From the Salish Sea to the Fraser River, you can hear the welcoming sound. It echoes off cobblestone streets and modern skyscrapers. Excitement is beckoning your inner wanderer to Vancouver. When adventure calls your name, whatever you do, don’t ignore it.
Here at Travelocity, we’re dedicated to helping you give in to that magnetic sense of wanderlust. You’ll discover our vast selection of rental car deals in Vancouver, which make it easy for you to access all of the major points of interests on your unforgettable trip. Whether you’re venturing out to the city on your own or treating your family to an unexpected vacation, a trip to British Columbia’s largest city offers just the escape you had in mind.
As soon as your flight to Vancouver lands, you’ll want to explore the city’s most famous spots and search for its hidden gems. Dive into the local scene—relish the cuisine and dabble in the art, music, and cultural attractions. Visit pristine beaches, old-growth rainforests, and an entertainment district filled with bars and nightclubs. Let Travelocity help you find your Vancouver car rental. You’ll save time and money, both of which can be better spent indulging in Lotusland.
Where Are the Best Places to Stay in Vancouver?
Most of our favorite Vancouver hotels are located downtown. But with so much to see and do throughout the area, it’s a good idea to rent a car in Vancouver during your stay. We highly recommend the following accommodations (all of which offer valet and self-parking options):
Rosewood Hotel Georgia – The Roaring Twenties meet the modern era in this historic hotel. The charm of yesteryear is punctuated with contemporary décor details, a therapeutic day spa, five on-site dining options, and—of course—luxuriously well-appointed guest rooms.
Pan Pacific - With sweeping views of Coal Harbor, the Coastal Mountains, and downtown Vancouver, you won’t find a better-located property that invites the outdoors in. Thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, the sharp, ultra-modern building helps carve out a unique niche in the city’s skyline.
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa – Thanks to its sleek, contemporary design, the Century Plaza is one with its neighbors in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The family-owned hotel features a modern Italian steakhouse, rejuvenating day spa, high-end salon, fitness center, and even a comedy club.
The Hotel at River Rock – Located close to the airport south of downtown, River Rock is much more than an upscale hotel—although it is every bit that, too. Guests can dine at any of seven on-site eateries, dance with Lady Luck at the hotel casino, enjoy a session at the spa, or take in a performance at the property’s theater.
Driving In and Around Vancouver
Because Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is in the suburb of Richmond, about 15 miles from the city center, you may want to think about cheap rental cars in Vancouver while planning your vacation. Pick up the keys to your rental car from the courtesy desks near baggage claim and you’ll be on your way to your hotel in a breeze. Drop your luggage off, freshen up, take a deep breath of the Canadian air (it’s fresher up there, don’t ya know), and get ready to experience the city.
Exploring Beautiful British Columbia
Opt for a rental car in Vancouver and you can visit the surrounding areas easily. Make your way across the Lion's Gate Bridge to North Vancouver and hit the slopes at Whistler, or head over to English Bay for some fun along the shore. When you're ready for a side trip to Vancouver Island, drive to Ladner and catch a ferry at the Horseshoe Bay Terminal. For a stunning view, you can take a spin over to Simon Fraser University and see the city from the top of Burnaby Mountain. If you're into the pub life, you've got to enjoy an evening visiting the clubs on Granville Island…or, if you prefer relaxing in nature to the sound of cascading water, Lynn Canyon is just across Burrard Inlet.
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