WHAT TO DO
The beautiful uptown area is where most tourists stay for their visit. But we also recommend renting a car and driving around the province to see the beautiful parks, beaches, and nature areas that New Brunswick and Saint John have to offer.
Uptown Saint John
One of the most popular attractions is, no doubt, the Saint John City Market. As the oldest continuing market in Canada (established in 1876), this market is as long as a city block and is chock full of delicious treats, fruits and vegetables, and local goods.
Highlights: Wild Carrot Cafe, Infusion Tea Room, The Baking Stone, Java Moose Coffee, and Machawi of Syria.
For a quiet place in Uptown to relax and take a breather, talk a walk through King’s Square for a peaceful, tranquil afternoon break.
Uptown is also a wonderful area for small shopping. From resale boutiques to record stores, if you like searching for a hidden gem, this is a great place to spend a few hours.
Highlights: Backstreet Records,
Scheherazade Books and Music,
Exchange on German, Freak Lunchbox.
If you’ve already spent many days of your vacation shopping, going to the theatre, and eating incredible meals, it might be a good idea to reset by heading out into nature. The beloved Hopewell Rocks Park is a two-hour drive. Here you can see the highest tides in the world as well as walk on the ocean floor during low tide.
If two hours is too far from Saint John for your schedule, we also recommend the St. Martin’s Sea Caves (45 minutes), Rockwood Park (10 minutes), Cherry Brook Zoo (10 minutes), the Reversing Falls Bridge (10 minutes), and Irving Nature Park (13 minutes). Wherever you find yourself in your visit to Saint John, we know you’ll enjoy your time in the Maritimes as much as we did.
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