Well, I have booked my flights TO anchorage and the hotel in anchorage in anticipation of our alaska cruise out of whittier May -09(still have to get the train transfer to whittier), however, while looking for flights home, it appears that the latest flights go at 10:30 a.m. and then not again until like 7:30 pm which puts us flying overnight and getting home mid morning the next day. My thoughts are to stay in Vancouver after the cruise for one night and fly out early in the am. the next day putting us home about 8:30 pm here in lafayette. In order to do this, I need some ideas on which hotels to stay at at a reasonable rate for a one night stay before the flight home. Any suggestions anyone? And what can we do cheaply in Vancouver (by then funds may be exhausted..lol) Thanks..
I have ideas but might be a bit too pricey. Pan Pacific Hotel and a trip to Victoria should not be missed. If not there is always Gas Town in Van.
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We stayed in Vancouver the day before our cruise (June 27 - July 7). It was a family affair so did not want to spend tons of money. We stayed at an Holiday Inn (on Howe Street). To go to Stanley Park, we used the bus system (can get a break on tickets at a 7/11). We (my husband and I) walked to Granville Island (5 blocks & took the ferry back). Wish we'd had more time but did enjoy seeing what we did.
We had a 6 am flight out of Vancouver. The cab ride was about $30. We booked a hotel thru Priceline in downtown Vancouver area and got the Hyatt once and the Sheraton another time by bidding on 4*. They are both in great locations on Burrard. It took a couple of days because we kept the bid low. You will get to your hotel around 10 am and if your room is not ready they will hold your luggage. Then you can do the double decker bus that will take you all over Vancouver. The bus stop is right outside both hotels and other convenient locations. The buses come by every 15 minuest or so. Take the tour around once then decide what you want to see and go around again. It is about $30/pp USD. You can get off in Stanley Park and walk around, get off at the Point and take great pictures, get off at the Starbucks by Granville Island and walk around, same with GasTown and China Town. It is a great tour that you can do all day and you see a lot. We used our credit card for the best exchange rate. Enjoy!
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