GetintheLoop and the Downtown Halifax Business Commission have partnered to provide residents and visitors of Halifax with exclusive offers and experiences from businesses in the downtown area. This summer, we want to encourage Haligonians to become tourists in their own city, and to experience something new in their own backyard.
Let us help you plan a day trip to enjoy the very best that Downtown Halifax has to offer! Start out the day by trying something new for breakfast! Grab a coffee and try a taiyaki at…
Café Taiyaki 52
This Japanese dessert café offers a unique type of waffle called a “Taiyaki.” Taiyakis come with various fillings, both sweet and savoury — there’s something for everyone. At breakfast time, try a bacon and egg Taiyaki, or perhaps an egg and cheese. Got a sweet tooth? Choose hazelnut chocolate or vanilla custard instead: perfectly paired with a coffee!
Once you’re done sipping their signature Korean style coffee, pop next door and pick up gifts for your friends with an online order from…
Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique
Inkwell’s stunning prints, cards, and handmade goods are crafted with care and made with love to delight and inspire. Owner Andrea curates gorgeous pieces from artists from around the corner and across the world, and they’re all available for curbside pick-up when you order online. You’ll find plenty of beautiful gift options here to treat a friend — or yourself!
Take a stroll along Brunswick Street and enjoy the view of the harbour from Citadel Hill. Getting hungry again? Head down Sackville Street onto Grafton Street and grab lunch on the patio at…
The Stubborn Goat
Famous for their award-winning Caesars and elevated eats, this gastropub offers a cozy, inviting atmosphere and a wide range of local craft beers. Indulgent Cheat Day features — such as Jalapeño Mac ‘n’ Cheetos — and a beautiful, sunny patio have made the Stubborn Goat Gastropub a firm favourite for many Haligonians.
Or maybe you’re craving something spicy? Head next door and enjoy a traditional, authentic Jamaican lunch at…
Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint
Owner and Head Chef, Christine, is bringing authentic Jamaican food to Halifax at her family-run restaurant on Pizza Corner. Every dish is made with fresh ingredients, a little spice, and a lot of love. For a true taste of the island and a generous helping of warm hospitality, there’s no other place than Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint.
Still up for trying something new? Turn left and head down Blowers Street then down the hill to Salter Street. Once you get to the waterfront, zip around and take in the city with:
Take a tour of Halifax on an e-scooter. This is an affordable, fun, and environmentally friendly way to see all of the incredible landmarks, architecture, and ocean views that Halifax has to offer. There are several pick-up/drop-off points across the city to make your HFX E-Scooters experience simple and convenient. A great activity to do with your family, your friends, or solo!
Once you get tired of bumping over boardwalks, zip along Lower Water Street and up to the corner of Hollis Street and South Street to enjoy some pure indulgence! Drop in to delight over the selection and grab something sweet from…
Co-founders Nathalie and Julien worked for a handful of award-winning hotels and independent chocolatiers in France, England, and Scotland before realizing their dream of opening their own location here in Halifax. Mouthwatering macarons, handmade chocolate bars, chocolate-dipped meringues, and more are available from their stunning South End space.
If you can keep your hands out of that bag of chocolates long enough, stop in next door and receive even more pampering with a manicure and pedicure from…
THE TEN SPOT
THE TEN SPOT is on a mission to make everyone #FeelLikeATen. Treat yourself to a manicure or a pedicure — you deserve it. They even offer kiddie manicures and pedicures so your little ones can join in the pampering too. While you’re there, check out their other great waxing, threading, and tinting services.
The only thing that could make you more relaxed after that treatment would be a cool drink. Head back toward the water and turn right to find…
Garrison Brewing Co.
Located beside Halifax’s historic Seaport Market, Garrison Brewing Co. believes that craft beer is only as good as what goes into it. From their Maritime-grown base malt to premium specialty hops sourced from all over the world, they’re committed to using only the best. The light-filled taproom and outdoor patio are the perfect settings for enjoying the perfect pint.
After a sociable (but distanced) drink or two, head for a peaceful late afternoon stroll along the boardwalk. Enjoy the cool breeze and fresh air of the city. Don’t forget to grab a souvenir of your day trip to Halifax with some proudly Nova Scotian gear from…
The Lost Cod
Located on Halifax’s beautiful waterfront, The Lost Cod specializes in unique, Nova Scotia inspired clothing and accessories. Here, you’ll find t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies featuring imagery from and references to iconic Maritimes brands such as Alexander Keith’s, Oland & Son, the Halifax Citadels, and more.
Continue your walk a little further past the Queen’s Marque. Enjoy modern seafood fare with a view at…
Pickford and Black
This gorgeous waterfront restaurant offers local seafood, craft beer, and one of the best waterfront patios in Halifax. Pickford & Black is the perfect bridge between trendy seafood and a comfortable atmosphere. From lobster rolls to fried clams to fish tacos, their menu is bursting with crowd-pleasing Maritime favourites that everyone will love.
Hungry but not quite ready to call it a night? Instead, head up Sackville Street to Argyle Street and find yourself in one of the most vibrant streets the city has to offer. Enjoy wandering down the pedestrian only cobblestone road as you head toward the perfect spot to enjoy some tasty food and soak in the energy of the city.
Economy Shoe Shop
Located on Argyle Street in the heart of the Entertainment District, the Economy Shoe Shop is arguably one of Halifax’s most iconic bars. On many nights, you’ll hear the sound of live music drifting through its doors as patrons enjoy a plate of The Shoe’s famous nachos or their inimitable chicken wings. Loved by both locals and visitors.
Head home having sampled some of the best restaurants, shops, and experiences the city has to offer. You tried new things, supported your local business community, and saw your city in a whole new light… and you can’t wait to do it again next week!
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