Adelaide offers a range of activities and shopping opportunities for you this Valentine’s Day. Here’s a guide to help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day for that special person.

With Valentine’s Day getting closer, it’s time to get your February 14 plans in order to avoid the last-minute rush. The day can be quite overwhelming, with so many expectations and demands that can turn it into more of a task than something enjoyable. But by planning the days activities in advance, you can avoid trouble and make your day worthwhile.

Adelaide, as one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities in the world, is a must-visit place. Often referred to as the 20-minute city, Adelaide offers a range of activities for you and your loved one, making it an ideal spot for your Valentine’s Day plans. The city has beautiful beaches and hills, excellent restaurants that offer sumptuous meals, pristine vineyards and top-class accommodation. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in the beautiful city of Adelaide.

Valentine's Day in Adelaide

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How to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day in Adelaide

What Adelaide has to offer on Valentine’s Day

Shop online for Valentine’s Day gifts

Valentine’s Day gifts for him

Valentines Day gifts for her

Adelaide hotels for Valentine’s Day

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How to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day in Adelaide

With so many activities to choose from, planning Valentine’s Day can easily turn into a nightmare. Because of this, it’s important to know as early as possible what you are looking for so as not to get confused by all the advertisements and information out there. Here are several things to keep in mind when deciding what to do on this special day.

How long have you been dating? How long you have been dating someone is a great way to determine just what type of activities you can engage in. For instance, if you have only been dating for a couple of weeks, a romantic meal and a movie are a great Valentine’s Day plan. On the other hand, if you have been dating for more than a year, you might want to do something grander that involves more activities.

What does your partner like? For most people, the best Valentine’s Day is one that is meaningful and unforgettable. It’s important to think of what your partner likes and dislikes. For example, if your partner is afraid of heights,it’s obviously not a good idea to plan a hot air balloon ride. If your partner is not too adventurous, a simple dinner might be more suited than a swim with dolphins or a bike ride up into the hills.

Your budget constraints. It is no secret that Valentine’s Day can literally suck your wallet dry, so it’s always important to keep your budget in mind when making your plans. Do not go for the extravagant gift or the expensive restaurant if it means maxing out your credit cards in one day. Keeping it simple and within your financial means doesn’t mean you’ll enjoy the day any less.

What you really want. There are so many options out there that if you go without any idea of what you’re looking for, you’ll quickly get confused and might just end up doing things you don’t even enjoy. Remember to think of what interests you and what you really want. When making plans, ask yourself if you want a romantic date or an adventurous one. This will help you narrow down your options and make the planning easier.

What Adelaide has to offer on Valentine’s Day

Things to see

Victor Harbor with Mclaren Vale

A beautiful drive down south of Adelaide to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit the Mclaren Vale wine region, featuring various vineyards and wineries. Get to see the  greatest river system in Australia and then take a romantic tour of Victor Harbor.

Grand Barossa Valley Wineries

A morning drive past Kangaroo Creek Reservoir along Torrens River to Williamstown. Visit the Barossa Reservoir, Wolf Blass Winery and Kaesler Winery, and enjoy a hearty lunch at one of the top wineries in Australia. Then head back to Adelaide through an old German settlement and see various villages tucked away in the Adelaide Hills.

Adelaide City Tour with Lunch and Glenelg Tram Ride

Spend the morning getting to know the beautiful city of Adelaide as you visit the various attractions from the North, South, East and West Terraces before going to Glenelg. After a seaside lunch, spend the afternoon exploring the area and relaxing. Later, take the tram back to Adelaide.

Places to eat

Lenzerheide Restaurant

The winner of the 2013 European Restaurant Rest & Catering Awards, Lenzerheide Restaurant is best known for its Swiss cuisine. The restaurant also offers modern Australian food and features a relaxed setting.

Mapo Restaurant

Located in Adelaide’s Chinatown, Mapo Restaurant is known for its Korean cuisine. Decorated in sunken tatami seating and autographed white canvases, the restaurant offers a tranquil, serene environment and mouth-watering food.

River Café

Enjoy colourful dishes drawn from Italian cuisine while taking in the natural beauty of Adelaide’s waters with a cityscape backdrop.

Places to relax

Adelaide Hills

Located just 30 minutes from the city, the Adelaide Hills provide a beautiful setting and a change of scenery from the busy city life. The hills provide a calm environment which is perfect for a car drive and a relaxing hike among the villages and trails.

Adelaide City Parks and Wildlife

Get a feel of the rich wildlife found in Adelaide as you feed kangaroos, hold koalas and see many other species, including giant pandas. You also get to swim with the dolphins and watch whales migrate.

Adelaide City Galleries and Museums

Visit any of Adelaide’s many art galleries along the North Terrace and enjoy an evening of art and beauty. You can also get a feel of the rich history of the area by visiting the South Australian Museum, the Migration Museum and many other museums located in Adelaide.

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Adelaide hotels for Valentine’s Day

Quality Hotel Tiffins On The Park

Quality Hotel is one of the best hotels in Adelaide and is located near Victoria Square, Adelaide Central Market and Himeji Gardens. The hotel offers its clients a serene environment and features an outdoor pool and sauna and a restaurant with a bar/lounge area. Spend a night for as low as $131 for an Executive Room and $141 for a Standard Suite.

The Franklin Hotel

Located in the business district of Adelaide, the Franklin Hotel is situated minutes away from the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Central Market, Rundle Mall and the Victoria Square. The hotel has its own restaurant and bar/lounge so you can comfortably dine indoors. There is also complimentary wireless internet access in all public areas.

Hilton Adelaide

The Hilton is located only a few minutes from Adelaide Airport in the business, dining and theatre districts. Offering a magnificent view  of Victoria Square, it is also conveniently located near the Central Market, Chinatown and Gouger Street. The hotel’s restaurant and bar/lounge offer a range of delicious food and drinks, featuring modern Australian cuisine. There are plenty of amenities to keep visitors busy, including a round-the-clock fitness centre, spa pools, an outdoor pool, saunas and an outdoor tennis court.

Majestic Old Lion Apartments

Being only two kilometres from the city centre, these beautiful apartments are located in what might be the best part of Adelaide. Perfect for group or family accommodation, they are located nearby several attractions, such as Adelaide Zoo and the Adelaide Oval. The apartments are close to a lot of restaurants, cafes and shopping outlets.

Oaks Plaza Pier

Oaks Plaza Pier Glenelg is located just a short distance from The Beach House, Bay Discovery Centre, Jetty Road Shopping and Glenelg Beach. Its amenities include an indoor swimming pool, a spa, a fitness centre and a sauna. Also available is a restaurant with a bar/lounge.

St Francis Winery

As the name suggests, St. Francis Winery is located near the Hardy Wine Company. The hotel provides a romantic environment for its visitors. St Francis Winery also offers an indoor pool, a sauna, a beautiful garden and a restaurant with bar/lounge.

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