by taking a leisurely sail or soaring over the waves on a jet ski. If land sports are more your speed, check out the numerous golf courses in and around the Glenelg area. With seaside courses and those that are further inland, there is a challenging option to pique your interest. Another on-land option, cycling is a great way to explore everything Glenelg has to offer. There are convenient bike racks throughout the town and plenty of paths and trails to follow.
Fun After the Sun Goes Down
The night scene in Glenelg is great for the of-age crowd. Watch the sun go down over the water from one of the many welcoming pubs and bars that are scattered throughout Glenelg. There are delicious food offerings to pair with your drink of choice. Finding live music is never an issue, as there are numerous clubs with stages and loud speakers. Bring your dancing shoes along, and scope out one of Glenelg's many places to cut a rug. Whether you are looking for a quaint establishment or a fun club-like setting, there is an after-dark option for you in Glenelg.
Getting to Glenelg
With the close proximity to Adelaide, getting to this destination is never an issue. There is an international airport in Adelaide, and from the airport, there are several car hire services that get you to your rental quickly.
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