After months of cold weather, it is nearly time for warm weather again

! While it might not seem like spring can't come fast enough, we only have a few weeks left of winter.

Once the weather finally warms up

it is the perfect time to get outside and explore. Around Ottawa, there are plenty of amazing spots to visit that are only a short drive away.

To help you have the best spring ever, here are 12 cute road trip ideas near Ottawa that you need to go on with your S/O this spring.

Romantic Weekend Getaway At The June Motel

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Distance from Ottawa: 3 hours

This chic hotel makes the perfect romantic weekend getaway. Located in Prince Edward County the hotel is surrounded by fantastic vineyards that you can visit. When booking your stay at the June Hotel make sure to opt for the Romance Package that comes with rose pillow spray, massage oil, chocolates and a bottle of bubbly!


Feed Animals At Parc Omega

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Distance from Ottawa: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Spend a super cute day together feeding Canadian animals. Parc Omega is located in Montebello and is an amazing safari park where you can drive through and see Canadian animals up close. Make sure to bring a bag of carrots so both of you can feed the animals. If you want to want to extend your visit, Parc Omega even has a chalet you can book with a huge glass wall where you can see wolves!


Have A Pancake Breakfast At Fulton's Pancake House And Sugar Bush

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Distance from Ottawa: 1 hour and 35 minutes

One Canadian tradition you won't want to miss is visiting a sugar bush once the weather begins to warm. There are plenty of outstanding sugar bushes only a short drive away from Ottawa, like Fulton's Sugar Bush where you both can have breakfast at the Pancake House.


Visit Boldt Castle

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Distance from Ottawa: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Spend the day feeling like you entered a fairytale by visiting the breathtaking Boldt Castle. The majestic castle is located in the Thousand Islands region on Heart Island and was built in honor of a man's love for his wife. This spring you can visit the castle starting from mid-May.


Relax At Esterel Resort

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Distance from Ottawa: 2 hours and 15 minutes

One of the best places for a romantic getaway is Esterel Resort in the Laurentians. This luxurious resort is the perfect spot to relax and spend some quality time together. Esterel Resort has an amazing Nordic spa along with plenty of restaurants perfect for foodies. When booking your stay, for a truly romantic experience book the Romantic Getaway package that comes with a suite with a fireplace, access to the spa, a lovers kit, and a bottle of sparkling wine.


Discover Montreal

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Distance from Ottawa: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Montreal is so close to Ottawa, that it makes for the perfect trip to go on with your boyfriend or girlfriend this spring. There is plenty to do, such as wandering through the charming Old Port of Montreal or enjoying the bustling nightlife and extraordinary restaurants.


See The Cherry Blossoms In High Park

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Distance from Ottawa: 4 hours and 50 minutes

Stroll through a beautiful park blooming with white and pink flowers this spring. You don't need to travel to Japan to see the famous Sakura blossoms, as they also bloom every spring in Toronto's High Park.


Go For A Hike At Gatineau Park

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Distance from Ottawa: 20 minutes

Gatineau Park is so close to Ottawa that it makes for an easy road trip. Head there to enjoy the finally warmer weather and go for a hike.


Go Wine Tasting At KIN Vineyards

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Distance from Ottawa: 50 minutes

Spend the afternoon wine tasting at KIN Vineyards. Here you can explore the vineyards, and spend a relaxing afternoon drinking wine on the patio.


Discover The Brockville Railway Tunnel

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Distance from Ottawa: 1 hour and 35 minutes

Drive to Brockville to explore the illuminated tunnel that is absolutely stunning. After being closed for the winter, it opens to the public again this April.


Spend The Night At A Tiny Cabin

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Distance from Ottawa: multiple locations (closest one is 1 hour and 10 minutes away)

Spend the night in a super cozy mini chalet. Cabinscape has a variety of mini chalets located across Ontario, with the closest location to Ottawa being in Pakenham.


Eagle's Nest Lookout

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Distance from Ottawa: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Spring means it is time to head outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Head to Calabogie to hike to Eagle's Nest lookout for an amazing lookout point.