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Best things to do in South End, Halifax

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Great for a run/hike. Trails lead through woods and by the water. Very scenic by the water. ”
126local recommendations
Historic Site
“Great site with historic re-enactors. Suitable for kids as well as adults. A cannon is fired daily at noon. ”
112local recommendations
Garden
“A favourite stroll with coffee or ice cream. See if you can find the pineapple tree (or bush?). ”
85local recommendations
Farmers Market
“Make sure to visit on a Saturday to enjoy live music, lots of sample food and the largest variety of vendors. There‘s nothing that you can‘t here.”
90local recommendations
New American Restaurant
$$$
“Fancy restaurant, you won't be disappointed in the food. Go early to book a table. they don't take reservations.”
88local recommendations
Museum
“nestled on the Halifax Waterfront, this museum takes you through sea life and maritime history.”
59local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
$$
“The Bicycle Thief exudes a relaxed, come-as-you-are feel, in an atmosphere that blends Old School style with New School attitude. Drop by for lunch or supper, or pull up a chair to our wicked wine bar for a fantastic glass from our titanic selection. The Bicycle Thief offers North American food with an Italian soul, and legendary cooking that will steal your heart… Has a Champagne Bar in the summer.”
60local recommendations
Art Gallery
“Located in downtown Halifax. Featuring an exhibition of Maud Lewis paintings and many other exhibits as well.”
40local recommendations
Playground
“Take a stroll along the waterfront - it is particularly lively in summer! Great spot for locals and tourists.”
49local recommendations
History Museum
“exhibits of natural sciences, artifacts, and culture including Mi’kmaq artifacts.”
33local recommendations
Museum
“Small, but with an excellent staff who are excellent at helping people with an interest in the history of Immigration in Canada. Nearby Farmers market, and access to the boardwalk along the harbor this is a fantastic destination”
38local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
“Modern food stores offering full-service meat and seafood departments, farm-fresh produce, in-store bakeries, prepared foods, and florists.”
29local recommendations
Restaurant
$$
“Love the cocktails. Love the mushroom bao. Don’t question it. Just order it. ”
34local recommendations
Library
“A community hub and great place to explore on a rainy day. Or any day for that matter. Enjoy a cup of coffee from local cafe, Pavia, on the roof top patio.”
30local recommendations
Establishment
“The largest professional theatre company in Atlantic Canada. Wide variety of live plays in downtown Halifax.”
19local recommendations
Music Venue
“Downtown Halifax right on the historic waterfront. Live music most often featuring Acadian East Coast music. This pub offers great food as well. ”
39local recommendations