Travel solo Newfoundland

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We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Jenell, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Jenell is from Canada, and submitted the following report about St. John’s. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!

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Languages spoken: English

Reasons to go: St. John’s is considered by some as the oldest city in North America, founded in 1610 by the British empire. It is populated by just over 200, 000 people, who are very friendly and outgoing. The crime rate is very low, with violent crimes almost non-existent. Some people still leave their house doors unlocked!

photo, image, row houses, st. john's, newfoundlandSights to visit include:

  • Cabot Tower on Signal Hill provides an amazing view of the city on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, with a chance to see whales and icebergs if you are visiting between April and June. This is the site where, in 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless message. It has a walking trail which includes 24 sets of stairs and is pretty challenging, but as an alternative, there is a road which you can take to drive up instead.
  • Cape Spear is the easternmost point in continental North America. It has a lighthouse that was built in 1836.
  • George Street is a two-block long street which houses nothing but bars, pubs, restaurant, s and clubs. It is the main center of St. John’s nightlife. The annual George Street Festival is held every summer towards the end of July or first week of August.
  • The Johnson Geo Centre contains a permanent exhibit of The Titanic, which sank just 375 miles southeast of St. John’s.

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