Nova Scotia is a hidden gem for travelers from around the world. Whether you’re searching for adventure or relaxation Nova Scotia has a winning combination of natural beauty, hearty food, old-fashioned hospitality, and affordable prices. Taking a road trip is the best way to try a little bit of everything, from whale-watching to world-renowned golf courses. Nova Scotia is road-trip ready with good highways, travel apps, and great scenic routes. Nova Scotia is quite small, and it’s possible to drive around the entire province in two days, meaning you won’t miss a single spectacular view on your trip. However, we recommend taking your time and planning for at least a week or two.
Start Your Trip in Halifax
Unless you’re a local, you’re going to arrive by plane in Halifax where you can rent a car and find a wide variety of accommodations. Halifax is a charming city with a lot of history and culture. The Halifax Citadel surmounts the city, bristling with cannons, and you can always hear mighty boom of the ‘noon gun.’ You can tour the impressive fortress and then walk down to the famous Halifax Boardwalk and take in the sight of historic sailing ships. Visit the Seaport Farmer’s Market for fresh food and local artisans. If you’re on a budget, you can ride the Dartmouth Ferry for a $2.00 way to see the whole harbor. If you want to spend more time in the city, visit the many museums and go on a boat cruise. When you’re ready pack your bags into the trunk and hit the road for the next destination.