Now that it`s basically December and winter is about to hit us in full force, it's time to figure out what type of Winter we all want to have. Will it be a sporty one or a quiet one? Will it be extra cheerful or more on the Grinch side? These are all important questions to consider but some of you already know. That's because you've already started bringing out the fuzzy socks and big cozy sweater and you probably won`t be leaving your bed or your BFF`s house for much this season.
That being said, for those of you who are 100% going to be in grandma mode this winter, here's a list of the best Ottawa things to do in the season:
Get your nails done with a cute design
Where: Multiple locations
What better way to spend your Friday night than by getting your nails done! You always need to make sure to pamper yourself, regardless of how old you feel. Pamper yourself, you deserve it!
Catch a movie VIP style
Where: 325 Marche Way
Instead of grabbing a drink at the bar, why not grab a drink at the movies! You'll get to kick back, relax, and enjoy a really good film all while drinking your favourite drinks and munching on your favourite snacks. It's like the best of both worlds!
Go on a fun but low key road trip
Road trips can totally be so fun. Fortunately, Ottawa has a lot of cute places close by so a road trip with your BFF wouldn't require too much effort on your part. All you really need is a working car and your favourite pair of sweats!
Relax at the Spa Nordik
Where: 16 Chemin Nordik
I mean, this one is pretty self explanatory. Nordik is THE spot to go to if you just want to relax and not be bothered by any distractions. What's super dope about Nordik is that it`s really nice in the Winter and you won`t feel cold at all.
Head to any of these cute cafes
Depending on what cafe you go to, your old soul will definitely shine through. Ottawa cafes are known to be cozy, homely, and really cute! Bundle up in your warmest clothes, grab your BFF and head out for a delicious coffee or tea.
Warm your body with some delicious pho
For this one, just put on your favorite old sweater, a pair of sweats, and some sneakers, then enjoy a delicious bowl of Vietnamese soup. It'll warm up your body from the cold weather and you'll definitely feel so much better afterwards.
Bowling is definitely an activity for the old souls! It's fun but doesn't require to much effort and it allows your competitive side to shine. Challenge your besties to a round of bowling while you enjoy this casual but totally exciting activity.
Unleash your love for animals by going to an animal sanctuary
If you secretly wish you were an old cat lady or you just simply love animals, you should totally visit one of Ottawa's many animal sanctuaries. From zoos to cafes, Ottawa's really got it all.
Play it casual while doing any of these unique activities
Ottawa has so many little underrated gems. Why not print out a list of unique things to do and you and your BFF can go check them off? A lot of these activities require little to no effort so you know you'll have a blast anyways.
Get your hair done and change up your look
If you and your bestie are too lazy to do your own hair but you still want to look nice, why not head to a salon and just get it done professionally? There are so many salons in Ottawa with experiences artists who will leave you looking better than ever!
Dress up nice and warm and go skating
With Ottawa being home to so many ice rinks, indoor rinks, and outdoor skate ways, going skating is definitely something to do here! It's a fun but easy way to get a workout in so if you`re too much of a grandma to hit the gym, here's your alternative!
Save your money by doing any of these free things
From touring parliament hill to taking a picture by the Ottawa sign, there are so many free things to do this Winter and a lot of them require little to no effort. You can also let your old soul shine during a lot of these activities.
Check out the newly renovated Museum of Science and Technology
Where: 1867 St. Laurent Blvd
If you didn't already know, Ottawa's popular Science and Technology Museum was undergoing reservations for what felt like a really long time. However, in mid November, the museum finally reopened and it's so cool now! You and your BFF will love this place since it`s super casual and low key.
Visit this shop totally dedicated to Christmas
Where: 1096 Somerset St. W
If this isn't every secretly a grandmas girl's go to spot, then I don't know what is! Take advantage of this cute little shop where you can indulge in everything Christmas.
Get a crazy cool waffle from Pressed
Where: 380 Gladstone
This waffle place located in downtown Ottawa has some of the craziest but coolest waffles you'll ever come across! They can pretty much turn a waffle into anything but what`s extra dope about it is that you'll get to enjoy a nice warm meal with your BFF!