Ontario is blessed with a plethora of fascinating cities and towns. You don't need to book a plane ticket to get away - each municipality has its own distinct culture and history that makes them great destinations for fulfilling your wanderlust.

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For example, if you seek a taste of Europe, you just need to take a short 1.5-hour drive west of Toronto to Cambridge. Situated at the meeting point of the Grand River and Speed River, the picturesque town is brimming with European vibes and beautiful scenery.

Cambridge is a conglomerate of four city centres - Blair, Galt, Hespeler and Preston. Each of them have their own unique qualities, but they're all united by a similar architecture and flair. Historic limestone buildings from the 1800's line their streets, and an abundance of luscious green areas surround them, offering as much as 58 kilometres of walking trails along 400-million-year-old limestone cliffs.

The city is growing to be a hub for artistic culture. You can see world class performances at the Dunfield Theatre, or take tours through the city's historic sites, from the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. There are also award-winning restaurants and spas in the area to explore. Needless to say, Cambridge has it all!

For more information, visit Explore Waterloo Region's website.