Where to sleep: The Great George
This boutique hotel encompasses a total of 15 heritage buildings and offers rooms with plenty of East Coast character and charm. Located only a short walk from fantastic shops, restaurants and the picturesque waterfront, it's a primo home base for taking in everything this small but mighty town has to offer. 58 Great George St., thegreatgeorge.com.
Where to shop: Cottage Industry
Take home a piece of the shore by paying a visit to Cottage Industry. Filled with a tastefully curated collection of housewares that exude casual coastal style, this chic shop is a must-see for visiting design enthusiasts and nautical nuts alike. 79 Grafton St., cottageindustry.ca.
Where to eat: Terre Rouge Bistro Marche
P.E.I is synonymous with fresh food, and this farm-to-table restaurant in the heat of Charlottetown is no exception. Award-winning chefs Dave Mottershall and John Pritchard serve innovative fare every day, but if you don't have time for a sit-down meal, grab something to go from the market portion of this bustling business. 72 Queen St., terrerougepei.com.