Vancouver is a fantastic city offering the Pacific Ocean and rainforest as backdrops. The landscape looks alluring with large green open spaces, refreshing ocean breeze and the wonderful scenic sight of snowcapped mountains in the background. Simply magical would be the way to describe the scene! Whether you are a foodie or a nature lover or interested in exploring its myriad of attractions Vancouver will never disappoint!
The downtown area is where all the action lies and staying at a boutique hotel in Vancouver downtown would be the ideal way to enjoy the city.
If you are looking for luxury at an affordable price the 5-star L’ Hermitage hotel in Vancouver’s downtown area is the perfect place. Just a block away from the Sky Train Station, it is a stone’s throw from the best dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
Some of the best spots to visit in town are:
One of the top tourist destinations in Vancouver, Gastown is one of the most historic parts of the city to visit. The area is home to some of the finest dining spots and swanky bars with a vibrant night scene. Some of the top dining destinations are The Pourhouse and L’Abattoir. If there is a hockey game on with the Vancouver Canucks playing in town, visitors get to experience the love for ice hockey that Canadians have.
If you are on a trip for the first time to the city then head to Stanley Park a prominent attraction for tourists and visitors to the city. It is also the location for the Vancouver Aquarium, a place that captivates both adults and kids. The aquarium is a fabulous spot to learn about the ocean, its inhabitants and marine habitat. A wonderful place to spend the afternoon with the family!
Vancouver Art Gallery:
If you are someone with an interest in art, a visit to the city would be incomplete without a tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery. They host a variety of exhibitions all through the year covering a broad spectrum of themes and topics. See some of the best artwork in the country by Canadian artists through the years. These include both modern and contemporary artists like Ken Lum and Emily Carr, among other prominent artists’ creations. Its location downtown is a convenient distance from the Hermitage hotel. There is an onsite gift shop if you want to purchase gifts, postcards and other interesting items. After the tour, you could choose to grab a bite of the best street food at the many food trucks in the area. If you are looking for a more formal dining experience then enjoy the best of West Coast cuisines at the Seafood bar or the Yew Restaurant nearby.
If you are downtown you cannot overlook taking a tour of Granville Island! The best spot for the finest Canadian culinary fare and the best shopping in town. Visit the public market situated beneath Granville St. Bridge for the best of food, drink, shopping and souvenirs in the city.