In a city chock-full of rich culture, incredible food, and lively nightlife, Halifax is the perfect destination for a fun weekend away with your girlfriends.
Join us along our curated itinerary for the ultimate girls’ weekend getaway in Halifax!
Day 1: Friday
Photo: The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Once you’ve settled in, take some time to get to know your weekend surroundings. The best way to do so is by donning your favorite walking shoes and wandering the city streets.
For even more history, and some of the most breathtaking views, climb to the top of Citadel Hill (not to mention it’s the perfect backdrop for the first of many group shots).
Photo: The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
Day 2: Saturday
Good morning, ladies! From your downtown hotel, take a stroll along the waterfront to the place that Haligonians will tell you Saturday mornings are all about—The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. Here you can grab a delicious breakfast and coffee from one of the many vendors, while browsing local produce, homemade crafts, and more.
Photo: @mr._prinsu via Instagram
Next up to start your day off right, there’s nothing like a bit of exercise for the girls. Luckily, Halifax is bursting with unique fitness activities. If you and your friends are looking for a little relaxation, choose a yoga or pilates class from Rio. For a more adventurous group of girlfriends, try out a pole dancing class at Studio in Essence or a burlesque class at Serpentine Studios.
After your early morning, you’ll deserve some much-needed R&R at Spirit Spa. Your crew can be pampered and primped with full body massages, manis/pedis, hair and make-up, and even a healthy lunch on their outdoor patio.
Now that you’re relaxed and recharged, you can start flexing your shopping muscles. Whether you choose to hit one of the many malls or explore the city’s downtown boutiques, retail therapy is never hard to find in Halifax.
Once wine o’clock rolls around it’s time for your night on the town! With dozens of pubs, clubs, and eateries, Halifax is rightfully known for its nightlife. Really, the problem won’t be finding a place to go, but narrowing down all of the amazing options!
Start with any one of the city’s delicious dining options before putting on your dancing shoes at a classic Maritime pub filled with music, a lively dance club, or a party boat in the Halifax harbour. The options are endless!
Day 3: Sunday
Many people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but, after a night of dancing, brunch is a girl’s best friend! A little bit breakfast and a little bit lunch, any one of these five brunches will be sure to please everyone in your group.
Before heading back home, spend your afternoon embracing Canada’s Ocean Playground!
Whether it’s kayaking Halifax’s stunning waterways, hiking a scenic trail, or hitting the beach (maybe even trying surfing!), you won’t regret making memories in the great outdoors with your girlfriends.
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