Thinking of planning an RV getaway with your special someone, but unsure where to go? With scenic strolls, beautiful gardens and delicious food, Vancouver is a top road trip destination for couples. Here is your guide to the most romantic places the city has to offer, each perfect for visiting in an RV rental.
For couples interested in taking a scenic stroll or bike ride through the heart of the city, the famous Vancouver Seawall is the perfect destination. The 14-mile waterfront path is centered in Stanley Park and extends though Vancouver’s most breathtaking neighborhoods, parks and beaches, including Kitsilano Beach Park, Spanish Banks Beach and Coal Harbor.
Numerous restaurants are located near the path, giving couples the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a glass of wine, sparkling cider or appetizer while experiencing Vancouver’s beautiful natural landscape.
Pro Tip: Stanley Park also makes for a romantic picnic spot at sunset!
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VanDusen Botanical Garden
Whether you’ve been together forever or are starting a budding new relationship, the VanDusen Botanical Gardens create a lovely destination for couples to visit during their Valentine’s Day getaway. Filled with more than 255K types of colorful plants and flowers, rolling hills, winding paths and picturesque ponds, the gardens immediately transport visitors to a serene, outdoor oasis only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. During your visit, stop into one of the garden’s delicious eateries – Shaughnessy Restaurant or Truffles Café – for a romantic brunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
Looking for a low-budget garden activity? The Rose Garden at Stanley Park and Quarry Gardens at Queen Elizabeth Park also feature beautiful floral landscapes and have free admission.
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Granville Island Public Market
Eat your heart out at the Granville Island Public Market. Open seven days a week, the popular indoor market is situated in the bustling Granville Island district and features an array of savory foods, fresh produce, delectable sweets and handcrafted gifts and accessories. The market also hosts many entertaining events throughout the year, such as comedy shows, arts festivals and musical performances. You’ll want to explore the rest of the island during your visit as well to check out its thriving arts scene, plethora of unique shops, various restaurants, pubs and engaging historical sites.
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Vancouver Urban Winery
Do you love the wine you’re with? For couples looking to enjoy a glass together, Vancouver Urban Winery is a must-see destination. Bringing you the best of B.C. wine, this highly rated winery offers visitors 36 wines on tap, with those made in-house served alongside a rotating selection from neighboring wineries located across British Columbia. Also located within the winery, The Belgard Kitchen features an array of locally sourced, made-from-scratch dishes that are perfect for brunch, lunch and dinner. Visitors can also enjoy a brew from the on-site craft brewery, Postmark Brewing Company, to top off their visit.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Get your heart pounding at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Stretching more than 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River, the suspension bridge attracts adventurers far and wide with its beautiful surrounding greenery. Be sure to check out the park’s newest attraction, the Cliffwalk, during your visit which takes thrill seekers on a cliffside journey through the rainforest - we guarantee the views are worth it! After your romantic adventures, head over to the park’s Cliffhouse Bar & Grill for some enticing seafood, regional craft beers and array of delicious B.C. wines.
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Wherever you decide to venture with your special someone, it’s the quality time together that truly makes your road trip worthwhile. Book your Cruise America RV today and start planning a romantic getaway just in time for Valentine’s Day.