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Old 06-19-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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Hey all, I'll be spending time in the Pacific Northwest on a business trip for about a week and a half and I figured I'd take the trek up to Vancouver for a fun weekend since I'll be free Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon (June 28-30) and it's only 2.5 hours from where I'll be.

A little background, I'm a guy in his mid 20's who will be traveling solo due to the nature if my initial business trip.

Basically I want to know, what is the most happening part of the city with a lot of good day time distractions and where is the best night life and social scene to help me not feel like it's such a solo adventure.

Thanks!

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Old 06-20-2013, 04:28 AM
 
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The answer to all your questions is Downtown Vancouver! Everything you're looking for is on the peninsula. There's more then enough on it to occupy you for the full two days, despite its modest geographic size. The rest of Vancouver has some pretty rad stuff to see to, but I'd keep it to the small, walkable, but dense downtown peninsula since you only have less then two days to explore, chill, and socialize. You'll find that the peninsula, while being a regional destination like most downtowns, also has a community feel in many areas, with its two square miles being home to over 100,000 permanent residents. Places near the peninsula but not on it that you should check out are Granville Island and Kits Beach. You should definitely rent a bicycle and bike the seawall around Stanley Park and continue around the city's waterfront, maybe even along South False Creek and up to Kits Beach. It's a truly moving bicycle ride, probably one of the greatest rides on earth for the sheer beauty and diversity of sights one encounters.

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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Thanks, I'm looking at places on the peninsula now!
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