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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; Historic Walking Areas; Military Bases & Facilities; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Cape Spear Lighthouse
Cape Spear Lighthouse
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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The Rooms
The Rooms
Owner description: The Rooms is a place for all of us: for those who live here and those who want to experience it fully. Part sanctuary, part showcase, part classroom and part playground, it’s both... more Owner description: The Rooms is a place for all of us: for those who live here and those who want to experience it fully. Part sanctuary, part showcase, part classroom and part playground, it’s both a destination and a journey. This is a gathering place, a creative space and a cultural centre as distinct and unique as Newfoundland and Labrador. It is our place to come together, to create meaningful and memorable experiences. It is our place to share the best of who we are. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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East Coast Trail
East Coast Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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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... 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. Discover 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. Explore the interactive exhibits on your own or join our interpreters on a guided tour. The kids will love playing in the Hibernia KidsPlace and experiencing our multimedia film complete with rain and lightning. You can all enjoy lunch at our onsite cafe and take home unique keepsakes from GEO GIFTS. Then, take your learning outside with a walk through our GEO VISTA PARK. At the Johnson GEO CENTRE, we'll show you Earth from the inside, out! The GEO CENTRE is wheelchair accessible and offers free, off-street parking. Bus parking also available. less
Attraction type: Science Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Raymonds Restaurant
Raymonds Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 378 Restaurants in St. John's
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Canadian, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Mallard Cottage
Mallard Cottage
Ranked #2 of 378 Restaurants in St. John's
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oliver's Restaurant
Oliver's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 378 Restaurants in St. John's
Price: $8 - $32
Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food
Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food
Ranked #4 of 378 Restaurants in St. John's
Price: $2 - $24
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Cafe, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Gypsy Tea Room
The Gypsy Tea Room
Ranked #5 of 378 Restaurants in St. John's
Price: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Memorial University Conferences and Summer Accommodations
2.0 of 5
Memorial University Conferences and Summer Accommodations
$52 - $67
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Cantwell House
Cantwell House
$71 (CA$90)
Ranked #6 of 24 St. John's B&B and Inns
Banberry House Bed and Breakfast
Banberry House Bed and Breakfast
$65 - $99
Ranked #8 of 24 St. John's B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

JAG
4.5 of 5
JAG
$144 - $270
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in St. John's
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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John's Airport
4.0 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton St. John's Airport
$131 - $222
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in St. John's
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Murray Premises Hotel
3.5 of 5
Murray Premises Hotel
$150 - $231 (CA$190 - CA$292)
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in St. John's
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. John's Airport
4.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. John's Airport
$139 - $185 (CA$176 - CA$234)
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in St. John's
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Rendell - Shea Manor
4.0 of 5
Rendell - Shea Manor
$148 - $205 (CA$187 - CA$259)
Ranked #1 of 24 St. John's B&B and Inns
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Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
4.5 of 5
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
$151 - $268 (CA$191 - CA$339)
Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in St. John's
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