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Lunenberg vs. Annapolis Royal

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Lunenberg vs. Annapolis Royal

Both look lovely so I am having trouble on deciding which to visit this summer. We are planning a four-night trip flying into Halifax on a Monday and flying out on a Friday, renting a car and driving to one destination or the other. We are a couple in our forties travelling without the kids and we like fine dining and exploring.

If you think that duration of stay wouyld allow us to do both, please advise.

Thanks for your help.

Edited: 11 May 2011, 21:08
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1. Re: Lunenberg vs. Annapolis Royal

In my opinion, you definitely have enough time to enjoy both places.

fFly into Halifax. Distance from Halifax to Lunenburg is just over an hour. Keep in mind the airport is approx 35 minutes from Halifax, so add that time to your driving time. Either way, easy drive. Depending on what time your flight arrives, you can enjoy a great meal at dinner time in Lunenburg, and still have time to walk around in the evening. Lots of beautiful B&Bs to choose from. The South Shore area of NS is lovely.

When it is time to drive to Annapolis Royal, you are only 2 hrs away. You will also enjoy this area. It is a charming little town, home of the Historic Gardens, Fort Anne and an easy drive to the Bay of Fundy, and the Digby area. Bear River is nearby with its wineries also.

When your visit is over, you can drive back to Halifax in under 3 hours and you have had the enjoyment of both the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore area of our province.

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2. Re: Lunenberg vs. Annapolis Royal

I think you could cover both as well, you could do it as a circle trip using Hwy 8 or hwy 10 which connects the south shore (Lunenburg) to the Valley (Annapolis Royal).

If you plug in where you want to go into google maps you can get an idea how long it takes to get from place to place. It depends how in depth you want to explore each really.

Hope that helps.

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