Oregon Dunes (Florence) with Kids

Skateboarding kid at Oregon Dunes in Florence, Oregon

Skateboarding kid at Oregon Dunes in Florence, Oregon

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area — the largest coastal sand dunes in North America – makes you feel exactly like Luke Skywalker. Well, maybe you won’t look or sound like him, but after 10 minutes here, you’ll empathize with Luke’s long walk over those huge, majestic dunes on Tatooine.

Naturally, kids LOVE this place.

As if  dropped right into a giant’s sandbox, you’ll find giant 500-foot-tall (152 m.) peaked mounds and “tree islands,” where trees cluster together, surrounded by sand.

The Oregon Dunes NRA Visitors Center offers hiking tips through the dunes, info on the area’s natural history and summertime programs on the plants and animals of the dunes. No tusken raiders actually live here, boo.

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park is a great place to experience the area’s unique landscape — walk the dunes, watch kids sled or snowboard down dunes, and visit the beach. The park’s freshwater lake (Cleawox) was warm enough to qualify as a “bath” for my kid, who hates baths but didn’t complain here.

Cleawox Lake, Florence Oregon with Kids

Cleawox Lake, Florence Oregon

The dunes stretch for forty miles long along the coast, so many visitors opt to see them in a giant, slow-moving dune buggy (you can even bring a baby in a carseat on a buggy) or a faster sand rail (required: goggles, a helmet and age 3 & up).

In either case, reservations must be made in advance with one of the dune buggy outfits. Sandland Adventures has a nice little Family Fun Center with bumper boats, if you want to cool off after a Sandland buggy ride.

If sandboarding looks more your kids’ speed, Sand Master Park rents gear, gives lessons and offers family packages. The park is right next to a Fred Meyer, and it’s funny to see the sand actually moving into the parking lot – it creeps inland 16 feet per year. Maybe some day we’ll all be driving sand buggies.

Oregon sand dune

View from the top of a Oregon Sand Dune

Where to stay in Florence with Kids

You can stay at Jessie M. Honeyman in one of the yurts — or bring your tent. Book far in advance, because it’s a popular destination with great weather.

We stayed at the Driftwood Shores Resort right on the beach, which was fine and clean, if a bit dated and mildewy in spots (hey, it’s the Northwest Coast — only so much you can do about things like this). A bonus: The Inn has a small children’s aquatic play area with fun showers and sprinklers — a nice back up if you do arrive on a very windy or rainy day.

Where to eat in Florence with Kids

After some deep research, we went with a few fun places:

Mo’s in Florence Old Town. 1436 Bay St., Florence, Oregon. So,  the seafood is similar, perhaps, to your grandparent’s seafood restaurant (like a fancy Skipper’s, maybe). You can’t beat the location (right on the water), the kid-friendly aspects (really noisy restaurant, crayons, kid menu) and the fact your child’s palate and your grandparent’s palate are probably not too dissimilar. It’s fine. Order an appetizer if the restaurant is busy, as you may wait a while for your food.

Maple Street Grille. 165 Maple St., Florence, Oregon. An upscale restaurant with solid meal options, including well-cooked salmon, chicken and pasta. A bit more formal and expensive. No kids’ menu, but kid-friendly restaurant staff will help your children find yummy food, such as mac ‘n’ cheese.

Nature’s Corner Cafe and Market. 185 Hwy 101 Florence, Oregon. Hearty, healthy breakfasts in a very casual setting  — more like a store than a restaurant. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. It can take a while for the food to arrive (maybe order something small to take the edge off). But when it does  arrive– yum.

1285 Restobar also looks like a decent option for pizza and Italian food.

Read more about Florence with Kids.

30 Things to Do with Kids in Walla Walla

Walla Walla, a cute little Washington State college town, offers wonderful family activities and an escape from big-city stress. This week, we talk with Walla Walla resident Ben to discover more about this Eastern Washington burg.

Why do you like Walla Walla?

Ben: We love Walla Walla because it really is a beautiful town with lush parks and a vibrant downtown.  We enjoy a full four seasons here, from a hot summer to clear, crisp fall days, often snowy winters and our gorgeous spring (when the dogwood trees bloom in April it’s particularly nice!). We have a strongly diversified local economy; while many national retailers have come and gone, our locally-owned small businesses have flourished.

