St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
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At first glance, North America’s most easterly city may have a West Coast semblance (the colourful row houses and hilly terrain are San Fran‑esque), but St. John’s has a personality all its own. Standing here since the 16th century, it remains true to local traditions, from the salt‑cod cuisine to quirky Christmastime mummering (making house calls to friends, dressed in disguise).
where to stay
- Street view of the front entrance of the Alt Hotel, St. John’sAlt Hotel St. John’sFor the harbour views
- Queen-sized bed with white linens against an exposed brick wall at Blue on Water hotel in St. John'sBlue On WaterFor the island hospitality
- The geometric red and white exterior of the JAG Hotel, St. John'sJAG HotelFor the classic-rock vibe