At 76 years old, I thought that I’d better visit St. John’s and area before it’s too late … That I did in July and August 2014. (All thanks to N.L. tourism in advance.)
Boy, I got my eyes opened with your city. I stayed at Memorial University.
The stores were unique, your people were not only friendly, they were very helpful and inquisitive.
The food restaurants/bars were busy, their service was excellent and the food ample and delicious.
As well as being a major East Coast harbour, downtown St. John’s was action central — very active from morning to night.
The George Street Festival was in full swing.
The weather was generally great.
Rather than rent cars (very expensive and not always available), I chose to take tours, and I can’t speak for others, but they were superb, as were their guides.
Expensive compared to home, probably because of transportation costs, all things cost more.
Rent-a-cars and taxis were ridiculously expensive plus I couldn’t even buy a Globe and Mail or any other newspaper only the local Telegram (no doubt a protective political issue).
Nevertheless, I hope to return next year.
There’s so many places to see, people to share experiences with — just a great province and city.
Guy B. Reaume