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7 Ways to Plan the Ultimate Kelowna Hotel Summer

June 08, 2017

Kelowna Hotel Summer Vacation Planning

Find out how to plan your next summer vacation to your favourite Kelowna hotel like a boss.

If you’re like most Canadians, a summer vacation is the one trip you and your family look forward to every year. The kids are out of the school, the summer sun is shining, and you’re ready to take a much needed break from your job. Whether that vacation includes booking a reservation at a Kelowna hotel or driving across the country in your car, we’ve compiled a couple of tips to help you plan the ultimate summer vacation.


1. Choose Your Destination

This may seem like a no brainer tip, but choosing your destination deserves some thought. If you’re set on your annual vacation to the same Kelowna hotel, you can skip right on by this tip. However, if you like to shake things up and see new places, start by deciding which direction on a compass you want to go first. That’ll help narrow down your choices.


2. Pick Your Preferred Travel Method

If your destination is less than a ten hour drive away, your vehicle will get you there just fine. For further locations, you may want to consider booking a flight and reserving your stay at one of the Kelowna hotels near airport. 


3. Analyze the Local Activities

This is the most crucial step to your vacation. Because vacation hot spots are busy during the holiday season, it’s worth your time to plan and schedule activities and events in advance. It’s also a good idea to choose activities located close to your Kelowna accommodations.

For some Kelowna summer activity ideas, give our previous post a read: 8 Ways to Love Okanagan Lake While at Kelowna Hotels.


4. Don’t Forget the Freebies

During the summer, many cities offer free activities and events. You may even get lucky and stumble across coupons and free passes for pricey event admissions. Get in the know by searching local community websites. Look for blog posts and community calendars. You can also join the Facebook community pages to tune in to local happenings.


5. Plan for Downtime at Your Kelowna Hotel

Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to activities during your vacation. Leave a few days empty on your itinerary for relaxing. A little downtime, like relaxing in the hotel room or at the hotel pool, can go a long way in making a vacation one for the books.


6. Take Way Too Many Pictures

When vacations get busy, taking pictures gets overlooked. Even with today’s use of social media and easy access to smart phone cameras, family vacation photo opportunities can be missed. If you know you’ll forget, hand the picture taking duties off to one of your kids. They’ll love the opportunity and capture some great photos.


7. Skip the Pricey Souvenirs

Little trinkets can trigger fond memories of vacations passed, but it’s not the most cost effective way to manage your vacation budget. Instead of picking up little souvenirs at every place you visit, take a picture instead. Or, if you really want a memento from your trip, buy something useful like clothing items. 


If your summer vacation includes staying at one of the hotels Kelowna goers prefer, consider the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites. We’re centrally located which makes us close to all the summertime activity fun. We also offer free hot breakfasts, a mineral pool and hot tub, and a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. Call us today: 1-888-860-1212

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