Visiting Ottawa and CTC/Tickets thread
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12-12-2011, 05:21 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Hey everyone, Flyers fan here coming up for the game on January 8th. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on where to stay and good local places to have some drinks before and after the game? Any info would help, I have been looking online, but would like to know from people that are in that area first hand.
In regards to where to stay, just use Hotwire.com and pick any three star place downtown (not east Ottawa). I've yet to be disappointed by a place yet.
was particularly accommodating to a large group of us hockey fans during the world juniors a few years back, so I usually give them my business when their regular rates are decent (looks like they have $99 rooms with full kitchens available for when you'll be there). Everything from the Parliament Buildings to the Byward Market (main bar/party stretch downtown) is within a five minute walk from there. Like SeanMonahan said, all the sites and action are in downtown Ottawa. There's not much to do in Kanata outside of shopping and going to Sens games, so it's best to stay there.
As for before the game, I stopped off at
in Kanata for some food and drinks before the last game I went to, which is about a four or five minute drive from the arena. Very decent menu and it looks like they have drink specials from 1PM on on Sundays. The staff are also very friendly and attentive. The
off the same street, but further north on the other side of the 417 is also very good for decently priced casual food and waitresses that are "easy on the eyes".
After the game, considering you're going on a Sunday, it's going to be pretty dead everywhere, so you may as well just explorer around whatever hotel you stay at.
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