LEGGINGS: Zella (thick enough to wear as pants) // TEE: BP. (only $18) // VEST: Old Navy // SCARF: Old Navy (identical here and here for less than $30) // SHOES: Nike (only $55) // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker // BEANIE: Old Navy ($10) // TOTE: Louis Vuitton c/o Trendlee
I love traveling to new locations, who doesn’t right!? But when you have someone to share those amazing travel experiences with, it makes it SO much better! Thankfully, I have my boyfriend to adventure with 🙂
After lots of brainstorming, we decided to travel for Thanksgiving to the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA), somewhere neither of us have spent much time. The weather was cold and rainy, but me coming from CA, and him coming from AZ, we absolutely loved it! Today I’m sharing Part 1 (Vancouver, BC) of our travels, followed by Part 2 (Seattle) tomorrow so stay tuned!
Where did we stay?
- We stayed in an AirBnb located in Yaletown, which was the perfect location for us. It was clean, nice, a quiet neighborhood, and still close to everything. We felt like there was a young vibe to the area too with lots of restaurants and shops close by!
What did we do and see?
- Let me start by saying we only had a day and two nights in Vancouver (I wish we could’ve stayed longer), but we made the most of our time there.
- Granville Island: this is the cutest peninsula with a friendly feel. We enjoyed a cozy coffee and breakfast, walked by the public market, and enjoyed the artsy corners.
- Capilano Suspension Bridge: an absolute MUST SEE. It’s breathtaking, gorgeous, and transports you to a whole other world! There are free shuttles all day long from the city to the bridge (about 25 minute drive).
- Stanley Park: we rented Mobi Bikes (city bikes that you pay on your phone, pick up anywhere, drop off anywhere) and rode around the park which is actually larger than Central Park in NYC. There are paved paths and trails through the forest of fir and cedar, as well as a scenic seawall that wraps around Vancouver. We happened to be riding right at sunset which was refreshing and stunning!
Where did we eat/drink?
- Brunch: Edible Canada, Off The Tracks (highly recommend)
- Dinner: Rodney’s Oyster House (highly recommend/best atmosphere/staff around), YEW Seafood
- Drinks: Hotel Georgia Rooftop (transforms into a winter wonderland this time of year)
We are already planning on coming back to Canada sometime in the future to ski/snowboard at Whistler which is only a couple hour drive away from Vancouver, BC. We loved how Vancouver, BC felt like the perfect mixture between city-life and an outdoorsy-adventure! Overall, our experience in this city couldn’t have been more fun! We had the best time adventuring together, enjoying the new sights to take in, and loved that we were in a foreign country, yet it still felt familiar in a way! See you next time Vancouver 😉