Every once in a while, life in the Okanagan will just call for a fun weekend getaway or night out. One of your best friends is back in Kelowna, and you have an awesome opportunity to get the whole gang back together again. But having lived here for so long, you’ve forgotten what there is to do! We’ve all been there.
When it comes to creating the best weekend getaway for all of your pals, Kelowna has so many activities to take part in! This list is not just for women — it’s for anyone who wants to experience Kelowna! From wineries to boating and everything in between, we’re here to get you interested in some secret gems this city has to offer.
Food Lovers Unite!
Krafty Kitchen + Bar
Krafty Kitchen + Bar offers beautiful and unique menu choices that will wow you. Hit this place up in the morning on Saturday or Sunday, and enjoy your hip-hop brunch with some awesome tunes!
Mizu Japanese Restaurant
If sushi is what you’re craving, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Mizu! With its wide array of choices and budget-friendly prices, you’ll leave full and satisfied.
Parlour Ice Cream
We can’t talk about food places without touching on some of the best desserts in town! Parlour has amazingly tasty ice cream options like London Fog, Lavender, or of course some classic staples that will absolutely blow you away!
The Curious Cafe
For a more sultry/mysterious vibe, a great dinner restaurant to check out is the curious cafe. With some fantastic Italian staples like Margherita pizza, it gives a relaxed and yet sophisticated atmosphere.
When you’re needing some vibrancy and spice, make sure to check out Hector’s Casa. It’ll offer you some of the best Mexican cuisines in the city and it’s a great place to kick off the party.
Bright Jenny Coffee
Maybe you aren’t needing a full restaurant as much as a cafe. Well if there’s one cafe we’d recommend checking out, it’d be Bright Jenny. Full of colourful and comfortable decor, that we find is almost reminiscent of the TV show “Friends,” Bright Jenny offers a lovely environment to soak in while enjoying a good old cup of joe.
Sip it up!
We can’t possibly talk only about restaurants when we’re in the heart of wine country! There are so many wineries and breweries, and their respective tours to pick from, so you’ll have to check out our Must-Visit Wineries and our Top 5 Winery/Brewery Tours blogs for more suggestions on those. Either way, you’ll have to take a peek at some of the wineries or breweries here in Kelowna for your getaway.
Hit the Ocean! I mean… Lake!
There are many ways you can enjoy the beautiful water of Lake Okanagan in the summertime. Below are just a few recommendations ?
Parasailing at El Dorado
So maybe you want to be near the water and not in it? Not a problem with parasailing! Enjoy the cool breeze high above the beautiful lake and see the entire city from the best vantage point.
Jump onboard a party boat with Lake Lounge
If you think you’d rather be spending the moments in Kelowna riding on the water with your best friends, it’s totally worth getting onto a party boat with a company like Lake Lounge. Enjoy music, food, and a killer view!
Hike at Knox Mountain Park
If you and your crew are the kinds of people that love getting active in a nature-oriented setting, then we’d recommend enjoying the many hikes around Kelowna. Knox Mountain Park is right downtown that offers convenience and a spectacular view!
Thrifting at Frock & Fellow
My fellow shoppers this one’s for you! Kelowna’s downtown is home to many beautiful shopping boutiques. All our great choices but we wanted to highlight one that allows us to live a bit more sustainably. If you’re the kind of person that loves clothes but not the luxury price tag, Frock & Fellow is a great consignment store downtown that offers beautiful clothes at a reasonable price.
Dance the Night Away at Sapphire Nightclub
While COVID-19 has limited this option, for now, hitting up a dance club is a fantastic way to round out the evening. Sapphire nightclub in the heart of downtown Kelowna hosts many fun and entertaining events and is perfect for getting your groove on.
Ride the Bull at Ok Corral and Cabaret
Similar to Sapphire, COVID-19 has limited this option for now. However, the Ok Corral is another great club option if you’re more of a country music fan. They also have a mechanical bull with lots of contests to win. What a fun way to kick off the weekend!
That rounds out our list for the best girls weekend activities! Well, at least for now ?. What activities and locations do you think we’re missing? Let us know! If you’d like to learn more about Kelowna’s Tourism, click here.