I am so fortunate to connect with Kelowna residence and I get requested all the time the place to go, what to consume and where by to keep! I’ve rounded up a checklist of my favorite spots in this Kelowna Summer time Travel Tutorial to make organizing your trip below a minimal easier… and a great deal far more enjoyable!
Kelowna is a person of the finest places to travel any time of year, but the summertime is by considerably the finest! Kelowna is nestled in a valley crammed with planet class wineries, new nearby fruit and vegetables, epic dining establishments, mountaineering, sandy seashores and some fabulous boutique procuring.
So without even further delay, here is my mini Kelowna journey guide… from a foodie’s lens of class!
What to do in Kelowna
If you are hunting for items to do with children I suggest examining out this post 20 Fun Points to do with Youngsters in Kelowna. If you have a weekend away from the little ones or really don’t have young ones to get worried about at all I propose a wine tour (see below for winery suggestions)! If you are venturing a little bit even more south, check out out this post for the South Okanagan region or this write-up for some thing nearer to Osoyoos.
You can rent a boat down by the Cove or in Town Park (and numerous other locations) for a working day on the lake (hold your eyes peeled for Ogopogo), go climbing (try Knox Mountain, Kalamoir Park for amazing sights or Bear Creek Park for a breathtaking waterfall – pack a picnic to get pleasure from on the lake in the Bear Creek Provincial Park after!). Pritchard Park is our normal hangout with a excellent wharf for the young ones to jump off of (on the West Side) or Gyro Beach front is a incredibly hot hangout as well.
For a little bit of work out hire bikes at Kelowna eride (or an electrical just one if work out is not on the priority checklist lol) by the hour for a little something diverse! Moo-lix and Parlour are great locations to get an ice cream cone as you stroll the downtown place.
Take a look at the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm for a spectacular botanical encounter (I enjoy it most effective at dusk)! It is so magnificent, and they generate the most beautiful sustainable merchandise. You can also find them on the internet here.
The place to Continue to be in Kelowna
There’s so lots of choices of places to keep in Kelowna it can get a small frustrating! The Cottages at Quail’s Gate are a wonderful choice for groups up to 10 individuals. For someplace close to the water I recommend the Delta Grand, the Manteo, or the Eldorado. The Eldorado also has a lovely patio on the lookout out in excess of at the lake and is an magnificent location to quit for a glass of wine or a martini! The Cove is on the West Aspect and has definitely nice lakeside lodging with a attractive pool spot – their spa is actually awesome as well!
Where by to Try to eat in Kelowna
The Kelowna restaurant scene has gotten SO Excellent. It is not normally that Charles and I get out for a day evening but when we do we really like the Outdated Vines Cafe at Quails Gate. We also love Raudz for enjoyable, nearby cuisine. The Curious has some of the pretty best pizza in town and wine and beer on tap – super informal.
New to Kelowna this yr, OEB has made really an impact on the brunch scene and The Bohemian Cafe is an magnificent spot for brunch: try out the Mexican Omelette and never overlook the do-it-yourself toast with jam. Krafty Kitchen area & Bar is a great place for informal neighborhood eats and has a hip hop brunch! Minor Hobo is a very good option for pretty informal eats (only open up for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday) and if you are wanting for a vegan spot glance no even further than the Naked Cafe.
BNA Brewing is one of the most well known spots in Kelowna and for fantastic explanation. They have a good menu but also have a bowling alley, bocce ball, and outdated arcade online games! Tree Brewing Beer Institute is a good spot for a date evening with craft beers and a wide variety of board games. Oh indeed and Vice and Advantage is a should for you beer enthusiasts!
Check out out Central Kitchen and Bar if everyday fare is up your alley, or for a really special Western saloon experience check out The Hatching Post on the West Aspect. Pink Hen Brewing and King Faucets are more recent on the mar
ket place and are on my checklist! Oh my gosh I could create a reserve on this subject but I’ll cease!
In which to Get Coffee in Kelowna
As a mother coffee is type of a huge deal to me. Sprout Bread Store is our put to go when we have team meetings the espresso is fantastic and so is their baking (really do not go away devoid of a loaf of bread – you can thank me later … the sourdough, focaccia and desk loaf are top notch)!
Vivid & Jenny Espresso is located on the edge of downtown and has some of the ideal espresso with beans they roast here in Kelowna. Third Place Coffee is a non-income that delivers counselling and psychological health packages for these in will need … and terrific espresso! At last, Bean Scene is a Kelowna basic and a fantastic location to take it easy with a cup of coffee or tea.
Wineries to Take a look at in Kelowna
It is challenging to select just a few wineries to decide on as ‘must visits’ but Kitsch and Mission Hill equally have an unbelievable check out of the Okanagan. Sandhill is usually on the major of my list – you significantly simply cannot go erroneous with ANY of their wines and they are conveniently situated downtown.
Cedar Creek recently went through renovations and has an extraordinary new restaurant Household Block. The Hatch is a a little something a minor unique and so exclusive to verify out! Lively Vine has some great tales at the rear of their wines and labels and has a great 3D expertise. I have stated Quails Gate a several situations but I very seriously suggest it, their patio is almost certainly my favorite area to be in the summer (you will see why if you go). Also Frind Winery has an epic beachfront setup where you can get pizza (and vino of training course) and sit in the sand. Communicate about Okanagan residing!
In which to Shop in Kelowna
When I have the time to store I totally ADORE some of the smaller stores we have listed here in Kelowna. One particular of my favorite parts of household furniture in my dwelling is my laundry home picket cupboard and it is from Lakehouse! They have this sort of stunning factors for your kitchen area and dwelling. They a short while ago even expanded their retail outlet to be even larger! I extremely recommend stopping by. Identical goes for Olive & Elle, a sweet boutique for homewares as perfectly. Oh and do not forget to prevent at Alchemy.
Where to Get Groceries & Develop in Kelowna
Being a food items blogger, I get questioned a whole lot where by the finest spot is to buy a couple of balanced groceries or the place the ideal deliver is in Kelowna. The Kelowna’s Farmers Sector is a just one stop shop on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s for area make, sustainably sourced meats and cheeses, garments, jewelry and a lot more.
If the marketplace isn’t likely on I’d prevent by Nature’s Fare, Urban Fare, or Possibilities to seize a few matters or a brief picnic lunch. For fresh new make Paynter’s U-Decide on is always a excellent time with the youngsters – they even have picnic tables and ice cream for the youngsters (significant and small:).
If you give any of these sites a try out or if I missed nearly anything enable me know in a remark below… content prolonged weekend!