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Places to go and things to see in Halifax

04.15.2013
Topic European Travel

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Just about as east as you can get in Canada, you’ll find the cool city of Halifax, where fashion, fine dining and lavish living are all signature staples for those who visit. Whether you’re staying for a week or a weekend, you can certainly find plenty of fun activities to keep you entertained from morning until night.

Here are some of the top places to go on your upcoming Halifax trip:

Go: Waterfront Boardwalk
Given Nova Scotia’s prime location on the Atlantic Ocean, it’s no surprise that the city of Halifax has a spectacular waterfront boardwalk. The site is open 24 hours a day and boasts a number of funky shops and attractions, like Murphy’s Cable Wharf, which was a former cable ship terminal but is now used as a base for tour boats like the tugboat Theodore Too. You can do some souvenir shopping and visit one of the three museums in the area, such as the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which has a collection of more than 30,000 artifacts. Perfect for family travel adventures, the boardwalk is a must-see during your stay.

Eat: The Brooklyn Warehouse
This restaurant has experienced a booming success since it first opened its doors five years ago, thanks to its hip environment and constantly changing menu. The spot also recently got a new kitchen, making the atmosphere even fresher than before. Co-owner George Christakos is a pro in the food service industry, and knows what makes a good restaurant, especially in a trendy city like Halifax.

Currently on the menu are items like fried potato gnocchi with wilted arugula, oven-roasted Virginia striped bass and Thousand Hills Farm confit chicken leg.

Shop: Biscuit General Store©
The name might be deceiving, but this little boutique in downtown Halifax is actually a gold mine of stylish clothing, home decor, accessories and more. Owner Wendy Friedman calls on downtowners for her curatorial inspiration, culling the best fashion trends, quirky kitchen items and stylish menswear that will appeal to a diverse clientele. It’s hard to settle on just one item, so be sure to plan on spending your saved up vacation cash when you visit!