Last year a friend and I went through Vernon, and spent a bit of time in the downtown area on our way to Revelstoke. I had never been off Hywy 97 before and was charmed by the downtown and Vernon's scenery. So I am planning to spend several days in Vernon towards the end of May. I'm a 62 year old single woman on a fairly modest budget, but can indulge in a treat or two. I am wondering what there is best to see in terms of art, shopping, restaurants and parks in Vernon.