Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Travel Guide: Two Days in Vancouver

Today I'm bringing you a look back at my Vancouver trip from four years ago. In July of 2010 I traveled to British Columbia for the first time. I went for work and decided to stay a few extra days. It was my first vacation alone, and in a different country at that! I was scared and had some sketchy experiences - stay far away from East Hastings street! - but overall it was a really empowering trip. It's a great feeling to know you're independent enough to do big things like explore foreign soil on your own!

If you're planning on visiting "Hollywood North" as the city is often referred to as, and only have a few days, here are some places to check out/things to do that'll easily fit in the span of two days:

Moda - quaint, remodeled boutique hotel built in 1908. Located in Yaletown (a section of downtown).
Earl's - downtown rooftop bar serving delicious food and drinks. Very trendy, but not pretentious.
Cloud 9 - fancy rotating restaurant located on the 42nd floor with amazing views of the city.
Stanley Park - rent a bike a ride the paths along the bay to take in nature, history, and nautical charm.
Landsea Tours - all-day Victoria trip with Butchart Gardens included + hotel pick up/drop off. $190 Canadian.
Empress Hotel Afternoon Tea - $76 for tea and treats at the gorgeous hotel built in 1902. A must!

Be sure to check out my original Vancouver recap #1, #2, and Victoria post as well, if interested!


Unknown said...

Great post about Vancouver!!!!!!! Ok I'm biased, but isn't it a great city!!!!!! I love having High Tea at the Fairmont.



awhite said...

What a gorgeous city! And look at you- Ms. Jet Set! :)


Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Four years already?! Amazing. Time sure flies. Love the photos and recap so to speak. :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Absolutely gorgeous pics! Vancouver is high up on cities I'd like to see next :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

What a fun adventure. I would have cringed at paying that much for tea. The hotel and park is beautiful though.

Marie said...

Fab post!! I so want to visit Vancouver one day!! Great pictures!!

Best, Mree

birdie to be said...

Great pictures! I would love to go there some day!

C said...

I forgot to comment back on IG. Yeah, it's basically the same as Seattle! Colder, maybe. But it's closer to the mountains and Jacob doesn't like huge cities and feels like Van is smaller because it's more spread out and not so tall. Plus, hockey. :) He's weird. You really did see a lot in two days. I love Victoria! It's such a cute, walk-able town and you can take a ferry from the US too. I remember spending a romantic weekend away with my high school boyfriend up there for spring break. We broke up a few weeks later. Haha!

elmundooo said...

Lovely Pictures .....lovely City and lovely you <3