Robson Street Vancouver is the most alluring and popular shopping district in the Downtown core. It is known all over the city and beyond as a fashion Mecca for people looking to bag the newest and most enviable clothing, jewelry, and handbags. The three blocks of Robson Street in between Burrard and Jervis feature high-end designer boutiques, fine dining restaurants, amazing day spas, alluring cafes, and inviting bars. There is also a range of hotels on Robson Street to accommodate the masses of people interested in taking advantage of shopping this popular district while on vacation. One great thing about Robson Street shops is that they are not all prohibitively expensive. Many times, in large cities where there are designated high-end shopping districts, you cannot even walk into a store without losing your entire trip’s budget. This is not the case on Robson Street Vancouver. If you shop smartly, you can even find some decent deals now and again.
The Robson Street shops and boutiques are easy to access using several different modes of transportation. First of all you should know that it is an easy walk from virtually anywhere in the Downtown area. If you are using the Skytrain system, Robson Street Vancouver is simple two blocks south of the Burrard Street Skytrain System. If you have car rental and are interested in heading down to Robson Street, you may want to consider leaving the car at the hotel so you can avoid traffic and paying for parking, which you will certainly have to do in this popular part of town. There is also direct bus service using the #5.
Although shopping is the main reason why people head to this part of Vancouver, there are always a bunch of exciting events and activities going on as well. The restaurants, bars, and hotels on Robson Street commonly host events to celebrate the Canadian hockey team winning an Olympic gold medal, or even just simple things like a local artist’s book reading. It is an alluring area not just because of all of the shopping opportunities, but also because of the fact that the environment is so vibrant. But shopping always wins the day on Robson Street. Some of the most popular boutiques and shops include the Original Levi’s Store, Tommy Hilfiger, BCBG, to name a few.
If you are looking for hotels on Robson Street, you will have a wide variety of options at your disposal. The Shangri-la Hotel is a luxury accommodation within close proximity of all the best attractions in the city. It features a professional spa, onsite dining, 24-hour concierge assistance, a swimming pool, and spacious guestrooms and suites. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is another of the finest luxury hotels in the area that will pamper you with virtually every imaginable amenity, guaranteeing that your stay will be a satisfying and memorable one. Other fine hotels of note along Robson Street or within close distance of it include the Blue Horizon Hotel, the Pacific Palisades Hotel, and the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
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