Relaxing beaches, scenic hiking trails, lots of delicious lobster and cool craft breweries- there really is no dearth of things to do when you are vacationing in Halifax. Here we take a look at some of them:
- Swing by the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
The Farmers Market is located just adjacent to the museum. This market has been in existence since 1750 making it the operating farmers’ market in North America. It was originally situated in the downtown Bank of Montreal building and has been moved around to a number of different spots in the city before it finally settled into the current location. This two-story market is choc-a-bloc with stalls serving the most mouth-watering lobster rolls, desserts, sweet lemonade and freshly-squeezed organic juice. The fresh produce makes pretty sight with all the different colors and textures.
- Visit Halifax Public Gardens
Halifax is decidedly a laid-back city. But the waterfront is anything but quiet during the summer months. For a break from the bustle of this place, head for the Halifax Public Gardens situated; these are located on Spring Garden Road. These gardens are expansive and spread over 16 acres right at the center of the city. This green spot in the heart of the concrete jungle has been open to the public since way back in 1867. A century later, it was given a National Historic Site designation.
- Go on a Shopping Spree on Spring Garden Road
This place is very easily accessible from Halifax Public Gardens. It has restaurants, shops and a number of other services too. You will find many popular brands such as Le Chateau and Lululemon here. The 9 blocks of brands stores and independently-owned stores are a dream for anyone vacationing in Halifax.
No matter which place you visit when you are vacationing in Halifax, you will find that the local people are very friendly and welcoming.