Situated along South Australia’s azure Holdfast Bay and only a twenty-five-minute tram ride away from the city center, is Glenelg. The well-known tram has been carting passengers to and fro, from Glenelg to Adelaide’s North Terrace, since the 1920’s. With the delightful atmosphere of a little seaside village, hotels at Glenelg are a treat for a family looking for a getaway.
Head to the beach to paddle, swim or get a solid dose of vitamin D. Take the kids along to The Beachhouse, a short walk from Oaks Plaza Pier, which is an old-fashioned amusement park that features dodgem cars and bumper boats, as well as, arcade games like pinball and air hockey. Take a bicycle or simply hike The Federation Trail. Work your way around Holdfast Bay with its rows of beachside cottages. A few colonial buildings and a World War II air raid shelter can be seen on the trail, which are a throwback to a past era. End up at Kingston Park Coastal Reserve and you will come across the historic Kingston House.
Adults can browse for souvenirs at the charming little boutiques or track down some cheap eats on Jetty Road or head to Holdfast Marina for an elegant meal accompanied by a spectacular sunset. Alternatively, you can set sail to take in the sunset from a fifty-eight by thirty-two-foot high-performance sailing catamaran. Glenelg Golf Club is a private golf club that is ideal for a round of golf but just as good for a winning weekend breakfast. If you happen to be visiting for the Christmas holidays, catch the annual Christmas pageant. Earlier on in the year Glenelg plays host to a jazz festival and the City to Bay Fun Run.
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