Updated: Aug 15, 2022
As the owner of a small vacation rental in Pouch Cove, I often explore various "hot-spots" in Newfoundland, capture photo memories, and share my experiences with guests in order to help them plan their vacation. This is my downtown St. John's experience.
The historic and cultural flair of downtown St. John's makes it a popular destination for visitors to eastern Newfoundland. Downtown St. John's is considered to be the older part of the city. Water Street, for instance, is the oldest street in North America. For those wanting to experience the downtown district, I recommend doing so on foot as there are a limited number of parking spaces available. Also, many streets are narrow and intended for one-way traffic which can be confusing for someone not familiar with the area. #oldstjohns, #attachedhouse, #downtowndistrict #streetsidehouse
Downtown St. John's is quite popular for its iconic Jellybean Row houses. Interesting enough, there is no one district known as Jellybean Row. Rather, these colorful, attached-style houses are found in many areas. #jellybeanrow, #attachedhouse, #downtown, #stjohns, #newfoundland
During your adventure in downtown St. John's, I recommend exploring the amazing old buildings in the area such as the Gower Street United Church, a heritage structure built with red bricks in Romanesque style construction. #gowerstreetunitedchurch, #church, #oldarchitecture, #nationalhistoricsite
Be sure to take time to enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the establishments along George Street. This district is renowned for its two blocks of culturally rich restaurants and pubs. For those inclined, most bars can perform a "screech-in" (a fun ceremony in which participants are instructed to repeat fun Newfoundland sayings, kiss a fish, and take a shot of screech in order to gain a certificate as an honorary Newfoundlander). #georgestreet, #screechin, #newfoundlandscreech
If visiting during the summer season, be sure to visit the outdoor pedestrian mall on Water Street. Vendors and restaurants line the streets to welcome patrons to purchase their wares as buskers provide outdoor entertainment. #outdoorentertainment, #outdoor, #busker, #pedestrianmall, #waterstreet
I'm sure you will agree that downtown St. John's is an interesting place to visit during your holiday in Newfoundland. Please follow my Newfoundland Travel Blog to see my work on some other popular tourist attractions in eastern Newfoundland. I'd be delighted to hear from you so why not contact me today?