As soon as the sun comes out, everyone flocks to the beach to enjoy the warm weather. As wonderful as it is to feel the sand beneath your toes, there are so many other amazing spots to explore across the province this season. Once you've gotten your beach fill, hop in the car and take a drive to some of these places. Ontario's summer day trips to go on when you're tired of the beach will have you forgetting all about your bathing suit.

It just isn't summer without a trip to the beach, but that doesn't mean you have to spend all season there.

Once you've enjoyed the golden shores and blue waters, head out to some of these warm-weather spots.

Spirit Rock Conservation Area is an enchanting hidden gem to explore.

You can climb down a whimsical spiral staircase and wander past blue waters. Along the hike, you'll come across historic ruins of an old mansion.

Drive-in theatres are another great way to make the most of this season, and the Mustang Drive-In Guelph will take you back in time.

Cozy up in your car and enjoy a movie under the stars at this spot.

Fold up your beach umbrella and explore some of these gorgeous places instead!

Andrew's Farm & Winery

Price: $6 + per person

When: Opening June 20 

Address: 9365 10 Side Rd., Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Get your flower fill at this colourful farm, where you can pick gorgeous blossoms and fruit.


Spirit Rock Conservation Area

Price: $6 parking fee

Address: 92 Highway 6, Wiarton, ON

Why you need to go: Climb down a hidden spiral staircase that leads past blue waters to historic ruins.

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Wilmot Orchards

Price: $3.30 per pound

When: August 2020

Address: 3337 Concessions Rd. 3, Newcastle, ON

Why You Need To Go: This lush blueberry patch will make your days anything but blue! Indulge in some blueberry ice cream after filling your basket with fruit.


Dairee Delite

Price: Prices vary

Address: 10 King George Rd., Brantford, ON

Why You Need To Go: Travel back to the past at this 50s style ice cream shack. You can fill up on tons of treats including Pineapple Dole Whip and banana splits. 


Mustang Drive-In Guelph

Price: $15 per adult

Address: 5012 Jones Baseline, Guelph, ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a movie under the stars at this retro drive-in theatre.


Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Price: Donation optional

Address: 297 College Dr., Haliburton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Stroll through a forest filled with massive sculptures for a magical summer adventure.


Indian River Reptile Zoo Drive-Thru

Price: $16.93 + per adult

When: Various dates

Address: 2206 County Rd. 38, Indian River, ON

Why You Need To Go: Drive through a field filled with life-sized moving dinosaurs that will make you feel like you're in Jurassic Park.


Rock Glen Conservation Area

Price: $4 per person

When: May - October 

Address: 8680 Rock Glen Rd., Arkona, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a boardwalk trail to waterfall views, and search for prehistoric fossils to take home with you at this conservation area.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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