We have no mall (a sore point for some) so its in our historic downtown, outdoors on the sidewalks, in the parks or at the farmer’s market where people gather and things happen. Also, thanks to our three colleges and growing wine tourism, we have a great arts scene.  Sometimes we wish for a culture that is more ethnically diverse, but for the size of our town and its distance from any major city, Walla Walla really has a lot to offer families.

What do you like to do with your daughter in Walla Walla?

Ben: My daughter’s favorite activity is to go to the farmers market downtown on weekends then walk down Main Street to the toy storecandy storybook store, or get a snack at the Patisserie.

We have a Children’s museum that has a fun range of exhibits and an outdoor play area. My daughter’s favorite thing at the Children’s Museum is probably the model of the Walla Walla Watershed in the “Our Powerful Valley” exhibit.  There’s something about playing with water and sand that I think just about every kid loves.  She also spends a lot of time in the kid-sized supermarket and Italian restaurant.

Fort Walla Walla Museum is excellent for school age children interested in history.  The museum has a lot of interesting history to tell, particularly with the weekly living history performances where a knowledgeable expert will pose as someone significant from our local history.  But those are probably more interesting to people with a longer attention span than a preschooler.  My daughter did enjoy looking in the homes and school house in the pioneer village, but her favorite thing was the new playground styled like a fort.  It is a pretty fun playground.

With all the agriculture in the area, some of the most fun things for kids are seasonal open farm days or harvest times around the valley.  The ones we frequent are Blue Mountain Lavender FarmKlickers for strawberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees, Lampson blueberries, Wheatland Alpaca FarmWalla Walla Corn Maze, Dixie Hummingbird farm, and the Sweet Onion festival.

Walla Walla lavender farm

Three local colleges and our long-running symphony add a lot to our arts and culture scene. We have great opportunities for kids interested in music, theatre, dance, and art, as well as gymnastics and team sports. For visitors, this means many weekends offer performances or games of some sort that are worth checking out. There may not be many options on any given weekend, but between the schools, the Symphony, the Little Theatre, Fort Walla Walla Amphitheater, the Sports Complex, or our new Walla Walla Sweets Baseball team there’s usually something going on.

One of my favorite times to tell people to visit town is during our Balloon Stampede in May.  The balloons are always fun to watch, especially for younger kids, though you have to get up early in the morning.

Can you recommend any great kid-friendly restaurants?

Ben: My daughter will enthusiastically tell you that her favorite food is the chicken satay at Thai Ploy (311 South 9th Avenue; 509-525-0971), our favorite of three local Thai restaurants.   A close runner up is the pesto pizza at Sweet Basil Pizzeria.  She also loves getting soup at downtown’s perennial business-lunch favorite, Stone Soup.

Her top dessert stop is for gelato at Colville Street Patisserie, where they are constantly offering new and interesting flavors.  She even loved avocado.

More suggestions:

Tiki Teriaki Grill – Fun Hawaiian ambiance

Ice-Burg Drive-In – Great local burger joint, outdoor seating only.

Walla Walla Bread Company – good pastries, soups, and now cupcakes.

Dora’s Deli at the Worm Ranch – Delicious authentic Mexican.

Clarette’s Restaurant – A local favorite for breakfasts. We like the pumpkin pancakes.

His Garden Bakery & Café in College Place – Great vegetarian food and fresh juices.

Do you have any favorite parks in Walla Walla?

(Addresses and more information about Walla Walla parks)

Pioneer Park – great for community events (July 4th, Easter, and others) at the bandstand, good playground, aviary, duck ponds, small sledding hill in winter

Fort Walla Walla Park – fun place to watch or do various activities: wildlife preserve, skateboard park, disc golf course, bicycle motocross track, model car track, model airplane field, and an amphitheater that hosts an annual Summer Musical and Shakespeare play.

Jefferson Park – good place to go with take-out from the Ice Burg.  Modern playground, fishing pond.

Rooks Park / Bennington Lake Recreation Area – nice hiking trails, close to town.

Walla Walla Community College has a great field for flying kites on windy days and the campus of Whitman College is fun for walking & exploring.

Thanks, Ben! Readers, if you have any tips on where to go with kids in Walla Wall, let me know.

