With summer quickly approaching, I want to share some things I would normally do on a daily basis in Halifax. On a clear sunny day, I usually like to get up and start my day off with some form of exercise. An easy way to achieve this is to go for a walk, but to keep it interesting, I typically like to head out to the ocean. It takes around 20 minutes to drive to a coastal point from the city. My favourite spot to go is called Chebucto Head. This short drive makes you feel like you have really escaped the city, and on a clear day you can watch boats come in and out of the harbour. Sometimes one can even spot seals or if really lucky, a whale. After about a 30 minute hike I am ready for a swim. Although the ocean is great, it really is too cold for swimming most days of the summer. Around the city there are many lakes to go for a quick dip; most of them within 20 minutes from my house, which makes it vey convenient.
For dinner it only makes sense to have seafood, but primarily lobster, based on the freshness, quality and price. You would be foolish to eat chicken. Picking up product from either the grocery store or fishermen you will experience good prices and quality. Having people over for dinner, or what I like to call a good old fashion kitchen party is a great way to kick off the evening. After dinner, the waterfront or the bar scene are places where most people tend to migrate to.
Although this is not a daily routine in the summer time, it definitely is typical to experience activities like these numerous times throughout the summer. If you're looking for a good time, I suggest visiting Halifax in the summer. You won't be disappointed. The food, atmosphere and scene is great, but most of all the people and culture is something that will be remembered.