Destination guide

Lively Downtown Halifax will entice you

Take a vacation to Downtown Halifax and enjoy the area's museums, live music and history. This walkable city is known for its hockey games, local tours and restaurants. Halifax Citadel and Public Gardens Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Downtown Halifax

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Downtown Halifax a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Emera Oval (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Clay Cafe Paint Your Own Pottery Studio (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Links at Montague (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Goodwood Family Golf Centre (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Aplaydia Indoor Playground (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Halifax

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown Halifax is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Public Gardens Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Royal Artillery Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Halifax Public Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Halifax Central Common Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Halifax North Common Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Ferry Terminal Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Downtown Halifax

The nearest airport is in Halifax, NS (YHZ-Stanfield Intl.), located 16.9 mi (27.1 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Downtown Halifax?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 68 vacation rentals near Downtown Halifax. From 40 Condos/Apartments to 26 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown Halifax are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown Halifax?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown Halifax:

  • South End: 92 vacation rentals
  • North End: 71 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 26 vacation rentals
  • West End: 75 vacation rentals
  • Harbourview: 27 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown Halifax?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown Halifax. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Scotiabank Centre: 258 vacation rentals
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: 258 vacation rentals
  • Grand Parade: 258 vacation rentals
  • Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre: 258 vacation rentals
  • Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library: 258 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown Halifax listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown Halifax?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 40 Condos/Apartments in Downtown Halifax. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown Halifax include:

  • Houses: 26 rentals available
  • Studios: 15 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown Halifax?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown Halifax. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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