I am so lucky to phone Kelowna house and I get questioned all the time in which to go, what to take in and exactly where to continue to be! I’ve rounded up a record of my favorite spots in this Kelowna Summertime Vacation Guideline to make organizing your excursion below a small easier… and a whole lot additional entertaining!
Kelowna is a person of the very best locations to journey any time of year, but the summertime is by much the very best! Kelowna is nestled in a valley loaded with planet class wineries, new regional fruit and vegetables, epic places to eat, climbing, sandy shorelines and some fabulous boutique browsing.
So without having even further hold off, here is my mini Kelowna travel guide… from a foodie’s lens of course!
What to do in Kelowna
If you are wanting for matters to do with children I advise checking out this post 20 Exciting Factors to do with Young children in Kelowna. If you have a weekend away from the young ones or really don’t have children to get worried about at all I advocate a wine tour (see beneath for vineyard recommendations)! If you’re venturing a little bit more south, look at out this post for the South Okanagan location or this put up for a little something closer to Osoyoos.
You can lease a boat down by the Cove or in City Park (and lots of other destinations) for a day on the lake (maintain your eyes peeled for Ogopogo), go mountaineering (attempt Knox Mountain, Kalamoir Park for amazing sights or Bear Creek Park for a breathtaking waterfall – pack a picnic to love on the lake in the Bear Creek Provincial Park following!). Pritchard Park is our typical hangout with a excellent wharf for the young ones to bounce off of (on the West Aspect) or Gyro Beach is a scorching hangout as well.
For a bit of exercising hire bikes at Kelowna eride (or an electric one if workout is not on the precedence listing lol) by the hour for something distinct! Moo-lix and Parlour are good locations to seize an ice cream cone as you stroll the downtown region.
Stop by the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm for a beautiful botanical working experience (I enjoy it finest at dusk)! It is so beautiful, and they build the most gorgeous sustainable products. You can also discover them on line right here.
The place to Continue to be in Kelowna
There is so numerous choices of areas to keep in Kelowna it can get a minor frustrating! The Cottages at Quail’s Gate are a great selection for groups up to 10 persons. For someplace shut to the drinking water I advise the Delta Grand, the Manteo, or the Eldorado. The Eldorado also has a stunning patio wanting out about at the lake and is an awesome location to cease for a glass of wine or a martini! The Cove is on the West Side and has definitely good lakeside accommodations with a stunning pool space – their spa is genuinely awesome too!
Where to Try to eat in Kelowna
The Kelowna restaurant scene has gotten SO Excellent. It is not often that Charles and I get out for a day night time but when we do we love the Aged Vines Cafe at Quails Gate. We also appreciate Raudz for exciting, area cuisine. The Curious has some of the incredibly very best pizza in town and wine and beer on tap – super relaxed.
New to Kelowna this 12 months, OEB has made rather an influence on the brunch scene and The Bohemian Cafe is an amazing spot for brunch: consider the Mexican Omelette and really don’t pass up the selfmade toast with jam. Krafty Kitchen area & Bar is a fantastic location for relaxed regional eats and has a hip hop brunch! Small Hobo is a very good decision for extremely relaxed eats (only open up for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday) and if you are on the lookout for a vegan location look no further than the Bare Cafe.
BNA Brewing is a single of the most well known spots in Kelowna and for excellent purpose. They have a good menu but also have a bowling alley, bocce ball, and outdated arcade online games! Tree Brewing Beer Institute is a excellent spot for a date night time with craft beers and a wide assortment of board games. Oh sure and Vice and Virtue is a should for you beer fans!
Examine out Central Kitchen and Bar if everyday fare is up your alley, or for a really exclusive Western saloon experience test out The Hatching Write-up on the West Side. Crimson Fowl Brewing and King Taps are more recent on the sector and are on my checklist! Oh my gosh I could generate a e-book on this matter but I’ll end!
Wherever to Get Espresso in Kelowna
As a mother espresso is type of a large offer to me. Sprout Bread Store is our position to go when we have team conferences the coffee is great and so is their baking (really do not depart without having a loaf of bread – you can thank me later on … the sourdough, focaccia and table loaf are major notch)!
Dazzling & Jenny Espresso is found on the edge of downtown and has some of the greatest espresso with beans they roast listed here in Kelowna. 3rd House Espresso is a non-earnings that presents counselling and psychological well being systems for these in want … and terrific espresso! Ultimately, Bean Scene is a Kelowna vintage and a terrific put to loosen up with a cup of espresso or tea.
Wineries to Go to in Kelowna
It’s tricky to opt for just a few wineries to decide on as ‘must visits’ but Kitsch and Mission Hill equally have an outstanding view of the Okanagan. Sandhill is generally on the top rated of my record – you critically just can’t go improper with ANY of their wines and they are conveniently found downtown.
Cedar Creek recently went through renovations and has an exceptional new restaurant Home Block. The Hatch is a a thing a minor unique and so unique to verify out! Vivid Vine has some great stories at the rear of their wines and labels and has a neat 3D working experience. I’ve talked about Quails Gate a several periods but I significantly endorse it, their patio is almost certainly my favorite area to be in the summer time (you will see why if you go). Also Frind Vineyard has an epic beachfront setup the place you can get pizza (and vino of study course) and sit in the sand. Discuss about Okanagan living!
In which to Shop in Kelowna
When I have the time to store I completely ADORE some of the modest stores we have listed here in Kelowna. One particular of my favorite parts of household furniture in my household is my laundry room picket cupboard and it’s from Lakehouse! They have these types of gorgeous items for your kitchen and house. They not long ago even expanded their store to be even even bigger! I hugely advise halting by. Similar goes for Olive & Elle, a adorable boutique for homewares as effectively. Oh and don’t fail to remember to cease at Alchemy.
Exactly where to Get Groceries & Make in Kelowna
Remaining a foodstuff blogger, I get questioned a good deal exactly where the ideal spot is to buy a couple of healthy groceries or the place the most effective develop is in Kelowna. The Kelowna’s Farmers Sector is a one particular cease shop on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s for area create, sustainably sourced meats and cheeses, clothing, jewellery and much more.
If the industry is not heading on I’d end by Nature’s Fare, Urban Fare, or Possibilities to get a couple of matters or a speedy picnic lunch. For new deliver Paynter’s U-Select is normally a wonderful time with the little ones – they even have picnic tables and ice product for the little ones (major and compact:).
If you give any of these places a test or if I missed nearly anything let me know in a remark below… pleased very long weekend!