Let's be real, sometimes we all get a little bit sick of the city.  If you and your bae are looking for somewhere new to explore this summer, try road-tripping to a few of these places.

As an added bonus, most of these places are free. I understand that summer has taken a toll on all of our wallets, and its time to give the visa card a break.

Surprise your significant other by taking them out of Toronto and giving them a taste of what the GTA has to offer.  Explore Ontario!

1. Hike The Cheltenham Badlands// Caledon

Road trip from Toronto: 58 mins

2. Visit Gage Park // Hamilton

Road trip from Toronto: 57 mins

3. Hit Up Kariya Park // Mississauga

Road trip from Toronto: 31 mins

4. Beach day at Port Dover // Norfolk County

Road trip from Toronto: 1hr 40 mins

Photo cred -@robeaan

5. Drive In Movies // Oakville

Road trip from Toronto: 29 mins

6. Paddle Boarding // Lake Simcoe

Road trip from Toronto: 1 hr

7. Go Zorbing // Mississauga

Road trip from Toronto: 42 mins

8. Explore Smokey Hollow // Waterdown

Road trip from Toronto: 50 mins

9. Visit a butterfly conservatory// Cambridge

Road trip time from Toronto: 1hr 10min

Photo cred -@tresgroovy

10. Grab a bite at Casero Taco Bus // Sauble Beach

Road trip from Toronto: 2hrs 51 min

11.  Stroll through St. Jacob's Farmers Market // Woolwich

Road trip for Toronto: 1hr 20 mins

12. Hike the Warsaw Caves  // Warsaw

Road trip from Toronto: 2hrs 3 mins

13. Visit The Kitty Cafe // Guelph

Road trip from Toronto: 1hr 14 mins

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