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Best of Halifax Guide

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Halifax
Travelers say Halifax is best seen on foot, so park the car and start walking. Immerse yourself in Halifax's rich history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and be sure to survey the city from the 18th-century Citadel National Historic Site. Then walk into any of Halifax's great bars and restaurants and catch some live music to round out your day.

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
Owner description: The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces.Take part in educational workshops, exciting festival... more Owner description: The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces.Take part in educational workshops, exciting festival events and of course, our daily two-and-a-half hour show jam-packed with world-class entertainment, sure to delight the whole family.This show is fast-paced – every scene only lasts about 3-6 minutes, so there is always something new to see and experience.Looking for a taste of true Nova Scotia? There’s bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie and military traditions.Hoping for something more modern? The Tattoo also features innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines and cutting-edge videos.Don't miss the world’s largest annual indoor show. Only in Nova Scotia. less
Attraction type: Performances
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Halifax Public Gardens
Halifax Public Gardens
This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public since 1875 and remains as one of Halifax's most beautiful and cherished sites.
Attraction type: Gardens
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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
Owner description: Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October, the Citadel is brought to... more Owner description: Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October, the Citadel is brought to life by two historic regiments of the British Army - the pageantry of the 78th Highlanders and the precision of the Royal Artillery thrill visitors daily with live re-enactments. The skirl of the bagpipes mixes with the crack of a rifle and the assembly of recruits for the next foot drill. There's no shortage of authentic experiences to view and participate in! Kids will love the Xplorers Program - an activity book just for them. When the sun sets, it's time to experience the other side of the Citadel - join the Citadel Ghost Walk and experience the dark and errie lore from the early 1800's. Tours start mid-July and run every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm until the end of October. Cash at the front gate. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Military Museums; Lookouts
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Point Pleasant Park
Point Pleasant Park
Have a picnic with sweeping ocean views or hike through 186 acres of forest in one of Halifax's most cherished parks.
Attraction type: Parks; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
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Halifax Harbor Ferry
Halifax Harbor Ferry
Attraction type: Ferries/ Boats

All places to eat » Places to eat

Stories Fine Dining
Stories Fine Dining
Ranked #1 of 592 restaurants in Halifax
Price:
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Chives Canadian Bistro
Chives Canadian Bistro
Ranked #2 of 592 restaurants in Halifax
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Sweet Hereafter
Sweet Hereafter
Ranked #3 of 592 restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Late Night
Da Maurizio Dining Room
Da Maurizio Dining Room
Ranked #4 of 592 restaurants in Halifax
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Gio
Gio
Ranked #5 of 592 restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Pebble Bed & Breakfast
The Pebble Bed & Breakfast
$78 - $132 (CAD 84 - 142)
Ranked #1 of 26 Halifax B&B and Inns
Marigold Bed & Breakfast
Marigold Bed & Breakfast
$70 (CAD 75)
Ranked #3 of 26 Halifax B&B and Inns
Halifax Backpackers Hostel
Halifax Backpackers Hostel
$19 - $54 (CAD 20 - 58)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake
2.5 of 5
Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake
$134 - $172
Ranked #1 of 29 hotels in Halifax
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Sea Watch Bed & Breakfast
Sea Watch Bed & Breakfast
$116 - $144 (CAD 125 - 155)
Ranked #2 of 26 Halifax B&B and Inns
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel
3.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel
$126 - $209 (CAD 135 - 224)
Ranked #7 of 29 hotels in Halifax
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Prince George Hotel
4.0 of 5
Prince George Hotel
$194 - $249
Ranked #4 of 29 hotels in Halifax
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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
4.0 of 5
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
$197 - $293
Ranked #8 of 29 hotels in Halifax
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The Westin Nova Scotian
4.0 of 5
The Westin Nova Scotian
$127 - $213
Ranked #18 of 29 hotels in Halifax
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