6 Of The Dreamiest Instagram-Worthy Spots to Drive to From Toronto
Toronto is full of gorgeous places to elevate your Instagram feed, but when the same places start to get old, why not take a drive to new Instagrammable spots? Toronto is just a short distance away from cool boutique hotels, lavender farms, and wineries that will take your feed to the next level. Plus, after snapping your photos, you’ll be able to enjoy all these spots have to offer.
From a pretty confectionery boutique, to an updated vintage mid-century motor lodge, a whimsical apple farm, and more, here are 6 of the most Instagrammable spots to drive to from Toronto.
Fields of lavender and a whimsical stand-alone yellow door? Terre Bleu lavender farm is what Instagram dreams are made of. Located 45 minutes west of Toronto in Campbellville, Terre Bleu is the perfect location to shoot at on a sunny afternoon. The photography guidelines indicate that you’re allowed to take amateur photos with handheld cameras, but no other equipment, so play by the rules and you’ll be good to go!
Situated in the charming town of Prince Edward County, the June Motel is a vintage mid-century motor lodge that was renovated into a stunning, hip boutique motel. Each guest room is custom decorated with bright patterns and bohemian touches to give visitors all the #goodvibes. If you’re looking for the perfect place for a girls’ trip, this would be it. They also have an indoor-outdoor wine lobby, which is picture perfect, for all your Instagram needs.
A 45-minute drive north of Toronto, Applewood Farm and Winery is situated in Stouffville and offers apple and strawberry picking, a pumpkin patch, plus a wine shop, and what could be better than that? The farm is a dreamy place to take photos, just make sure to plan your trip during strawberry, apple, and pumpkin picking seasons (summer and fall) to get the enchanting feels.
The Drake Devonshire is an ideal place for an oasis-like getaway not far from Toronto. Just over a 2-hour drive east, in Prince Edward County, enjoy the scenic route with your favourite Spotify playlist. There are plenty of photo ops in and around the Devonshire Inn. From the uniquely-designed rooms to the restaurant and bar, to the lake right outside the door, you’ll have Instagram content to last you for weeks!
Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect distance to take a day trip from Toronto and fill up on photos for your feed! From breathtaking wineries to the city’s charming Queen Street, to the lake itself, NOTL is budding with places to snap stunning content. You can even drive over to the falls if you have enough time and want to experience one of the World’s wonders!
6. Hello Baked
There’s no doubt Hamilton is one of the fastest up and coming boroughs, and Hello Baked is the city’s most Instagrammable spot. Stop into their sugar shop for some macaroons and artisanal jams, and snap a photo on their pretty pink couch. Outside, you’ll find their “hello” mural, which is also perfect for the ‘gram. Upping your Instagram and getting your sugar fix? Nothing beats that.
Do you know any other Instagram-worthy spots to drive to from Toronto? Let us know in the comments!
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.