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Awesome Reasons to Stay in Charlottetown

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As summer kicks off and Prince Edward Island re-opens for locals and Atlantic Canadians, there’s no better time to embrace Charlottetown’s vibrant energy. With walkable streets, the most dining options in PEI and plenty of open spaces to enjoy, there are so many reasons to stay in the heart of PEI.

These Streets Were Made for Walkin’

Charlottetown’s historic downtown was built-pre car era and its walkability is part of its charm. Many of our accommodations are located in the heart of downtown, while others are just a short drive or bike ride away.

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Cool Things to See & Do

Get out on a sea-doo, stop to listen to live music, check out public art, learn about our city’s history, or try your hand at axe-throwing. Whatever you choose to do, our partners are ready to safely welcome you.

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The Most Outdoor Dining Options in PEI

Whether you’re craving an early morning coffee, gourmet pizza, world-famous seafood, authentic Indian curry, or late-night nachos, PEI’s capital brims with over 35 outdoor dining options to eat and drink until your heart’s content.

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Location, Location, Location

Charlottetown’s central location makes it the ideal base from which to explore the rest of PEI. A short drive brings you to the Island’s famous white sand beaches, world-class golf, family attractions, quaint villages, and stunning red cliffs.

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Fewer Crowds

While we’re excited for more visitors to arrive, we’re also excited to hit up some of our favourite places, like the restaurants on Victoria Row, Peake’s Quay, Founders’ Food Hall & Market, the Downtown Farmers’ Market, and the Charlottetown Farmers’ Open Air Market while things are a little bit less busy.

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Deals on Deals

Our operators are so jazzed up to host you that many have created special summer deals just for you. Whether it’s an incredible accommodation package, a Happy Hour deal, $1 oysters, wing night, Caesar specials, half-priced apps, or bucket deals, we’ve got whatever you need to satisfy your Island cravings.

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Soak up the Creative Spirit

Find plenty of adorable boutiques, consignment shops, and in-shop studios sprinkled among Charlottetown’s natural beauty. From handmade jewellery and vintage clothing boutiques to Island pottery and vinyl record shops, you can safely & confidently browse for the perfect piece to add a much-needed boost to your world.

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Fresh Air & Open Spaces 

We’ve got social distancing down pat. Our parks, squares, gardens, open waters, and outdoor patios are enduring parts of Charlottetown’s landscape, vital to the relaxed, natural landscape we cherish. The many charming nooks and crannies of our seaside make the perfect places to hang out for the afternoon and watch the world go by.

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Your “home away from home” is waiting for you. Start planning your stay in Charlottetown by checking out our Staycation Guide for all the best deals on hotel packages!