After spending the first two days of our vacation lounging around by the beautiful Aku Tiki pool and on the beach, my sister and I made our way over to Beach Street for a relaxing day of shopping, exploring, and great eats. We were excited to find that The Beach Street area is only a quick five minute drive across the bridge from The Aku Tiki.
We began our morning sipping lattes and enjoying delicious homemade bagels at Sweet Marlay’s. The best part about Sweet Marlay’s? All of their flavored syrups and baked goods are homemade! I sipped on a delicious, salted caramel “Beach Day Latte”, and my sister enjoyed a “Southern Praline Latte”, which consisted of butter pecan, caramel, and Ghirardelli chocolate syrups – YUM. Be sure to ask for coffee ice cubes too!
Next, we took a stroll down the way, stopping at Moxie Vintage, Beach Street Shoe Boutique, and Abraxas Books along the way. Moxie Vintage is great – there, I found the perfect vintage sundress and even picked up some cool old bar stools to take home.
By the time we were done shopping and strolling through though the beautiful park bordering the Halifax River, we were, unsurprisingly, hungry again! For lunch, we stopped at Kale Cafe – a cool new vegan restaurant where you can find an eclectic menu filled with Jamaican inspired specials and DELICIOUS freshly made smoothies and juices.
I am so happy that Jane at the front desk of The Aku Tiki Hotel recommended we go explore the Beach Street Riverfront area – we had a great day filled with delicious food, unique shopping, and beautiful views of the Halifax River!