Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How to Make the Most out of a Weekend in Calgary

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Nestled among foothills, mountains, prairies and breathtaking landscapes, new visitors may be surprised to discover all the upscale shopping and entertainment that beautiful Calgary has to offer. If you’re coming for a long weekend, here are some favourite hot spots to check out in this great city!
Where to Stay
Whether you’re looking for serene countryside or downtown bustle, there are plenty of hotels, inns, B&Bs, ranches and suites to accommodate you. If you like getting the best of two worlds, places like roseman provide home-like living with all the luxury and comfort of an elegant hotel.  These suites come equipped with a full-size kitchen, living area, desk and more; ideal for a short weekend retreat or a weeklong vacation!

Shop till you Drop

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Head to Downtown Calgary to experience some of the city's finest shopping, dining and entertainment. There are a variety of shopping districts that each offer their own unique shops, boutiques and entertainment nearby.

Head to Marda Loop, a savvy shopping district filled with over 130 trendy stores for all types of shoppers. Family-owned businesses around the district include jewelry stores, unique gift shops and vinyl record stores.
Other main shopping areas of Calgary that you may enjoy during you weekend retreat are Uptown 17th Ave, Kensington Village, Inglewood, Haskayne Mercantile Block at Heritage Park Historical Village, Olde Towne Okotoks and Victoria Park.

Chow Down

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During your stay in Calgary, don't forget to stop at some of the city's most delicious eateries to give your taste buds a fantastic experience. Stop into Home Sweet Home for a tasting experience unlike any other. Dine on small portions of Canadian cuisine that you can share with friends and family. Rock crab ravioli and bison tartar are just two examples of entree items that you may find here. In addition to Canadian cuisine, taste the entrees from other areas of the world at Creative Korean. This restaurant specializes in classic Korean dishes combined with the latest trends worldwide. You can't forget to grab desert at Dream Puffs, where the gourmet cream puffs are simply to die for. From casual dining to upscale dining, Calgary has it all.


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