Adelaide has been hailed a ‘top 10 city’ to visit in 2014 by one of the world’s leading travel authorities, Lonely Planet.

The world’s number one guidebook publisher and global authority on travel, Lonely Planet has named Adelaide as a top 10 city to visit in 2014. A city of ongoing transformation, Adelaide boasts diverse and inspired eateries, “supercool” micro-bars, quirky boutique shopping strips and ‘Parklets’ – small areas of the city which have been transformed into miniature parks to allow visitors to take time out in a little inner-city haven – all with stunning vineyards and beaches just a stone’s throw away.

South Australian tourism minister, Leon Bignell, said Adelaide had undergone a huge transformation in recent years, showing Australia and the world that it has so much to offer.

“The multimillion-dollar Adelaide Oval upgrade and all the work going on along the River Torrens including the Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment are making Adelaide a more appealing destination,” he said.

“There are an increasing number of small bars, restaurants and revitalised laneways in the city which have added to Adelaide’s vibrancy and diversity.

“And once people arrive in the city they can take a drive for an hour and be in one of our world class wine regions such as the Barossa or McLaren Vale.”