Shoulder seasons are, in general, pretty terrible. It's not summer and it's not winter yet, either. It's too cold to spend time outside and there's not enough snow to go skiing yet. Yes, November is one month that kind of gets the short end of the stick as far as seasons go. There isn't even a large holiday in it, like Christmas or Thanksgiving, to distract everyone from how miserable the weather is. Especially for travellers staying in downtown Calgary, November is the pits. You'd wander around and find a likely restaurant or bar, but it's too cold out and you don't want to. So, here's a short list of some things you can do when you're stuck inside a hotel room in downtown Calgary on a chilly November's eve.
You should probably do this anyways. Now that you can watch it from any wireless capable device, there's the added bonus of being able to watch your favourite shows from anywhere where there's Internet, and with us the Internet is free.
I was originally going to write that you should consider renting a DVD, but no one really does that anymore, do they? You could also pay through the nose for some Pay-Per-View movie in your hotel room, but for the exact same $8 you could access a huge library of television and movies.
Get Into a Good Book
There used to be a really great book store in downtown Calgary (I miss you McNally Robinson), but these days the best one within a short walk from Nuvo Hotel Suites is actually a Chapters that's just two blocks south of us. Although, you will have to briefly leave your room, you can pick up a brand new good book to get into.
To The Pub!
You knew this was coming. Luckily for us, the surrounding area of downtown Calgary holds many, many pubs. The ones nearest us are Brewster, and the Blind Monk, however the Nuvo Hotel Suites is located just a few blocks north of 17th Ave, also known as the Red Mile. Heading out for an evening drink there, especially after or during a Calgary Flames game, is a much more vibrant way to enjoy a chilly November evening.