There are a lot of places outside of Charlottetown worth visiting.
Cavendish is one of the most popular ones, mainly because of Green Gables House and Cavendish Beach. It takes about a half hour or 45 min to drive there.
Summerside is a small city about an hour's drive outside of Charlottetown. It has a nice waterfront and the Jubilee Theatre often has shows in the summer.
If you like beaches, Cavendish Beach is not the only one. There is also Brackley, Stanhope, and Dalvay within the National Park. There are also a lot of other beaches hidden in the countryside where locals and visitors own/rent cottages for the summer.
The City Cinema in downtown Charlottetown is a small movie theatre that shows mostly independent and foreign films (many of which are in subtitles). So if you want to see a non-Hollywood movie, this is the place to go. To know which movies are showing when, check out the City Cinema page in The Buzz - PEI's artsy newspaper.
The lobster suppers hosted by some of the local churchs is a great tradition for visitors to attend. I was told the tradition began as a way to bring the community together as well as supplement the church's offering plate. Now, people visiting PEI from all over the world seek out those churchs that still host a lobster supper for the experience of fitting into a community for the evening.
Bottomline, the lobsters are good and you can have as many mussels as your heart desires (my heart desired a lot) and you might just meet someone from around the corner or around the world.
St. Anne's is located in the town of the same name which is by Hunter River, PEI. Take Centre Road off Route 224 to get to the lobster suppers.
Over the past couple of years, I've taken an interest in hiking/climbing up the highest elevations in the region. With the help of Google Earth, I located the two points on Prince Edward Island and went prepared to climb - dare I call them - "the peaks of Mount Springton " ?
In the first pic, I'm at "Peak #1", looking towards "Peak #2". Then, after an arduous trek over to "Peak #2", I snapped a pic looking back at "Peak #1" ! Fortunately, at the time of year I took these pictures, there were no potatoes in the ground to impede my progress. Otherwise, it might have taken me a whole 10 minutes to get from one to the other !!
For you hikers, Peak #1 is roughly at 188.8.131.52 N x 63.25.05.38 W, and Peak #2 is roughly at 184.108.40.206 N x 63.24.56.00 W. (Keep in mind that Google Earth's accuracy is off by about 100 meters or so.) The elevations are between 436 ft to 463 ft, depending upon which source you use, and I didn't have a GPS with me.
Take a drive into the counrty side... Prince Edward Island is like no other Canadian Province! Hilly farm land and pastures some of which end abruptly in cliffs overlooking the ocean.
COOK OUT in aid of the HEART FUND. We were there in June 2000 and 2001. Great food for a small price. A good cause. Prince Edward Island BAKED POTATOE AND PORK SPARE RIBS $5.00.
Welcome center . All the bricks in the walk have the names of all those who worked on the Confederation Bridge inscribed on them.