15 Haunted Spots in BC, Oregon and Washington

What’s that strange noise in the hotel? Hopefully it’s a ghost, not a blown-out water heater. Here are 15 goofy, ghastly spots in Cascadia to delight your easily-spooked big kids. At right, the Davenport Hotel’s lobby. Can you spot a spectre? (I can’t, either!)

Washington Haunted Spots

Mt. Baker Theatre, Bellingham

Judy didn’t want to leave, but she was evicted from her home to make way for the 1917 theater. So she’s supposedly returned, year after year, to haunt the theatre, showing up as gusts of cold air and the sound of old-timey skirts. Read more about Mt. Baker Theatre’s ghost stories.

Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Island

The cemetery mausoleum (in the resort) hosts a ghost (or three), which you’ll hear on full-moon evenings. These specters are supposedly having a fine time – laughing and chatting. Makes sense, because it’s one of the most gorgeous resorts I’ve ever seen.

Hotel Andra, Seattle

Rumors of Prohibition-year partying swirl around this hotel (the former Claremont), what with the Jazzy tunes and smashing glasses. The ninth floor is the focus of most ghastly behavior.

Pike Place Market, Seattle

A Native American woman’s ghost supposedly walks the alleys and tunnels of Pike Place Market; she walks through crowds, arms heavy with baskets. Hungry for more? Check out the Ghost Tours in Pike Place Market.

Davenport Hotel and Tower, Spokane*

What’s that knocking at the door? Ghostly room service, perhaps? A flapperesque 1920s-era woman is said to haunt this historic hotel’s restored mezzanine and stairwells. And hey, if you’ve ever slept at the Davenport (I have), you might want to stay forever too. *Thanks to Washington State Tourism Office for reminding me of this one.

Oregon Haunted Spots

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Yachats.

“The Lady in Gray” – possibly a former lightkeeper’s wife – peeks around corners, cleans up broken glass and bustles about in the kitchen. She certainly picked a picturesque spot to haunt, right on the Oregon Coast. There’s a bed and breakfast here, but it’s only open to adults.

Pendleton Public Library, Pendleton

Say, does that librarian look a bit pallid? A librarian that passed away suddenly during the 1950s reenacts the Ghostbusters movie – opening and shutting windows, knocking books off the shelf, flipping lights on and off. Rabble rouser.

Oaks Park, Portland.

This amusement park – one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest – is home to a groovy 70’s-dressed kid apparition, dressed in bell-bottoms and stylin’ lapels. Even if you don’t see the superstar, Oaks Park is a fantastic way to roll away a Saturday.

McMenanamin’s Edgefield, Troutdale

This hotel/brewery/restaurant/music venue can add “ghost hotel” to its repertoire. Stay a night and ask to see the ghost logs to find out which rooms have had the most paranormal activity. If no one’s in those rooms (well, no one visible), book a night’s stay.

Oregon Vortex, Gold Hill

At this sideshow destination, people and buildings list northward, objects roll up hills and there may even be an appearance from the ghost of John Lister, who once lived here. Spirits aren’t to blame for all the toppling and rolling, according to current owners — but supposedly an incomprehensibly strong magnetic force, which causes people to list northward.

British Columbia Haunted Spots

Old Spaghetti Factory, Vancouver

Kids always want to dine in the OSF’s train car. Ghosts seem to call “FIRST” and jump into the Gastown restaurant’s trolley car, rattling plates and talking quietly. This chain restaurant is always a family favorite in the region.

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

A ghost hitchhiker asks for rides outside the museum, and the university’s library is haunted by an elderly lady in a white dress, walking among the stacks and tipping a book now and then. And even if you don’t see a ghost, you can always visit the past at the Museum of Anthropology.

Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria

This landmark mansion’s home to a ghostly woman dressed in all-white. She walks up and down the building’s stairs (good thing, because the staff hate to see anyone running). The piano sometimes plays vintage tunes – but no human is tinkling the keys.

James Bay Inn, Victoria

At this haunted budget hotel in Victoria’s bustling Inner Harbour, phones ring (with no one on the other line), lights flicker for no reason and chilly spots crop up in rooms. Who is this spectre? It’s rumored to be the spirit of artist Emily Carr.

O’Keefe Ranch and Mansion, Vernon.

