ok, we will be staying at the Empress hotel for a family vacation. Been to the Museum in Victoria before so will probably skip it this time. We may hit Butchart Gardens and just heard about Beacon Hill Park. Based on the reviews, sounds like a place we should see.
Is Beason Hill Park
1. a public park? ie. free parking, no entrance fee?
2. Do you take your car there for the tour and stay inside your car or get out and walk?
What are some family friendly eateries close to the Empress? We will have a car with us so can drive and do pick ups for food as well. Not looking for fancy dining as, looking for family (kid) friendly food if I can call it that. Have GPS in the car too (and cell phone) so anywhere we have to drive, we can do it.
What cool things can we do as a family that is within walking distance of the hotel?
Also heard there is a fireworks show at Butchart on saturdays? Worth it to stay late with the family?
Just did a search on Yelp for nearby eateries from the hotel and did not come up with much. Don't mind driving if there is easy parking at an eatery that is a little further than walking distance from the hotel. Any other tips (eating or otherwise) would be great.