If a serious vacation is well overdue but time and money are limited, have no fear. Ontario is brimming with natural wonders, unique accommodations, and super fun activities that don't require hours of travel or an expensive plane ticket to get to. So if you need a break ASAP then look no further than your own Ontario backyard. It's never too early to start planning that next Ontario staycation, so we've gathered some of the hottest spots in the province that will make you forget that you're still at home. 

Theme Rooms @ Best Western Fireside Inn

Price: Prices vary

When: 24/7

Address: 1217 Princess St., Kingston

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've landed on another planet when you book one of these crazy themed rooms in Kingston. Sleep in a space shuttle, old fashioned car, and more without ever even leaving the province. 

Glamping in a Tipi 

Price: Starting at $152

When: Various dates

Address: Markdale, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you're after something rustic and relaxing then these charming tipis in Markdale are worth checking out. You could spend the weekend amidst the trees, soaking in the hot tub and breaking a sweat in the sauna.

Wine Tour in Prince Edward County

Price: Starting at $150

When: Various dates

Address: 12351 Loyalist Pky., Picton

Why You Need To Go: Craving a trip to Nappa Valley? Well, you can have your grapes and drink them too without the expensive airfare. There are so many wineries spread throughout Prince Edward County that you can visit. While you're there why not check out The June Motel for an adorable place to sleep.

Explore Tobermory

Price: Prices vary

When: Year-round

Address: Tobermory

Why You Need To Go: With the infamous Grotto, Flowerpot Island, and Bruce Penninsula National Park, there's so much natural beauty to explore in Tobermory. It's easy to forget you haven't travelled far from home when you're surrounded by breathtaking turquoise waters. You can easily spend a weekend here in one of the many B&B's, cabins, motels, or other accommodations. 

Discover Hamilton's Waterfalls 

Price: Free

When: Year-round

Address: Hamilton

Why You Need To Go: If chasing waterfalls is your idea of an incredible staycation, then Hamilton is calling your name. Home to over 100 waterfalls, you're sure to have that TLC song stuck in your head all weekend long. 

Blue Mountain Village

Price: Prices vary

When: Year-round

Address: 156 Jozo Weider Blvd., The Blue Mountains

Why You Need To Go: We'd be crazy not to include Blue Mountain on this list. If you've been craving a Europe Trip but simply don't have the funds, then this resort is the perfect dupe. And, if you're a bit of a thrill-seeker, be sure to check out the mountain coaster through the forest.

Go Camping at a Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

When: Year-round

Address: Various Ontario locations

Why You Need To Go: Camping is a super affordable way to take a little vacay and with an abundance of gorgeous national parks in Ontario, you likely won't have to travel far at all to find one near you. Many of the parks have winter camping, making them a perfect option all year round.

Visit Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery

Price: Prices vary

When: Year-round

Address: 1074 Cranberry Rd., Bala

Why You Need To Go: Muskoka offers a magical escape at any time of year, but if you're lucky enough to visit during harvest season, then you simply must check out Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery. You can dive into a lake full of vibrant red cranberries, sip wine, and tour the trails. 


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