6 Last-Minute Trips For Every Budget You Should Go On This Summer
Let us guess, you’ve been trapped at your summer job, craving to go on a summer adventure before the fall hits but don’t have time to plan a trip? Going away, either nearby or across the ocean, doesn’t always require months of planning, or bookings in advance. In fact, there are many great last-minute trips you can take. We broke it down for you based on pricing from Toronto.
Niagara-on-the-Lake: If you’re really stuck on time, a quick two-hour drive will take you to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The area is filled with cute shops, restaurants, and wineries around.
Prince Edward County: If you’re craving a beach day, gather your friends and make a road trip to Prince Edward County. Only 2.5 hours away, you’ll get to slide down the sandbanks, take a dip in Lake Ontario, and come back with a gorgeous sun glow. To make it even more affordable, pack your own lunch and snacks so all you’ll really have to pay for is gas.
Tobermory: Reserve a Saturday and Sunday to visit Tobermory, Ontario’s hidden gem with clear, turquoise water, cliffs, beaches, and boats galore. You can make it a day trip with its four-hour drive, or stay in a nearby AirBnB for a night and relax over the weekend.
Chicago: Sometimes we don’t realize how close major US cities really are in proximity to Toronto, so why not take advantage this summer. Chicago is about an eight to nine-hour drive with tons to do and see like the bean, navy pier, the Chicago Riverwalk, and a tilted glass looking down on the city from the 94th floor.
Miami: A short three-hour flight from Toronto with reasonably priced airfare can get you to the gorgeous beaches of South Beach and tasting the wild menus of Miami’s restaurant for a fair cost.
Dublin: If you’re dreaming of an adventure across the ocean, why not visit Dublin. There are frequent flights going to Dublin from Toronto with non-stop flights getting you there in 6.5 hours. It’s one of the most entertaining cities in UK, with authentic Irish traditions all around, and tons to do for cheap.
If you go or want to embark on any of these trips this summer, let us know in the comments below!
Featured photo by Janine Maral
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Janine Maral is lifestyle photographer and culture writer with interests in sustainable fashion and linguistics. When Janine’s not writing, she’s planning her next trip, listening to a podcast, or making guacamole. You can follow her travels @JanineMaral.