The oldest city in North America and the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador has an especially rich and colorful history. Its historic downtown is filled with museums, galleries, historical sites, parks, restaurants, pubs and specialty shops that can be discovered along the narrow, winding streets and lanes. The brightly colored row houses, known as Jelly Bean Row, make it even more attractive, spilling down the hills that overlook the harbor. Nearby, plenty of outdoor adventures await with miles and miles of both urban and coastal trails, and the chance to spot humpback, minke, fin, sperm, blue, sei and right whales in the coastal waters. While the marine life and icebergs can often be seen right from a number of vantage points throughout the city, boat tours can bring you out for a closer look.