With energy reminiscent of San Francisco with a small town feel, St. John’s, Newfoundland represents an enticing intersection of historic hot spots and unforgettable nightlife. With entertainment options for both families and couples or friends trips, St. John’s offers the opportunity to explore on your terms. As with any vibrant destination, relaxation is necessary for keeping your vacation fun going. Book your trip today and find the perfect IHG® St. John’s, Newfoundland hotel for you.
Things to See
Visiting as a family? Be sure to stop in Poppy Park (one of Canada’s largest) for golfing, camping, and the Fluvarium environmental education center, which features nine underwater viewing areas to get a closer look at Nagle’s Hill Brook. Let loose at the Aquarena at The Works complex, an amazing indoor pool accented by a Tarzan rope, waterslides, diving boards, and towers—just don’t forget your swimsuit. Explore the wonders of the land by hopping on a Whale Watching Tour or Iceberg Watching Tour on the Atlantic Ocean or an Atlantic Puffin Bird Tour. For history bugs, visiting Signal Hill or the Newfoundland Museum at The Rooms are must-sees. If you’re ready for a fun night out, head to George Street. More of an early riser? If you visit Cape Spear early enough, you’ll be the first person to see the sunrise in North America.
Hotels in St. John's
IHG offers locations in close proximity to many convenient places in St. John’s. In addition to accessibility, our hotels feature amenities like free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, pools with slides, and health clubs. For business travelers, our hotels are near popular locations for meetings and golf courses.
Where to Stay
Since St. John’s is such a small town, visitors may choose a hotel near the airport or TransCanada Highway for the best suitability during a visit. These locations are also just minutes away from downtown St. John’s and the provincial and federal government offices. Downtown St. John’s offers endless entertainment, from summer festivals to dining and shopping.
How to Get to St. John's
You can make your way to St. John’s by car, ferry, cruise ship, or airplane. With most flights coming in from Canadian cities like Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, the St. John’s International Airport (YYT) is located just 15-20 minutes from downtown, which you must access by either car rental or taxi. St. John’s is known to be a very welcoming, accessible city once you’re there, with transportation options including walking, taxis, driving, cycling, or opting for the public Metrobus. There is no grid plan on St. John’s streets, so using a GPS or map is recommended. If you’re interested in learning more about biking St. John’s, Bike St. John’s has great information on getting around the city.
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