Your trip should start at Gastown, the original centre of the downtown area. Gastown remains cobblestoned, and has several patio cafes that are open for business. Grab a selfie at the Gastown steam clock, which is, yes, powered by a steam engine that vents from its top. Once you’ve had your fill of the engineering wonder, head over to English Bay Beach, located right at the Stanley Park seawall, and watch the multicoloured boats return to harbor. You can cap off your day with a visit to the Grand Vancouver Art Gallery, a white-columned museum housing creative works from around the world.
When you get back to your hotel in downtown Vancouver, grab dinner at the in-house restaurant, or order room service if you can’t bear the thought of leaving your bed. Use the Wi-Fi to check your email, and take a load off your tired feet by sitting in the hot tub. Some hotels even offer gyms, laundry facilities, and the ever-important pool. In the evening, you can drift off to sleep tucked between crisp sheets.
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