There are 91 days of summer in 2019\/20 ! The season that brings us sunshine, day -light savings, school holidays, summer breaks, christmas and balmy night beach hangs and more.

There is nothing like a summer love affair with Adelaide so for 91 days of summer loving here is a list of 91 hit list items to try this season.

Oh where to BEGIN?! From the local favourites to the out of town suggestions we hope you find some summer hits that might even become new traditions.

1. Surfs up at Moana Beach. Moana beach is the best place to challenge the tide. You can run out to sea with a bodyboard in hand and ride the waves pulling you back to shore. Moana is beautiful place to learn to surf because of its learner waves (and) it’s a great way for families to experience something different from their local beach.

2. Silos of South Australia. Kick of 2020 with discovering a new SILO in SA. Pack up the car and pick a town and support regional SA.

3. Innes Itinerary What lies 3.5 hours from Adelaide? Your next backyard discovery that will WOW you with so much adventure

4. Find a new beach that you have never been too. Normanville, Second Valley, Port Willunga are some of SA gems.

5. Cool down on a heatwave day at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre

6. Be on top of the world at the GIANT Mix 102.3 ferris wheel at Glenelg

7. Leaving SA? Have a stop over at Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel to plane watch from the super cool rooms (make sure you book a runway view)

8. Climb a tree !

9. Start a sunset album – how many epic sunsets can you capture?

10. Eat Fish and Chips at Henley Beach on a hot summer’s night

Glenelg Ferris Wheel image by Instagram @tessclark9721

11. Get Fringed! See the opening, go to a $10 show, a best seller or just garden hop!

12. Live it up at Marion Holiday Park for a little city vacay but you will think your miles away from home

13. Go to a big bash league game at Adelaide Oval

14. Spend the morning at Semaphore

15. Discover a South Australian rock pool

16. Cheer on the riders at the Tour Down Under

17. Discover a new playground – one of our facourites in summer is Tusmore

18. Camp in your background or on your trampoline!

19. Want the real camping experience? Check out our great spots 2 hours from Adelaide

20. Get Wedgied at the Big Wedgie with TWO locations this year !

21. Water Balloon fight under the sprinkler

22. Strawberry picking at Berenberg

23. Swim in the ocean at dusk

24. Be Tarzan at Adelaide’s Treeclimb

25. Hit the slides or the bumper boats at Glenelg’s beach house

26. Make a giant slip and slide ! Head down to Bunnings for a giant plastic sheet and dont forget a huge bottle of detergent

27.Watch the fireworks at Australia Day in the City

28. Discover a new playground in a new suburb that you have been meaning to try

29. Have a Christmas light journey at Adelaide’s top spots to catch the best lights in town!

30. Enjoy a summer picnic on the River Torrens followed by a ride on the pop-eye

31. Hold a Summer Garage Sale or Gum Tree Sale … sort through old toys and make a few dollars for some great summer fun

32. Try a home made recipe for ice blocks (we have snuck in a few adult cheeky ones too).

33.Cast off from an Adelaide jetty and catch a whopper ! Brighton, Glenelg, Henley Beach and Semaphore are some of the best fishing spots. Many anglers fish from the jetties for tommy ruff, trout, mulloway, bream and squid

34. Stargazing in the Riverland With the fresh river air and accompanying birdsong, this late-night entertainment is a program highlight! View our guide to stargazing in South Australia for more information.

35. Visit a South Australian Pink Lake

36. Ship ahoy! Park yourself at Outer Harbour and watch a cruise ship arrive or depart and welcome or farewell the great big gems of the sea

37. Pick a bucket of Cherries during Cherry Picking season in the Adelaide Hills

38. Climb the biggest rocking horse in the world at The Giant Rocking Horse , feed the animals in the wildlife park and discover an incredible range of toys, games and puzzles made on site.

39. Go chocco locco at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

40.Get Splashed at Splash Town in Moonta Bay

41.When was the last time you flew a kite? If you cannot remember… purchase one and head to the park or beach. Pick a clear area to run and fly a kite of your choice. Flying a kite teaches your kids patience and coordination. A plus is that they are pretty to watch high in the sky, with a bright sun, during a fun summer day!

