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4.5 days around Halifax

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4.5 days around Halifax

want to make the most of this time....maybe a day hiking/biking, whale watching, etc. and would love suggestions from active visitors to this area. Don't want to spend lots of time driving just to "see" and would like suggestions for quaint places to stay

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1. Re: 4.5 days around Halifax

Go see Peggy's Cove, it's about 40 min outside the city. Maybe go to Hubbards for a lobster dinner while you are down there.

Take a Ghost walk tour of Halifax? https:/…192312357484244

Rent a bike downtown... pedalandseaadventures.com/nova-scotia-bike-r…

Take a boat cruise, whale watching, or try the Harbour Hopper (really fun) http://www.mtcw.ca/TourNature.php

Enjoy some excellent ice cream while walking along the downtown waterfront at Cow's Ice Cream... http://www.cows.ca/storelocations/

Enjoy a walk through Point Pleasant Park or the Halifax Public Gardens? Take in some 'Shakespear by the Sea'? pointpleasantpark.ca/en/home/thingstodo/shak…

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2. Re: 4.5 days around Halifax

If you are not bringing your own bikes you could check with Free Wheeling

Adventures for bikes, kayaks etc.


Or The Bike and Bean at Old Train Station in Tantallon.


Hope this helps

Edited: 25 June 2012, 20:51
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3. Re: 4.5 days around Halifax

You could take a boat ride from the Halifax waterfront out to McNabs Island which is located in the middle of Halifax Harbour and hike and walk around the island. It is nice.

You could go deep sea fishing from eastern passage, Dartmouth waterfront or Halifax waterfront. It is fun.

You could walk through the public gardens on spring garden road, or walk through point pleasant park.

You could visit Peggy' s Cove or Crystal Crescent Beach which is about 40 mins from Halifax.

You could drive one hour to Wolfville area and hike Cape Split or Blomidon or stroll around one of the many wineries in the area.

The ghost walk in Halifax is fun, the Harbour hopper is fun, and ice cream from cow's on the waterfront and stroll along the Halifax waterfront is lots of fun.

You could take the ferry from Halifax to Dartmouth and walk along the Dartmouth waterfront and see the peace pavilion.

Edited: 25 June 2012, 21:47
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4. Re: 4.5 days around Halifax

You mention quaint places to stay. Do you mean outside of the city of Halifax?

Here is a map with accommodations marked. Look for all the pink dots. Here are some which caught my eye as they are outside, but close to the city.


Check out this B&B: http://www.salsbythesea.com/








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5. Re: 4.5 days around Halifax

Alexander Keith's brewery tour is worth it if you like beer....the lower deck is good for live music and a pub like atmosphere with good eats...salty's is a great place for a bit more of upscale meal....

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6. Re: 4.5 days around Halifax

EAT!!! Halifax offers an amazing range of excellent culinary options that go from the expensive sophosticated extravagance to the pub-style old fashioned couisine.

Halifax never falls short of restaurants, pubs, stands, and other options for amm budgets and taste buds.

My personal recommendation is to go with the flow and start by determining what your budget is and how you want to spread it around the city. Be adventurous and get away from the downtown core towards the Quinpool district or the Hydrostone area. Restaurants like Phil's seafood, Wasabi House, Athen's or Mezza mediterranean couisine are all affordable, excellent restaurants and worth exploring.

I think that Halifax is definitely the place to go if you enjoy to eat, you don't even have to leave town, you will find it all in Halifax.

Bon Apetite!

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7. Re: 4.5 days around Halifax

YES! the Hydrostone is really coming alive and have some great shops and restaurants! I just discovered that shop, Liquid Gold... fantastic!!!

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