Mom me time: 5 ways to spend a perfect fall day in Vancouver alone
Picture it: the leaves are falling, the sun is shining, and your children are otherwise occupied for a few hours. This dream may one day become a reality, so make sure you’re prepared. You need to have an arsenal of ideas at your fingertips so you’re ready to go whenever this amazing opportunity of “me time” arises.
Ways to entertain yourself on a beautiful fall day
Go for a walk or run
Trout Lake’s scenic loop is only 1.2km so you can stroll at a leisurely pace while taking in the views or you can do a couple loops to get your kilometres in.
East 15th Ave and Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Grab a latte and muffin
Nothing says fall more than pumpkin spice and Our Town Cafe serves up a mean vegan spice muffin. Enjoy a latte or an Americano misto with your muffin, while you relax at this local cafe’s second Vancouver location.
1398 Kingsway, Vancouver
You can find new, used, and out-of-print books at Pulpfiction Books , where you can browse. Alone. And not in the kids’ section! Whether you’re into fiction, nonfiction, sci-fi, thrillers, mysteries or biographies, you’ll find something here to pique your interest.
2422 Main Street, Vancouver
Discover the wonders of reflexology and massage
If you’ve never experienced reflexology before, you need to book an appointment immediately! ToetoSoul Relax Lounge lives up to its name, transporting you to a place I like to call Bliss Land. My favourite package, Combo Bliss B, includes reflexology and a full body massage.
678 West Broadway, Vancouver
Top off the day with a beer flight
Wrap up your “me time” with a flight at Strange Fellows Brewery and Tasting Room. It’s the best way to try a sample of the ever-changing selection of beers Strange Fellows offers. And don’t forget to grab a growler to take home!
1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Now open up a note on your phone and mark down these ideas (and maybe a few others!) so when the time comes, you’re ready to “Spend the Perfect Fall Day in Vancouver… Solo.”
What would you do on the perfect fall day? Tell us in the comments below.
Amy Beeman has been working in morning radio for almost 20 years, first in her hometown of Prince George and now for 94.5 Virgin Radio with Jonny, Holly & Nira. Her interests include running half marathons, dancing in her kitchen, napping, blogging at According to Amy, and going on adventures with her twins, Lucy and Sam, and her son Stanley. Amy loves seeing the world through their eyes.