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Best things to do in South End, Halifax

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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.”
126 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.”
113 locals recommend
Garden
“Victoria era gardens established in 1867. Located in the centre of Halifax near the popular Spring Garden Road shopping and restaurant district. In the summer months, they often have bands playing on Sunday afternoons.”
83 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“over 250 local artisans and food vendors right on the Halifax Waterfront. A great way to spend a few hours, tasting local foods and viewing art and local treasures.”
94 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This cozy little restaurant is one of our personal favourites in Halifax. It is consistently delicious and the atmosphere is perfect. They don’t take reservations but the wait is never too long. Put your name on their wait list and go across the street to Field Guide for a cocktail and some oysters! ”
89 locals recommend
Museum
“nestled on the Halifax Waterfront, this museum takes you through sea life and maritime history.”
59 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Contemporary Italian food, in Bishop's Landing right on the Halifax waterfront. ”
61 locals recommend
Playground
“Less than thirty minutes drive. Visit Peir 21 immigration museum. Tasty beaver tales and poutine at one of the Waterfront Stalls our restaurants”
51 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“located in downtown Halifax. Featuring an exhibition of Maud Lewis paintings and many other exhibits as well.”
41 locals recommend
History Museum
“exhibits of natural sciences, artifacts, and culture including Mi’kmaq artifacts.”
32 locals recommend
Museum
“Small, but with an excellent staff who are excellent at helping people with an interest in the history of Immigration in Canada. Nearby Farmers market, and access to the boardwalk along the harbor this is a fantastic destination”
38 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Modern food stores offering full-service meat and seafood departments, farm-fresh produce, in-store bakeries, prepared foods, and florists.”
29 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Love the cocktails. Love the mushroom bao. Don’t question it. Just order it. ”
34 locals recommend
Establishment
“The largest professional theatre company in Atlantic Canada. Wide variety of live plays in downtown Halifax.”
19 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Downtown Halifax right on the historic waterfront. Live music most often featuring Acadian East Coast music. This pub offers great food as well. ”
40 locals recommend
Café
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“A great place to visit on a rainy day. Geared for children, but usually quite fun for adults as well.”
28 locals recommend