Shaw's Hotel Dining Room
It's a cafe, it's a music venue, it's a cozy and affordable inn (rooms $89). In all ways this place exudes the best of PEI. Grab a pot of mussels or a taster plate of local cheeses and a beer and let the live local music tingle your spine.
This shingled house just outside Cavendish, is surrounded by flowers and is an absolutely lovely place to eat. There are plenty of unusual and seasonally changing options like ice-wine–infused chicken liver pâté on a Gouda brioche for starters and locally inspired mains such as delicious butter-poached scallops.
Charlottetown's centerpiece is the imposing, yet welcoming, neoclassical Province House. The symmetry of design is carried throughout, including two brilliant skylights reaching up through the massive sandstone structure. It was here in 1864, within the Confederation Chamber, that 23 representatives of Britain's North American colonies first discussed the creation of Canada.
This redeveloped waterfront is the highlight of Summerside. A continually expanding boardwalk allows you to wander and enjoy the harbor and its scenic surrounds. There are some very nice eateries, a stage for live music in the summer and numerous shops.
Cavendish is the home town of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942), author of Anne of Green Gables . Here she is simply known as Lucy Maud or LM.
Delve deeper into Anne fantasy at this theme park where costumed actors portray characters from the book and perform dramatic moments and scenes from Green Gable chapters. Beyond the theatrical exploits, the park offers you cow-milking demonstrations, a ride in a horse-drawn wagon and other period farm activities. Check the website for the day's schedule.
This modern complex's large theater and outdoor amphitheater host concerts, comedic performances and elaborate musicals. Anne of Green Gables – The Musical has been entertaining audiences here as part of the Charlottetown Festival since 1964, making it Canada's longest-running musical. You'll enjoy it, and your friends will never have to know.
Learn the secrets of local lavender, discover how to make PEI spuds spectacular, wrangle seafood into deliciousness or get acquainted with Acadian food at a cookery course in this remodeled antique church. On staff are several chefs and a sommelier to make sure the food is as beautiful as the setting.
Brothers Two's service, pasta, steak and fresh seafood have made it a local favorite for more than 30 years. The vegetarian stir-fry and island blue mussels steamed in garlic and white wine are both excellent. If you want in on the laughter coming from below, check out Feast Dinner Theatres.
Opened in 2008 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables, this theater presents plays from the life and times of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Performances are in a renovated 19th-century church that Montgomery herself attended. Seats sell out fast, so book in advance!
The oversized wood beams and brick columns of the historic Roger's Hardware building provide a bold setting for fine dining or light pub fare. A loyal clientele tucks into lobster-stuffed chicken, vegetarian pizza or seafood torte. Lunch specials start at $10.