If you're a first time visitor to Calgary, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Calgary.
Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Calgary.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:
"I spent one night in Calgary to go to the Calgary Stampede (spent the night at Hotel Arts) and then drove 90 minutes to Banff." See More
"The 17 Ave SW (SW), 4 St SW (SW) and Kensington districts are the most vibrant and lively -- lots of great places to eat, little shops, etc." See More
"There are some great attractions in Calgary, including: Glenbow Museum, Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, Heritage Park, The Hangar Flight Museum and Calgary Tower!" See More
"The Calgary Zoo, downtown area with lots of shopping, many malls including" See More
"Vancouver beaches are fun too, TELUS World of Science is also a good place -- vancouver has a ton of great parks that kids can just run around and play." See More
"As for snow sports there is only 1 place to go in Calgary which is Canada Olympic Park (COP for short)." See More
"Milk Tiger Lounge is a really cool spot on 4th street, not really the trendy part and kind of a hole in the wall looking place but really good!" See More
"17 Ave SW (SW), Kensington Rd NW and 4 St SW (SW) areas are the liveliest -- lots of great pubs, restaurants, shops, etc." See More
"Take a little walk around Kensington and along the Bow River then onto Peace Bridge into Eau Claire Park and keep walking until you're downtown!" See More
"For dessert you've got to try Village Ice Cream." See More
"Some of my personal favourite places to eat around 1st Street would be TASTE,Cafe Koi, Raw Bar, The Beltliner, Vintage Chophouse and Tavern plus many others within a few blocks of the hotel!" See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Calgary locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Calgary.
If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.