I am so fortuitous to contact Kelowna dwelling and I get questioned all the time where to go, what to eat and where by to stay! I’ve rounded up a checklist of my favorite spots in this Kelowna Summer Journey Information to make preparing your excursion in this article a small easier… and a ton extra fun!
Kelowna is a single of the most effective spots to travel any time of 12 months, but the summertime is by much the finest! Kelowna is nestled in a valley filled with entire world course wineries, fresh new neighborhood fruit and vegetables, epic eating places, climbing, sandy beaches and some amazing boutique searching.
So without the need of additional hold off, below is my mini Kelowna travel guide… from a foodie’s lens of class!
What to do in Kelowna
If you are wanting for issues to do with young children I propose checking out this post 20 Enjoyment Things to do with Children in Kelowna. If you have a weekend away from the children or don’t have young children to worry about at all I advocate a wine tour (see under for vineyard recommendations)! If you are venturing a bit even further south, test out this post for the South Okanagan location or this put up for something nearer to Osoyoos.
You can rent a boat down by the Cove or in Metropolis Park (and numerous other places) for a day on the lake (retain your eyes peeled for Ogopogo), go hiking (try out Knox Mountain, Kalamoir Park for wonderful sights or Bear Creek Park for a amazing waterfall – pack a picnic to delight in on the lake in the Bear Creek Provincial Park immediately after!). Pritchard Park is our common hangout with a good wharf for the young ones to bounce off of (on the West Side) or Gyro Beach front is a warm hangout as perfectly.
For a little bit of exercise rent bikes at Kelowna eride (or an electric powered one particular if workout isn’t on the precedence list lol) by the hour for anything distinctive! Moo-lix and Parlour are terrific spots to grab an ice cream cone as you stroll the downtown place.
Check out the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm for a stunning botanical experience (I love it greatest at dusk)! It is so attractive, and they develop the most attractive sustainable solutions. You can also locate them on-line here.
Wherever to Keep in Kelowna
There’s so many possibilities of locations to keep in Kelowna it can get a small frustrating! The Cottages at Quail’s Gate are a terrific option for groups up to 10 folks. For someplace shut to the water I endorse the Delta Grand, the Manteo, or the Eldorado. The Eldorado also has a stunning patio hunting out about at the lake and is an amazing location to prevent for a glass of wine or a martini! The Cove is on the West Aspect and has seriously nice lakeside lodging with a stunning pool location – their spa is actually magnificent much too!
Where to Eat in Kelowna
The Kelowna restaurant scene has gotten SO Fantastic. It is not usually that Charles and I get out for a day night time but when we do we enjoy the Old Vines Cafe at Quails Gate. We also like Raudz for exciting, local delicacies. The Curious has some of the really ideal pizza in city and wine and beer on faucet – super informal.
New to Kelowna this calendar year, OEB has created fairly an impact on the brunch scene and The Bohemian Cafe is an great location for brunch: test the Mexican Omelette and really don’t miss the home made toast with jam. Krafty Kitchen & Bar is a excellent spot for informal neighborhood eats and has a hip hop brunch! Very little Hobo is a superior selection for very informal eats (only open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday) and if you’re hunting for a vegan location glimpse no more than the Bare Cafe.
BNA Brewing is one of the most preferred spots in Kelowna and for good cause. They have a terrific menu but also have a bowling alley, bocce ball, and aged arcade online games! Tree Brewing Beer Institute is a excellent spot for a day night time with craft beers and a extensive collection of board video games. Oh yes and Vice and Virtue is a need to for you beer fans!
Test out Central Kitchen area and Bar if relaxed fare is up your alley, or for a quite special Western saloon encounter examine out The Hatching Publish on the West Aspect. Pink Hen Brewing and King Faucets are newer on the market place and are on my list! Oh my gosh I could publish a guide on this topic but I’ll s
Exactly where to Get Coffee in Kelowna
As a mom coffee is variety of a big offer to me. Sprout Bread Store is our location to go when we have crew conferences the espresso is very good and so is their baking (do not depart without having a loaf of bread – you can thank me afterwards … the sourdough, focaccia and desk loaf are best notch)!
Bright & Jenny Espresso is situated on the edge of downtown and has some of the finest espresso with beans they roast right here in Kelowna. 3rd Space Espresso is a non-earnings that gives counselling and mental well being applications for these in require … and terrific espresso! Last but not least, Bean Scene is a Kelowna common and a wonderful position to chill out with a cup of coffee or tea.
Wineries to Take a look at in Kelowna
It’s tricky to select just a handful of wineries to select as ‘must visits’ but Kitsch and Mission Hill the two have an remarkable look at of the Okanagan. Sandhill is generally on the leading of my record – you seriously can’t go mistaken with ANY of their wines and they are conveniently located downtown.
Cedar Creek not long ago went by means of renovations and has an outstanding new cafe Household Block. The Hatch is a something a minimal diverse and so one of a kind to check out! Vibrant Vine has some terrific tales powering their wines and labels and has a neat 3D experience. I’ve talked about Quails Gate a couple moments but I severely suggest it, their patio is possibly my favourite spot to be in the summer months (you will see why if you go). Also Frind Vineyard has an epic beachfront set up exactly where you can get pizza (and vino of system) and sit in the sand. Chat about Okanagan dwelling!
Where to Shop in Kelowna
When I have the time to store I unquestionably ADORE some of the tiny retailers we have here in Kelowna. 1 of my favourite pieces of home furnishings in my home is my laundry space picket cupboard and it is from Lakehouse! They have this sort of beautiful matters for your kitchen and household. They a short while ago even expanded their retailer to be even larger! I very propose halting by. Exact goes for Olive & Elle, a lovable boutique for homewares as perfectly. Oh and really don’t forget to end at Alchemy.
Exactly where to Get Groceries & Develop in Kelowna
Currently being a food items blogger, I get questioned a ton wherever the finest put is to obtain a several nutritious groceries or where the greatest produce is in Kelowna. The Kelowna’s Farmers Market is a 1 end shop on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s for area develop, sustainably sourced meats and cheeses, apparel, jewelry and more.
If the sector is not heading on I’d prevent by Nature’s Fare, City Fare, or Selections to seize a couple points or a quick picnic lunch. For contemporary deliver Paynter’s U-Decide on is often a excellent time with the youngsters – they even have picnic tables and ice cream for the youngsters (huge and smaller:).
If you give any of these locations a check out or if I skipped everything let me know in a remark below… satisfied lengthy weekend!