Four Seasons Weekend Staycation in Vancouver
Every September, Nicholas & I travel to a new destination to celebrate our wedding anniversary while staying at the Four Seasons. This year our lives are quite busy and we didn’t have the time to escape too far, so we celebrated in our own backyards – Vancouver. This was much needed! My mother was able to come into town and watch our daughter so Nicholas and I could escape to the city for a toddler free weekend.
When we arrived to check in, the concierge congratulated us on our 3rd wedding anniversary and upgraded our room to an executive suite, complimentary. Hello two washrooms! We also received a personalized anniversary card from their GM Martin Sinclair, who extended welcoming tuxedo strawberries and sparkling wine.
Our suite was amazing and the photo doesn’t do justice to our view. We overlooked the garden, outdoor pool and had glimpses of our beautiful mountains and ocean amongst the busy Vancouver skyline. There was even a wedding happening in the courtyard below. It was the beautiful backdrop to watch as I got ready for the evening.
During our stay, Nicholas and I planned to attend Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey that night while they were in town. One thing you should know about me is I LOVE ME SOME LIONEL! We saw him in 2014 when I was pregnant with Sophia, and I like to think that Lionel was Sophia’s first concert. Back to the FS. We headed down to YEW, one of my favorite restaurants in Vancouver (which also happens to be FS Vancouver house restaurant). We ordered some whisky cocktails, craft beer and shared a few appetizers. I must say that their Korean BBQ wings were amazing! They paired perfect with our cold refreshing craft beer.
After dinner we headed to the show. We had some amazing seats! 6 rows on the center floor from the front of the stage. My show highlight would be when Lionel Richie sang We Are The World. It almost brought to tears to my eyes. That’s one of my all time favorite songs and I was so honored to hear it live.
After a remarkable show we headed back to our hotel for an amazing sleep. Feeling full rested in the morning, we headed to their pool to swim laps before breakfast. Their pool is heated so even on the coldest of mornings you are guaranteed to have a perfect swim.
Even though FS Vancouver is located on some of the busiest streets of downtown Vancouver, I felt like we had escaped the city for the day.
After swimming up at appetite we headed over to Yew for some smoothies and avocado toast. Their smoked salmon and avocado toast was just what I needed before we headed off to Whistler to chase waterfalls for the day.
Have you stayed at the Four Seasons Vancouver before? What’s your favorite thing to do during a staycation? Let me know in the comments below.