How To Spend A Day In Kamloops

August 5th, 2016 Posted by blog, Okanagan, Things To Do No Comment yet

Actually can we have two days? Maybe a weekend? With such a beautiful city full of art, history and an active social community, Kamloops is a hot spot for summer fun – so check out how GetintheLoop spends their one day in Kamloops and perhaps  what you’ll be doing on your next day off!

MORNING: Hotel 540 & Blue Dining + Lounge

Location: 540 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC | Contact: Hotel 540 Website, Blue Dining + Lounge Website, Hotel 540 FacebookBlue Dining + Lounge Facebook, Telephone For Hotel 540: (250) 372-2281, Telephone For Blue Dining + Lounge: (778) 471-8035

An iconic piece of Kamloops’ history and skyline since November 1963, Hotel 540 are proud hosts of many of the city’s finest events. Their fun, fresh, and bold personality provides a unique sense of arrival, offering a refreshing hotel experience. Anchoring Victoria Street in the heart of the city, Hotel 540 overlooks the North Thompson River and their hotel’s charm and key Central location is unbeatable.

If you’re spending more than a day in Kamloops we highly recommend you check into Hotel 540 immediately! This amazing hotel comes equipped unmatched on-site amenities including a popular rooftop swimming pool, hot tub and bar – And just when you think the rooftop fun is over, the fun continues where you can head into Blue Dining + Lounge for breakfast (now served until 2pm!! – and of course where we like to spend our mornings), lunch or dinner!

Exceptional flair and a passion for unique food and beverage presentation, Blue Dining + Lounge is pleased to be the home to the culinary talents of Executive Chef Mitch Shafer. Chef Shafer is a Red Seal Certified Chef and has not only worked extensively in the industry at many casual modern restaurants and for large hotel chains, but he’s also worked as a Culinary Arts Instructor at TRU. Fun, Fresh and Seasonally inspired – We recommend trying one of their signatures cocktails or really any delicious tasty items off of their extensive, thought out menu like house made burgers, salads, pastas and one of our favourite breakfast skillets ever!

Did we mention they grow their own tomatoes, Cucumbers, herbs, Bell peppers, radishes and more? On there ROOF. TOP. GARDEN. – it doesn’t get much more fresh than that! GetintheLoop members are eligible for exclusive offers through our app HERE at Blue Dining + Lounge!

ADDED BONUS: Hotel 540 is also located less than 1 km from the famous Riverside Park.

Spent all day lounging at Hotel 540? Here are some recommended evening plans:

The quick and scenic walk from Blue Dining + Lounge runs parallel with the Heritage Railway tracks and will lead you to Kamloops 23rd running of Music in the Park at Riverside park in downtown Kamloops. With a new band every day playing between 7pm-830pm until August 31st, the free show will have music for everyone! You can check the different styles for each day by clicking on the schedule HERE!

AFTERNOON: Rivershore Estates & Golf Links

Location: 330 Rivershore Dr, Kamloops, BC | Contact: Website, Facebook, Telephone: (250) 573-4211

Golfing with a view? Count us in! There is no better way to spend your afternoon then golfing at Rivershore Estate Golf Links. Legendary golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones Sr. constructed the beautiful 18-hole course running along the South Thompson river and sandwiched with rolling hills. This world-class facility and multiple Canadian and PGABC championship host will bring the best out of all golfers!

Amazing golf, fantastic people, gorgeous banquet room and great memories. Head HERE to check out the offers Rivershore Estates & Golf Links has on the GetintheLoop app.

EVENING-ISH (LATE AFTERNOON): Romeo’s Kitchen + Spirits

1250 Rogers Way Kamloops, BC | Contact: Website, Facebook, Telephone: (250) 372-5312

So now you’ve found yourself starving after a round of golf, touring the town, running errands, visiting family or listening to live music. Whatever it may be there’s culturally inspired food, a beautiful view, and a warm atmosphere ahead – Romeo’s Kitchen + Spirits is where it’s at. Romeo’s passion and creativity with food is exhibited daily in the kitchen and highlighted by its Head Chef Romeo Oloresismo, whose passion for food and cultural influence creates familiar dishes with a unique flare. Working with experts in the ranching community and a locally sourced seasonal feature menu keeps customers (and us) coming back! Find the Menu HERE.

At Romeo’s Kitchen + Spirits the atmosphere is casual and relaxing with an open-concept dining spot which can accommodate small business meetings and dinners out, to larger group get togethers in various rooms in the restaurant. From the friendly, hard working, knowledgeable service and management team, to the memorable and comfortable setting filled with mouth watering food our experience here is always extraordinary. Locals giving back to Locals, a neat spot that represents Kamloops well if we do say so ourselves!

GetintheLoop members can find amazing offers by Romeo’s Kitchen + Spirits HERE!


196 – 945 Columbia St. W, Kamloops, BC | Contact: Facebook, Telephone: (778) 471-2653

For Handcrafted Happiness head to Bold Pizzeria. Yes our 1 day trip may involve two dinner experiences but how could it not? Bold Pizzeria is absolutely amazing – open from 11:00am – 9:00pm we suggested going at any time. Perfect for get togethers with family, date night, or catching up with friends and co workers the pick-your-own-toppings Pizzeria makes famous, house made, delicious pizza right in front of your eyes in minutes that are BOLD in every way. This fast paced pizzeria doubles as a social spot to enjoy home-made style pizza and every once in a while peanut butter cheesecake dessert, thats right, Peanut.butter.cheesecake – A popular feature flavour that has just passed, stay tuned for the next one!

The wonderfully saucy pizza’s are sealed by fire and loaded with a taste explosion and can be complimented by flavourful Pastas’, Salads and house made Side Dishes. Finished? Not yet, you can’t leave without trying the Italian gelato or cheesecake as the perfect treat! A relaxing and comfortable atmosphere with hard working, loveable, and genuine staff will be sure to keep you going back to this local hot spot we know it has for us!

They challenge you to Be BOLD. LIVE BOLD! GetintheLoop members can check out exclusive offers by BOLD Pizzeria through our app HERE.

Loved our one day plans? Share your memories with us and how you spend your days touring around Kamloops by tagging us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter we’d love to hear about your experience, or rather, see – and if you haven’t already download the GetintheLoop app for IOS and ANDROID!

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