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Halifax in July

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Halifax in July

Hi

I will be traveling to Bras d'Or for a wedding in early July and then spending a week in the Halifax area with 2 friends. None of us have ever been to the east coast before and are looking for ideas of where to stay and what to do. We love music, site seeing, shopping and eating.

Please let me know any of your great ideas

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1. Re: Halifax in July

Depending on your dates for the Halifax portion of your trip, you should think about where to stay (www.destinationhalifax.com) quite soon. The Royal International Nova Scotia Tattoo takes place the first week of July & many rooms are already booked. You might consider staying in Dartmouth, taking the ferry over to Halifax daily, & walking around the city. There are also local buses. As with most cities, parking for the day in Halifax can be costly. You could also consider staying within an hour of Halifax where the accommodations might be a bit cheaper & that will give you the extra $$ for the parking fees!

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Depending on your budget there are great restaurants, matinees on weekend at bars with local entertainment. and of course most evenings. New Seaport Farmers market on the waterfront. Pier 21, Maritime Museum etc Most are mageable by walking.

Good luck

Lulu

Edited: 05 February 2012, 13:22
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For one week it might be more comfortable for you and your friends to stay in a cottage. I can highly recommend these, they are not far from Halifax, very close to Peggy´s Cove: http://www.oceanstone.ns.ca/

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4. Re: Halifax in July

With your interests, you should probably consider staying closer to downtown, unless you rent a car.

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If you do not plan to rent a car than I would definitely stay downtown. That way you are close to everything and you are not spending time and money on public transportation. Staying downtown gives you more of the city feel. There are lots of hotel options in the downtown core. For live music consider visiting The Split Crow or the Lower Deck to get a good feel for east coast music and bar scene. Plan to visit the Halifax waterfront/historic properties. Plan to visit the Citadel. The Art Gallery is nice. The Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour is fun. Point Pleasant Park and the Public Gardens are nice. You could take a boat taxi to McNabs Island which is located in the harbour and spend a few hours exploring that. You could take a tour on the Harbour Hopper or on the Silva. There is a casino as well. Halifax has lots of great outdoor patios and if you check out Spring Garden Road you will find some that are fun Your Fathers Moustache is a good one. The Arygle also has a nice patio which is close to Pizza Corner where you should visit and try a Halifax Donair. There are lots of great restaurants downtown. I always recommend Salty's, McKelvies or Five Fisherman for seafood.

If you rent a car you could easily do some side trips close to Halifax such as Peggy's Cove, or take a trip to Wolfville and visit some wineries, or take a day trip to Lunenburg and visit the south shore. You could also easily do a beach day to Clam Harbour Beach or Crystal Crescent Beach or Rissers Beach.

Have fun!

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