Halifax bed and breakfast vacations provide a way to enjoy a more personalized touch to your Halifax or Nova Scotia vacation. In the cities and other places throughout the Canadian province, innkeepers open up their homes, offering visitors a place to stay, enjoy a good meal, and make new friends. Nova Scotia is known for its authenticity and history, and many of the charming old homes have been transformed into Nova Scotia bed and breakfast inns.
Whether you're looking to spend your whole vacation in the capital city or a portion of your time here, you can add a Halifax bed and breakfast to your plans. If you're planing to travel by air, one of the ferries, or a cruise ship, you'll arrive in the biggest city in Nova Scotia. Here and in surrounding Dartmouth, the heritage of the Old World mixes with New World individuality. You'll see this reflected in the various choices for a B&B in Nova Scotia. Many of the old houses, which would look right at home in Great Britain, have been preserved and updated into places today's travelers would enjoy.
You'll have the best of both worlds to enjoy with a B&B in Nova Scotia—a historic setting and a comfortable place to stay. Your hosts from the Halifax bed and breakfast inns know the city well; they can make suggestions for interesting things to do that are nearby. The city is known for its exciting waterfront with shops and pubs. Because the province is relatively small, you could spend the night at your Halifax accommodations and head to wherever you want to explore after breakfast. After you've spent the day doing at the various attractions, you can return for another good night's sleep.
Of course, there are plenty choices for a B&B in Nova Scotia outside of the capital. In cities large and small, rural areas, and along the coast, you'll find at least one B&B available for vacation rentals. Innkeepers around the province have joined the Nova Scotia Bed and Breakfast Association. All of the members are licensed and inspected and they agree to follow a code of conduct. This assures a good stay for the guests and gives the innkeepers guidelines to follow.
These Nova Scotia B&B inns are located in several different regions, including the Halifax and Dartmouth area on many well-known trails. The Cape Breton Island trail is home to B&Bs nestled among some of the amazing scenery. Looking out of your window, you'll see soaring sea cliffs and high waves that knock against a rocky coastline along the northern shore of Nova Scotia. Over coffee, your innkeepers can swap stories about the people who settled on the coast and maybe even play some Gaelic music that has been passed down through the generations.
The Nova Scotia bed and breakfast locations along the Lighthouse Route also are located along the coast, naturally. On the southern coast, in places such as Lunenburg and Liverpool, you will find ample opportunities to connect with the island's heritage and more than twenty lighthouses along the way. Many of the residents and inns keep the traditional coastal lifestyle alive. As the fisherman go out to sea and the lighthouses continue to stand tall, vacationers come to admire the scenery and experience life at a different pace.
When you stay at a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast, dine with new friends, you'll be encouraged to slow down and take the time to truly enjoy your vacation. You'll gain new appreciation for the good things in life and make some great memories along the way.
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