Lonely Planet’s 2014 edition has Adelaide in the top ten cities in the world to visit, the only Australian city to make the cut.
Here’s what Lonely Planet had to say - "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. Adelaide is effortlessly chic – and like a perfectly cellared red, it's ready to be uncorked and sampled."
Lonely Planet's Chris Zeiher says the Adelaide Oval redevelopment sparked the city's nomination. "There's going to be more people probably staying in the CBD to see events," he said. "Then there's this really cool stuff that's going on with the transformation of some of the spaces within the city itself."
Chris also said that the city's food culture played a part in helping Adelaide make the list.
The top-10 cities were independently nominated by more than 500 Lonely Planet authors and staff and selected based on topicality, excitement and "special X-factor".
The other world cities to make the list were Paris, Trinidad, Cape Town, Riga, Zürich, Shanghai, Vancouver, Chicago and Auckland.
For all your accommodation needs, visit Rydges South Park Adelaide.