The winter staycation guide to kick off your perfect weekend in Adelaide

Looking to staycation in Adelaide? Here’s a great itinerary to make a Winter weekend in the CBD perfect.

Adelaide is a great destination to visit in Winter with unforgettable experiences and festivals kicking off. Delve into everything Adelaide has to offer in the coming months by staycationing near the CBD, where most things are just a ride, scoot or walk away.

Proudly South Australian family-owned, Majestic Hotels know our state inside and out. We’ve consulted with them to find out what their recommendations are for the ultimate winter staycation, so the below suggestions come from the best. 

They’ve listed everything from experiences, to events, to great places to dine out and enjoy a drink. 

With five iconic bases around the city centre (including Majestic M SuitesMajestic Roof Garden HotelMajestic Old Lion Apartments, and Majestic Tynte Street Apartments), there’s an option for everyone.  If you are travelling from regional SA, they have Majestic Oasis Apartments in Port Augusta, as a steppingstone to Adelaide or to the ranges. 

Whether you’re looking for a fully serviced luxury apartment such as the Majestic M Suites that’s perfect for lounging around in luxury, or the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel as a home base in the cosmopolitan east end, the hotel group have a range of great options to choose from. 

Everything on the list below is worth a mention and will no doubt make you fall in love with Adelaide (if you haven’t already). 


Image caption: Illuminate Adelaide

During Winter, instead of hibernating, Adelaide comes alive with a range of events and festivals. It makes it easy to plan your staycation around a celebration that takes your fancy.

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which is 12 decadent days and nights of all things joyous, beautiful and edgy, is only a 5 minute drive from the Majestic M Suites. Plus, there’s the footy which is a winter staple in Adelaide and Illuminate Adelaide which always lights up the city. Check out what’s on around the city this Winter to plan your getaway accordingly, or head to our Glam Adelaide calendar to find out everything that’s on.

Enjoy a drink

Image caption: Wax Bar

Adelaide has so many bars, and many that will be the perfect winter hide out for a bevvy or two with friends or a loved one. From cosy booths perfect for intimate affairs to red light dance floors with vinyl playing loud, there’s a bar no matter where your night takes you.

Between the CBD and North Adelaide, there are plenty of options to choose from no matter where in Adelaide’s city you’re staying. For more great bars, head to Glam Adelaide’s hottest bar guide.

  • Pastel Wine Bar | O’Connell Street
  • Pink Moon Saloon | Leigh Street
  • Wax | Franks Lane off Rundle Street
  • Maybe Mae | Peel St
  • BRKLYN | Rundle St
  • Thirsty Tiger | Hindley Street

Dining out

Image caption: Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room

There are a number of fantastic restaurants to choose from in Adelaide, all with different price ranges and food offerings.

We have so much to choose from, like Golden Boy which has well and truly established itself as a crowd favourite with its fantastic Thai food, Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room which sits on popular Adelaide food precinct Leigh Street offering up a high-end menu and Tony Tomato which is a local North Adelaide gem that offers a more casual dining experience and is just a 5 minute walk from the Majestic M Suites. Here’s a list of fun restaurants to try.

  • Golden Boy | North Terrace
  • Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room | Leigh Street
  • Tony Tomato | O’Connell Street
  • Osteria Oggi | Pirie St


Image caption: Torrens Segway tour with Segway Sensation SA

There’s so much to experience in Adelaide, from looking over the state from the rooftop of Adelaide Oval which is only moments away from the Majestic Minima Hotel, to the Adelaide zoo which is home to a lush oasis of exotic animals from all corners of the globe as well as Australia’s most iconic species.

For a quintessential Adelaide CBD experience, step into a thriving hub of food and culture at the Adelaide Central Market for a tour or go gallery hopping along North Terrace. There’s an activity to cater to all age groups and all interests, whether you’re looking for a more relaxed or jam-packed itinerary.

It’s clear Adelaide is primed with some of the best restaurants and bars in the country, plus a range of must see and do experiences. Make your staycation in SA one to remember by staying at a Majestic Hotel that suits your vibe. 

Find out more about the Majestic Hotels here. Or follow them on Instagram @majestic_hotels.

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