The city is great, but sometimes the crowded TTC and bustling sidewalks can become a little too much. Sometimes all you want is a break from it all, but not by going on an actual vacation. Luckily, Ontario is home to some of the cutest small towns around that are the perfect location for your next trip- so, start packing for a stress free and fun filled visit!
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Prince Edward County
Stay at The June Motel.
This motel is seriously adorable and if you choose to stay here, you'll probably end up spending the first hour of your visit taking photos of the entire place (no judgement, I would to).
Go on a wine tour at the Sandbanks Estate Winery.
Get ready for a wild day at Sandbanks if you choose to go on the wine tour. They've got a great range of wines for even the pickiest drinker!
Explore through the Point Petre Wildlife Conservation Area.
The Point Petre conservation area is an amazing spot with gorgeous views in the area. It's the perfect place to channel your inner explorer and walk down the lake front.
Get crafty at the Love Next Studio.
Love Next Studio is known for not only their adorable set up but also their intricate crafts and art pieces. If you want to see it, or purchase a piece for yourself, head over!
Grab brunch at the Drake Devonshire.
The Prince Edward County extension of The Drake Hotel has the perfect brunch for both your stomach and your eyes!
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Grab a coffee at Settlement and Co.
Whether you need your caffeine fix or want a nice space to catch up on a book, Settlement and Co. is by far the cutest cafe in Waterloo!
Go horse back riding at Conestoga River Horseback Adventures
Ride horseback through the trails in the Fall for the perfect experience. Whether you ride western or english, you're sure to love this!
Try out virtual reality at Crtl V
Tired of escape rooms? Grab a group of friends and try out virtual reality rooms, yeah they're a thing!
Grab dinner at Wildcraft Grill Bar.
This spot is the place to go if you want a great dinner. From steak to salmon everything is done to the nines and is the perfect place for a date night!
Go to the petting zoo in Waterloo Park.
Who doesn't love a petting zoo?! Check out the Llamas and Alpacas before visiting the lake in the park.
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Chase waterfalls at Chedoke Falls.
The Chedoke Falls are the perfect spot to check out if you are an adventurer. From the waterfall itself to the nature surrounding it, you'll be astounded by how amazing it all is in person.
Visit the animal kingdom at African Lion Safari.
Who isn't an animal lover?! From lions to elephants, the African Lion Safari has you covered. They even offer elephant rides for those who are brave enough to do it!
Hike through Bruce Trail.
You won't regret making a hike through Bruce Trail a priority during your visit to Hamilton. Especially during the Fall season, Bruce Trail is absolutely gorgeous!
Go beer tasting at Collective Arts Brewing.
Love beer or are travelling with a beer lover? What better way to pass the time than to go for a beer tasting. Not only does Collective Arts have a warm and homey atmosphere, but they've got a crazy selection of brews that nearly put the Distillery District to shame!
Check out the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
If you are obsessed with the AGO, you are going to love the AGH. They've got tons of eccentric pieces for you to check out and rotating exhibits, so there's always something new!
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Hike through the trails and venture up to Dundas Peak.
I mean, you can't go to Dundas and not check out Dundas Peak. Spend the day hiking through the forest and I promise you will be glad you did it after you reach the peak and see that incredible view with your own eyes!
Visit the butterflies at Urquhart Butterfly Garden.
You've only got so much time left before they fly off for the Winter, so make this is a must-visit when you arrive! There's nothing more relaxing than being surrounded by butterflies.
Find the best deal at Mizener's Antiques & Flea Market Ltd.
Love the thrifting scene in Toronto? Test your skills at the Mizeners flea market for the ultimate experience and try to find the best deal!
Get your sugar fix at Beanermunky Chocolate.
Whether you are buying these to bring home to your friends and family or treating yourself, you won't regret picking up dessert from Beanermunky Chocolate.
Enjoying authentic French cuisine at Quatrefoil.
Quatrefoil brings fine dining and France to you without the passport! From fresh eggs benedict to incredible salmon plates, they've got you covered for dinner.
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Grab a pint from Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Whether you are a beer snob or not, you'll appreciate how cool of an experience Sawdust's beer tasting rack is!
Go for a stroll through Gull Lake Rotary Park.
Nothing beats a refreshing walk by the water, especially just as the leaves are turning. Gravenhurst has an incredible waterfront during the Fall that you've got to see at some point in your life, and strolling through the rotary park is the perfect time to do it!
Bike through the Buckwallow Biking Trails.
Not into hiking, but still want to check out the views Gravenhurst has to offer? No problem! The Buckwallow Biking Trails are perfect to see the surrounding nature and wildlife that come out during the Fall!
Catch a movie at the Muskoka Drive-In.
Take the classic movie date and put a fun spin on it while the weather is still nice. Pick your favourite movie and make sure to pack some blankets and snacks for the perfect experience!
Get fresh produce and goods from the Farmer's Market!
There's nothing like food fresh from the farm, and who doesn't love spending a Sunday morning at the market!?