Obviously, there's no shortage of fun and exciting things to do in Toronto, we all know that! But every once in a while, we just need to indulge our taste for adventure and get out of the city, even if it's just for the day. Not everyone's schedule or budget allows for a week-long vacation in Mexico, but with so many spontaneous day trips near Toronto, you can easily achieve that vacay vibe.
So you don't have to do your research, we've rounded up some of the most adorable places to visit that are all just a few hours or less from the city. All that's left is to gather the squad, pile into the car, and get exploring!
Killarney Provincial Park
Price: $14.50 daily parking
Address: 960 Hwy. 637, Killarney
Why You Need To Go: With hiking, swimming, canoeing, and epic views of the pink-granite Georgian Bay coast, there's no shortage of reasons to visit Killarney Provincial Park. In just over four hours, you can escape the city bustle and watch in awe as the fall leaves reflect beautifully off of the still waters. Hardcore hikers will love to explore the 80-kilometre looped trail. So pack a picnic, lace up your hiking boots, and go exploring!
Address: 696 Wellington Rd., London
Why You Need To Go: If you're seeking a little peace and tranquillity, look no further than the Westminister Ponds. Located in London, Ontario, roughly two hours from Toronto, this collection of ancient kettle ponds is a must-see. The 11-kilometre well-kept hiking trail will lead you past each of the pond formations where you and your dog could stop and have a snack or read a good book.
Price: Prices vary
Address: 9528 Regional Rd. 25, Halton Hills
Why You Need To Go: From handpicking your own apples to live music and a food menu that will make you drool, Chudleigh's Farm is a perfect and super quick trip out of the city. In less than an hour's drive, you and the whole family can be munching on delicious apple treats, riding ponies, and so much more!
Address: Erieau, Ontario
Why You Need To Go: You can take a dip in the warm waters of Lake Erie, or simply lounge along the sandy beach soaking up the sun and the views. There is even an adorable lighthouse along the beach which provides a perfect photo op for the 'gram. Only about three hours from Toronto, Erieau Beach is calling your name!
Price: $5 parking
Address: Ridge Road, Stoney Creek
Why You Need To Go: Hamilton has quite the reputation for stunning Ontario waterfalls and with its close proximity to Toronto, you can easily head out for a waterfall-filled day trip whenever the mood strikes you! Devil's Punchbowl is one of the more breathtaking sights and you'll definitely want to add this one to the ole' bucket list ASAP. Awesome name, too.
Address: 152 Grey Rd. 21, Blue Mountains
Why You Need To Go: Scandinavian-style bath, you say Sounds like that's just what the doctor ordered after a stressful work week! For $65 or $55 on Wednesdays, you can soak and relax in some of the most aesthetically pleasing outdoor baths we've ever seen. Scandinavian Spa is just over two hours outside of the city, so don't wait! Grab your BFF and get ready for a little bougie self-care day trip!
Address: Fire Rte. 18, Havelock
Why You Need To Go: Tucked away roughly two hours from Toronto, these gorgeous hidden rapids are small but beautiful. In the warmer months, there are areas here for you to swim, but the rapids look stunning in winter as well. With multiple access points, hiking, and plenty of nearby camping, you've got absolutely no reason not to visit the Cordova Lake rapids.