30 Oct 2013 Living here

Adelaide ranked in world's top 10 cities to visit

ADELAIDE is the only Australian city to make Lonely Planet's prestigious list of Top 10 Cities to visit in 2014

Adelaide may often be overshadowed by Australia's bigger eastern capitals, but the city of churches is a heavenly place to visit, according to the world's leading travel guide.

The city has been ranked as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit by Lonely Planet, finishing ninth in the company's Best in Travel 2014 book.

The annual publication documents the best trends and destinations for the forthcoming year, with the list headed by Paris, Trinidad and Cape Town.

"Having always lived in the shadow of its gregarious eastern-seaboard cousins," Lonely Planet says, "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 Top 10 Cities 2014:

  • Paris, France
  • Trinidad, Cuba
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Shanghai, China
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Chicago, USA
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand

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