If you're feeling very over 2020, then why not take it all the way back?

There are a ton of cool retro things to do in Vancouver that are perfect for anyone who wants to escape to the 1950s.

From bright colours and neon lights to places that seem simply stuck in time, you're going to want to take a date with you to these old-school spots.

No poodle skirt is required to feel like you've stepped onto the set of Greese right here in the city.

Vancouver's 'Neon Museum'

Price: $20.50

Address: Neon Vancouver Ugly Vancouver Exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver BC

Why You Need To Go: Step into a retro museum filled with treasured neon signs that used to glow up the streets of Vancouver once-upon-a-time.

Rocko's Diner

Price: πŸ’Έ

Cuisine: Diner Food

Address: 32786 Lougheed Hwy., Mission, BC

Why You Need To Go: Known as the "Riverdale Diner" because they filmed the pilot and built a set for Pop's just like it, this dinner in Mission has bargain prices on giant big plates of good food.

Twilight Drive-In

Price: $30+

Address: 3350 260 St., Fraser Hwy, Langley Township, BC

Why You Need To Go: There's nothing like an old-fashioned drive-in to send you straight back to 1950.

Neon Bowling

Price: $6.49+

Address: Grandview Lanes, 2195 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: There's something about glow-in-the-dark neon bowling that never gets old, and Grandview Lanes feels like nothing's changed there in 60 years β€” in a good way.

Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery

Price: πŸ’Έ

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 4090 Hastings St., Burnaby, BC

Why You Need To Go: They're doing take-out only right now, but you can still get a retro sundae or float with your BFFs for a throw-back treat.

Shop For 50s Threads

Price: $5+

Address: Mintage Mall, 

Why You Need To Go: Get lost in a giant vintage paradise upstairs at this hidden gem shop.

Mary's On Davie

Price: πŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ

Cuisine: Diner

Address: 1202 Davie St., Vancouver, BC 

Why You Need To Go: Growing up I knew this place as "Hamburger Mary's" and while it's gotten a facelift since I was a kid, it still has that true '50s vibe and killer food.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.


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