The generosity of Adelaide s friendly locals is most evident when the city turns out to welcome visiting event participants. Each year the elite of the sporting world are made to feel right at home in Adelaide, where people go out of their way to make sure visitors are looked after. International racing drivers, cyclists, tennis players, golfers and soccer players are all warmly welcomed by South Australians. Adelaide certainly knows how to embrace sport and sporting competitors, turning a race or event into a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone involved. Adelaide s friendliness finds expression in other ways too. It is inherent in the city s safety, cleanliness, convenience and comfort. Visitors can enjoy family-friendly parks, safe swimming beaches and a relaxed way of living made possible by a mild Mediterranean climate.