I’m so lucky to name Kelowna house and I get requested on a regular basis the place to go, what to eat and the place to remain! I’ve rounded up an inventory of my favorite spots on this Kelowna Summer time Journey Information to make planning your journey right here a bit of simpler… and much more enjoyable!
Kelowna is likely one of the finest locations to journey any time of yr, however the summertime is by far one of the best! Kelowna is nestled in a valley crammed with world class wineries, contemporary native fruit and greens, epic eating places, mountain climbing, sandy seashores and a few fabulous boutique purchasing.
So with out additional delay, right here is my mini Kelowna journey information… from a foodie’s lens in fact!
What to do in Kelowna
In case you’re searching for issues to do with children I like to recommend trying out this put up 20 Enjoyable Issues to do with Youngsters in Kelowna. When you have a weekend away from the youngsters or don’t have children to fret about in any respect I like to recommend a wine tour (see under for vineyard suggestions)! In case you’re venturing a bit additional south, take a look at this put up for the South Okanagan area or this put up for one thing nearer to Osoyoos.
You’ll be able to hire a ship down by the Cove or in Metropolis Park (and plenty of different places) for a day on the lake (maintain your eyes peeled for Ogopogo), go mountain climbing (strive Knox Mountain, Kalamoir Park for fabulous views or Bear Creek Park for a surprising waterfall – pack a picnic to take pleasure in on the lake within the Bear Creek Provincial Park after!). Pritchard Park is our traditional hangout with an excellent wharf for the youngsters to leap off of (on the West Facet) or Gyro Seaside is a scorching hangout as nicely.
For a little bit of train hire bikes at Kelowna eride (or an electrical one if train isn’t on the precedence record lol) by the hour for one thing completely different! Moo-lix and Parlour are nice locations to seize an ice cream cone as you stroll the downtown space.
Go to the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm for a surprising botanical expertise (I like it finest at nightfall)! It’s so attractive, and so they create essentially the most lovely sustainable merchandise. You can too discover them on-line right here.
The place to Keep in Kelowna
There’s so many selections of locations to remain in Kelowna it might get a bit of overwhelming! The Cottages at Quail’s Gate are an excellent possibility for teams as much as 10 individuals. For someplace near the water I like to recommend the Delta Grand, the Manteo, or the Eldorado. The Eldorado additionally has a stunning patio looking over on the lake and is an superior spot to cease for a glass of wine or a martini! The Cove is on the West Facet and has very nice lakeside lodging with a lovely pool space – their spa is basically superior too!
The place to Eat in Kelowna
The Kelowna restaurant scene has gotten SO GOOD. It’s not typically that Charles and I get out for a date night time however once we will we love the Outdated Vines Restaurant at Quails Gate. We additionally love Raudz for enjoyable, native delicacies. The Curious has among the perfect pizza on the town and wine and beer on faucet – tremendous informal.
New to Kelowna this yr, OEB has made fairly an influence on the brunch scene and The Bohemian Cafe is an superior spot for brunch: strive the Mexican Omelette and don’t miss the selfmade toast with jam. Krafty Kitchen & Bar is a superb spot for informal native eats and has a hip hop brunch! Little Hobo is an effective selection for very informal eats (solely open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday) and if you happen to’re searching for a vegan spot look no additional than the Bare Cafe.
BNA Brewing is likely one of the hottest spots in Kelowna and for good motive. They’ve an excellent menu but in addition have a bowling alley, bocce ball, and previous arcade video games! Tree Brewing Beer Institute is an effective spot for a date night time with craft beers and a big selection of board video games. Oh sure and Vice and Advantage is a should for you beer lovers!
Try Central Kitchen and Bar if informal fare is up your alley, or for a really distinctive Western saloon expertise take a look at The Hatching Put up on the West Facet. Pink Chicken Brewing and King Faucets are newer available on the market and are on my record! Oh my gosh I may write a guide on this matter however I’ll cease!
The place to Get Espresso in Kelowna
As a mother espresso is type of an enormous deal to me. Sprout Bread Store is our place to go when we now have group conferences; the espresso is nice and so is their baking (don’t go away with out a loaf of bread – you’ll be able to thank me later … the sourdough, focaccia and desk loaf are prime notch)!
Vivid & Jenny Espresso is positioned on the sting of downtown and has among the finest espresso with beans they roast right here in Kelowna. Third Area Espresso is a non-profit that provides counselling and psychological well being applications for these in want … and nice espresso! Lastly, Bean Scene is a Kelowna traditional and an excellent place to chill out with a cup of espresso or tea.
Wineries to Go to in Kelowna
It’s arduous to decide on only a few wineries to decide on as ‘should visits’ however Kitsch and Mission Hill each have an unbelievable view of the Okanagan. Sandhill is at all times on the highest of my record – you significantly can’t go unsuitable with ANY of their wines and they’re conveniently positioned downtown.
Cedar Creek lately went by means of renovations and has an distinctive new restaurant House Block. The Hatch is a one thing a bit of completely different and so distinctive to take a look at! Vibrant Vine has some nice tales behind their wines and labels and has a cool 3D expertise. I’ve talked about Quails Gate just a few instances however I significantly suggest it, their patio might be my favorite place to be in the summertime (you will notice why if you happen to go). Additionally Frind Vineyard has an epic beachfront setup the place you may get pizza (and vino in fact) and sit within the sand. Speak about Okanagan dwelling!
The place to Store in Kelowna
When I’ve the time to buy I completely ADORE among the small outlets we now have right here in Kelowna. One among my favorite items of furnishings in my home is my laundry room wood cupboard and it’s from Lakehouse! They’ve such attractive issues to your kitchen and residential. They lately even expanded their retailer to be even larger! I extremely suggest stopping by. Identical goes for Olive & Elle, a cute boutique for homewares as nicely. Oh and don’t neglect to cease at Alchemy.
The place to Get Groceries & Produce in Kelowna
Being a meals blogger, I get requested lots the place one of the best place is to purchase just a few wholesome groceries or the place one of the best produce is in Kelowna. The Kelowna’s Farmers Market is a one cease store on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s for native produce, sustainably sourced meats and cheeses, garments, jewellery and extra.
If the market isn’t occurring I’d cease by Nature’s Fare, City Fare, or Selections to seize just a few issues or a fast picnic lunch. For contemporary produce Paynter’s U-Choose is at all times a good time with the youngsters – they even have picnic tables and ice cream for the youngsters (massive and small:).
In case you give any of those locations a strive or if I missed something let me know in a remark under… completely happy lengthy weekend!