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'''Sydney''' is the main port on [[Cape Breton Island]], in [[Nova Scotia]].
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==Get in==
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===By plane===
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Sydney is served by the nearby Sydney Airport which is served year round by [http://www.aircanada.com Air Canada] with prop service to [[Halifax (Nova Scotia)|Halifax]] and seasonal CRJ service to [[Montreal]].
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During the summer the airport is served by [http://www.airsaintpierre.com Air Saint-Pierre] (with flights from [[Saint-Pierre and Miquelon]]) and [http://www.flysunwing.com Sunwing Airlines] (with flights from [[Toronto]]). [http://www.peair.com Prince Edward Air] also provides charter flights.
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===By car===
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Driving to Sydney can be done by crossing the Canso Causeway which links the island to the Nova Scotia mainland at Canso.  From there you have two options: the slightly longer but straighter Highways 105 and 125 or the shorter but twistier Route 4.
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===By boat===
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North Sydney is the site of the Marine Atlantic terminal which serves as the main connection to [[Newfoundland and Labrador|Newfoundland]].  From the ferry terminal it is about a 20 minute drive on Highway 125 to Sydney.
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==Get around==
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Most sights within the downtown are within walking distance, however most major tourist sights are well outside of the city and require a car or pre-arranged tour bus.
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==See==
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Although Sydney is the center of Cape Breton, it lacks major tourist sites itself. A couple of things to see are:
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* Two private homes dating to the earliest settlement of the city, Jost House and Cossitt House, remain in the downtown area of Sydney.
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* The recently revived Wentworth Park, a 5 minute walk south from the downtown core, is worth a visit.
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==Do==
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==Buy==
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The Sydney marine terminal as well as Charlotte Steet have an abundance of arts and crafts stores selling traditional Cape Breton souvenirs.
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==Eat==
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Sydney has many well established restaurants, most with menu's full of classic seafood favorites.
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*'''Joe's Warehouse''', [http://sydney.capebretonisland.com/joeswarehouse/]. Sydney's most well known restaurant and features a fun collection of antiques throughout the restaurant.  During the summer their patio is busy and a great place for a light lunch.  Located directly below Joe's is Sydney's largest night club '''Smooth Herman's'''.
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*'''All-Star Grille''', inside the Sydney casino. This restaurant features a large menu consisting of a good mixture of diner classics and newer 'fusion-fare'.  It should be noted that since it is located inside the casino, it is offlimits to those under 19.
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*'''Mescalero's Steak House''', [http://www.membertoutcc.com/mescaleros.asp]. Located 5 minutes from downtown is Sydneys newest restaurant. Executive Chefs Todd MacIntyre and Mike Fitzgerald are proud to offer an extensive menu with something for every taste, including hand-selected cuts of Canadian Certified AAA Angus beef cooked over an open flame grill.
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==Drink==
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==Sleep==
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Sydney is home to a handful of places to rest your head ranging from small motels to larger hotels.
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* <sleep name="Cambridge Suites" alt="" address="380 Esplanade" directions="" phone="1-800-565-9466 (toll-free) or +1 902 562-6500" email="" fax="+1 902 564-6011" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms typically run from $149 - $199">Although the nicest hotel in the city, it lacks a swimming pool so it might not be very family friendly, which might be a selling point for busy business travelers.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Days Inn Sydney" alt="" address="480 Kings Road" directions="" phone="1-877-834-0333" email="" fax="+1 902 539-2773" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms run from $134 - $159">This hotel also has a pool, sauna, hot tub, and gym.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Delta Sydney" alt="" address="300 Esplanade" directions="" phone="1-800-565-1001 (toll-free) or +1 902 562-7500" email="" fax="+1 902 562-3023" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms typically run from $159 - $219">This hotel features large conference facilities and ballrooms as well as a large swimming pool, waterslide, gym and sauna.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Quality Inn" alt="" address="560 Kings Road" directions="" phone="+1 902 539-8101" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rates $109- 199">Hotel with free high-speed Internet, restaurant and lounge, heated pool, exercise room, executive suite, courtyard and free parking.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Beacon Motel" alt="" address="294 Keltic Drive" directions="" phone="1-866-562-8282" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Cheaper motel located 10 minutes outside of the downtown core.</sleep>
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For travelers seeking something with a little more character try one of the many bed and breakfasts in the area a selection of which can be found here[http://www.bedsandbreakfasts.ca/cape_breton_island_bbs.htm]
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==Get out==
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* The '''Fortress of Louisbourg''' located in Louisbourg, about an hour's drive away, is a reconstruction of the 18th century fortified French town whose presence plagued the British colonies of New England. 
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* Stop at the '''Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site''' of Canada in [[Baddeck]].
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* And no visit to Cape Breton is complete without a trip around the famous '''Cabot Trail''', which regularly places high on lists of 'Best Drives in the World'
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Revision as of 20:47, 13 August 2008

look jim there's nothing in sydney so it doesnt need its own page