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Halifax

Halifax is well known for its excellent cultural and scenic tourist attractions. When you're ready to go, Expedia can help you make it happen.

This is an area of Nova Scotia that roughly 110,000 people live in.

Want to start your vacation with a bang? A renowned sight, Halifax Citadel should be at the top of your list.

Get active with the kids at Hatfield Farm and Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. Aplaydia Indoor Playground and Atlantic Playland are also worth visiting if you're looking for more ways to keep little ones busy.

Are you a bit of a beer freak? If so, go and check out the Alexander Keith's Brewery. You'll learn a bit more about the different processes that make the local brews so tastily unique.

Speed freaks will enjoy the howl of high performance engines at the Atlantic Motorsport Park.

Kick back with a drink, spin the roulette wheel or just take in the sights and sounds at the Casino Nova Scotia.

Plant lovers will appreciate a walk through the Halifax Public Gardens.

When it's time to take five, pick up some lunch and head out to one of the area's picturesque urban parks, such as Public Gardens Park or Point Pleasant Park. There's also plenty of room to relax at Halifax Central Common Park and Royal Artillery Park.

Skim some stones across the placid water, listen to the birds and treat yourself to a picnic at Kearney Lake Beach.

Are you in need of some cool ocean air? There's enough coast here to keep you satisfied for a day or two. Pack some delicious snacks and make your way over to Crystal Crescent Beach or Cleveland Beach Provincial Park. You could also check the water temperature at at Martinique Beach Provincial Park and Bayswater Beach Provincial Park.

Need a break from the stresses of modern life? Head on over to McNabs Island Provincial Park and Fort Needham Memorial Park. Lawlor Island Provincial Park and Porters Lake Provincial Park are also popular with nature-loving travelers.

Musquodoboit Waterway Elderbank Park, a protected marine habitat, houses some amazing sea creatures.

Grab a buddy or two and explore some of the delightful exhibition spaces nearby. Meander through the hallways as you check out the collections at the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and the Shearwater Aviation Museum. The Maritime Command Museum and the Hooked Rug Museum of North America are also worth looking at.

Embark on a voyage to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the HMCS Sackville, a captivating day out for all hands on deck.

Browse a wonderful range of scientific objects, models and exhibits as you wander around the Discovery Centre, a well-known science institution.

Travelers interested in biological science and history will love spending some time learning about the specimens at the Museum of Natural History.

If you're after art and design, step inside the four walls of some of the local gallery and exhibition spaces. Fascinating objects and collections can be found at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Anna Leonowens Gallery and the DeGarthe Gallery.

Amateur historians can rediscover the past at the Pier 21 National Historic Site and the Dartmouth Heritage Museum. The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia and the Memory Lane Heritage Village are also highly esteemed options.

Fairview Lawn Cemetery and Fisherman's Cove are certainly worth paying a visit to, even if you aren't a history buff. You might also like to pull out the camera for some photos at the Grand Parade and Old Burying Ground.

Exploring the historic defensive structures at York Redoubt National Historic Site is an excellent way to discover the area's military history.

Whether you think of yourself as spiritual or not, you're sure to have a nice time at St. Paul's Anglican Church and St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica. You may also like to explore Cathedral Church of All Saints or Saint Patrick's Church.

After seeing all of the major points of interest around Halifax, take the time to visit a few of its lesser-known gems. A couple of good places to start off with are Angus L. Macdonald Bridge and Shining Waters Marina. If you can fit it in, also think about visiting the Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library and the C.S.S. Acadia.


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Quality Inn Halifax Airport

Quality Inn Halifax Airport

60 Sky Blvd, Enfield
3.8
of 5, from 1,099 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Enfield, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and within 9 miles (15 km) of Laurie Provincial Park and Waverley Heritage Museum. Bedford Place Mall and Fish Hatchery Park are also within 16 miles (25 km).

£69
Château Bedford Hotel & Suites

Château Bedford Hotel & Suites

133 Kearney Lake Rd, Halifax
4.5
of 5, from 883 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Hemlock Ravine Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Mount Saint Vincent University and Aplaydia Indoor Playground. Kearney Lake Beach and Dewolf Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£91
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

1515 South Park Street, Halifax
4.2
of 5, from 1,458 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Halifax Public Gardens and Public Gardens Park. Halifax Citadel and Dalhousie University are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£65
Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel

250 St. Margaret's Bay Rd, Halifax
4.3
of 5, from 1,649 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Halifax hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Chocolate Lake Beach, Halifax Shopping Centre and Saunders Park. Halifax Citadel and Dalhousie University are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£67
Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Atlantica Hotel Halifax

1980 Robie St, Halifax
4.0
of 5, from 2,007 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in South End, Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Emera Oval and Public Gardens Park. Halifax Citadel and Dalhousie University are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£101
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax - Dartmouth

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax - Dartmouth

65 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth
4.4
of 5, from 862 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dartmouth Crossing and Shubie Park. Mic Mac Mall is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

£83
Cambridge Suites Hotel

Cambridge Suites Hotel

1583 Brunswick St, Halifax
4.4
of 5, from 1,217 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Royal Artillery Park and Neptune Theatre. Discovery Centre and Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library are also within 5 minutes.

£97
ALT Hotel Halifax Airport

ALT Hotel Halifax Airport

40 Silver Dart Drive, Enfield
4.5
of 5, from 1,490 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Enfield, this hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Bedford Place Mall, Fish Hatchery Park and Admiral Cove Park.

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