4 Day Trips To Take Outside Of Toronto This Summer
I know all about wanting to travel on a shoestring budget. The itch to explore every inch of the globe is REAL, my friends. However, the state of my bank account just isn’t in line with my ambition to travel the world. That’s where day trips come into play and these ones are perfect for summer!
Luckily, there are some pretty rad places that are packed with adventure — all not too far from Toronto!
Elora might just be one of my favourite places to explore. A trip to Elora is less than two hours by car, and it’s most certainly worth it. There is so much to do and see, that you might think you’ve actually gone a lot farther outside of the city.
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If you’re anything like me then travel is defined by food, and craft beer. I always try and find a local brewery no matter where I go, so of course one of my first stops in Elora is their brewery!
Not only is the town of Elora super beautiful, but they’ve also got to beautiful conservation areas to visit. The Gorge is the place to go for casual walks, as well as tubing down the Grand River. You can also camp at the Gorge campgrounds. The Quarry is a large swimming hole with high cliffs and good times.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
I am definitely making a trip to PEC this summer. There is just so much to do, I’m not sure how you could fit it all in one day! But, being just about two hours outside of Toronto, it’s a great place to make multiple day trips this summer.
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Designed by Tiffany Pratt, who designed Paris Paris and Cafe Cancan here in Toronto, The Vic Cafe is a beautiful space and totally Instagrammable. You’ll love all the colours and fun vibes, as well as the all day breakfast!
Okay, I know I said day trips outside of Toronto, but trust me, you’re going to want to stay at The June. It feels more like you’re hanging out in Palm Springs than just a few hours outside of Toronto, so you know the photos ops are going to be prime. Plus, you can always just go for a hang at the lobby bar if you’re going to be in the area anyway!
Just north of Brampton is a large town called Caledon. And when you head out that way, you’ll be in for a treat!
While it might be closed for conservation, there are still a few lookout points for a great view! Since it’s so close to Toronto, you’ll have plenty of time to admire its beauty pretty much any day of the week!
Okay, you might be thinking I’m a little bit crazy to suggest heading out to a location that’s literally a Go Train ride out of Toronto. But, hear me out okay? There are tons of amazing places in Hamilton, and when was the last time you made the trek?
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Did you know there are a TON of waterfalls within Hamilton? What a better way to spend a summer day then chasing waterfalls?
Not only are these gardens super pretty, but the RBG actually hosts concerts here, too! Plus, if you head over right now you might catch a glimpse of the cherry blossoms and save yourself the headache of seeing them at crowded High Park!
With so many amazing places to adventure just outside of Toronto, maybe I don’t have to worry so much about travelling all over the world this year. I sure can’t wait for the summer weather to hit!
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