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.

Opus1Yaletown Business Improvement AssociationThe perfect launching point for a weekend of revelry is the refreshed Opus hotel, featuring 96 effortlessly-stylish made-over rooms and suites with luxury amenities. Yaletown literally has hundreds 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 and bevvies

Hapa1Yaletown Business Improvement AssociationA 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, spirits and tasty bites in a traditional Japanese epicurean gastropub experience.

Shop 'til you drop

Shop1Yaletown Business Improvement AssociationYaletown 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 decor items that are a little beachy, a little romantic and very West Coast.

If it's 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.

Spa revelry

Spa1Yaletown Business Improvement AssociationNo 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 oneexquisitely designedroof. 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 and 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 and 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 savoury 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 Pâtisserie for beyond-ordinary cakes, pastries and confections inspired by centuries of French tradition with a touch of West Cast flair.

Explore for days

Flowers1Yaletown Business Improvement AssociationIf 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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