The mountains meet the sea at this coastal Canadian metropolis. Outdoors enthusiasts will delight in the plethora of activities to choose from in the city's parks, gardens, beaches, and mountains, while city-goers will love Vancouver's cultural diversity, international cuisine, and trendy boutiques. Luxe hotel options abound to fit every type of traveler. Here are our favorites:
The 377-room Fairmont has a modern, business-y vibe throughout, with clean lines and contemporary decor. Up-to-date amenities include an outstanding fitness center with a yoga studio, a rooftop heated pool open year-round, and a high-end spa. Spacious rooms feature Nespresso coffeemakers, plush name-brand beds, floor-to-ceiling windows (most boasting great views of the port and the mountains), flat-screen TVs and iPod docks.