Halifax, NS (Vocus) September 21, 2010
It’s a great time to be in Halifax, NS – for locals and visitors alike The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and fall festivals are celebrating the culture, music, food and wine of the Halifax region. With so much to see and do, Nova Scotians need look no further than their own backyard when planning a fall getaway.
Have a favourite Halifax destination for a weekend getaway? Destination Halifax’s staycations contest invites locals in the know to enter their favourite at-home vacation ideas for the chance to win Halifax staycation prizes. And those in search of new things to do and see in Halifax will find staycation ideas from other locals.
In September and October, there are a diverse range of things to do in Halifax to plan a fall staycation around. The Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival (September 16-October 17) kicks off the season with special wine-tastings, wine pairing menus at Halifax restaurants and winery tours, just a short day trip away in the Annapolis Valley. Take in the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet (September 14-October 17) at Neptune Theatre. The red carpet will be rolled out for the 30th Atlantic Film Festival (September 16-25), the fourth largest film festival in Canada, featuring films and shorts by local, Canadian and international filmmakers.
Looking to kick up your heels? The Fall for Flamenco Festival (October 2-20) features finger-twirling, foot stomping, singing and intricate guitar offered both as performances and in workshops for beginners. The music continues throughout the month of October with the Halifax Pop Explosion (October 19-23), featuring a standout lineup of performances, including local rockers Sloan. Discover Halifax’s exciting art scene during the Nocturne: Art at Night festival (October 16), as local galleries including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia open their doors until midnight and art installations are featured on downtown streets.
These Halifax festivals only scratch the surface of all there is to explore in our region. The greater area has diverse restaurants, historic attractions, shopping, and outdoor adventures – and there are many Halifax hotels, B&Bs, and more to create the ideal weekend staycation.
To enter the Staycations contest and share your staycation ideas, visit http://www.destinationhalifax.com/staycations.
About Destination Halifax
Destination Halifax is a partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, the World Trade and Convention Centre, and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Destination Halifax has operated with a goal of promoting the Halifax Regional Municipality as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure travelers.