I am not familiar with the Green Gables allure, but my mom is and has desperately wanted to visit PEI for many years. We're looking at mid-July for a possible first trip.
Perhaps you can help with a few questions:
1. We are coming from the DC area and it seems cheapest to fly into Halifax and then rent a car to drive to Cavendish to stay for the several (5?) nights we plan for our trip. Is this a reasonable plan? Or should we pay extra to fly into Charlottetown?
2. We like the idea of walking to the beach, but then also to the attractions. Is the downtown area very close to the beach? Exactly what is downtown? Plenty of restaurants? Parkview looks like the kind of place we would enjoy -- is that close enough to walk to town and the beach?
3. Beachcombing will be a hit for our little ones, but what else is there for 3 and 5 year old girls?
4. What else is worth a day trip from Cavendish? We like nice sights and my mom is a big fan of Scottish culture - music, etc.
Thanks in advance!