Weekend Escapes in Ontario

Whether planning a romantic escape, shopping or a taking in a stage show in the city, or relaxation at a restful retreat, Ontario is abundant in unique weekend getaway options. From the awe-inspiring wonder of Niagara Falls, to the cozy intimacy of boutique inns, Ontario offers weekend destinations sure to satisfy any traveler.

Many resorts in Ontario are designed with the rest and relaxation of their guests in mind. Often, it the quiet tranquility of a morning paddle on the lake, or a spa treatment that refreshes and rejuvenates the soul. There are also many vacation options for those that enjoy outdoor adventures, golf, theatre, stage shows, cultural activities and shopping. Ontario is exceptional in its ability to provide customized weekend escapes suitable to travellers of all ages, at almost any budget.

Outdoor enthusiasts can not help but feel the ‘lure’ of a Northern Ontario getaway. The convenience, and variety of destinations for outdoor, sport oriented, weekend trips in Ontario is truly impressive. Getaways to the Muskoka area, and even to farther reaching Northern regions, are magnificent in their year round outdoor beauty. What makes the Northern regions of Ontario a popular choice with vacationers is the many lakes, rivers and interconnecting waterways for boating, incredible hiking trails, and a wide variety of wildlife for viewing. For the fishing enthusiast, the Ontario fishing experience is unparalleled. Accommodations in Northern Ontario range depending on the experience desired, from sleeping under the stars or in a rustic cabin, to exclusive couples resorts, and even to 5 star luxury resorts. The natural beauty of Northern Ontario is sure not to disappoint, and the experience one not to be soon forgotten.

Niagara Falls has long been known as ‘the honeymoon capital’. Made famous by hotels with heart shaped tubs, the romance continues to be felt by couples young and old today. For the perfect pairing, visit one of the internationally acclaimed wineries, and enjoy the culinary expertise of some of Canada’s top chefs as they prepare local food with flair. Accommodations in Niagara Falls vary from upscale, modern high rise hotels with spectacular views, to historic inns filled with distinct character in every cozy corner. With casinos, nightlife, water theme parks, and of course, a visit to the magnificent Falls, the Niagara region is a one of a kind destination filled with prospective fun.

Choosing a getaway to the city of Toronto means having convenient access to international restaurants and cultural areas, shopping districts to please anyone from bargain hunters to the extremes of ‘haute couture‘, and art and cultural activities galore. With concerts, stage shows, sporting events, museums and so much more, Toronto is the heart and soul of an urban entertainment weekend in Ontario.

With so many choices, narrowing down a weekend destination can be a challenge. Fortunately, the convenience, affordability, and variety of seasonal activities make it possible to choose a few of our favourites to visit, and possibly re-visit, throughout the year. With the perfect blend of the very best in food, wine, culture, charm and hospitality, with affordability, Ontario offers many incredible choices for weekend escapes.