Adelaide has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 cities to visit in 2014 by travel guide publisher Lonely Planet.
South Australia’s capital is ranked ninth on the list included in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 guide.
“Having always lived in the shadow of its gregarious eastern-seaboard cousins, the City of Churches has been quietly loosening its pious shackles and embracing its liberal foundations,” says Lonely Planet.
“The year 2014 beckons big changes for the city’s heart, with the completion of the multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the Adelaide Oval, which will link central Adelaide with the oval and its beautiful surrounding parklands, and historic North Adelaide further on.
“Adelaide is effortlessly chic and, like a perfectly cellared red, it’s ready to be uncorked and sampled.”
Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities 2014:
1. Paris, France
2. Trinidad, Cuba
3. Cape Town, South Africa
4. Riga, Latvia
5. Zurich, Switzerland
6. Shanghai, China
7. Vancouver, Canada
8. Chicago, US
9. Adelaide, Australia
10. Auckland, New Zealand//