Winter is here and whether you are embracing the chilly weather with open arms or are prepared to hibernate until Spring, it's time to start making some holiday-themed plans! Whether you and your BFF are looking to channel your inner foodies and visit the coolest new restaurants or trying to find the perfect activity to suit your adrenaline seeking endeavours, we've got the perfect options for you!
So if you and your BFF are ready to embrace Winter and holiday season with open arms, read on to find the perfect things to do whether you are looking for a pamper day, a night out, the perfect getaway or a fantastic resto!
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Where: 849 Dundas St W
This sleek spot has gotten a ton of attention for their aesthetic interior, but their food is another element that has kept people talking about it around the city! From breakfast to lunch and dinner, this is a great place to check out and enjoy not just for the ample IG opportunities, but the great food as well!
Where: 633 King St W
If you are looking for some Italian, look no further than Oretta! This popular spot is the perfect place to load up on carbs from risotto to gnocchi and ravioli- this is the perfect place for pasta-obsessed BFFs to unite!
Where: 295 Adelaide St W
If you are looking for good food and a gorgeous space to eat in, look no further than Figo. This spot serves up some incredible fresh food, and their pizza is seriously to die for. Though their food isn't the only thing going for their, the space itself is one of the coolest in the city considering the painted ceilings and gorgeous bar!
Where: 552 King St W
Whether you and your BFF are obsessed with tacos or not, Wilbur is a must year round. From their extensive hot sauce collection and home made guac to the tacos themselves, they are a city favourite for good reason!
Where: 1020 Gerrard
Who said you have to go to Chicago to get some deep dish pizza? At Double D's you can get Toronto's spin on the chi-town classic done up however you want considering their pies are completely customizable.
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Toronto Christmas Market
Where: 55 Mill St
This is a holiday staple and while it may be frequented by tons of Toronto couples, that doesn't mean you shouldn't visit with your BFF! From the fun Christmas themed chimney stacks to other food, drink and gift pop ups around the market, you are guaranteed to have a great time while taking in all the light displays
Chicopee Tube Park
Where: 1600 River Rd E
If you and your BFF are looking for a more thrilling activity, why not go snow tubing?! The Chicopee Tube Park is a massive hill dedicated to sliding down the snow in an massive inflatable tube- it's the perfect place to channel your inner child!
Snakes and Lattes
Where: 600 Bloor St W
If you and your BFF are looking to hide from the colder weather already, look no further than Snakes and Lattes. You can enjoy a massive collection of board games while sipping on a toasty latte- what more could you ask for!?
Eaton Centre 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Where: 220 Yonge St // Dundas-Square
Who wouldn't want to witness the unveiling of the largest indoor Christmas tree in North America?! Whether you BFF is a grinch or not, this event will surely get them in the mood considering how magical of an event it is!
Follow the 'Ultimate Christmas Tree Map'
If you are a holiday junkie and are looking for any and every excuse to get in the holiday spirit, look no further than this map! It will guide you to all of the spectacular light displays found around the city that are most definitely worthy of the chilly stroll!
Find the map here.
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Her Majesty's Pleasure
Where: 556 King St W
This King West spa has become massively popular in the city for good reason. From the overall aesthetic of the brand as well as the impeccably designed interior, if you are somebody who appreciates good decor then you will love this spot. The good things about this place definitely don't stop at the way it looks considering they've got tons of treatments from head to toe that make for the perfect day of rest and relaxation with a drink in hand!
The Spa at The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Where: 60 Yorkville Avenue
If you are feeling extra boujee, head over to the Four Seasons for the five star treatment at their spa! From facials to massages they'll make you feel like royalty.
Serenity Spa and Lounge
Where: 238 Wellington St.
Serenity Spa is the perfect place to go to if you and your BFF want to spend a day at the spa but have varying needs in terms of treatment. Whether you want to get a massage while they want a facial, or both of you are looking for overall body treatments, this place as it all!
Blo Blow Dry Bar
Where: 626 King Street West
Who doesn't love a good blow out?! It definitely doesn't need to be in the name of a special occasion if you and your BFF are enjoying a day of pampering and relaxation. If you are looking to get your hair a refresh, look no further than Blo considering they are one of the best blow bars in the city!
Body Blitz Spa
Where: 71 Adelaide St. W
This spa is definitely a more unique experience considering it is the first ever women-only spa in Canada! Not only is it exclusive to females, but on top of spa packages and features, they have a massive pool full of epsom salt for you to relax in as well!
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New York, NY
Right now is the perfect time to go to New York considering the city is gearing up to reveal their Christmas lights and displays. It's no secret that the iconic city goes hard for the Christmas season when it comes to decor, and it's definitely a spectacle you need to see with your own eyes in your lifetime!
If you are looking for a short road trip, look no further than Stratford! With it only being a two hour drive away from Toronto, it makes for a quick getaway to one of Ontario's prettiest small towns! Especially with some Fall foliage still holding on in this Fall weather, the town is absolutely adorable and so is this super adorable hotel that you can stay in!
Deep dish pizza anybody? Boston is a seriously underrated city considering they host some gorgeous architecture and campuses. It's a great place to go if you are obsessed with older buildings and can appreciate some seriously delicious pizza.
Montréal is another great idea for a weekend getaway considering it won't cost too much to escape the city and hit the slopes! The area is perfect if you are looking for a change of scenery but want to stay inside Canada!
Prince Edward County, ON
Who says you've got to leave Ontario to have the perfect getaway?! If you are your BFF are looking for a low key escape from the city, look no further than this small town! Considering they also host this ADORABLE motel that will probably end up being the main reason you end up visiting, it's the perfect place to spend a weekend!