Hoping for some thoughts on our 8 nites in New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia in late Aug. Coming from Boston but will spend a nite in Bar Harbor on a Thurs. then drive into Canada on Fri. My first thought was St. John but thought maybe going further to Moncton would be better then we'd be closer to PEI and NS. Go to PEI for 2 nites, Halifax for 2, then St. John before the drive back to Boston (or maybe stay in Portland). I'm basically a city gal but since we'll be in such a pretty place, I figure maybe one nite in a little town or village. This is supposed to be my "relaxing" vacation so trying to drive in the most efficient way possible. And of course eat well on the way. I've read quite a bit here but this isn't the most active CH board. Will want one really nice dinner during the trip (would Halifax be best for that?) and a lot of fun places in between. And of course the requisite good seafood. We also like places both for a fancy cocktail, maybe with a good view, as well as dive bars and rock clubs.
So if you know a good route with some tasty stops in the cities and on the road, that would be great. I'm full of Boston info if you need it. Thanks.