Eight of us (7 adults ages 39 to 75 and one 4 year old) will be traveling to Seattle then Vancouver via Amtrak for an Alaskan cruise next late May. We will be in Vancouver for 3 full days (4 nights) before our ship sails and don't really want to bother with a rental car. We only fit in a Suburban!
I've been looking for an area of the city where we are close to light rail and can also enjoy the neighborhood around us. Just figuring out how to get interested people to the Museum of Anthropology, for example, will take some planning and coordination so I want to know where to look.
I've also started looking a condo vacation rentals as opposed to hotels since we need 3 rooms. It may very well be less expensive overall.
Any suggestions would be great. I've read about Gastown, Yaletown, West Vancouver and Downtown. We don't want to be TOO far away from the dock so we can get to our ship fairly easily when we make our way to our ship.