Happy Summer Toronto! Have you exhausted all your options in the city for fun things to do this summer? Have you had a killer cottage weekend with your squad? Are you still looking for some exciting things to do with your BFF this summer?

READ MORE: 10 Summer Road Trips Close To Toronto To Go On With Your Friends

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you're on the right list. Rent a car, grab your BFF and go on an EPIC adventure! We've got some pretty cool places for you to explore away from Toronto. Let's go!

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Syracuse, New York 

While in Syracuse, there are plenty of amazing places to eat and things to see. Check out Armory Square, Syracuse's downtown core. There are amazing cafes, bars and shops to check out. 


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Tobermorry, Ontario

If you and your BFF love the outdoors, I recommend checking out this beautiful location. Explore Flower Pot Island, The Grotto and hiking the Bruce Trail! 


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Detroit, Michigan 

If you're interested in art, the Detroit art scene is absolutely incredible, and is home to some very unique works. The Heidelberg Project is a must see in this city.

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Montreal, Quebec

There are tons of amazing things to do and see in this old Canadian city. From Old Town to Downtown to delicious smoked meat sandwiches, there are tons of things to do in Montreal


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens are absolutely amazing, and are perfect for a weekend trip. They have tons of programs and activities that you and your bff will love. 


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Manitoulin Island 

This resort offers over 18 acres of private ground for activities. There's a softball diamond, volley ball court, bonfire pit and more! Drive up and enjoy the last bit of summer!


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Lake Placid, New York

If you're looking for a chill body of water to relax on, this is the spot for you. Lake Placid and Mirror Lake are clear and beautiful. This place will definitely make you feel refreshed. 

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Chicago, Illinois  

Chance The Rapper's native land. The windy city is super chill and has lots of museums, restaurants and more. You have to try their famous deep dish pizza!


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New York City 

Visit Times Square, check out a broadway show, late night restaurant or try to scope out where they filmed hit TV shows and movies. (Hint: Serena Vanderwoodsen lived at The New York Palace).


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Washington DC

If you and your BFF are into history, this is the trip for you. The Vietnam memorial, The White House and The Washington Monument are some of the amazing places to see!


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Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Common and The Freedom Trail are 2 of Boston's most famous places, and totally worth the 8 hour drive to check out. 

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