With only nine weeks to go until the holidays, it is time to start shopping – or at least preparing for it. Maybe you live in a place where shopping is limited and you are afraid of giving the same gift as someone else. Or, maybe you have a long list of people to shop for and are hoping for a one-day, one-stop kind of shopping expedition. No matter what kind of gift giver you are, a little weekend vacation is a perfect way to get all your shopping done …and enjoy it!
Where to Go?
The first decision you need to make is where you want to shop. With major cities such as Fredericton, Moncton, Halifax and even Truro to choose from – there’s a variety of stores to choose gifts from. The location you choose may depend on how far you want to travel, which specific stores you want to shop at or other sites you want to visit during your getaway.
Living in Atlantic Canada gives us an advantage because many of our cities are filled with local goodies. Between small, family-owned shops and holiday-themed craft fairs, there are so many opportunities to give a unique gift. Shopping local not only allows you to go home with a bag full of special finds, but it supports our Atlantic cities and the wonderful people that live in them.
Coastal Inns is proudly Atlantic Canadian and has six perfectly located hotels to help you feel at home while you get into the holiday spirit. We have rooms that can accompany your group no matter how varied it may be. Our goal is to give you the best night’s rest so that you can wake up ready for a day (or two!) of holiday shopping.
What to Eat?
If you’re going to make it a worthwhile weekend, it’s important to enjoy a good meal. Along with your hotel reservations, plan ahead and make restaurant reservations at places that you might not otherwise get to dine at. That way, you know there is something to look forward to once your feet are sore and your credit card has taken a hit. For recommendations around each of the Coastal Inns locations, check out our previous blog.
What to Buy?
The last, and probably most important, part of planning your shopping trip is to make lists! Plan ahead and know which stores you must visit, gather coupons if they’re available and know that you haven’t forgotten a gift for anyone that you love. This will relieve a lot of the stress when the time comes to travel. Just one more way you can enjoy your holiday shopping.
Coastal Inns loves the holidays and believes you should, too! If our warm, inviting and affordable rooms can make your holiday shopping a bit less hectic, then that’s what we aim to do. When you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget that we are your Atlantic home away from home, here when you need us.