Since posting that I’m celebrating my 10 year anniversary of moving to Saint John, its become clear that my schedule is not going allow me to write a separate post for each of my favourite places in Saint John as I’d hoped . If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve been posting a few photos of my favourite places in Saint John over there (link on sidebar).
Since time is pressing and October is almost done, I decided that a single post with all of my Port City Best Of’s would be more efficient.
So here are my Best Of Saint John:
Best Place to Find Outdoor Adventure
Rockwood Park – with over 55 trails and endless activities to choose from, you can disappear into the wilderness, right inside the city.
Best Place to Catch Live Music/Eat Your Body Weight in Wings
Peppers Pub – showcasing the best in local and come-from -away talent. Wing nights are Thursday. Get there early.
Best Place to Watch a Sunset
Brothers Cove/RKYC – any night of the week in the summer, you can find people drawn to this beautiful spot to watch the sun disappear over the Kennebecasis River in fantastic fashion.
Best Views of the City
Fort Howe – panoramic views of the city and harbour. Also, get a selfie with the famous Saint John sign!
Best Place to People Watch
King’s Square – pack a lunch and park yourself on one of the benches around the King’s Square Bandstand and watch the people go by.
Best Place to Catch an Amazing Show
Imperial Theatre – a theatre circa 1913, restored in incredible detail. I don’t know what I love more: The shows or the setting.
Best Place for a Fancy Meal
East Coast Bistro – Chefs Tim Muehlbauer and Kim Steele serve up locally sourced food with a distinctively Maritime twist. You won’t be disappointed.
Best Place for Bargain Meal
Thai Pho – owners Julia and Dave Park welcome you to Thai Pho as if it was their home. They take great care to serve delicious Thai and Vietnamese food at a great price.
Best Place to Score Killer Style
Exchange on Germain – selling mid to high-end consignment items, I find something great every time I open the doors.
Best Place for a Cocktail
Best Place to Get a Coffee
Best Place for a Romantic Getaway
Chipman Hill Suites – with numerous beautiful buildings around historic Uptown Saint John, you can have a romantic getaway right in the heart of the city.
Best Place for a Walk on the Beach
Bayshore Beach – while most people will tell you that New River Beach is the nicest beach around (and I wouldn’t disagree), Bayshore Beach on the city’s west side allows you to stroll along the famous Bay of Fundy ocean floor in much closer proximity.