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Staycations

Halifax Nova Scotia has everything you need in a vacation destination – fresh seafood, historic Halifax attractions, shopping, outdoor adventures, year-round festivals, events and entertainment. Residents of the Halifax, Nova Scotia region can plan an exciting ‘Staycation’ for the family and enjoy Halifax attractions right in their own backyard! Beachcomb one of the sandy beaches of the Eastern Shore in the summer, sea-kayak on St. Margaret’s Bay in the fall, skate on one of the many lakes in the region in the winter, and explore the unique cultures of every community anytime of year. There is always something new to discover on a Halifax vacation. With vacation ideas and packages for everyone, from family fun to romantic retreats, it’s easy to explore the hidden gems of our area. Take a staycation year-round in Halifax.



My blissful day in Halifax: Go for an early morning stroll and take in the sights. Stop for strong, aromatic coffee and a spot of people watching. Hit the shops and pick out something new and different to wear and work up an appetite for a light lunch and glass of sparkling wine. Take a boat trip and go whale watching and head back to the hotel spa for a soothing massage. Have a lovely meal at a top restaurant and take in a theatre production, and then enjoy liqueurs and nightcaps before falling into a deeply cushioned and comfortable bed! -Lyndsey Skidmore, Calgary
On a clear and starry weeknight, start with the oyster happy hour at The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill - a little something to hold you over until supper. Head to St. Mary's University for a tour of the observatory and a look at the night sky. After that star-studded event, it's time for supper at Morris East! Dips, pizza, chocolate-hazelnut torte...yum! Walk some of those "excess calories" off and head to Obladee Wine Bar for a nightcap before catching a cab or the ferry home. -Nancy Holland, Dartmouth
We live in beautiful Kearney Lake, 15 minutes from downtown Halifax. My husband and I love to be tourists in our own city. One of our favourite outings is eating outside at one of the many restaurants with outside seating. After that we head to Neptune Theatre for an always superb show. We then head to the waterfront and walk to Casino Nova Scotia, where we stay awhile before heading to the Delta to spend the night - a perfect day/evening in the wonderful city of Halifax. -Janice MacKay, Halifax
For romance and adventure rolled into one, stop in at one of our fantastic food-to-go spots in Halifax, like Jane's on the Common, Pete's Frootique or the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market to name a few. Grab a bottle of wine from Bishop's Cellar and pack a picnic lunch. Head to Portugese Cove and walk along the water's edge to a private spot where whales play and ships pass by. Enjoy the picnic and toast our beautiful city - let the adventure begin! -Cindy James, Halifax