Cobourg ontario's feel good town | one hour east of Toronto
Shopping Mementos and gifts-to-self
STROLLING THE SIDEWALKS, POPPING INTO THE SHOPS FOR A LOOK OR A FIND, PAUSING FOR COFFEE AND PASTRY – SOUND LIKE A PLAN?
Grab your best pal and head to downtown Cobourg, a quaint, pedestrian-friendly town with historic architecture, and a quality selection of shops, restaurants, services and thrift stores for that bargain gem. There’s quiet, country ambiance, fresh air and always the excitement of discovering a great purchase. It’s all a quick walk from the beach and harbourfront, too, making it convenient to leave the kids with dad, if you need. Buying a great pair of shoes or statement necklace should be on the priority list.
The area is a growing magnet for artists leaving city life and settling in Cobourg and the surrounding small towns and villages. Painting, photography, jewellery, refinished furniture – there are unique gifts by local artisans to be found for your home or your wardrobe. Enjoy the hunt!
Within the mix of boutiques, there are spasfor a body or facial treat, or a blow-dry and manicure to sparkle for the evening. In summer festival season, the main street is turned into a pedestrian thoroughfare for food, entertainment and shopping deals.
At the heart of downtown, behind Victoria Hall, a farmer’s market sets up each
Saturday morning, from May through to November. Homemade crafts, pies,
preserves and produce – this market is well worth a visit.
For national chains and other retailers, plus additional ease and comfort,
Northumberland Mall is an indoor shopping mall a short drive or bus ride
from downtown. There’s also a cinema and a bowling alley here, for shopping and after-shopping leisure. A plan for the whole family! Santa arrives here in November, too, so start your wish lists.