Visitors and staff tell of a non-paying customer ghost who walks the halls and peeks outdoors from upstairs windows at this Okanagan Lake heritage site. The building was constructed in 1867, so there’s a long history of residents — human and otherwise.

Do you have a favorite haunted destination?

Peak Escape: Timberline Lodge, Oregon with kids

Sleeping in your overstuffed bed at Timberline Lodge on Oregon’s 11,239-foot Mount Hood, you may feel like you’re the only mama on the mountain. Yes, despite your children snoring in their beds. Knotty doug fir paneling wraps you up in a cabin-like interior  — and whether rain or snow falls, it’s cozy and silent inside.

The interior public area at Timberline Lodge; a great place to grab a book and curl up.

We recently visited Timberline Lodge for an overnight stay, and I can’t recommend it enough. The lodge offers ski lifts right outside the door  and 1930s-era history inside the somber stone walls. Built as part of a WPA project to put the unemployed back to work, the lodge’s timber frame still stands solid at 5,960 feet (right above treeline) on Hood, and is now a National Historic Landmark. Little details, handcrafted generations before — animals in stained glass, curlicued ironwork, hide-woven chairs and wooden deer, beavers and eagles carved into staircase newells — delight modern-day children. Appliquéd wagon trains roam across your bedroom curtains. You’re sleeping amidst living history.

What to do at Timberline with kids?

Right above the lodge, families can hike along the Pacific Crest Trail (north to Canada, south to Mexico) for an easy mile or two along wildflower-lined paths. Then take a dip in the hot tub on a chilly day, or go out at night under a starry sky.

Other family-friendly features at Timberline include a movie list and DVD players in some rooms and lots of opportunities for critter-spotting: watch chipmunks gather right outside the lodge’s plate-glass windows and birds flit through the few, lonely trees. At night, bats chase moths under the moonlight.

Some families may also enjoy the year-round Magic Mile Sky Ride, a chairlift that whisks you to the 7000-foot level. In winter, of course, cross-country and downhill skiing is right outside the door.

In summer, visit the Mt. Hood Adventures Park at Skibowl for go-karts and other rides. In winter, Skibowl is also  an affordable downhill ski destination, and just a few miles from Timberline.

Where to eat at Timberline with kids?

Dining options are unfortunately limited and expensive. But at times, kids eat for free in the upscale dining room in the early evening hours (when we were there, between 4:30-6:30). Ask about this at check-in; not all staff offer the info. I suggest the Paul Bunyan-themed Blue Ox Bar, where The Big Man and His Big Ox are enshrined in stained glass. For my 4-year-old son, the images spurred an immediate fascination with an old-timey superhero (When Paul Bunyan was a baby, his crawling caused earthquakes! Trees were his toothpicks!).

Make your own OJ at the Timberline Lodge’s breakfast buffet

For a winter treat, head upstairs to the amazing views at the families-welcome Ram’s Head Bar, where you can order a hot chocolate featuring Dutch-processed cocoa and English toffee bits; the whole delicious mess is topped with whipped cream. A cup easily delights (and rewires) two tired-out children.

Timberline Lodge rooms and rates for families

Only 70 rooms are available at Timberline Lodge, and they’re not cheap. Look for offseason deals (spring, fall), midweek peak-season stays or combo midweek winter packages, if you want to stay in a four-person suite. Prices range from $180 for a simple Queen with rollaway to $310 for a room tricked out with a fireplace.

Or if you want to visit for far less, reserve one of the hotel’s “Chalet Medium” rooms, for around $125/night. Yes, you’ll share a bathroom with other guests. But I visited the four-person, bunkbed-equipped Chalet Medium room (small and tidy, with a in-room dining table) and the shared bathrooms. The bathrooms are very clean and not heavily used. In fact, the shared bathroom was bigger than our Queen-room bathroom. And besides, kids love bunking out; sleeping top bunk above the grownups is a wacky way to sleep.

You’ll find more about visiting Mt. Hood in my book Northwest Kid Trips: Portland, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver (as a daytrip from Portland). Have any other questions about Mt. Hood or Timberline? Just ask.

