Indecision can be crippling. So, sometimes it’s just nice to have things put in a very straightforward way. That’s what I’m doing for you now.
I know I’ve written about St. John’s before (here and here… and a little here), but they say to write what you know, and I happened to call St. John’s home for close to 5 years of my life. This list may not suit everyone, but here are some of my favourite things–that I suggest you try–in St. John’s (by category).
Fancy Food: Raymonds, voted Canada’s best restaurant
Street Food: Ziggy’s chipwagon(with gravy, of course)
Others to try: Bamboo Garden (Chinese), India Gate (Indian), The Sprout (Vegetarian), Piatto (Pizza and wine), Bagel Café (Breakfast/brunch), The Duke of Duckworth (pub food–get the fish and chips)
Water Street and Duckworth Street: Powsie Row (accessories), Twisted Sister (Boutique clothing and accessories), Outfitters (outdoor apparel), Living Planet (local art t-shirts)–so many shops around, really just wander
Arts and Culture
History and art: The Rooms Museum and Art Gallery, galleries downtown
Theatres: Arts & Culture Centre, Holy Heart Theatre, Resource Centre for the Arts
Live music: The Ship, The Rockhouse, The Levee
Pubs: The Ship, The Republic, The Duke of Duckworth
Dancing: … pretty much hit or miss on George Street.
Hiking: The East Coast Trail, hike to Signal Hill
Gardens: MUN Botanical Garden
City View: Signal Hill
Where to stay
For couples: Highly recommend Leaside Manor if you’re looking to splurge. It’s one of those spend-the-night-in BnB’s
There are a few things that should get you started in St. John’s.
A bit of a disclaimer: I haven’t lived there since 2012, but it’s still home in my heart, and these are some classic things that will always be good choices (at least, I hope).
Interested in St. John’s? Have you already been? What would you add to this list?