Lovers of land and water alike will revel in the sublime pleasures of Halifax, a picturesque city located along the southern shore of Nova Scotia. Enjoy the invigorating ocean breezes and the scented pine forests during your weekend getaway or extended vacation. Along the waterfront boardwalk, view the boats, port, and lighthouse as you browse the shops and boutiques. Try one of the area's oyster bars, or sit down to some carefully prepared, freshly caught fish.
Driving in and around Halifax
Halifax Stanfield International Airport is 21 miles from the center of the city. Take a Halifax car rental into town, or consider a van or truck if your entourage is larger. When you arrange for one of the many available rental cars in Halifax, it's easy to explore even more of the province. Nearby Dollar Lake Provincial Park offers a perfect escape for you to enjoy fresh water swimming, canoeing, and fishing in a quiet woodland setting. If you're a golfer, tee it up at the historic Halifax Golf Club, situated in the dramatic Ogden moors. Glen Arbour is another of the maritime's premier golf destinations.
Seafood and Strolling by the Sea
Right along the downtown waterfront you'll find the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic that documents all things nautical, including the story of the Titanic. See exhibits that cover the days of sailing to the age of steam, and see artifacts from Nova Scotia's many shipwrecks. Consider a tall ship cruise, or see the water up close with a kayak rental. From across the harbor, the city's nightscape dazzles, with multi-colored reflections dancing across the harbor waters. As you plan your Nova Scotia getaway, remember that Travelocity offers the best selection of cheap car rentals in Halifax. Search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide to find the best Halifax hotels and cheap Halifax flights.