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October
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Love Blooms in the Fall: 4 Romantic Things to do in Summerland

posted by: Summerland Resort on: October 29, 2013 2:41:46 PM
Summerland is the perfect destination for lovebirds, especially when the weather turns a little cooler. The beaches and wineries aren’t quite so crowded and the sometimes hectic summer pace slows down a bit.

The vibe is more relaxed and laid-back in the South Okanagan during the fall and winter. And that makes it the perfect time to indulge in a romantic escape.  So if you’re looking for something to do in the Okanagan with that special someone, check out these four Summerland activities that are perfect for couples.

 Enjoy fine dining

What’s more romantic than a sumptuous dinner, soft lighting and a bottle of delicious Okanagan wine? The town of Summerland is full of enticing restaurants that will make your evening memorable. 

Enjoy stunning lake views while savoring sumptuous fare at the Local Lounge & Grille, located directly beside the Summerland Waterfront Resort.  Chef Lee Humphries has created so many outstanding dishes you will be hard pressed to choose a favorite. Also try Zias Stonehouse Restaurant, which is set in a spectacular 1916 home. This artfully renovated restaurant offers an Old World ambience and delectable cuisine. You can find them at 14015 Rosedale Avenue in Summerland, BC.  Those are two of the great dining options available in Summerland that we often recommend; however, the area boasts a variety of cuisines and Okanagan dining experiences.

Go for a romantic walk
The weather is still very pleasant in the south Okanagan up until late fall and beyond. And this mild climate makes a romantic stroll even more enjoyable. Hold hands as you walk along the shores of Peach Orchard Beach or Gordon Beggs Rotary Beach, where you can admire the bright colours of autumn.

In the mood for something a little more strenuous? Take a hike up Giants Head Mountain – an extinct volcano that provides sweeping views of the Okanagan Valley. Getting to the top takes between 30 minutes and an hour.

Visit the Summerland Ornamental Gardens
This popular attraction is open year-round, although it does close occasionally during the winter if a heavy snowfall hits. These grounds provide one of the most romantic backdrops in the Okanagan, with immaculately manicured gardens filled with colorful flowers and ornate shrubs.

And since there are fewer visitors here in the fall and winter, you just might have these gardens all to yourself. During October, the stunning American Smoke Tree is in bloom along with Burning Bushes, Japanese Maple and many other trees and plants.

Explore local wineries
Enjoying a vineyard tour is a quintessential South Okanagan activity. It’s also a great way to spend quality time with the one you love.

Autumn is harvest season in the area, providing visitors with a unique glimpse at how a bottle of wine is made. Discover some of Summerland’s top vineyards along Bottleneck Drive – a group of wineries where the staff are always happy to chat with visitors.

You can stay just minutes away from all of these romantic activities by booking the Winter Escape Kit at the Summerland Resort Hotel, which blends two nights in one of our luxurious suites with a bottle of Sumac Ridge Estate Winery wine for only $179 for two adults. But you’ll need to reserve now: this offer is only available between Oct. 13 and April 30.



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