Nova scotia for adventure, wine, food and value

Let’s talk about Nova Scotia. This beautiful place is quite underrated.

Need some highlights on why to visit?

  • You’re always close to the ocean with the over 8200 miles of coastline.
  • The center of Halifax is actually a star but the heart of the city is enjoying the patios, relaxing on the beaches, and exploring urban streets.
  • The Cabot Trail is ranked one of the most scenic drives in the world and has 26 hiking trails.
  • 12 whale species are known to swim in Nova Scotia waters.
  • It’s under the radar. It’s not crowded.  Availability isn’t as big of an issue there as it is in Europe. With destinations becoming hugely popular, seemingly overnight, it’s a matter of time before this hidden gem is discovered by everyone. Get there first.
  • Nature, nature and more nature. It’s an outdoorsy destination, with gorgeous scenery and plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, and more.
  • It’s laid back and the perfect place to really get some true R&R.
  • Wine region. People don’t think of Nova Scotia for wine, but there are over 800 acres in 7 different regions across that province that are growing grapes for wine.
  • Nova Scotia is well know for it’s lobster (from a beach side lobster boil, incredible lobster rolls and even lobster beer) but there are some other great local food to try.  Donair (spiced meat cooked on a spit and sliced ever so thinly and served in a pita) is the official food of Halifax.  But also check out Digby scallops, wild blueberries, dulce (edible red seaweed), oatcakes and acadian rappie pie.
  • Incredible value. It’s a very cost effective region. Which makes it great for a budget-friendly vacay.
  • Easy to self-drive. Well signposted, on the same side for American travelers, and not much traffic.

Whether you travel to Nova Scotia on a cruise ship or stay in one of the hotels around the region, My Vacation Lady can help you plan your Nova Scotia getaway!

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