Honeymoon in... Nova Scotia?

Old Nov 11th, 1998, 08:24 PM
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Scott
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Honeymoon in... Nova Scotia?

I'm in charge of planning our honeymoon and
it looks like Nova Scotia is coming out as a good overall choice. We'll be married in July of next year, but what is there to see and do there? Relaxation will be most needed, but is there a night life or sights to see? Please fill a Yankee in about this island!
 
Old Nov 12th, 1998, 06:02 AM
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You ask some good questions. First, Nova Scotia has an excellent web site.
I don't recall the address, but search engine can find it for you. Halifax is a very nice city, with the usual night life stuff to do. But to me the charm of the province is the variation in landscape between Cape Breton Island and the southern part. We are all so different in out interests, I would not start to suggest what YOU should do.
But we enjoyed the village of Cheticamp and a whale watching cruise. But it is not the night club capital of the world.
 
Old Nov 12th, 1998, 08:41 AM
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Scott: Being from Halifax myself, I can assure you that there is plenty to see and do in and around Halifax, especially in the summer!! Bob is right about the beauty of the province & the different landscapes between Cape Breton Island (to the north) and the south shore & Annapolis Valley. However, it would require plenty of time to explore & cover the entire province - I'm not sure how much time you have!! Some of my personal highlights are "The Ovens" in Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove. The village of Cheticamp is nice, if you get up that far, but there are plenty of small towns & villages worth seeing both in Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia, where you can soak up the Maritime culture & meet some truly friendly & hospitable people.

Bob didn't seem wild about the nightlife in Halifax, but I can assure you that Halifax, while probably not the nightclub capital of the world, is quite possibly the nightclub capital of Canada. There are plenty of nightlife options in Halifax, from small Irish-Scottish style pubs featuring live bands playing traditional celtic music, to quiet "30-Something" bars, to casinos, to large sweaty dance clubs - it's all there. There are a number of bars in particular on the Halifax waterfront which have patios in the summertime, and are right on the boardwalk which runs along the harbourside; a nice safe place for a latenight romantic stroll. I hope I've helped you out a bit Scott; any other questions I can help with, please let me know.

Tim
 
Old Nov 12th, 1998, 03:07 PM
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I agree with the above comments. I also really enjoyed Chester. I had a great time in Halifax -- found the pubs really fun. I remember going on a ghost walk at night (a few years ago) as well as a "party" cruise on Halifax harbour....tons of fun and quite wild! I also remember brunch at the Sheraton Hotel overlooking the harbour...the fog rolled in and out while we enjoyed a wonderful brunch! Nova Scotia is an extremely friendly place!!
 
Old Nov 18th, 1998, 09:12 PM
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Iagree with the remark about the nightlife in Halifax...We were there a few years ago and the place comes to life after dark. We had a really good time there. We also drove the Cabot Trail and spent some time in Sydney. Another hopping place with some real down home kind of bars. The one we were in was on the second floor of an old house! They people we met were really friendly. We ended up our vacation in Newfoundland for a few days. You can't help but have a good time in the Maritimes! Marilyn
 
Old Nov 26th, 1998, 01:17 PM
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Having been born and raised in Nova Scotia I can assure you there is lots of things to see and do.Whether you want to take a drive to Peggy's Cove which is only about a 45 minute drive from down town or travel around the very beautiful Cabot Trail which is a 5 hour drive away there are lots of things to see.Right in Halifax there is the beautiful Public Gardens and the historic Cidadel Hill.Downtown Halifax has countless restraunts pubs and excellent shopping.The night life is Great! A very relaxing place my husband and I have visited is Westport which is on Brier Island on Nova Scotia's western shore[a 4 hour drive].You have to take two ferries to get there but they are short trips.There is a very quaint Inn there that has an excellent restraunt with a beautiful view of the ocean.I could go on forever sugesting must sees.Ihope I've been some help.
 
Old Dec 5th, 1998, 11:49 AM
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Have a look at this site

http://www.gov.ns.ca/tourism.htm

Some of my favorite things about Nova Scotia. Take a water taxi across Halifax harbor to have an early evening meal in fishermen's cove in Eastern Passage. Get the driver to tell you about the history of the islands on the way. Come back in the early evening under the stars and get off at privateers warehouse (yes it was once a pirates warehouse) and enjoy the harbor traffic from one of the harbor side cafes. Chester, some of the best B&Bs in the province, one with its own private island..they will pack you a lunch. Further south you will find Lunenburg, a world heritage site. Up north, Cape Breton, some of the most beautiful places on earth and some of the friendliest people. Louisbourg, reconstruction of a French Fortress, one of the largest reconstruction projects in the world, old streets, dozens of buildings to explore. Main-a-due beach, miles of boardwalk and sand... complete privacy. Lots more, but I'm bias, I live here.

http://www.gov.ns.ca/tourism.htm
 
Old Dec 6th, 1998, 06:41 PM
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I wish to amend an earlier post.
Halifax is a great and charming city, full of interesting places and people.
We spent several memorable days touring the province.
 

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