7 Don’t-Miss Oregon & Washington National Parks for Kids

Painted Hills, Oregon
Painted Hills at John Day Fossil Beds

Desert sands, old-growth forests, mountain glaciers, spooky caves, dino bones and pig wars. There, I’ve summed up the National Parks for you — but your kids need to see these sights for themselves. Here are seven don’t-miss National Parks in Washington and Oregon, in honor of National Park Week. Can you visit all the parks by the time your offspring turn 18?

  1. John Day Fossil Beds (Oregon). Can you imagine dry Eastern Oregon covered with rainforest? It was in prehistoric times. Three separate land areas – or “units” as the NPS calls them – make up the John Day Fossil Beds, a window into the past. Dino bones are still being uncovered in this area, so keep an eye on the red, gold and black  soils of the Painted Hills. The Sheep Rock Unit offers the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, where you can touch (not taste!) dinosaur fossils or ask someone on staff to I.D. one of your fossils.
  2. Mount Rainier National Park (Washington). Located only 50 miles southeast of Seattle, Mt. Rainier sits like a goddess above 235,625 acres of National Park. Look for black bears while hiking. Even if you don’t spot a bear, you’ll probably see one of over 56 mammal species while out and about. Catch gorgeous views of windswept mountains and wildflower meadows at the Paradise location and spend the night at the 1916 Paradise Inn. Or camp — we loved the family-friendly campground at Cougar Rock, which featured sing-a-long and storytelling during our stay.
  3. North Cascades National Park (Washington). You want drama? This is where you’ll find it. Knife-sharp peaks surround the winding Highway 20, which takes you past emerald-green and sapphire-blue lakes. Animals howl, screech and huff at night in the park’s wilderness area. This park’s six visitor info centers also offers Junior Ranger activity booklets for four different age groups — even preschoolers can get a ranger badge.
  4. Oregon Caves National Monument (Oregon). These hardcore, 90-minute cave tours are for big kids only – children must be over 42 inches tall (and not afraid of dark caves, of course) to climb stairs, sidle through passageways and avoid steep drops. Learn about bats and geology as you wind past otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites – and enjoy some creepy fun, as well.
  5. San Juan Island National Historic Park (Washington). Don’t let your preteen think that history’s a bore. Come here to learn how Washington State’s history is also a little weird. The Brits and the Yanks almost went to war over a dead pig. Visit the American Camp and the British Camp – only 13 miles apart – to consider the hair-trigger tempers of 1859. If odd history doesn’t interest you, spotting orcas from the American Camp probably will.
  6. Olympic National Park (Washington).  The whole park’s diversity is fascinating, featuring rocky tidepools, a jumble of mountains and plenty of deer sightings.  But it’s the Hoh Rain Forest that your kids will remember forever. Trees dripping with moss and water, giant mushrooms blooming on the (pine) needle-covered ground, and the scent and heaviness of a true Pacific rainforest. Head to the Hoh!
  7. Crater Lake (Oregon). I first came here at age 8, and I’ve never forgotten the visuals of the United States’ deepest lake, surrounded by cliffs and firs. And look — a small island pops out of Kodachrome-blue water, looking like a giant’s knee in the bathtub. Cool facts for your 8-year-old kid: that island is called Phantom Ship, and look for “Old Man,” a hemlock log that’s been floating upright in the lake for over 100 years.

Photo at right: North Cascades National Park

Do you have a favorite NW National Park?

10 Things to Do with Kids in Vancouver in the Rain

Vancouver is one of my favorite cities to visit, especially with kids. There’s so much to do — whether the winds are warm or wintery.

Here are my top 10 picks for cool-weather visitors.

1. Stanley Park. Yes, even in winter, Stanley Park provides family fun. Ride your bike rental around the park’s perimeter or head for the Aquarium. On weekends, ride the miniature train.

2. Vancouver Aquarium. My favorite aquarium in Cascadia. A total of 70, 000 fish, frogs, invertebrates, mammals and other creatures gurgle, splash and blow bubbles.

View live beluga shows, enormous tropical fish, reef sharks and hand-holding sea otters. Parents of toddlers and preschoolers should make their way to the popular Clownfish Cove, a niche created just for little ones, complete with storytime, an animal hospital and eye-level tanks. Older kids will get a kick out of the new 4D Experience ride.

