thank you guys again for all the input, they are all great! i'm still taking notes and doing planning, still keeping my fingers crossed for the cooperation from God and weather :)
kinnickinnik, cujdo and waver thank you for your time and help, greatly appreciated.
still looking for a local-favorite seafood place or a place with comfort-food, but not in the middle of the whole touristy area, i'm sure it will not only have a better food, but also might be a bit cheaper :)
as far as fancy places go, so far I have one that has been suggested more often than others, and that is Hawsworth. Are there any others, and those that specialize on seafood? Thanks again for all the input everyone, we all greatly appreciate it, and thanks to those that will chime-in in advance
thank you thank you thank you. you guys rock! I'm taking notes and making plans. I do hope weather will cooperate and it wont be wet, i know it will be on a colder side tho :)
fmed, rainey, dapperdon, LotusRapper I do appreciate very much the links, time and info, thank you!
Are there any spots around the hotel area that locals like, and arent too expensive? Please shine some light on that. Thanks.
Also, a few fancy seafood places would be a plus, as i've mentioned in my original post, i would like to impress a few local couples that I will be taking out for dinner. Thanks in advance
thanks sooo much for your reply, rainey, much appreciated. i'm raking notes :) thanks again for all the info, definitely will check it out.
Wanted to get your input on places to eat. We are coming in from San Francisco to Vancouver for 8 days in the middle of October. I've looked around and see that places that are around the hotel are not getting consistent reviews, thus would like to get some input. We will be staying at Renaissance Hotel in downtown Vancouver, and so far there are no plans on renting a car, unless we really have to. We are looking for a kid-friendly places, especially for breakfast, as kids are really early to rise, and I'm sure that hotel food will not make them too happy. As far as type of food goes, they are not really picky, wife and I do enjoy seafood, especially sushi a lot ( (I hear Miku is a place to go). I would also appreciate a couple of fancy places around the area where we are staying, so I can take few local people to a business dinner, and show them that I know good places around Vancouver too :)
I would also appreciate some suggestions on where to go for sight-seeing/tourist type of activities, to show kids what Vancouver has to offer, two boys 8 and 5. I do have some concerns over weather, so if someone could chime-in in regards to temperature during the time when we will be there, that would be great.
Thank you all for your time and help in advance.