Nova Scotia travelers can get started on their east coast escape after arriving at Halifax International airport, and getting the keys to their Halifax rental cars. The greater Nova Scotia area offers travelers a unique vacation experience that is sure to have them using all five senses throughout their stay.
Places to Eat
Couples can explore the city metro area to discover fresh seafood restaurants, fine wines, and esteemed meals prepared by world-class chefs. Halifax is recognized for its exceptional maritime food and wine. Top-rated places to eat include the Da Maurizio Dining Room, Chives Canadian Bistro and Stories.
For those vacationers who are looking to spend some time outdoors, there are many places to camp, bike, golf, hike, sail, and partake in guided tours. One of the most exciting waterfront activities tourists enjoy is experiencing more than 15 species of whales on local whale watching cruises. Spot humpback whales, dolphins, and seals at the Bay of Fundy. Or, catch one of the world’s best whale watching cruise tours at the Pleasant Bay area, where couples can walk through the educational Whale Interpretive Centre before boarding the cruise ship on the Atlantic Ocean.
Theater and Entertainment
Travel through the Nova Scotia Harbor city and experience the non-stop entertainment the east coast city has to offer. Halifax Neptune Theatre offers Broadway musicals for visitors and residents to enjoy. Recurring Halifax festivals include the TD Halifax Jazz Festival, Word on the Street Festival, and the Atlantic Fringe Festival, where local artists can showcase their latest work.
Adventurous visitors will also enjoy Nova Scotia’s many parks and recreation areas, including, the Five Islands Provincial Park and Blomidon Provincial Park. While you’re in Pleasant Bay, walk along surging cliffs that contain fossils that date back more than 300 million years. After your whale watching excursion, hop back into your Nova Scotia car rental and head out to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, pick up some food on your way over to the park, and have a nice picnic to end your day of outdoor adventures as you watch the sun go down.