“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
We had quite the adventure traveling to Vancouver last week when we missed our flight check-in by four minutes. Four minutes! The absurdity that unraveled is one for the books—finally arriving at our hotel at 1:30 a.m. rather than 1:30 p.m.as planned. (As a reminder, you must arrive at check-in for an international flight no later than 60 minutes before your flight.) Our hotel concierge at the Hotel Georgia was phenomenal, going above and beyond to move around our special anniversary dinner very last minute, and helping us figure out how to make the most of the time we had left.
But that’s the thing about travel. You really do have to roll with the punches and be ready for the unexpected. After all, my best stories are always the ones where something went wrong—aren’t yours? While we had to pivot plans and hit the ground running on very little sleep our first day, we managed to fit in everything we had hoped.
From a newly opened lounge throwing back to the glamour of the 20s to the hottest new restaurant with food as gorgeous as the space, here is everything you should bookmark for a weekend in Vancouver.
What to do in Vancouver
Where to get caffeinated with the creative types: Nemesis
Where to go for a scenic stroll: Seawall at Stanly Park
Where to have an incredible lunch: Farmer’s Apprentice
Where to get the famous Aburi style (flame seared) sushi: Minami Yaletown
Where to have a pre-dinner cocktail (or after dinner cocktail for that matter): The Keefer Bar
Where to have a romantic dinner that looks like a work of art: Botanist
Where to get a wine flight and gorgeous charcuterie board: Salt Tasting Room
Where to get a nightcap while lounging on a turquoise sofa: Prohibition
The Rosewood Hotel Georgia stood out for its exceptional service. I loved their breakfast and the newly opened lounge Prohibition. Because we booked with Two Nights In, we had breakfast included (even room service!) and a $100 hotel credit—hard to beat that.
Botanist at the Fairmont hotel is a gorgeous space that has everybody talking!
We had originally planned to go to the Farmer’s Apprentice for dinner, but since our trip got cut short, we moved it to lunch. Highly recommend!