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Best things to do in Charlottetown

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“Doesn't matter if you are just a casual gambler or not, you and your family will always be fascinated by the history of its harness racing! ”
5 locals recommend
Food
“Likely the most iconic ice cream shop in Canada. Tons of flavours to choose from. Personally, their newest flavour (introduced in August of 2019) the Nanaimo Bar, is to die for! Best of all, you can mix flavours into one scoop. For those looking for souvenirs, the stores also include a gift shop. ”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sims is the go to spot in Charlottetown if you want to treat yourself to a memorable steak or outstanding seafood dish. The beef is Island raised and aged in house for a minimum of 45 days. The restaurant has an open air oyster bar showcasing oysters from various parts of the island. Sims is a great spot for a romantic dinner or gathering with friends. The lunch menu also has great options at a lower price point. My favourites: The seafood bruschetta, tenderloin steak, and mac and cheese! ”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“They have really good live music concerts! Check their website for schedule!”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lebanese food is legendary in Charlottetown and Cedars has some of the best!”
8 locals recommend
Store
“Lovely locally made soaps, bath salts, scrubs, and other delightfully scented treats! All natural gentle essential oils--just pop your head in to breathe, if nothing else!”
8 locals recommend
Food
“The PEI Brewing Company has been producing award winning beers for several years. The largest of all the breweries in PEI, you can take in brewery tours and find their products at most restaurants in town. Try the classic Sir John A or the Blueberry Ale.”
7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“OPEN 24/7 except Sunday hours - -2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. LOCATED @ 39 Babineau Ave. Charlottetown ~ 16 min drive”
6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This would be the nicest seafood dinner available on the island, but it is pricey.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Margaritas & very unique Tacos!! You gotta try the Pork Belly Taco's, they are to die for!!”
4 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“THE BEST ICECREAM. Locate just up your street, toward the Confederation Center.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent place to dine. Every elegant and reasonably priced. This is the place to go for a nice full course dinner.”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“Good place for gluten-free options. A great place for outdoor seating in Charlottetown. $$-$$$”
5 locals recommend
Store
“Sam's favourite coffee on PEI! This is where we buy the coffee we brew at home! Coffee is roasted by an expert coffee roaster who immigrated from Syria. Also located downtown right on Queen Street and has a great atmosphere for working or sitting and relaxing while you drink a cup (or two!) of delicious coffee!”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of our favourite places to hang out and listen to local music and great food”
6 locals recommend