I am so fortuitous to get in touch with Kelowna household and I get asked all the time where to go, what to eat and exactly where to keep! I have rounded up a record of my favorite places in this Kelowna Summer Journey Guideline to make arranging your trip right here a little easier… and a good deal extra entertaining!
Kelowna is just one of the best areas to travel any time of yr, but the summertime is by significantly the best! Kelowna is nestled in a valley stuffed with entire world course wineries, refreshing local fruit and greens, epic dining establishments, climbing, sandy shorelines and some amazing boutique purchasing.
So devoid of more hold off, here is my mini Kelowna vacation guide… from a foodie’s lens of training course!
What to do in Kelowna
If you’re hunting for things to do with children I suggest examining out this post 20 Enjoyable Issues to do with Little ones in Kelowna. If you have a weekend away from the children or don’t have young children to worry about at all I advise a wine tour (see under for winery tips)! If you are venturing a bit further more south, check out this post for the South Okanagan location or this post for a little something nearer to Osoyoos.
You can rent a boat down by the Cove or in City Park (and quite a few other spots) for a day on the lake (hold your eyes peeled for Ogopogo), go mountaineering (consider Knox Mountain, Kalamoir Park for fantastic sights or Bear Creek Park for a breathtaking waterfall – pack a picnic to take pleasure in on the lake in the Bear Creek Provincial Park right after!). Pritchard Park is our regular hangout with a wonderful wharf for the young children to soar off of (on the West Facet) or Gyro Seaside is a scorching hangout as well.
For a little bit of physical exercise hire bikes at Kelowna eride (or an electric powered one particular if training isn’t on the precedence list lol) by the hour for a thing diverse! Moo-lix and Parlour are wonderful areas to grab an ice cream cone as you stroll the downtown location.
Go to the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm for a spectacular botanical working experience (I enjoy it ideal at dusk)! It is so stunning, and they generate the most beautiful sustainable goods. You can also locate them on line below.
Wherever to Continue to be in Kelowna
There’s so several possibilities of places to remain in Kelowna it can get a very little overpowering! The Cottages at Quail’s Gate are a fantastic choice for teams up to 10 persons. For somewhere near to the h2o I propose the Delta Grand, the Manteo, or the Eldorado. The Eldorado also has a beautiful patio wanting out in excess of at the lake and is an awesome spot to quit for a glass of wine or a martini! The Cove is on the West Facet and has actually great lakeside accommodations with a stunning pool area – their spa is really amazing way too!
In which to Try to eat in Kelowna
The Kelowna cafe scene has gotten SO Excellent. It is not frequently that Charles and I get out for a day evening but when we do we enjoy the Previous Vines Restaurant at Quails Gate. We also enjoy Raudz for fun, nearby delicacies. The Curious has some of the really ideal pizza in town and wine and beer on tap – super everyday.
New to Kelowna this year, OEB has built pretty an impression on the brunch scene and The Bohemian Cafe is an wonderful spot for brunch: attempt the Mexican Omelette and really don’t skip the do-it-yourself toast with jam. Krafty Kitchen & Bar is a good spot for casual neighborhood eats and has a hip hop brunch! Small Hobo is a excellent preference for extremely informal eats (only open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday) and if you’re hunting for a vegan location search no additional than the Naked Cafe.
BNA Brewing is one of the most preferred spots in Kelowna and for excellent reason. They have a fantastic menu but also have a bowling alley, bocce ball, and previous arcade online games! Tree Brewing Beer Institute is a great location for a date night time with craft beers and a wide selection of board games. Oh of course and Vice and Virtue is a must for you beer enthusiasts!
Test out Central Kitchen area and Bar if relaxed fare is up your alley, or for a really one of a kind Western saloon knowledge check out The Hatching Publish on the West Side. Red Chook Brewing and King Taps are more recent on the market place and are on my listing! Oh my gosh I could write a reserve on this matter but I’ll end!
The place to Get Coffee in Kelowna
As a mom coffee is variety of a significant offer to me. Sprout Bread Store is our place to go when we have team meetings the espresso is fantastic and so is their baking (really don’t go away devoid of a loaf of bread – you can thank me later on … the sourdough, focaccia and desk loaf are top notch)!
Bright & Jenny Coffee is situated on the edge of downtown and has some of the finest espresso with beans they roast here in Kelowna. Third Room Espresso is a non-gain that gives counselling and psychological wellbeing plans for these in need … and wonderful coffee! At last, Bean Scene is a Kelowna basic and a excellent put to chill out with a cup of coffee or tea.
Wineries to Check out in Kelowna
It is tricky to decide on just a several wineries to select as ‘must visits’ but Kitsch and Mission Hill both have an outstanding view of the Okanagan. Sandhill is generally on the major of my record – you critically cannot go completely wrong with ANY of their wines and they are conveniently positioned downtown.
Cedar Creek recently went by renovations and has an remarkable new restaurant House Block. The Hatch is a a little something a minor unique and so unique to verify out! Vivid Vine has some excellent stories guiding their wines and labels and has a awesome 3D encounter. I have talked about Quails Gate a number of instances but I severely suggest it, their patio is probably my favorite location to be in the summer (you will see why if you go). Also Frind Vineyard has an epic beachfront setup the place you can get pizza (and vino of system) and sit in the sand. Converse about Okanagan living!
The place to Store in Kelowna
When I have the time to shop I completely ADORE some of the smaller stores we have here in Kelowna. Just one of my favourite pieces of furniture in my house is my laundry space wooden cupboard and it’s from Lakehouse! They have these types of stunning matters for your kitchen area and dwelling. They a short while ago even expanded their keep to be even greater! I very propose halting by. Same goes for Olive & Elle, a adorable boutique for homewares as well. Oh and really do not forget about to stop at Alchemy.
Where to Get Groceries & Create in Kelowna
Getting a food blogger, I get asked a whole lot the place the finest spot is to invest in a few healthier groceries or wherever the ideal create is in Kelowna. The Kelowna’s Farmers Market place is a a single prevent store on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s for local create, sustainably sourced meats and cheeses, outfits, jewelry and far more.
If the marketplace is not going on I’d quit by Nature’s Fare, Urban Fare, or Possibilities to get a number of items or a speedy picnic lunch. For fresh produce Paynter’s U-Pick is usually a wonderful time with the youngsters – they even have picnic tables and ice product for the young ones (large and modest:).
If you give any of these places a consider or if I missed everything allow me know in a remark below… pleased extensive weekend!