I’m so lucky to name Kelowna dwelling 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 season Journey Information to make planning your journey right here somewhat simpler… and much more enjoyable!
Kelowna is without doubt one of the finest locations to journey any time of yr, however the summertime is by far the perfect! Kelowna is nestled in a valley stuffed with world class wineries, recent native fruit and greens, epic eating places, 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 the event you’re on the lookout for issues to do with youngsters I like to recommend trying out this publish 20 Enjoyable Issues to do with Children in Kelowna. When you’ve got a weekend away from the youngsters or don’t have youngsters to fret about in any respect I like to recommend a wine tour (see beneath for vineyard suggestions)! In the event you’re venturing a bit additional south, take a look at this publish for the South Okanagan area or this publish for one thing nearer to Osoyoos.
You’ll be able to hire a ship down by the Cove or in Metropolis Park (and lots of different areas) for a day on the lake (maintain your eyes peeled for Ogopogo), go 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 typical hangout with an important wharf for the youngsters to leap off of (on the West Aspect) or Gyro Seaside is a sizzling hangout as effectively.
For a little bit of train hire bikes at Kelowna eride (or an electrical one if train isn’t on the precedence checklist 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, they usually create essentially the most lovely sustainable merchandise. You can even discover them on-line right here.
The place to Keep in Kelowna
There’s so many decisions of locations to remain in Kelowna it will possibly get somewhat overwhelming! The Cottages at Quail’s Gate are an important 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 searching 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 Aspect and has very nice lakeside lodging with an attractive pool space – their spa is de facto superior too!
The place to Eat in Kelowna
The Kelowna restaurant scene has gotten SO GOOD. It’s not usually that Charles and I get out for a date night time however after we can we love the Previous Vines Restaurant at Quails Gate. We additionally love Raudz for enjoyable, native delicacies. The Curious has among the absolute best pizza on the town and wine and beer on faucet – tremendous informal.
New to Kelowna this yr, OEB has made fairly an affect on the brunch scene and The Bohemian Cafe is an superior spot for brunch: strive the Mexican Omelette and don’t miss the do-it-yourself 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 alternative for very informal eats (solely open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday) and in the event you’re on the lookout for a vegan spot look no additional than the Bare Cafe.
BNA Brewing is without doubt one of the hottest spots in Kelowna and for good cause. They’ve an important menu but in addition have a bowling alley, bocce ball, and outdated arcade video games! Tree Brewing Beer Institute is an effective spot for a date night time with craft beers and a wide array 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 Submit on the West Aspect. Purple Chook Brewing and King Faucets are newer available on the market and are on my checklist! Oh my gosh I might write a guide on this matter however I’ll cease!
The place to Get Espresso in Kelowna
As a mother espresso is form of an enormous deal to me. Sprout Bread Store is our place to go when we’ve crew conferences; the espresso is nice and so is their baking (don’t depart with out a loaf of bread – you may 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 House Espresso is a non-profit that gives counselling and psychological well being packages for these in want … and nice espresso! Lastly, Bean Scene is a Kelowna traditional and an important place to chill out with a cup of espresso or tea.
Wineries to Go to in Kelowna
It’s exhausting to decide on only a few wineries to decide on as ‘should visits’ however Kitsch and Mission Hill each have an unimaginable view of the Okanagan. Sandhill is at all times on the highest of my checklist – you critically can’t go improper with ANY of their wines and they’re conveniently positioned downtown.
Cedar Creek not too long ago went by renovations and has an distinctive new restaurant Residence Block. The Hatch is a one thing somewhat 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 a number of instances however I critically suggest it, their patio might be my favorite place to be in the summertime (you will note why in the event you go). Additionally Frind Vineyard has an epic beachfront setup the place you will get pizza (and vino in fact) and sit within the sand. Discuss Okanagan dwelling!
The place to Store in Kelowna
When I’ve the time to buy I completely ADORE among the small outlets we’ve right here in Kelowna. Certainly one of my favorite items of furnishings in my home is my laundry room wood cupboard and it’s from Lakehouse! They’ve such attractive issues on your kitchen and residential. They not too long ago even expanded their retailer to be even greater! I extremely suggest stopping by. Identical goes for Olive & Elle, a cute boutique for homewares as effectively. Oh and don’t neglect to cease at Alchemy.
The place to Get Groceries & Produce in Kelowna
Being a meals blogger, I get requested rather a lot the place the perfect place is to purchase a number of wholesome groceries or the place the perfect 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 a number of issues or a fast picnic lunch. For recent 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 (large and small:).
In the event you give any of those locations a strive or if I missed something let me know in a remark beneath… blissful lengthy weekend!