Vancouver BC or Boston

Old Feb 23rd, 2022, 09:40 AM
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Vancouver BC or Boston

Can someone help us choose😊 We live in Hawaii. We booked our flight to Boston already to go in May for 2 weeks but now Canada is easing restrictions to enter. Vancouver BC is looks beautiful as well as Boston.
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Moved thread from Tech Support to United States, tagged it for Massachusetts and removed trip report tag. You may also want to post your question on the Canada Forum.
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Yo SP,
Whenever thinking about Vancouver city, its also not a bad idea to consider Vancouver Island as part of the itinerary. The west coast of that isle is a peak travel experience, Tofino and Ucluelet (Ukee) being just two of the more popular options.
Btw one lodging choice in Vancouver proper, could be the YWCA. It is superbly located directly across from the sports stadium. My wife and I opted for one of their triple rooms--excellent value in a pricey city.
Have never been to Boston.
Hope all goes well!

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Hi sweetiepie

Both Boston and Vancouver are great but very different options. Boston has a lot of history associated with the formation of the US as a nation and reminds me of Europe in parts, with some terrific Italian restaurants. Vancouver has more dramatic scenery with coastal mountains and temperate rain forest, the Asian cultural influence is pronounced and the city has the best sushi Iíve had on the continent. You wonít go wrong with either.

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Originally Posted by Daniel_Williams View Post
Hi sweetiepie

Both Boston and Vancouver are great but very different options. Boston has a lot of history associated with the formation of the US as a nation and reminds me of Europe in parts, with some terrific Italian restaurants. Vancouver has more dramatic scenery with coastal mountains and temperate rain forest, the Asian cultural influence is pronounced and the city has the best sushi Iíve had on the continent. You wonít go wrong with either.

best wishes

Daniel
I've been to both (Vancouver more recently). As long as you are vaccinated (booster is better), you should have no problem flying to anyplace in the US. Carry your vaccination card.
Since you are coming from Hawaii, consider going to Boston for a week and then fly back to Seattle and then take the Amtrak bus or train from King St. station to Vancouver for 3-4 days.
On our trip to Hawaii in November, we had to prove that we were vaccinated before we could get on the plane. We had to show our vaccination card and ID every time we went into a restaurant.
Expect many changes in covid policy by May.
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Help us out with a little more information, okay?

How long will you have? What sorts of sights or activities do you want to include in your stay? Are you interested in getting a car, or would you prefer to remain in the city?

Early May in Boston can be lovely - springlike, warm etc. In Vancouver, you'll probably have a mixture of dry and wet days. Vancouver's parks and public gardens, including wonderful Stanley Park and the gorgeous gardens (and Bloedel Conservatory) in Queen Elizabeth Park will be spectacular at that time.

If you want to spend time outside the city, there's Cape Cod and the northern MA and NH coasts easily reached from Boston; in the case of Vancouver there are mountains on your doorstep, wineries in the Fraser Valley, and farther afield, the wonderful Gulf Islands between the mainland and Vancouver Island, or the relatively less-known "Sunshine Coast" north of the city, reached by ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Or, of course, you can pop over the border to Washington State including Seattle.

Needless to say, the travel time from Hawaii to Vancouver is much shorter than to Boston.

But give us an idea of your priorities (and maybe budget) and we can be more useful.
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