42. Place the sprinkler under the trampoline or jump on it with water balloons

43. Be brave on the GIANT swing at Mega Adventure Aerial Playground

44. Create a home slushie, sundae or snow cone station

45. Spend an hour (or two) at the water fountains at Glenelg

46. 7km Hallett Cove Boardwalk clifftop stroll along the rocky coastline between Marino and Hallett Cove. 

47. Check out the summer parks of the month !

48. Visit your local library for some great community events and to catch up on summer reading

49. Visit a South Australia rock pool Carrickalinga, Innes National Park, Stokes Bay or Oliver’s Reef are same of our favourites.


50. Spot a penguin at Granite Island

51. Create your family Tree – Christmas Time is a great time to get all the relatives helping too.

52. Say farewell to 2019 in Elder Parks with the awesome fireworks display

53. Get revved up at the Super Loop Adelaide 500

54. Try a Kids in Adelaide top rated Babychino

55. Try a game of waterballoon baseball

56. Use the summer to teach your kids how to plant! Plant flowers or vegetables in your flower bed or in a pot by your home. They can water it every day and watch them bloom.

57.It a Summer Toy Swap with your friends to clear out the clutter and get some new games and fun things to play with.

58. Enrol in a TAFE SA short course with the kids like Christmas baking !

59. Visit the magical Santa at Santa’s Wonderland

60. Pack the car and head camping for a day or two or three! Check out our favourite spots near Adelaide

61. Explore the street art of Adelaide and the surrounding suburbs

62. Take a ride in an Eco Caddy around Adelaide City or make a pre booked tour

63. Check out our raves and reviews on the best kid friendly eats in Adelaide city

64. Discover a great flying fox in Adelaide

65. Immerse yourself in Adelaide’s museum culture! From the army to trains, maritime to motorcars… there is something for everyone

66. Check out your local travel agent and grab some brochures to design your dream summer holiday. Create a vision board at your house for everyone’s dream holiday

67. Go to Tapleys Hill Road and plane watch on a summer’s night and dream about that holiday!

68.l Host a family or friend summer lunch and theme it summer style weather it be Hawaiian, beach theme or flamingoes! Get the kids involved to pick out the decorations and design a menu

69.Homemade Lemonade! Fresh, homemade & on ice… perfecto ! check out some great recipes online

70. Unwind. They aren’t fondly referred to as the dog days of summer for nothing! Reserve the right to declare it a day to unwind and ignore work obligations, do not make any commitments, relax, nap, read and order uber eats

71. Drive In Movie Night…. Outdoor Cinema….Community Night movies in parks – see a flick under the stars this summer

72. Visit the State Library of South Australia and research your families history.

73. Take a tube down woodside giant slide

74. Explore a new market in Adelaide – there are sooo many too chose from!

75. Leave town and hit up a holiday park either in a tent or lash out in a cool cabin

76. Catch a summer blockbuster flick at one of Adelaide’s great cinemas

77. Take a tour of the awesome SAHMRI building

78. Explore the botanic gardens with a picnic

79. Can you take the challenge of city to beach or beach to city on the River Torrens Linear Park ?

80. Discover a new market filled with fresh food, home made treats and quirky homewares!

81. Try a super easy summer slime recipe at home !

82. Gather buckets, spades, cartons and head to your local beach to make the biggest epic sandcastle ever

83. Make an awesome fort at home under the table on hot summers day to keep cool when its just too hot to go outside!

84. Touch up on your skills at AFL Max in the off season

85. Master the Ninja Course at Latitude

86. Get crafty with some new projects

87. Grab a bat and head to the beach for some beach cricket or even your local park

88. Escape the giant maze at Mintaro

89. Conquer new heights at Adelaide Oval Roof Climb

90. Spot a Dolphin on a dolphin cruise from Port Adelaide or Glenelg

91.Catch the Cockle Train from Port Elliot and stop at the bakery for a yummy christmas donut

Phew…. did you get through the list? lots of new ideas? we love that Adelaide has sooo many great options especially lots of FREE things and low cost variety too! Enjoy summer people x