Looking for the perfect place to bring a date to this summer? There are several destinations just a few hours away from Toronto that are sure to bring the magic. From great R&R spots to private hideaways, the opportunities are endless.

Grab your car, your date and a picnic basket — these six secret date spots near Toronto are waiting for you:

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Weldrick Nightstar Bridge

Richmond Hill

This award-winning bridge is a hidden gem that leads to Richmond Hill's observatory lands, where the David Dunlap Observatory is situated. The hilly area is a perfect place to lay down a blanket and stare at the night sky with a date.

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Solana Salt Cave

Oakville

Melt your troubles away in this beautiful salt cave that consists of a beneficial microclimate of salts and minerals. As you breathe the air in, your airways will clear and you'll feel immediately refreshed. Admission to the salt cave is just $35 per person.

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Millcroft Inn & Spa

Caledon

Treat your date to a day in the baths at this wellness resort just one hour away from the city. For $70, you can get access to the facility's outdoor hot springs, heated pools, whirlpools, steam rooms, saunas, fitness facility and spa café.

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Port Dover Beach

Norfolk County

The real palm trees on this cozy beach will make you and your date feel like you're somewhere tropical. Each year, Callahan's Beach House Restaurant which sits on the beachfront imports the Florida palms from a landscape centre near Tillsonburg and plants them along the shore to give even more of a beachy vibe to the area. 

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Canola Fields

Blue Mountain

Take a road trip to these gorgeous canola fields on the way to Blue Mountain for a beautiful daytime picnic. All you'll see for miles is a sea of bright yellow, making it a romantic spot for a date.

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Bruce Caves

Wiarton

It's a little bit of a longer drive (around three hours) but it's well worth it — the Bruce Caves are a secret hideway that offer seven hectares of hiking opportunities in the Niagara Escarpment. Explore caves and a wooded swamp in this shaded oasis.

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