mardi 19 mars 2013

My Best Of Ottawa

This September will mark my tenth anniversary of living in Ottawa.

After ten years here, I think I'm starting to know the city pretty well. If I were to give recommendations to someone visiting the city, here is my personal (highly subjective) list of places to see/things to do:

Best restaurants

Sushi: Genji off Elgin
Indian Buffet: there are several of these but we really like East India Company on Somerset
Best splurge: L'Orée du bois in Chelsea or Domus Café in the Market
Best brunch: The French Baker on Murray St.
Lunch date: Au Coin du Maroc in Hull
Cheap food? Pho, Poutine or Shawarma

Best places to walk

Along the Rideau Canal, all the way down to the Locks
Behind Parliament Hill
In the Byward Market
Along the Ottawa River (near Parkdale where the rock statues are, or near Westboro Beach)
In Gatineau Park
Experimental Farm/Botanical Gardens

Best touristy things to do

National Art Gallery
Museum of Civilization
Museum of Nature
MB would say Aviation Museum (but I've never been)
Skating on the Rideau Canal
Champlain Lookout in Gatineau Park
Free tour of the Parliament Buildings

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