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Unwind, relax, and discover your town and a new you with a spring staycation in Yaletown.
Love to explore or meander eclectic shops and boutique stores? How about pampering yourself in a luxury spa or sipping a frosty beverage on a sun-soaked patio? A glorious staycation is waiting for you in Yaletown, where indulging in a little you-time is all the rage as the world opens back up just in time for spring.
In Yaletown, anything is possible. Browse for treasure in more than 100 fresh air boutique stores or take in a happy hour or two while soaking up warm patio vibes at the neighbourhood’s award-winning eateries. How about a fresh new look? Yaletown’s salons and spas are top-notch for self-care and on-trend style.
The perfect launching point for a weekend of revelry is the refreshed Opus hotel, featuring 96 effortlessly stylish made over rooms and suites and luxury amenities. Yaletown literally has 100s of places to visit so take your time and plan to hit your favourites. Check out these top recommendations within a block of the Opus and get ready to make the most of this open air spring in Yaletown.
Eats & Bevies
A true neighbourhood pizzeria, Capo Restaurant—located inside Opus—serves up mouth-watering pizza on handmade sourdough crust, wood-fired to perfection. Capo is everything you want in a favourite local spot, including a warm and stylish ambiance and come-as-you-are vibe. The only thing that could make it better is The Spritz, an Italian-inspired cocktail bar adjacent to Capo offering classic and signature libations as the perfect complement.
Just steps from the Opus you’ll find Hapa Izakaya, voted one of the top five izakayas in North America. True to its name, guests enjoy beer, Japanese spirits, and tasty bites in a traditional Japanese epicurean gastropub experience.
Shop ‘til you Drop
Yaletown offers hundreds of shopping experiences, so those truly dedicated to their craft should plan to make a day of browsing the shops. Nearby the Opus is The Cross Decor and Design, offering locally made home décor items that are a little beachy, a little romantic, and very West Coast.
If its fashion-forward, independent clothing design you seek, don’t miss Global Atomic Designs, which brings innovation and detail to fashion from around the world and down the block.
No vacation is complete with some self-care and sweet lovin’—check out Enhance Arts, a modern, self-care sanctuary for beauty and balance. It is the first and only beauty bar and spa where all your aesthetic and wellness needs can be met under one, exquisitely designed, roof. Immerse yourself in the milk and honey of self-indulgent, sensorial experiences that are lush, lavish and truly unique.
Get Your Look On
Pink Lime Salon & Spa lives up to its reputation as the “best hair salon in Yaletown” by having the best team in the biz and keeping them sharp with support for innovation, creation and professional growth. The salon offers a range of services—all in a warm, comfortable environment designed to help you feel your best.
For the fellas, visit Barber & Co for comfort, culture and confidence in Yaletown’s snappiest digs for the ultra-stylish, well-groomed man.
Don’t Forget Your Sweeties
If cream puffs, cheesecakes, and sweet tarts call your name, follow the sound to Bakery 49. Drop in for a decadent selection of savory and sweet Viennoisseries and beautiful coffee beverages, roasted, dripped and garnished to perfection. For something more robust or to celebrate a special occasion, visit Ganache Patisserie for beyond ordinary cakes, pastries and confections inspired by centuries of French tradition with a touch of West Cast flair.
Explore for Days
If exploring is more your jam, rent bikes, walk or run along the ocean’s edge at False Creek. Take a quick hop-on/off ferry ride to visit Granville Island, Kitsilano Beach or Science World, or check out a walking tour of the neighbourhood with Yaletown Walking Tours. And for those who care to venture a little further, Yaletown is just a 15-minute walk or one-stop Skytrain ride from the Downtown core.
Breathe deeply. Spring is in the air.
Plan your staycation today. Visit yaletowninfo.com
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