Nova Scotia hotels
Intro to Nova Scotia hotels and accommodations
Hotels in Nova Scotia
Hotels in Nova Scotia range in price and quality and you can find the right hotel to meet any budget. Cheap Nova Scotia hotels can be found in every major city; the Quality Inn Halifax Airport in Halifax, the Hearthstone Inn in Sydney, or the Coastal Inn Dartmouth in Dartmouth are all budget-friendly and many have indoor swimming pools and restaurants. Nova Scotia reviews are generally excellent overall, and if you are looking for luxury hotels in Nova Scotia, you can try hotels such as the ALT Hotel Halifax Airport in Halifax which offers unparalleled services and amenities.
Things to see in Nova Scotia
Although there are more than 160 historic lighthouses in Nova Scotia, the bustling fishing village of Peggy’s Cove attracts the most number of tourists for its picture-perfect scenery. Home to the highest tides in the world, there are stunning water carved cliffs to see in the Bay of Fundy, and when the tide goes out, the ocean floor can be explored. While in Fundy, tidal bore rafting is a great water-coaster experience; you can ride 8-foot waves in the Shubenacadie River and then mudslide like a child again on its banks. For a journey into the past, Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to Bluenose II, Canada’s famous sailboat ambassador! You can also take a horse-drawn carriage ride or find a gem in numerous artisan shops for a perfect family outing. For more wilderness exploration visit Keji National Park, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, or hike the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail.
Where to stay in Nova Scotia
The capital city of Halifax is considered one of the best cities to live in the Maritimes. It has an exploding music scene, art shows, casinos, pubs, and restaurants. Whether you’re in Halifax for business, a romantic getaway, or family time, this is a great place for urban fun. A former coal-mining and steel town, Sydney is now a fun tourist hangout, a highlight is the Celtic Colours Festival. Sydney is also the gateway to the incredible outdoor attractions of Cape Breton Island. There are many superb scenic small towns to stay in: sailing and paddling are popular in Mahone Bay and Baddeck is known for the stunning Cabot Trail.
How to get to Nova Scotia
The Atlantic hub for all domestic, regional, and international flights is the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Bay Ferries, Northumberland Ferries, and Marine Atlantic Ferries will transport you and/or a vehicle to Sydney and Halifax harbours. If you’re driving, from Boston, USA, you can take the I-95 freeway into New Brunswick and then the 2 Hwy to 16 Hwy to 104 Hwy to 102 Hwy to enter Halifax. For travel by train or bus, Via Rail and the Greyhound Bus also offer frequent transportation to Halifax.
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