By Summer Brons
Saint John
Canada
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Located along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy, Saint John, New Brunswick is the oldest incorporated city in Canada. The city is also the largest in the province of New Brunswick, and has a variety of great attractions as a result. Book your trip to Saint John with EscapeWizard.com today, and see why the Fundy City was named Canada's most cultural city in 2010!    

Air transportation is serviced by Saint John Airport (YSJ), about 15 kilometers from the center of the city. Book your flight through EscapeWizard.com at (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) where you can take search the fantastic low rates on airfare on multiple travel websites. We can help you with hotels, too, just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and select your preferred accommodations. Here at EscapeWizard.com, we highly recommend the Holiday Inn Express as the top hotel in the city.

As mentioned, Saint John is known for its cultural happenings. From hosting the province's only professional symphony orchestra, the Symphony New Brunswick, to the annual Saint John Shakespeare Festival, something is always going on here. Even if your visit to the city doesn't fall upon a specific event, EscapeWizard.com knows that there's still plenty to take in. Saint John has some excellent museums, including the large New Brunswick Museum, the Loyalist House museum home, and the Carleton Martello Tower national historic site. Be sure to stroll down Prince William's Walk, where you can take in some remarkable historic architecture and notable sites within downtown's Trinity Royal Preservation Area.     

Don't miss a trip to the Cherry Brook Zoo, the only one of its kind in the Atlantic region of Canada. The zoo is home to over 100 animals and spans 10 beautiful woodland acres. EscapeWizard.com also encourages a visit to Old City Market, an active meeting place since 1876 and the oldest farmer's market in all of Canada. The market is a wonderful place to pick up unique crafts, delicious fresh produce, even a tasty cappuccino. Conveniently located in the center of Saint John, Old City Market is a great way to start your day!     

EscapeWizard.com knows that Saint John is also a great city for outdoor activity. Visit the Irving Nature Park, which sees over 125,000 visitors each year taking advantage of the nature trails around the Bay of Fundy. The park offers opportunity to view nearly 250 species of wildlife and there is no charge for admission! You can get outside at Rockwood Park too. With a full golf course, 10 fresh water lakes, an aquatic driving range, and plenty of hiking trails, there is something for everyone.    

During your stay in Saint John, EscapeWizard.com assures ample opportunity to eat well and play hard. The city has a slew of great restaurants and an active nightlife, so fill up on a fresh seafood dinner, then hit a local watering hole to mingle with the locals. Saint John is a friendly city with a welcoming atmosphere, so don't be surprised if you make a new friend or two during your stay!         

For a unique vacation in one of Canada's most visited cities, look no further than Saint John. Whether you're looking to relax or stay active, the Fundy City is the perfect place to do it. Book your New Brunswick getaway through EscapeWizard.com today!
Hotels in Saint John
By D. Gregory Perrin
Holiday Inn Express
400 Main Street, Saint John, NB
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The Holiday Inn Express Saint John Harbour Side is located just off the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada. The hotel is an excellent choice for any traveler in the city. The Holiday Inn Express is only 20 minutes from the Saint John Airport and is near many of the local attractions such as the Old City Market. The check-in time at the hotel is 3 p.m. on the day of the reservation and the check-out time is 12 p.m. on the day of departure. Guests can put their valuables in the hotel's safety deposit box located at the front desk. Upon arrival, if you are in need of cash, guests can utilize the ATM in the lobby.
 
Before even getting to the room, the amenities that the hotel offers for guests are reason enough to book with the Holiday Inn Express. For business travelers, the hotel offers a business center with copying, printing, courier service, and high speed internet. Then for the fitness guru, there is an outdoor pool that is large enough to swim laps in and a fitness center with cardiovascular machines and free weights. After you workout, guests can relax their muscles in the hot tub located near the pool.
 
The rooms at the Holiday Inn Express also have all the usual features. There is a color television with cable package and pay per view movies. Each room has a microwave oven for warming snacks, and a miniature refrigerator for keeping snacks and drinks cool during your stay. All rooms of the hotel are non-smoking to promote a healthy environment for guests.
 
With all this at a low price, Holiday Inn Express Saint John Harbour Side is just the hotel to select while traveling in the city. Book with EscapeWizard.com today with a simple click of your mouse (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Saint John
By Tekisha Slack
Hilton Saint John
1 Market Square, Saint John, NB
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Hilton Hotel Saint John is a full service business-friendly hotel. Located in Downtown New Brunswick, this elegant 4 ½ -star facility is connected to New Brunswick’s largest trade and convention centre. 

Hilton Saint-John has 197 spacious (390 sq.ft) rooms that offer either a city or harbor view. High-speed internet access and large work desks make it possible for business travelers to remain productive. Pamper yourself in the marble bathroom or unwind with a beverage or snack from the room’s mini bar. Each guestroom also includes large picture windows, premium bedding, dual climate control, hair dryer, multi-line phone with voicemail, rollaway bed, cable TV service, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can also request hypo-allergenic bedding, housekeeping, turndown service, and wakeup calls.

This pet friendly establishment also has a heated indoor salt water swimming pool, spa services, business center, fitness facilities, pool table, and a shopping area. Other facilities/amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, 24-hour room service, safe deposit box (at the front desk), bar/lounge, and photocopying services. Check-in times are at 3:00 PM and check-out is at 12:00 PM.

Dining options include one of Saint John's finest establishments, The Turn of the Tide. This restaurant is only open for breakfast but the dishes created capture the essence of New Brunswick's food culture. The majority of the items on the menu are either grown or produced locally, and prepared with a touch of Saint John flare. Guests can also unwind harbourside in the hotel’s Brigantine Lounge or on the seasonal patio and enjoy the best view in the city! The Brigantine Lounge offers convenient, casual dining at anytime for lunch and dinner from simple and traditional pub fare food to delicious entrees. The hotel also offers 24 hour in-room dining with vegetarian and kids’ menu options.

The only waterfront hotel in the city, the Hilton Saint John hotel is right next door to the Convention Centre and 3 blocks from the bustling Old City Market. Soak up harbor views from the terrace of the Brigantine Lounge. De-stress with a massage in the Vitalife Clinic or swim laps in the pool. All of these things and more are waiting for you. Use EsapeWizard.com today to book your stay at the Hilton Saint John in New Brunswick. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.