How to Spend 48 Hours in Downtown Edmonton as a Couple
Couples everywhere are constantly on the lookout for the perfect place for a vacation getaway. The Union Bank Inn Hotel is celebrated as one of the crown jewels of Edmonton and a popular destination for couples.
The Union Bank Inn provides luxurious suites and excellent service for every guest. Romantic, luxurious, and perfect are some of the ways we have been described by our guests. Whether couples come for a staycation, or to see the beautiful core of Downtown Edmonton, our hotel provides the ideal venue.
The Union Bank Inn is located in the heart of Downtown Edmonton and is only a short distance away from some of the most popular and romantic activities in Edmonton. Whether your stay with us is only for a night, a weekend, or longer – here are some ways you can spend 48 or more hours in Downtown Edmonton.
Day 1 Morning
The perfect way to start off a vacation in Edmonton happens right inside Union Bank Inn. Start your morning off with a hearty breakfast at Madison’s Grill. Madison’s uses only the freshest ingredients in Alberta and offer something to suit everyone’s palette.
Madison’s Grill opens at 7am weekdays/8am weekends and operates until late in the evening. No matter how busy an itinerary may be, Madison’s Grills flexible hours are sure to fit in and is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 1 Afternoon
Now that you’re energized from a delicious meal, it’s time to see the lovely sights the city has to offer. Couples can check out popular areas in the city such as:
Edmonton City Centre
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The Edmonton City Centre is a shopping mall located in Downtown Edmonton that is frequented often by locals and visitors. The city center has implemented an “Out of Towner” rewards program, due to the popularity of this mall with visitors. This program provides visitors who are coming outside of the Edmonton area with eligibility for discounts and exclusive deals. With so many stores to check out, couples are sure to enjoy their visit here!
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The ICE district is a sports and entertainment district in Downtown Edmonton. This district offers visitors a lot of activities to choose from. The ICE district hosts major events such as NHL (Oilers) and WHL games, concerts and festivals. Couples can partake in activities such as public skating, enjoying the local taverns, shopping and much more.
Day 1 Evening
Downtown Edmonton has a beautiful and vibrant nightlife. There are many ways to spend your first night in Edmonton, from attending the theatre to marveling at beautiful lights around the city.
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The Citadel Theatre is one of the largest non-profit theatres in all of North America. It provides patrons with live performances inside 5 different performance spaces. During the festive season, the theatre is hosting a production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol. The venue also hosts well-known theatre companies such as the Catalyst Theatre and the Rapid Fire Theatre Society. The Citadel Theatre offers Dine & Play packages that include a three-course meal at their partner restaurants. Our very own Madison’s Grill is proud to take part in this offer!
Madison’s Grill – Dine & Play
Treat yourself to the Madison’s Grill and the Citadel Theatre’s Dine & Play Program. Enjoy the delicious creations of our culinary team with a special set menu at an exclusive price for guests of the Citadel Theatre. Our Dine & Play menu includes a selection of appetizers, mains and dessert at a discounted price! Couples can also compliment their meal with our extensive selection of wine. Our wine list includes vintages from all major growing regions in the world, including France, Italy, California, New Zealand and local Canadian wines. Our varied collection is sure to wonderfully complement and enhance any of our delicious meal options!
Neon Sign Museum
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Finish the evening off with some of the most beautiful scenery Edmonton has to offer. The Neon Sign Museum is a unique attraction that displays many heritage neon signs from Edmonton’s past. This attraction is perfect for visiting couples. The neon glow of the signs against the backdrop of a tranquil night is enticingly romantic!
Day 2 Morning
The city of Edmonton also offers visitors experiences rich with culture and history. Couples touring the city should make time to visit these cultural hubs.
Royal Alberta Museum
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The Royal Alberta Museum is the largest museum in Western Canada. It is a museum of natural and human history, showcasing exhibitions from around the world. The museum features a massive exhibition space of 7,600 square metres (82,000 sq ft). With so many different things to see, there is something to suit every taste. It opens at 10am Tuesday to Sunday.
Art Gallery of Alberta
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Couples looking for a more cultural activity may be interested in visiting the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA).The AGA connects people with art and ideas not just from Alberta, but from around the world. The AGA is known for developing and showcasing original exhibitions, so it is truly an artistic experience like no other. It opens at 11am from Tuesday – Sunday.
The AGA also features a fine dining experience in the form of a restaurant called Zinc. The restaurant is a great place to enjoy the finest ingredients in Alberta in between exhibitions.
Day 2 Afternoon
Seeing all the sights in Downtown Edmonton can be tiring. Luckily, the city is rich with locations where couples can relax and melt away stress. One of the most popular spots in the city is Studio J Urban Spa.
Studio J Urban Spa
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Nothing compliments a romantic getaway better than washing away all the stress of daily life. Studio J Urban Spa is located in the core of Downtown Edmonton and provides high quality spa services at an affordable price. They offer services such as manicures and pedicures, massages, facials, full body waxing and many more.
Day 2 Evening
Downtown Edmonton offers many options for visitors who want to catch a show. The Winspear Centre is a venue that hosts many different performances.
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The Winspear Centre for Music is the home of the brilliant Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, in addition to hosting many other performances. The Winspear Centre has performances that suit every taste – from comedic outings hosted by Just for Laughs to famous headliners like Serena Ryder. There is something here to suit every taste.
Union Bank Inn continues to be the first choice for couples around the world visiting Edmonton. Located in the heart of downtown, our hotel provides the perfect location for seeing the city. We are proud of our esteemed reputation and strive to make every stay with us a memorable one.