Looking for a city rich in history, romance and fun? Look no further than Canada’s capital. With museums, a thriving nightlife and dozens of romantic restaurants, Ottawa could be just what you’re looking for.
What To Do
If you love history, a trip to Parliament is a must. Don’t overlook the Canadian War Museum to learn about our country’s contributions in times of war and peace. For a romantic afternoon head to the ByWard Market for great food and wine and then stroll to Major’s Hill Park for a picnic. Later, the market turns into a vibrant mecca for nightlife with restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars. Dine at Play Food and Wine. The food is excellent and the portions are great for sharing.
Where to Stay
If luxe accommodations are your scene, look no further than ARC The. Hotel just minutes from Spark Street market, Parliament, the Rideau Canal and the ByWard Market. This is Ottawa’s first boutique hotel with luxury in a contemporary design setting. If you prefer to live life on the edge, the Ottawa Jail Hostel is one of the spookiest buildings in the world. Budget-friendly, the hostel is located in the heart of downtown.
Ottawa is beautiful in the winter months. Go skating on the Rideau Canal, but be sure to bundle up. Ottawa is easily accessible by car, train and air, but be sure to plan ahead, especially around holidays like Canada Day and Winterlude. Pack comfortable shoes and plan to walk. The beauty of the city is best seen on foot or, in the summer months, on bike.
For more information, visit ottawa.ca