I am so lucky to call Kelowna home and I get requested all the time the place to go, what to eat and the place to keep! I have rounded up a list of my favourite spots in this Kelowna Summer Vacation Guide to make preparing your vacation listed here a little easier… and a great deal a lot more pleasurable!
Kelowna is 1 of the ideal destinations to vacation any time of calendar year, but the summertime is by much the best! Kelowna is nestled in a valley stuffed with environment course wineries, fresh area fruit and greens, epic places to eat, climbing, sandy seashores and some fantastic boutique purchasing.
So with out even more hold off, below is my mini Kelowna vacation guide… from a foodie’s lens of program!
What to do in Kelowna
If you’re searching for matters to do with children I advise checking out this post 20 Enjoyable Items to do with Young ones in Kelowna. If you have a weekend away from the young children or don’t have young ones to worry about at all I propose a wine tour (see below for winery suggestions)! If you’re venturing a bit further south, examine out this post for the South Okanagan location or this post for a thing closer to Osoyoos.
You can hire a boat down by the Cove or in Town Park (and several other places) for a working day on the lake (continue to keep your eyes peeled for Ogopogo), go hiking (attempt Knox Mountain, Kalamoir Park for wonderful sights or Bear Creek Park for a beautiful waterfall – pack a picnic to appreciate on the lake in the Bear Creek Provincial Park following!). Pritchard Park is our common hangout with a great wharf for the youngsters to leap off of (on the West Facet) or Gyro Seashore is a hot hangout as effectively.
For a bit of work out rent bikes at Kelowna eride (or an electric powered one if training is not on the precedence list lol) by the hour for some thing diverse! Moo-lix and Parlour are excellent destinations to grab an ice cream cone as you stroll the downtown spot.
Visit the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm for a beautiful botanical practical experience (I love it finest at dusk)! It is so stunning, and they build the most attractive sustainable items. You can also locate them on the web here.
Exactly where to Keep in Kelowna
There is so lots of options of spots to remain in Kelowna it can get a minor overpowering! The Cottages at Quail’s Gate are a terrific alternative for groups up to 10 men and women. For someplace shut to the h2o I propose the Delta Grand, the Manteo, or the Eldorado. The Eldorado also has a magnificent patio searching out about at the lake and is an awesome location to prevent for a glass of wine or a martini! The Cove is on the West Facet and has truly good lakeside accommodations with a attractive pool region – their spa is actually amazing much too!
Wherever to Consume in Kelowna
The Kelowna restaurant scene has gotten SO Very good. It is not usually that Charles and I get out for a date evening but when we do we appreciate the Aged Vines Restaurant at Quails Gate. We also enjoy Raudz for entertaining, neighborhood cuisine. The Curious has some of the incredibly very best pizza in city and wine and beer on faucet – super relaxed.
New to Kelowna this 12 months, OEB has produced very an impression on the brunch scene and The Bohemian Cafe is an magnificent location for brunch: test the Mexican Omelette and do not miss out on the homemade toast with jam. Krafty Kitchen & Bar is a wonderful spot for casual nearby eats and has a hip hop brunch! Little Hobo is a good option for pretty everyday eats (only open up for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday) and if you’re on the lookout for a vegan place look no even more than the Naked Cafe.
BNA Brewing is one of the most well-liked places in Kelowna and for very good motive. They have a great menu but also have a bowling alley, bocce ball, and previous arcade game titles! Tree Brewing Beer Institute is a excellent place for a day night with craft beers and a large assortment of board game titles. Oh sure and Vice and Advantage is a have to for you beer fans!
Examine out Central Kitchen and Bar if casual fare is up your alley, or for a incredibly exclusive Western saloon expertise examine out The Hatching Write-up on the West Side. Pink Bird Brewing and King Faucets are more recent on the market place and are on my checklist! Oh my gosh I could produce a e-book on this matter but I’ll cease!
Exactly where to Get Coffee in Kelowna
As a mom espresso is sort of a large offer to me. Sprout Bread Store is our location to go when we have staff conferences the espresso is very good and so is their baking (never depart with out a loaf of bread – you can thank me later … the sourdough, focaccia and table loaf are top rated notch)!
Vibrant & Jenny Espresso is situated on the edge of downtown and has some of the best espresso with beans they roast listed here in Kelowna. Third Space Espresso is a non-gain that presents counselling and psychological wellbeing plans for individuals in require … and good espresso! Ultimately, Bean Scene is a Kelowna basic and a great place to relax with a cup of coffee or tea.
Wineries to Pay a visit to in Kelowna
It is hard to select just a couple of wineries to select as ‘must visits’ but Kitsch and Mission Hill the two have an remarkable check out of the Okanagan. Sandhill is usually on the prime of my listing – you severely just can’t go improper with ANY of their wines and they are conveniently found downtown.
Cedar Creek lately went by way of renovations and has an excellent new cafe Residence Block. The Hatch is a a thing a very little distinct and so one of a kind to check out out! Lively Vine has some great stories behind their wines and labels and has a amazing 3D working experience. I’ve pointed out Quails Gate a several times but I very seriously advocate it, their patio is probably my favourite location to be in the summer time (you will see why if you go). Also Frind Winery has an epic beachfront setup where you can get pizza (and vino of program) and sit in the sand. Talk about Okanagan residing!
Wherever to Store in Kelowna
When I have the time to store I definitely ADORE some of the compact shops we have here in Kelowna. A person of my favourite pieces of home furnishings in my household is my laundry home wood cupboard and it’s from Lakehouse! They have these types of attractive issues for your kitchen and house. They not too long ago even expanded their retail store to be even even bigger! I extremely propose halting by. Similar goes for Olive & Elle, a cute boutique for homewares as very well. Oh and do not forget about to stop at Alchemy.
Where by to Get Groceries & Generate in Kelowna
Currently being a meals blogger, I get questioned a great deal wherever the finest area is to purchase a handful of wholesome groceries or exactly where the very best generate is in Kelowna. The Kelowna’s Farmers Market place is a one particular halt store on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s for regional make, sustainably sourced meats and cheeses, outfits, jewellery and more.
If the current market is not likely on I’d halt by Nature’s Fare, Urban Fare, or Selections to grab a handful of things or a quick picnic lunch. For clean generate Paynter’s U-Choose is usually a fantastic time with the youngsters – they even have picnic tables and ice product for the young ones (large and small:).
If you give any of these places a try or if I skipped anything let me know in a comment below… joyful very long weekend!