3. Science World. Housed in one of Vancouver’s instantly distinguishable landmarks (a big silver sphere adorne with hundreds of lights), Science World is a consistent favorite with kids. In the Eureka exhibit, kids can explore the science of sound, water, music and light through enormous hands-on contraptions. Shoot balls up into a free-flowing waterfall, power a helicopter-style device, lift a 200-kg hippo and create music with your feet.

The newer Search: The Sara Stern Gallery offers a calm respite from the exciting — and noisy — museum. Climb inside a Red Cedar dwelling, enjoy the thoughtful discovery boxes or just create a nest with pillows and read a book.

4. Granville Island. Take kids to the Public Market to graze among the stalls, booths and stands offering fresh fruits, slightly stinky cheeses and exotic breads. The diversity of options means that even picky kids don’t leave hungry.

Granville Kids’ Market, housed in a rainbow-decorated two-story building, caters exclusively to kids and their grownups. Check out the 20 stores offering puppets, books, clothing, rain gear, toy shops and a store featuring only wooden playthings.

5. Grouse Mountain. Snow is a rare sight in downtown Vancouver, but you’ll find powdery fun just 15 minutes away from your downtown hotel. Grouse Mountain’s Sky Ride whisks you up for winter wonder. Little ones too small to ski can snowshoe among quiet stands of evergreens, or ice skate on the 8,000-square-foot small pond.

Also available: Sleigh rides, sno-limo, mountain ziplines and an indoor mini-theater. Order up some good grub at the Lupins Cafe, right down to the pound of poutine. (Hey, you’ve earned that cholesterol, haven’t you?)

6. Vancouver Maritime Museum. This museum is typically quiet when we’ve visited, and it’s certainly not on the tourist circuit. But the sea-worthy attraction is also the best Cascadia maritime museum for kids. Children can explore a pirate’s life, climb inside of a slightly claustrophobic dive suit, play at being a tug captain and read about shipwrecks.

In The Children’s Maritime Discovery Center, a bright-yellow wall of drawers holds hands-on learning opportunities. Pull one open and learn about women in maritime history, Vancouver’s relationship to the seas, and more.

7. Museum of Vancouver. Who slept through history class? (me! me!) But the Museum of Vancouver is anything but a snorefest. For example, my history class never featured real mummies. And the Museum of Vancouver does. Mr. Hibbard: 0. Museum of Vancouver: 1.

Learn about the city’s founding, play with antique-style toys, page through vintage parenting magazines (alarmingly the same as today, AKA “Why Billy is a Dull Child and What You Must Do About It”), and sit in a super-groovy 60s pad. Don’t miss the fliers that point out city landmarks by era — they can come in handy as you drive, bus or bike around town.

8. Chinatown. My kids beg and plead to come here –the third-largest Chinatown in North America– on every visit. It’s not just anywhere that you can pick up enormous Totoro stuffed animals, licensed and questionably-licensed Pokemon toys, and a variety of other character-istic merchandise.

Shop in a store or two, then wander through the narrow, busy streets. Consider the health benefits of dried medicinal herbs and teas — and then follow your nose to a Chinese bakery. Each is stocked full of unusual delicacies involving tropical fruit, flour, sugar and butter. Mmm.

9. Capilano Suspension Bridge. Sure, it’s something everyone says you have to do. But it is really is pretty cool — and not just for the rockin’ and rollin’ bridge alone. Before and after the bridge, explore totem poles, kids’ activities and interpretive displays on First Nations, wildlife and the ecosystem.

A series of connected wooden bridges that takes you through the evergreen treetops, where you get a new perspective from a bird’s-eye view. We visited right at dusk — a magical time to wander in the woods.

10. Bloedel Floral Conservatory. When the sky’s a grey pea-soup and the wind slips inside my raincoat, I enjoy visiting the tropics. Not by boarding a plane, but by visiting the Bloedel Floral Conservatory in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park. The triodetic dome wraps around a moist, steamy slice of jungle, complete with parading parrots and blooming bromeliads.

The Conservatory isn’t very big, and it only takes about 15 minutes to a half-hour to meander through the paths. But it’s a fantastic place for photos, both indoors and out; outside the Conservatory’s front doors, you’ll find amazing views of Vancouver’s skyline and surrounding mountains.

When it’s drizzling, where do you like to go in Vancouver?