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St. John's
Looking out over the city of St. John's, you may be reminded of a mini San Francisco (minus the cable cars). St. John's provides the ideal balance between nature and nightlife, from the East Coast Trail and its stunning scenery to the colorful entertainment district along George Street. Although it's the largest city in Newfoundland, the vibe is still very small-town. You'll feel welcome in the City of Legends!

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Signal Hill
Signal Hill
A hill overlooking St. John's Harbor which has been given "National Historic Site" status.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Military Bases & Facilities; Historic Walking Areas
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Cape Spear Lighthouse
Cape Spear Lighthouse
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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The Rooms
The Rooms
Worthwhile attraction if you are interested in Newfoundland history and culture. Awesome panoramic views from the restaurant.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Johnson Geo Centre
Johnson Geo Centre
Owner description: Cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Johnson GEO CENTRE takes you deep underground to experience the story of planet Earth.Explore... more Owner description: Cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Johnson GEO CENTRE takes you deep underground to experience the story of planet Earth.Explore our planet’s incredible history, get the real story behind the sinking of the Titanic, learn about the volcanoes, earthquakes and natural forces that shape the very ground beneath our feet, and so much more.So, come get to know this place a little better. At the Johnson GEO CENTRE, we’ll show you Earth from the inside, out! less
Attraction type: Science Museums
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Basilica of St. John the Baptist
Basilica of St. John the Baptist
Museum featuring historical and artistic artifacts pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Libraries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Raymonds Restaurant
Raymonds Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 335 Restaurants in St. John's
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Mallard Cottage
Mallard Cottage
Ranked #2 of 335 Restaurants in St. John's
Cuisines: Canadian, Spanish
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food
Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food
Ranked #3 of 335 Restaurants in St. John's
Price: $1 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, French, American, Canadian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
The Gypsy Tea Room
The Gypsy Tea Room
Ranked #4 of 335 Restaurants in St. John's
Price: $8 - $27
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Piatto
Piatto
Ranked #5 of 335 Restaurants in St. John's
Price: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Rendell - Shea Manor
Rendell - Shea Manor
$64 - $144 (CA$89 - CA$200)
Ranked #1 of 24 St. John's B&B and Inns
Cantwell House
Cantwell House
$65 (CA$90)
Ranked #6 of 24 St. John's B&B and Inns

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Wild Roses Bed & Breakfast
Wild Roses Bed & Breakfast
$54 (CA$75)
Ranked #1 of 1 Goulds B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

At Wit's Inn
At Wit's Inn
$103 - $109
Ranked #2 of 24 St. John's B&B and Inns
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JAG
4.0 of 5
JAG
$113 - $285
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in St. John's
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Leaside Suites and Executive Apartments
3.5 of 5
Leaside Suites and Executive Apartments
$77 - $178 (CA$107 - CA$248)
Ranked #3 of 24 St. John's B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Downtown Executive Suites
4.0 of 5
Downtown Executive Suites
$110 - $154
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Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
$131 - $242 (CA$182 - CA$337)
Ranked #13 of 23 Hotels in St. John's
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.