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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.

All things to do » Things to do

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 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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Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Owner description: Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration experience, which pays tribute to the citizens of Canada who have enriched this culturally diverse country. The... more Owner description: Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration experience, which pays tribute to the citizens of Canada who have enriched this culturally diverse country. The Museum showcases the vast contributions of newcomers to Canada's culture, economy and way of life, from past to present day, see how Canada is shaped by the world in experiential ways. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gio
Gio
Ranked #1 of 720 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Canadian, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fredies Fantastic Fishhouse
Fredies Fantastic Fishhouse
Ranked #2 of 720 Restaurants in Halifax
Price: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, 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
The Auction House
The Auction House
Ranked #3 of 720 Restaurants in Halifax
Price: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Edna Restaurant
Edna Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 720 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
2 Doors Down
2 Doors Down
Ranked #5 of 720 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian, Soups
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Marigold Bed & Breakfast
Marigold Bed & Breakfast
$56 (CA$75)
Ranked #5 of 22 Halifax B&B and Inns
Halifax Backpackers Hostel
Halifax Backpackers Hostel
$22 - $54 (CA$29 - CA$72)
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HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel
2.0 of 5
HI-Halifax Heritage House Hostel
$25 - $52 (CA$33 - CA$69)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake
2.5 of 5
Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake
$122 - $175
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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The Halliburton
3.5 of 5
The Halliburton
$128 - $223 (CA$170 - CA$296)
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel
3.0 of 5
Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel
$102 - $298 (CA$136 - CA$396)
Ranked #10 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
$183 - $323
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
$158 - $303 (CA$210 - CA$403)
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
4.0 of 5
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
$210 - $345
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
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