Need Help from St.John/Halifax Residents
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08-08-2010, 03:59 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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My parents are going on a short vac to St. John and Halifax at the end of the month. I was wondering if I could get some tips for places to look out for. Their meals are paid for on the ship, but was wondering if there's any interesting places they might be interested in. Keep in mind they are in their 60's, any cool pubs would be a good place to start.
they have the option to sign up for some things, so they were wondering if it's worth it, here's some of the things they were considering, not sure if anyone can help here but I thought I'd ask.
1. St. John Horse drawn trolly, it's an hour ride but 32 bucks a person.
2. St. John trolley round St. John, 1.25 hours 29.95 a person
3. Harbour cruise and city highlights 2.5 hours 90 bucks a person
1. NS-Peggy's Cove- 3 hours 40 bucks a person
2. Halifax city tour- 3 hours 36 bucks
3. Halifax pub tour 3 hrs 76 bucks
Hey man I'm from Halifax and im about 20 so keep that in mind, Firstly pubs, depends on what they themselves are into, (i.e traditional/ modern/ etc.) but the downtown is littered with them, like on every corner there's a pub. Pretty much our only claim to fame is that we have the most bars per capita in the world or NA can't remember. There is Dirty nellys, The triangle, the lower deck/upper deck/middle deck (lol), henry house pub are all kind of traditional wodden rafter pubs, beer and pub fare usually.As well of those the triangle is probably the most traditional and more upscale and they usually feature live music on certain nights. A couple other more upscale ones like The bitter end (specializes in martinis),
I'd recommend one thing about this though, it's a university town and the downtown crowd changes around 9-10 pm too university and younger kids so it gets a bit rowdy. So staying out a little bit late isn't really seen much especially with the older crowd.
With regards to the tour peggys cove is about 30-40 minutes away from downtown halifax and is alright I know alot of people who go who are from the city and have a great time its a little fishing village.
The city tour if there doing the one I'm thinking of, (harbour hopper) drives them to all the cool spots in the city and then drives into the harbour and goes up the waterfront, its an old amphibious landing craft and is pretty cool, Somethings they may be interested in seeing just nearby the downtown (i know where the piers are) is off of spring garden road there's the public gardens which is a really nice spot the gardens are maintained meticulously and isn't that big of a walk around its a nice little spot to relax and have a cup of tea. (my grandparents do that), theres the citadel obviously which is an old british army fort in the center of the city pretty cool view from the top
don't expect much shopping, generally you'll find some really cool places if you walk around downtown but tell them to avoid going farther down the waterfront then the casino its kinda lower income housing after that and gets a little sketchy. It's a great city if you enjoy good food, music and a drink theres a lot of others id mention but like i said it is a university town and I usually see students at more of them then other places but def check out the triangle, citadel hill and the public gardens
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