Before I leave for my month-long vacation to Paris and Portugal tomorrow (it happens when you've accumulated it all over the year in a new job), I thought I'd add a link to a cool website called Gridskipper, "the decadent urban travel guide. [They] Scour[ing] the globe for chic hotels, hot restaurants, sweet nightlife, and pretty people."
Tips on things to do and places to see are demarked by cities across the globe and tips are mashed with Google Maps as a result. It's been useful for my own personal research.
Not a bad place to get your bearings too when you are there. Here's Vancouver's Gridskipper site, although it would be nice to see it updated a little more often.