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Local Tips August 2, 2019

5 Romantic Hidden Gems in Halifax

Halifax is filled with romantic places and activities – a stroll along the Halifax waterfront, craft beer at the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden, breakfast on the rooftop of the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market – but sometimes the most romantic thing to do is to try something new!

So next time you’re in Halifax, shake things up with a brand new date spot or activity, because we’ve done all the legwork to find these 5 Romantic Hidden Gems in Halifax, perfect for your next date, anniversary, or average Tuesday!

Downtown Halifax

1 – Stories Restaurant at The Halliburton Hotel

5184 Morris Street, Halifax

The Halliburton Hotel is routinely named one of the best romantic getaways in Halifax, but have you heard about their restaurant, Stories?

While eating in their dining room is always a special experience, sitting outside on their hidden patio is the perfect combination of romantic and private, despite being in the heart of the city. Famous for showcasing local fare, including game and seafood, both the inside and outside eating areas of Stories are comfortable and private, allowing you to enjoy quite conversation and great food at the same time.

Stories Casual Fine Dining


2 – The heart-shaped pond in Hemlock Ravine

Where to find the heart-shaped pond.

Built in 1780, what was once a country estate for Lieutenant Governor John Wentworth, Hemlock Ravine is now a popular urban park, located off of Halifax’s Bedford Highway.

With plenty of benches and trash cans, this is a great spot for a romantic picnic or leisurely walk.

Love to hike? Check out Top 10 Halifax Hikes

Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region

3 – Herring Cove Provincial Park Reserve

1390 John Brackett Drive, Herring Cove

One of the greatest things about the Halifax Region is the fact that at one moment you’re in the thick of the buzz and energy of Downtown Halifax, and 20 minutes later you can easily find yourself surrounded by the salty sea breeze and crashing ocean waves.

Herring Cove Provincial Park is a stunning hidden gem that is so close to the city, it’s the perfect destination for a quick drive out to watch the sun rise or set.

Downtown Halifax

4 – The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar

5218 Prince Street, Halifax

Located in Downtown Halifax, The Press Gang is not only one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, it’s also one of the city’s oldest historic stone structures, dating all the way back to 1759.

Dim lights, stone walls and incredible seafood are just a few things that make the dining experience at The Press Gang Restaurant and Oyster Bar on of the most romantic in town.

Discover more romantic restaurants in Halifax

West End Halifax

5 – Dingle Tower in Sir Sandford Fleming Park

Dingle Road, Halifax

Sir Sandford Fleming Park is a 95-acre park located in Halifax’s West End Region. Not only does this stunning place feature walking trails, a sandy beach, picnic tables, and beautiful woodland, it is also home to the Dingle Tower, a monument dedicated in 1912 to commemorate 150 years of representative government in Nova Scotia.

Visitors can climb this 111-foot tall tower, complete with bronze lions guarding its entrance and enjoy 360 degree views of the surrounding area, including the North West Arm. It’s a great place for a romantic stroll, or a picnic with someone special.

We hope that some of these ideas will help make the perfect romantic weekend complete, or help you freshen up your dating game in the Halifax region!

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