While Canada is mostly known for its bitter and long winters, it also has some hidden places that will transport you into a tropical paradise. If you're looking for a mini-getaway close to home that will make you feel like you're actually a country over, there are multiple hidden gems in Ontario that make you feel like you're in Florida.  So pack your bags, because it's road trip time! 

If you're still not over your summer vacation and wish it lasted just a little bit longer, there are ways you can still try and maintain just a few more days. Fall weather has made itself known but with our weather, anything is possible. It's time to take advantage of the beautiful, warm sunny days fall has to offer and head out on a fun road trip.

If you need some help deciding where to go and visit, make sure to take a look at these 6 places in Ontario that will make you feel like you're in Florida.

If you haven't had a chance to travel abroad, these places will transport you to a place of paradise, without leaving your backyard. 


Sugar Beach

Price: Free entry

Address: 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Toronto, if you live in the city, you won't find yourself traveling to great lengths. This cute little local beach will be perfect to add to your Instagram feed.


Blue Mountain Resort

Price: May be subject to a fee

Address: 190 Gord Canning Drive, Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's like you stepped into a beautiful scenic resort! You'll want to watch the sunset while enjoying the clear water. There are also a variety of festivities that you can take part in around the beach for those cooler days. 


Sauble Beach

Price: Free entry, subject to parking fees

Address: 1 Shore Road South, Sauble Beach, ON

Why You Need To Go: Although it is fall, you can still enjoy good beach weather by taking a walk down by the water or relaxing on the sand. With Canadian weather, don't be surprised if there are a few days of warm weather.

Sauble Beach is also known for its stunning boardwalk where you can get some tasty treats and unique knick-knacks.

 


Grand Bend Beach

Price: Free entry

Address: Lambton Shores, ON

Why You Need To Go: Another beach to add to the list, with clean, freshwater, you'll find yourself relaxing by the water and wishing summer hadn't left us just yet!

The boardwalk will also transport you to somewhere a little more tropical, offering food, mini-golf and a variety of other activities. 


Long Point Provincial Park

Price: Subject to parking fees

Address: PO Box 99 350 Erie Boulevard, Port Rowan, ON

Why You Need To Go: Sunset or sunrise, whatever it may be, this is the place to see it. Grab a couple of your friends and make the trip, you'll see its totally worth it.


Point Pelee National Park

Price: Around $8 for adults

Address: 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON

Why You Need To Go: Honestly, this place is just aesthetically pleasing. With beautiful beaches for miles, it's a place that will transport you directly to the tropics. 

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No matter which beach you choose to go to, you can enjoy the sunsets and beautiful waters while being transported to somewhere a little more tropical. 


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