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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Great place to walk around and sight-see. Walk the water's edge or follow the trails to the forested interior and view some of the remaining artillery batteries on the property. This is a large park, approximately 75 hectares, and a good amount of parking. In the summer, Shakespeare by the Sea is held in the park, which is a live outdoor theater production.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Natural Historic Side constructed in 1749, designed to protect the city. Amazing views of Halifax Harbour. Reenactments and artifacts from the period showing what life was like back then. Every day the cannon goes off at noon.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful English garden. Great place to wander around with a coffee from Uncommon Grounds.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Not to be missed if you are in town on a Saturday. Over 200 vendors offing food, crafts, art, jewelry and more.”
  • 97 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“"One of the best and most popular restaurants in Halifax at the moment - reservations are not possible but it is worth the trouble for lunch, dinner or the extremely popular brunch on Saturday or Sunday. Closed Monday." ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Campground
“Experience the world's highest tides, pristine forests, deluxe campgrounds and a taste of Atlantic Canada culture. Several hiking trails, kayaking, restaurants, and much more. This is a must visit during a vacation in New Brunswick.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Nature
“Amazing place to visit - make a day of it and see it at high tide AND low tide!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“Nestled on the Halifax Waterfront, this museum takes you through sea life and maritime history.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Enjoy world class theatre productions and gallery at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The musical Anne of Green Gables has been running for 55 years! A must see for any lovers of the Lucy Maud Montgomery book. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Exclusive shopping located in one central location. Recently named one of the best malls in the country. Over 170 stores and services. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The Coast rated this one for best fine dining. An atmospheric italian eatery located on waterfront. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Beach
“Hidden treasure! Ocean front with 3 white-sand beaches, boardwalks & hiking trail. Approximately 40 minute drive.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Playground
“Another must-see. Take a stroll along our beautiful waterfront. You will not be disappointed​.. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Halifax Commons - Canada's oldest urban park is located near downtown Halifax and is home to the Emera Oval, sport fields, skateboard park, and more.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Pizzeria offering gourmet thin-crust New York style authentic Italian Pizza, Hot Hero Sandwiches & Cannoli for Dessert. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
History Museum
“Exhibits of natural sciences, artifacts, and culture including Mi’kmaq artifacts.”
  • 33 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“"One of the best and most popular restaurants in Halifax at the moment - reservations are not possible but it is worth the trouble for lunch, dinner or the extremely popular brunch on Saturday or Sunday. Closed Monday." ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The Coast rated this one for best fine dining. An atmospheric italian eatery located on waterfront. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pizzeria offering gourmet thin-crust New York style authentic Italian Pizza, Hot Hero Sandwiches & Cannoli for Dessert. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Nestled in Halifax’s North End, Agricola Street Brasserie elevates dining to an inspired culinary experience"”
  • 52 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great busy people-watching vibe. A must for craft beer drinkers and the food is fresh, local and fun. Amazing patio overlooking Main street. Catch a beer, a parmesan haddock dinner, and a live show! They have an amazing live music line up and often have show in one or more of their 3 venues. ***Steph has worked here for 7 years so this review is biased :) Ask for more info! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“Lion is the booze bar, bright is the barista bar, and breakfast to late night it’s all a loft-like space where the hip and non-hip sip coffee, wine or craft beer, and devour everything from French toast to haddock tacos.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Brewery
“"A brewery run by three BFFs, Good Robot's home base is an incubator for good times. Both a cold beer store and slick-as-hell tap room, the north end hangout serves Robot brews, fellow locals and delish snacks both indoors and out—check out its sweet Gastroturf beer garden."”
  • 42 locals recommend
Brewery
“Local brewery. Bar - restaurant with good food and beverage located right in downtown.”
  • 24 locals recommend

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