If there’s one must-see Vancouver neighborhood, it’s Gastown. The city’s oldest pocket features the charms you would expect from a quaint historic district, with the cobblestoned alleys, the old lamp posts and a coveted location right by the water. The ideal spot for shopping by day and painting the town red by night, Gastown is packed to the brim with tourist boutiques, indie shops, lively art galleries, and upscale cocktail bars. Unique retail favorites like Native, Roden Gray, Bailey Nelson, and Aesop are all within walking distance. As mealtimes approach, the gourmet likes of Bauhaus, Wilderbeest, and L’Abattoir satisfy any palate. Washed down with a local brew from Six Acres or a tumbler from Shebeen Whiskey Bar, Gastown promises enough diversity to fill an entire day, or two.