Free Spirits have a reputation for hedonism. Often looking for thrills, travel satisfies their insatiable need for the exciting and the exotic. They like the best of everything and want to be surrounded by others who feel the same way.
If you're a Free Spirit and you find yourself in Victoria, here's where to...
For breakfast or brunch, the options are endless. If you don't mind a bit of a wait - and it's worth it, trust us - some the city's uber-popular and uber-delicious spots like Shine Café or John's Place are never a bad call. If you're in town on a Sunday, the stunning ocean views and decadent buffet - think sushi, fresh seafood, carvery and all the breakfast staples - of Marina Restaurant is a must-do.
As a seaside town, no stay in Victoria would be complete without some local seafood. Located right on the water, the fish and chips at Barb's Place and the tacones of Red Fish Blue Fish are legendary with locals and visitors alike, and both are excellent choices for lunch.
Dinner's the time to really treat yourself. The inventive Ulla Restaurant is revered for its modern take on classic West Coast cuisine. Cafe Brio and Il Terrazzo - regularly voted Victoria's best Italian Restaurant - are never bad choices either.
Nestled on the Pacific, minutes away from quaint Oak Bay Village, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel was originally built in 1927 and was long considered "the place to be, and be seen" in the area. Although the original hotel was deconstructed in 2006 and then re-opened in 2013, the new Oak Bay Beach Hotel stays true to its roots. With seaside mineral pools and spa, live dinner theatre, fine dining and more, it's a destination for the refined.
For those who want to be closer to the excitement of downtown Victoria, Magnolia Hotel is the place to be. One of Victoria's true luxury boutique hotels, their attention to detail speaks to the discerning traveller. Expect superior, personalized service; floor to ceiling windows; opulent baths and fireplaces in many rooms. It's the little things that separate a good stay from a great stay, and at Magnolia they excel at the little things.
No matter what your definition of play is, you'll find it in Victoria. One hour you might find yourself up close and personal with humpback whales, the next you may find yourself sipping from fine bone china - pinky out of course - and nibbling pastries at Afternoon Tea before heading out for cocktails. Best of all, the unpretentious vibe that defines Victoria means you can do all of these things without even having to change your shoes.
If you don't know your traveller type yet, find out at www.VictoriaCalling.com!