Even though some people think it's pretty clear that Ottawa is the city that fun forgot, some people think otherwise. Vogue Magazine included.
Vogue Magazine recently wrote about how to have a restorative weekend away in Ottawa, but that wasn't the best part. The best part was the places they chose, and the way they described the city itself. The article says, "If you start to describe Ottawa, you’ll quickly realize it sounds more like an appealing dating profile than a capital: bilingual, beautiful, kid friendly, likes nature." Wow.
Us Ottawans are so hard on our own city, sometimes we forget to see the beauty in it. Vogue Magazine classifies the city as health conscious, and a trip to Ottawa is the third reason to visit Canada after Googling how to move here after the election and for Canada's 150th. I don't know if we should feel proud, honoured, or confused in the best way possible, but I definitely feel all of those things.
Vogue believes that Ottawa is the perfect getaway for a restorative weekend, and we definitely agree that the city is relaxing. Here are the places they suggest to heal your body and mind in Ottawa:
Visit the ByWard Market farmers' market for some fresh fruit and veggies
Pick up a delicious juice at Urban Juice Press (they recommend their Green Energy smoothie)
At least one meal at Pure Kitchen (Us Ottawans can definitely agree to this)
And if you're still hungry, they recommend Café My House for a vegetable focused menu
Try out an intense class at Inside Out Studio Barre, which works out your entire body
Clear your mind and fill your soul at Pure Yoga
To increase your chances of seeing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, they suggest the free yoga classes on Parliament Hill every Wednesday
And of course, they mention our personal favourite, hiking in Gatineau Park
Relax at the holistic spa, Peppermint Organic Spa
Or treat yourself to an hour long hydrating body wrap at Daya Spa
They also suggest Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre or Sheraton Ottawa Hotel if you want to really relax. For us Ottawans, these places are great for a staycation!
For the original article on Vogues website, click here.