Vancouver is truly a Winter Wonderland, with snow-capped mountains and the chilly Pacific Ocean bordering either side of the city. However, the third-largest city in Canada is also an excellent vacation destination for the summer months, especially if you’re not a fan of cold weather. In this article, we’ll take a look at where you should stay, where you should eat, and what you should do when visiting the beautiful city of Vancouver.
Where To Stay
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Go big or go home. When it comes to choosing a hotel to stay while visiting Vancouver, that’s the mantra we’d go with. As such, our choice of hotels is one of the ritziest in the city. The rooms will have you basking in luxury, with incredibly rich and comfortable beds, as well as some of the most luxurious robes and towels you’ll ever touch. But it’s the lobby and restaurant that really makes this hotel special. The lobby’s lounge is one of the hottest socializing spots in the city. After grabbing a cocktail or two (oftentimes with celebrities that frequent the hotel), you can head up the staircase to the second-floor restaurant for an incredible evening without ever leaving your hotel.
Where To Eat
Aside from having an awesome name, Le Crocodile has been a staple among the great Vancouver restaurants for almost 40 years now. The restaurant offers new and delicious takes on classic French dishes. You’ll find the expected staples on the menu, such as escargot, lamb shank, and roasted duck. Some French restaurants have a reputation for uppity wait staff, but the servers at Le Crocodile are all smiles and friendly chit-chat. Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere—what more could you ask for in a dining experience?
What To Do
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Trying to pick a top attraction in downtown Vancouver is nearly impossible. All you have to do is leave your hotel and walk down the street and you’ll have days’ worth of activities to keep you busy. That’s why our top choice is to get outside of the downtown area and visit the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. In addition to being recognized as one of the most beautiful city gardens in the world, it’s also one of the most relaxing day trips you can make. The biggest part of the rocks and trees throughout the garden have been shipped in from China.