Tranquility is the word this summer on Nova Scotia's beautiful South Shore. Visitors to the area can take in calm breezes, panoramic views and saltwater scents -- while saving more than 40% on peak summer rates -- with a $98 (CA$99) nightly resort stay that includes breakfast for two. This deal is valid any day of the week through Sept. 12, including holidays and weekends.
Within an hour’s drive of Halifax, and the iconic lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, the Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island offers captivating Mahone Bay vistas and is an ideal base for exploring the region. The property includes an on-site marina, full spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and oceanfront patio -- perfect for lazing away a sunny afternoon while listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. Accommodations are in a modern land-side room and include complimentary Wi-Fi. Or for $20 (CA$20) more per night, guests can stay in an ocean-view room instead.
Visitors to the area can make their way to nearby Chester to peruse charming art galleries and tree-shaded streets boasting colorful 18th- and 19th-century architecture, or take to the water to sail or kayak around some of the 365 islands in the bay. Lunenberg also offers exceptional opportunities for hiking, golfing and whale-watching at this time of year.