I am so lucky to call Kelowna property and I get asked all the time the place to go, what to try to eat and where by to remain! I have rounded up a record of my favourite spots in this Kelowna Summer Journey Guide to make preparing your journey right here a little easier… and a large amount a lot more enjoyable!
Kelowna is one particular of the most effective locations to vacation any time of year, but the summertime is by far the ideal! Kelowna is nestled in a valley crammed with earth course wineries, fresh neighborhood fruit and vegetables, epic eating places, climbing, sandy seashores and some fabulous boutique buying.
So devoid of further delay, here is my mini Kelowna journey guide… from a foodie’s lens of training course!
What to do in Kelowna
If you are seeking for issues to do with kids I suggest checking out this post 20 Pleasurable Items to do with Kids in Kelowna. If you have a weekend away from the youngsters or really do not have kids to fret about at all I suggest a wine tour (see down below for winery recommendations)! If you’re venturing a bit even further south, check out out this post for the South Okanagan area or this write-up for a thing nearer to Osoyoos.
You can hire a boat down by the Cove or in City Park (and a lot of other spots) for a day on the lake (preserve your eyes peeled for Ogopogo), go mountaineering (consider Knox Mountain, Kalamoir Park for wonderful sights or Bear Creek Park for a breathtaking waterfall – pack a picnic to enjoy on the lake in the Bear Creek Provincial Park after!). Pritchard Park is our usual hangout with a excellent wharf for the young ones to leap off of (on the West Aspect) or Gyro Seaside is a warm hangout as nicely.
For a little bit of workout lease bikes at Kelowna eride (or an electric one if exercise isn’t on the precedence listing lol) by the hour for one thing diverse! Moo-lix and Parlour are great locations to seize an ice cream cone as you stroll the downtown spot.
Check out the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm for a spectacular botanical knowledge (I enjoy it most effective at dusk)! It is so attractive, and they develop the most beautiful sustainable products. You can also find them on line listed here.
Where by to Remain in Kelowna
There’s so several choices of areas to continue to be in Kelowna it can get a very little overwhelming! The Cottages at Quail’s Gate are a terrific option for groups up to 10 individuals. For somewhere close to the h2o I recommend the Delta Grand, the Manteo, or the Eldorado. The Eldorado also has a stunning patio hunting out in excess of at the lake and is an wonderful location to halt for a glass of wine or a martini! The Cove is on the West Aspect and has definitely awesome lakeside lodging with a wonderful pool area – their spa is genuinely great too!
The place to Consume in Kelowna
The Kelowna restaurant scene has gotten SO Excellent. It’s not normally that Charles and I get out for a day night time but when we do we enjoy the Aged Vines Cafe at Quails Gate. We also love Raudz for enjoyable, neighborhood cuisine. The Curious has some of the quite very best pizza in city and wine and beer on faucet – super relaxed.
New to Kelowna this year, OEB has created really an influence on the brunch scene and The Bohemian Cafe is an brilliant place for brunch: attempt the Mexican Omelette and never miss out on the selfmade toast with jam. Krafty Kitchen & Bar is a good location for everyday neighborhood eats and has a hip hop brunch! Minimal Hobo is a very good alternative for really relaxed eats (only open up for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday) and if you are wanting for a vegan location glimpse no additional than the Naked Cafe.
BNA Brewing is one particular of the most well-liked places in Kelowna and for great reason. They have a good menu but also have a bowling alley, bocce ball, and outdated arcade video games! Tree Brewing Beer Institute is a excellent spot for a date evening with craft beers and a large assortment of board video games. Oh of course and Vice and Advantage is a ought to for you beer lovers!
Test out Central Kitchen and Bar if informal fare is up your alley, or for a very distinctive Western saloon knowledge check out out The Hatching Publish on the West Side. Red Chicken Brewing and King Taps are newer on the market and are on my checklist! Oh my gosh I could produce a e-book on this matter but I’ll halt!
Exactly where to Get Coffee in Kelowna
As a mother coffee is variety of a large offer to me. Sprout Bread Shop is our position to go when we have group conferences the coffee is great and so is their baking (never go away without having a loaf of bread – you can thank me later … the sourdough, focaccia and table loaf are top notch)!
Shiny & Jenny Espresso is positioned on the edge of downtown and has some of the best espresso with beans they roast right here in Kelowna. Third Place Espresso is a non-revenue that presents counselling and mental health programs for those in have to have … and terrific coffee! Lastly, Bean Scene is a Kelowna typical and a great spot to chill out with a cup of coffee or tea.
Wineries to Take a look at in Kelowna
It’s really hard to opt for just a handful of wineries to select as ‘must visits’ but Kitsch and Mission Hill each have an extraordinary look at of the Okanagan. Sandhill is constantly on the top rated of my list – you severely simply cannot go mistaken with ANY of their wines and they are conveniently situated downtown.
Cedar Creek not long ago went as a result of renovations and has an extraordinary new cafe Home Block. The Hatch is a one thing a little unique and so exceptional to check out out! Lively Vine has some excellent tales at the rear of their wines and labels and has a interesting 3D knowledge. I’ve stated Quails Gate a few moments but I critically advocate it, their patio is most likely my favorite place to be in the summer time (you will see why if you go). Also Frind Winery has an epic beachfront setup exactly where you can get pizza (and vino of training course) and sit in the sand. Communicate about Okanagan residing!
The place to Store in Kelowna
When I have the time to shop I totally ADORE some of the small retailers we have here in Kelowna. Just one of my favourite pieces of furniture in my household is my laundry area wood cabinet and it’s from Lakehouse! They have these stunning things for your kitchen area and property. They not too long ago even expanded their retail outlet to be even greater! I very suggest stopping by. Exact goes for Olive & Elle, a sweet boutique for homewares as effectively. Oh and really do not overlook to end at Alchemy.
In which to Get Groceries & Develop in Kelowna
Staying a meals blogger, I get requested a great deal in which the most effective position is to obtain a couple of healthy groceries or wherever the most effective create is in Kelowna. The Kelowna’s Farmers Market place is a a person quit shop on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s for community develop, sustainably sourced meats and cheeses, dresses, jewelry and much more.
If the market place is not heading on I’d quit by Nature’s Fare, Urban Fare, or Choices to seize a handful of matters or a fast picnic lunch. For contemporary deliver Paynter’s U-Decide on is always a good time with the young ones – they even have picnic tables and ice cream for the young children (big and modest:).
If you give any of these destinations a test or if I skipped anything allow me know in a remark below… delighted extended weekend!
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