Life can be really difficult, and sometimes the only way to solve those unavoidable blues is to pamper yourself. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with spending a few dollars here and there to make yourself feel better; like the infamous line from Parks and Rec. says, ‘treat yo self’. These are the 10 best ways to pamper yourself in Adelaide!
1. Endota Spa
When I hear the words ‘pamper yourself’, the first thing that comes to mind is the ultimate spa day with the girls. We have many wonderful spas in Adelaide, but for the optimum experience, the best place to go to is Endota Spa.
Founded in 2000, Endota Spa is the largest day spa network in Australia, with over 90 spas nationwide. Best known for providing an out-of-this-world sensory experience, Endota Spa is a must-go for all your beauty and relaxation needs. Pop into one of the handful of Adelaide stores and try one of the many fantastic treatments and packages the spa has to offer.
2. Haigh’s Chocolate
History has gotten it all wrong. Diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend, our best friend is chocolate (and lots of it). It’s always there with us, through the good times and the bad. That’s why, if you want to pamper yourself, the best place to visit is Haigh’s Chocolates.
First opened in 1915, Haigh’s Chocolates is the oldest family-owned chocolate maker in Australia. With hundreds of varieties of chocolates, all made from the finest cocoa beans, it’s the perfectly extravagant way to pamper yourself.
If you want to take it even further, you can take a free guided viewing tour to learn the history of Haigh’s and how they make their premium quality chocolate! Hurry though, bookings run out fast.
3. Gold Class session at Event Cinemas
Everyone loves going to the cinema to watch all the latest blockbuster movies Hollywood has to offer, but there’s one way to make your experience even better – watching these movies in Gold Class.
It’s an extravagant experience involving wall-to-wall screening, fully reclining arm chairs, and a waiter service to bring you food and drinks throughout the movie. With an eclectic mix of cocktails, beer and wine, and a contemporary food selection to snack on, you’ll feel like you’re in your own private theatre.
The prices may be a tad expensive, but that’s all part of the ‘pampering’. Head into any Event Cinema at any time to enjoy this special treat.
4. Harbour Town shopping centre
Now this recommendation is for all my fellow ladies out there. As women we absolutely love to shop and it’s the one way we know how to treat ourselves. The great thing about Australia is that each capital city offers its own signature shopping outlet. For Adelaide, that’s Harbour Town (conveniently located right next to Adelaide Airport).
Harbour Town not only offers an array of high quality outlet stores, but a a range of other services including supermarkets, chemists, cafes and eateries, and homewares and outdoor stores. It’s the perfect place to indulge in all your shopping wants and needs.
5. Wine tour
Besides chocolate, a girl’s second best friend is wine. But why stick to having one glass when you can spend a whole day testing the superb array of Adelaide’s wine on one of our infamous wine tours.
It only takes a short 20 minute drive from Adelaide’s CBD to reach the hills region where you have a whole district full of deliciously diverse cellars. Enjoy magnificent food and wine while you take in the spectacular view.
The tours may be costly, but it’s absolutely worth it for the value and the amount of time you’re allocated. If you want to go on further tours, Des’s Minibus also offers wine tours to McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley.
6. See a show at the Adelaide Festival Centre
If you have a passion for the creative arts, or even if you just have a dramatic flair, then this suggestion is for you. Adelaide is known for hosting the world’s best festivals, performances, and stage shows. The only place to see these amazing theatrical performances is at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
The Adelaide Festival Centre is South Australia’s principal performing arts venue for theatre, dance, music and exhibitions. It’s a great way to get in touch with your inner theatre bug, and to spend time with your friends, family or significant other.
To see what upcoming shows are available and purchase tickets, head over to their website.
7. Dolphin tour at Port Adelaide
My all-time favourite animals are dolphins, and the greatest thing about Adelaide is that there are guided dolphin tours I can take to see these beautiful creatures all-year round.
Located on the Wharf at the end of Commercial Road, in Port Adelaide, the Dolphin Explorer takes passengers around nearby waters in search of the local dolphins. With double-deckered facilities to allow for a multitude of passengers, and a fully-equipped dining service to suit your needs, it’s a lovely and extravagant experience.
To find out the cruising times and book your place, head over to their website.
8. Visit a beauty salon
Similar to Endota Spa, Reflections Beauty Salon is the perfect pampering experience for you and the girls, with the added offer of several other beauty services.
Located in Blackwood, this beauty salon not only offers an assortment of deluxe skin and body treatments, but a range of other primping services including spray tanning, face lifts, massages, manicures and pedicures, waxing and eyelash tinting. It’s a great pampering experience for any occasion, so head on down to the Adelaide Hills to receive the royal treatment.
9. Playford Restaurant
Have you ever wanted to be a part of those movies where all the rich and famous men and women dine in beautifully architectured restaurants, consuming elegantly prepared meals? Now you can, with Playford Restaurant on North Terrace.
This award-winning restaurant offers world-class cuisine in the comfort of one of Adelaide’s most luxurious hotels. Open for breakfast and dinner 7 days a week, it’s the perfect place to go.
10. Spend a night at a fancy hotel
Staying at a fancy hotel can be one of the best ways to pamper yourself. There are so many luxurious hotels in Adelaide to stay at.
We have a wide selection of hotels in Adelaide to choose from. The Hilton, the Crowne Plaza, the Stamford Plaza, the Intercontinental, Mayfair hotel, the Hotel Grand Chancellor, are just a few. Spend only one night in one of these grand hotels. You’ll feel like you’re a part of the royal family.
Whenever you’re feeling down, just remember that things will eventually get better. And if you ever feel guilty about pampering yourself, remember these wise words. Treat Yo Self.
Do you have any other ways to pamper yourself in Adelaide!? Share in the comments below!
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19. Australian. Aspiring journalist with a passion for the creative arts.