Adelaide makes New York Times list of 52 places to go in 2015

Australia’s fifth-largest city, Adelaide has impressed the judges of the New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2015, due to its close proximity to wine country and beaches, energetic arts scene and robust dining scene and entertainment.

Adelaide was the only Australian city to make the list at number 24, while the iconic cities of Sydney and Melbourne missed out.

Italy’s Milan took out the number one spot (followed by Cuba and Philadelphia), with the New York Times describing 2015 as the year for tourists to explore its charms, as it hosts the 2015 World Expo.

Food and travel writer Robyn Eckhardt said there are many reasons to stay in Adelaide in 2015, as the capital of South Australia has an energetic arts scene “anchored this year by festivals like the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, SALA and the biennial Adelaide Film Festival.”

“Its robust dining scene encompasses everything from street (Fork on the Road) to posh (Hill of Grace, atop the redeveloped Adelaide Oval).”

Adelaide also impressed the judges due to its organic and sustainable market, “cool” bars and cafes that scatter the West End precinct and cultured atmosphere.