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An April 2008 trip to Halifax by samepenny

Theodore Tugboat/Big Harbour Tours Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia More Photos
Quote: I adore Halifax and have made many visits there. Highly recommended!

Marriott Halifax Harbourfront

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Hotel

Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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A top notch Marriott hotel with a classy location on Halifax Harbour a few steps from all sorts of entertainment, restaurants, museums and pubs. You really will enjoy this hotel. My room was large and even had windows that opened for fresh air. Our meeting facilities were wonderful and the food above average for large banquets. The hospitality is incredible. I really felt at home. Why book a Marriott? You get a reliable product at a fair price. My room included a very comfortable bed, executive computer desk and chair, a large flat screen television and more. The staff is kind and helpful. I was able to get all my questions answered. Maps and other visitor information was ea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 31, 2008

Marriott Halifax Harbourfront
1919 UPPER WATER ST
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J3J5
1 902 4211700

Salty's

Restaurant

Salty's Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Salty's wins for best win and great food on Halifax Harbour. I make a visit there every time I am in Halifax. I prefer to dine upstairs where the view is more open and the atmosphere a little more comfortable. Speciality of the house is seafood, but vegetarian and meat options are always on the menu.So we like to trot up the stairs to the dining room (sorry no elevator but the downstairs restaurant is easy access) and sit at a window table with a white tablecloth and full table setting of silverware. The hospitality is genuine. Is it some secret signal that we give off as we always get the same window table?My partner who adores fried clams says Salty's makes the best....ev...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 4, 2008

Salty's
1869 Upper Water St
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S9
+1 902 423 6818

Keg Steakhouse & Bar

Restaurant | "Keg Steakhouse & Bar"

Keg Steakhouse & Bar Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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The Keg restaurants began in Vancouver Canada and it wasn't long before I had one in my home area of Fort Worth Texas. I was surprised and pleased to be taken out for dinner at The Keg on Market Street in Halifax Canada. Dare I say the steaks were better than in Texas? Well, we did have a fine time in this casual restaurant and bar. The food was top class and the service was wonderful.I didn't want the biggest steak on the menu but was very happy with my filet as my crowd of friends did serious damage to huge plates of New York style cuts and prime ribs of beef.On a cold and cheerless night we climbed up Halifax to Market Street taking a few short cuts through buildings to warm...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 21, 2008

Keg Steakhouse & Bar
1712 Market Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 425-8355

Timothy's World Coffee Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Tired of burned and over priced Starbuck's coffee? Check out Timothy's World of Coffee in the Harbourfront, Market on the Harbour in Halifax.Friendly service without the need of remembering the key words to order at the famous coffee place. Want coffee? Small, medium or large? What sort and what add ins. That is all you need to say. No fuss! They also have fine teas and hot chocolate. Try the Sugar Bush Maple! Very good muffins and other things to munch while you sit by a wood fired stove (going when it is cold outside) and enjoy and eat door seating area in winter or outside in fine weather. Great harbour views and people watching.My top choice for a sit down cup of co...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 21, 2008

Timothy's World Coffee
1791 Barrington Street
Halifax
(902) 423-8276

Sam Macchiatos Cafe

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Restaurant

 Sam Macchiato Cafe, Barrington St. Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Do I eat so I can travel or do I travel to eat? Well, I don't have a quick answer to that, but I must eat when traveling. On a cold and very windy day I wanted to do a little shopping (seeking yarn made in Canada) and found Sam Macchiatos Cafe) at street level in the Barrington Shops. Not far from Duke St. this little restaurant has a long menu with choices from egg dishes and sandwiches to salads and many types of tea and coffee. The food is tasty, the prices fair but warning to those who live on credit cards, Sam's doesn't taken credit cards or US based debit cards, but only Canadian cash and Canadian based debit cards.From the time I made my order to the serving of my eggs took less t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 22, 2008

Theodore Tugboat/Big Harbour Tours

Attraction | "Theodore Too, Big Harbour Tours"

Theodore Tugboat/Big Harbour Tours Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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This is the Theodore Tugboat made famous in the popular children's television programs. On view and doing tours during the summer, find Theodore Too next to Murphy's on the Water and the Ferry Terminal on Lower Water Street. You can hire him for private tours and also for cruise ship meetings and greetings. He was built in nearby Lunnenberg Nova Scotia and weighs in at 105 tons. Telephone: (902) 492-TUGSwww.theodoretugboat.caThere are family plans for tours as well as single ticket prices. Near to Theodore Too is his own store that sells Big Harbour tour tickets and Theodore Tugboat books and merchandise.Serious grandparent alert!The real working tug boa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 4, 2008

Theodore Tugboat/Big Harbour Tours
1751 Lower Water Street
Halifax
902 492-8847

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Attraction | "A Fine Time Had by All"

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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This museum is so good that I would give up part of a sunny day to make a visit. Is that plain enough? Designed to fit into the historic natural of the waterfront area of Halifax Nova Scotia, this wonderful museum is a real treasure chest of things to see and to photograph. The brochure says "10 minutes or 2 hours, we have something for you.' Well, I've never spent as little as 2 hours in this museum.To begin there are outdoor exhibits that you can see without buying a ticket to the museum. These exhibits are on view for the thousands of tourists who walk up and down the Halifax boardwalk. They are a little taste of what is to come when you enter the old buildings that make up this m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 19, 2008

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3
(902) 424-7490

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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Attraction | "I Seek the Story that Begins Here!"

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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I adore Halifax. There is something about this wonderful city on the beautiful, big Harbour that brings me joy. Something? Well, many things and not the least of which is this fine museum which is dedicated to both education and research. This museum offers up the stories of the arrivals of so many people who came to Canada via this very building over a very long time. As with many visitors I had a purpose in visiting this museum. Not only did this museum meet my hopes and expectations, but gave me so much more that I made 2 visits in one week.I wanted to know two different stories. Firstly the stories of the immigrants who arrived at this building on ships from all over the world, b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 19, 2008

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P6
(902) 425 7770