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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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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 Central Library
Halifax Central Library
Attraction type: Libraries
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Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gio
Gio
Ranked #1 of 686 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Canadian, Gluten Free Options, International
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fredies Fantastic Fishhouse
Fredies Fantastic Fishhouse
Ranked #2 of 686 Restaurants in Halifax
Price: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
2 Doors Down
2 Doors Down
Ranked #3 of 686 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Chives Canadian Bistro
Chives Canadian Bistro
Ranked #4 of 686 Restaurants in Halifax
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
The Bicycle Thief
The Bicycle Thief
Ranked #5 of 686 Restaurants in Halifax
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Pebble Bed & Breakfast
The Pebble Bed & Breakfast
$65 - $110 (CA$84 - CA$142)
Ranked #1 of 26 Halifax B&B and Inns
Marigold Bed & Breakfast
Marigold Bed & Breakfast
$58 (CA$75)
Ranked #6 of 26 Halifax B&B and Inns
HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel
HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel
$25 - $54 (CA$32 - CA$70)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake
2.5 of 5
Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake
$103 - $159
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown, Nova Scotia, Canada
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown, Nova Scotia, Canada
$129 - $228 (CA$167 - CA$294)
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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Cambridge Suites - Halifax
3.0 of 5
Cambridge Suites - Halifax
$127 - $259 (CA$164 - CA$335)
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Prince George Hotel
4.0 of 5
Prince George Hotel
$152 - $272
Ranked #3 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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The Hollis Halifax - a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
4.0 of 5
The Hollis Halifax - a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
$137 - $258 (CA$177 - CA$333)
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
4.0 of 5
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
$180 - $314
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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