The entire point of going on vacation is to take a break from the daily grind and relax. Unless you are on a mission to experience every major attraction possible within a specific timeframe, it is better to plan less so that you may enjoy yourself more. A trip to Winnipeg is a great place to do just that.
Winnipeg is a city rich with culture and diversity. Tourists will enjoy everything from its architecture and live music to sports and the arts. While you could be tempted to spend every waking minute exploring the city, keeping things casual will make for lasting memories.
How to Plan Less
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For starters, decide what kinds of activities you might want to enjoy while in Winnipeg. Depending on the time of the year, you may choose to take in a sporting event like a Winnipeg Jets hockey game or perhaps a Winnipeg Blue Bombers football game.
Patrons of the arts may want to attend the ballet, visit a museum, take a guided tour of the over 600 street murals throughout the city, or attend a concert. Fitness enthusiasts may want to play laser tag, go rock wall climbing, or even go ice skating.
The key to an itinerary-free vacation is to buy your event tickets as soon as you decide you want to go, or even at the door. That way if you change your mind and decide to do something else, you’ll feel no guilt.
Stay in the Heart of the Action
There are countless hotels in Winnipeg for nearly every budget. Aside from your initial reservation upon arrival in the city, don’t lock yourself in for the next hotel until you know where you’re headed next and when.
Choose to lodge close to restaurants, shopping, attractions, and public transportation. Sometimes you may feel like rolling out of bed long enough to get food and nothing else. A centrally located hotel in the downtown area might be your best bet.
It is perfectly natural to sleep in while on vacation and let the hotel staff do the heavy lifting. Get recommendations from them on shopping and local events that are a short walk or ride from the hotel.
Dining In and Out
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Traveling to Winnipeg during the summer months means warmer temperatures and a higher chance of rain. Your hotel should have more than adequate in-house dining options for days when going out to eat just doesn’t suit your fancy. If you are traveling during the winter months, making sure that you can access full meals at any time is a must. Room service requires no reservations.
The key to enjoying Winnipeg without all the stress is to go with the flow. See what you want to see and do what you want to do in the moment. Choose a location with interesting attractions close by, stay in a hotel with great amenities plus a knowledgeable staff, and plan loosely. Do these things and you’ll be well on your way to a relaxing stay.