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Are you looking for a change of scenery but don't want the hassle of going out of province? Or maybe you're just looking for a way to take advantage of Ontario's new staycation tax credit before the summer's over. Either way, here are several exciting options to consider, all of which don't require you to buy a pricey plane ticket.

Assuming that Toronto is the centre of the Ontario universe — only kidding — these destinations are less than five hours' drive from downtown, making them extra enticing for city-dwellers looking to escape on short notice.

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Ontario is a truly enchanted place. It's got everything from surreal waterfalls and secret places, to charming small towns and spectacular provincial parks.

But there's one special place in Ontario that embodies all of the aforementioned features. The best part? It's only a few hours away from Toronto.

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There is a remote cabin Airbnb in Ontario where you will feel like you're off the grid, except there is running water and WiFi. It has the benefits of a private getaway in nature with modern amenities that you would find in a boutique hotel.

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Ontario is jam-packed with picturesque views and tourist destinations, many of which are super hyped up online. But there are things you should know before you visit these road trip spots to avoid disappointment.

We've likely all been there; you see a photo on Instagram or a tourism website and plan a visit to a beautiful destination with an expectation in mind. Once you arrive though, you're stuck in a situation that's less than ideal.

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Have you ever wondered what fellow travellers think are the absolute best hotels to visit in Canada? Tripadvisor released its list of the top 25 hotels in Canada and two Ontario stays not only made the list but they are in the top five.

The Travellers' Choice award winners are in the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor and continuously earn great reviews. The top hotels are selected based on the quality and quantity of reviews from people who have actually stayed there within a twelve-month period.

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This waterfront Airbnb in Ontario is an idyllic spot to get cozy and enjoy a dreamy fall getaway. You and nine friends can stay in a traditional cottage upgraded with modern touches.

This massive cabin retreat is hidden on 2.5 acres of land and you'll be surrounded by lush trees and lakeside views. You can create your own thermal experience with a cool dip in the water and then warm up in a private barrel sauna.

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This waterfront Airbnb in Ontario is a fun rainbow stay on the inside and a spa resort experience outside. The backyard has a sandy beach area, a private sauna and a hot tub overlooking the water.

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Toronto Pearson Airport was once known as a pretty great place to travel to and from, but now has a bad rep for being the worst airport in the world. With that comes a lot of room for improvement.

On Friday, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Deborah Flint, announced some updates regarding the issues occurring at Pearson Airport, along with some solutions.

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If you're looking to plan a getaway for the end of summer or a 2022 winter escape, you may want to check out the Porter Airlines sale.

Porter Airlines has extended their 25% off sale until August 7, which means you may be able to book that round trip you've been drooling over for a quarter of the price with the code RHE466.

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Resort vacations can be a blast: Everything’s taken care of and there’s nothing left for you to do except sleep in, enjoy a delicious breakfast with a view and spend the day doing whatever you want.

Speaking of resorts, Ontario has something to suit everyone. Do you crave a getaway to spend some time with your S/O? Or perhaps a destination where the kids can run wild? Maybe you just want to escape and work on that golf swing.

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Are you tired of heading to Wasaga Beach for an escape from Toronto? Then you've come to the right place because here's another beach destination you can hit up that's only four hours from the 6ix.

Forgot to mention it's a four-hour flight from Toronto, but it would probably cost you less than you paid on your groceries this week, or better yet, at a fancy dinner out in Toronto. Isn't that wild?

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The summer isn't over just yet, and there's so much ground to cover. But instead of spending money on gas, maybe hop on a bus and see where those savings take you!

On Wednesday, the bus service Flixbus introduced a new line of routes you certainly want to check out.

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