A stay-cation in my own city

Over the past few years stay-cations (vacations where you don’t stray far from home) have become increasingly popular as a cheaper way to travel in light of the way the economy is these days. A previous staycation I had done was venturing 3 hours from home and visiting the Authentic Seacoast however this past week I had the opportunity to go on a staycation slightly closer to home.

Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia I recently moved outside of the city, which anyone who knows me will tell you it has greatly affected my social life. What was once a $13 cab is now $100+ so nights out on the town are no longer as frequent and if I want to take a run into the mall or a store I think about how much gas that will use first.

With a friends upcoming wedding I was excited to have a mini stay-cation recently in downtown Halifax at the Delta Halifax and I was able to have a night out with friends, spend another night partying for my friends bachelorette party and also dine at a great restaurant in my own city that I hadn’t even realized existed. This stay was also convenient as I was still walking around in a walking cast as I  had broken my ankle a few weeks prior and being close to everything helped a lot especially with cab rides only being $5 back to my hotel. (win!)

Broken ankle but still going out in style.

I arrived at the Delta Halifax after a long day of work, after stopping at the front desk I was quickly on my way up to my room. A king size bed was mine along with a great view seeing two different angles of the harbour.

View from my room at the Delta Halifax.

View from my room at the Delta Halifax.

The next full day I had in the city I enjoyed breakfast at a local diner, did a little shopping and even got my nails done in the mall conveniently attached to the hotel. That night I had dinner with my best friend at the restaurant in the hotel called the Harbour City Bar and Grill which has been open for the past year or so but I had never heard of. Perhaps because it was located in the hotel and I find often locals don’t go to the hotels to eat, they don’t even think of them as places to go when making dinner plans which is a thought of mind that should change. After eating at the Harbour City Bar and Grill I’ve changed my mind about them. This might of been one of the best meals that I have ever eaten in Halifax and I have lived here my whole life.

Here is a sneak peak of the delicious meal we ate at the Harbour City Bar and Grill thanks to Chef Les Stevens. To see more check out my post on www.TheTasteOfTravel.com

Roasted Goat Cheese

Lobster Dinner. Delicious!

While on my staycation in Halifax I was a guest of the Delta Halifax and Harbour City Bar and Grill, however all views and opinions expressed are my own as is the delicious lobster in my belly!

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    Tommy (@discoverbooktravel.blogspot.com)
    September 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

    This is nice! Staycations are relaxing…greetings from Singapore :)

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      September 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      they are relaxing because most likely you are familiar with the area so you have less stress than being in a new place :)

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    September 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    It reminds me the next time I visit my family in Nova Scotia I need to spend at least a few days in Halifax.

    • Reply
      September 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Yes you do! And you need to hang out with meeee :)

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