St. Andrews Journals

St. Andrews

A travel journal to St. Andrews by kfs1980

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The Algonquin Resort

Hotel | "The Fairmont Algonquin"

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This is a beautiful hotel, and we've stayed there every summer since I was tiny. The hotel was bought out by the Fairmont five or six years ago. Everyone was afraid the hotel would go downhill, since it was no longer locally-owned, but just the opposite happened. I think they kept almost all of the staff (which is a huge part of what made the hotel great) and improved the grounds. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a great playground for the kids. They also have four restaurants. There are beautiful gardens, and an 18 hole golf course. They also have a spa on site, a full gym, indoor sauna, and jacuzzi, as well as the outdoor pool. The spa is very reasonably priced, and costs a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2003

The Algonquin Resort
184 Adolphus Street
St. Andrews by-the-sea, New Brunswick E5B1T7
(506) 529-8823

Huntsman Marine Science Center

Attraction | "Hunstman Marine Science Center"

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The marine center is a great spot. The nice thing is that it's not a zoo. The animals aren't in small cages or overcrowded pools. They are very obviously well looked after, and you can tell the staff really cares about them. One of the best parts of the aquarium is the seals. They have had the same seals for ages, and every year, they have a pup. They also have huge tanks of fish, snakes and lizards, etc. Depending on how many are travelling with, you may be better to buy a family pass. It's $35, but when you figure that adults are $7, and kids are $4.50... Whatever you wind up paying, it's worth it to see these animals in what is probably the closest thing to their natural environmen...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2003

Huntsman Marine Science Center
Saint Andrews
St. Andrews, New Brunswick

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Water Street runs right through downtown St Andrews, as the name suggests, right along the water. They have several shops featuring everything you could possibly want from blown glass, pottery and other local crafts to name brand clothes.

Water Street is considered a historic district, so none of the merchants have been allowed to demolish the old buildings to make way for new ones, so you still have the homes that are 150 years old doubling as things like a stained glass shop.

Water St isn't very long, so you can cover both sides in about 3 hours. It's definitly a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 25, 2003

Water Street Shopping
Water Street
St. Andrews, New Brunswick