Do you need a break from the monotony of your life but have no time to set aside for a vacation? In Ontario, there are several great spots you can drive to for a fun and relaxing weekend escape. The best part? They're only two or so hours away from Toronto!
You don't need to book plane tickets to have an amazing vacation. Here are 10 exciting two-hour road trips you must go on from Toronto:
Buffalo is a historic city in the midst of revival, making it a perfect mix of old and new. Gorgeous 19th-century architecture, an intricate park system and a plethora of shops and museums are available to explore.
Darien Lake is an amazing theme park that's just a short drive south of the border from Niagara Falls. It features over 45 thrill rides, a 10-acre water park, live shows, arcade games, an overnight campsite and much more.
Horseshoe Valley is home to a beautiful ski resort that offers fun programs for the summer. Adventurers will enjoy exciting outdoor activities like treetop trekking, ATV offroading, hummer and segway tours, hiking trails and much more.
Long Point is located on the edge of Lake Erie and features a secluded wilderness resort for all ages. The resort specializes in outdoor eco-adventures, from stargazing and mushroom forays to micro-glamping.
Port Stanley is a cottage town situated on Main Beach, which is one of only 26 beaches in Canada to have a designated Blue Flag status for water quality and safety. Visitors will enjoy water sports by the beach, lively boardwalk, and a variety of shoreside shops and restaurants.
Quinte West is a scenic community that offers a relaxing getaway near the shores of Lake Ontario. On top of the great outdoor activities and shopping, the town also holds several cultural festivals in celebration of the unique heritage of the area.
Ranney Gorge is a tourist attraction in Campbellford that features a 300-ft suspension bridge hanging above a glorious river-cut gorge. It's a perfect location for hiking and taking in the picturesque views.
Scandinave Spa consists of gorgeous hot spring pools that are open all year round. De-stress by taking a dip in the pools, or via soothing massages and yoga which are also offered by the spa.
Scenic Caves is a hub for outdoor adventures and experiences. Visitors can participate in exciting activities like zip lining and hiking, as well as explore caves, caverns and trails in the area.
Wasaga Beach is a popular sandy beach in Simcoe County that features warm, shallow waters and a bustling boardwalk. Bars and beach clubs are also available in the area, offering an exciting night life for visitors staying overnight.