Things to do in St. John's

Top Things to Do in St. John's - St. John's Must-See Attractions

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Things to Do in St. John's


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Top Attractions in St. John's

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Historic trail with panoramic views, challenging hikes, and rich telecommunications history. Scenic paths lead to the peak, with options for day and nighttime exploration.
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Coastal landmark at the most easterly point in North America with panoramic ocean views, historic lighthouse, scenic walking trails, and seasonal whale watching.
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Historic and cultural exhibits, including local history and art galleries, with panoramic city and harbor views from the observation deck and unique architecture.
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Interactive geological exhibit with hands-on displays, self-guided tours, and a focus on Newfoundland's unique terrain and the impact of the oil and gas industry. Features trails and a short film.
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Monument dedicated to a national hero, featuring an evocative statue set within a scenic park. Honors historical courage and invites personal reflection on an inspiring legacy.
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Scenic harbor village with a craft brewery, artisan shops, and local cuisine, highlighted by a popular 'Iceberg' beer and scenic walking trails.
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What travellers are saying

  • wigsy
    Hamilton, Canada598 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not only does this hill have a lot of history to it, the views of the ocean and the city are amazing from the top. There are also a number of easy to moderate trails you can take to get different vistas and visit other historic buildings. Definitely worth a visit when in St. John’s.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • wigsy
    Hamilton, Canada598 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The easternmost point in North America affords wonderful views of the area and also the cape is historic in its role in protecting the St Johns harbour during the Second World War. Lots of hiking trails a definite must see.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • 3000calories
    Buffalo, NY1,515 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great museum for the family with a mix of interactive and informative exhibits. The exhibits are done in a way that appreciates local culture.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • 3000calories
    Buffalo, NY1,515 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting rock exhibit outside the hall and my kids loved the store. We didn’t go into the inside exhibit because they were closing in 30 minutes and said they still needed to charge us the entry fee. Also there were lots of signs explaining that various things aren’t working.
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • Ps3valley
    San Francisco, CA19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great city. Loved the people. So kind and friendly. Top three experiences:
    1) Quidi Vidi - historical little neighborhood. Great food, art and walked around the lake.
    2) Signal hill. Great views.
    3) great eats and bars with music (especially The Ship for music and atmosphere )
    Written 23 August 2023
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  • AuroraSeraphina
    Canada917 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great sightseeing spot offer panoramic scenic views overlooking St. John’s. Loved learning the history of it with the informative plaques.
    Written 19 June 2024
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  • wigsy
    Hamilton, Canada598 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Basilica is worth a visit the old church is beautiful and also very historic and one few buildings to remain intact after the great St.Johns Fire. Only negative is that surrounding the church are a lot of social services that make the area a little sketchy esp to people like us who decided to,walk to the church from our B&B.
    Written 9 July 2024
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  • Mike from Rival Town
    Niagara Falls, Canada862 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were dead tired by the end of it, but wow that was by far one of the prettiest if not the prettiest hike we’ve ever done. Such beautiful views, and also love how there’s a few lounge chairs set up around the trail here and there for you to sit and relax. Even saw a group of people that brought a cooler and were sitting and sharing beers. Such a cool spot! Breathtaking
    Written 7 June 2024
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  • somegalfromcan
    Victoria, Canada248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful place in St. John's. The playground looked like a great place for kids and the pool looked fun too. My favourite spot was the statue of Peter Pan - simply magical!
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • jmvasile
    Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit after visiting Signal Hill. Parking is limited but the drinks and view make up for that. We travelled all over Eastern Newfoundland and drank Quidi Vidi beer everywhere we went, so of course we had to go to the brewery in St. Johns. We love the Iceberg lager, the 1892 and the cherry sour. All different and all tasty!
    Too bad we cant get this beer back home !
    Written 14 July 2024
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  • Mike from Rival Town
    Niagara Falls, Canada862 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute legend and a beautiful memorial! Love the quote “I just wish people would realize that anything's possible if you try. Dreams are made if people try.” That’s right behind the amazing statue. Beautiful area to pay homage to this warrior of a man!
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • wigsy
    Hamilton, Canada598 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have to be honest after all that we heard about this place, I have to say it’s okay a bit underwhelming. Very little parking in the village but there is a large lot just outside. The home and shops are cute but we expected more.
    Written 12 July 2024
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