Planning a vacation this year is going to look a lot different. Travelling is still up in the air but there are so many amazing hotels, resorts, spas and more to travel safely to – right here in Ontario.
We have narrowed down some of the best staycation destinations in Ontario for locals to try out this summer. From glamping to wine tours and more!
Snorkel Among Shipwrecks In Tobermory On The Bruce Peninsula
Tobermory has beautiful clear blue waters and is considered one of the most beautiful places to visit in Ontario. With it’s sparkling surface you might that you’ve gone to the Caribbean.
Just beneath the surface of Lake Huron lurks a magical wonderland of historic chips that have been scuttled or lost on the rocky bottoms of this beautiful great lake.
Hundreds of shipwrecks lie on the bottom of Lake Huron. Some of them are visible from the town shores in Little Tub and Big Tub harbour. So head over to Divers Den, the local Tobermory dive shop to rent some snorkel gear. Soon you’ll be floating just a few meters above some of Ontario’s coolest shipwrecks.
Take An Historic Steamship Cruise Through The Muskokas
The Muskoka lakes are world-renowned for their beauty. But there’s loads of history in this part of Ontario to experience as well. By heading up to Gravenhurst, you can combine a little bit of both with a Lake Muskoka steamship cruise.
As far as Ontario staycation ideas, this is one of my all-time favourites. I’ve done this with my kids, and I’ve experienced it with my wife. And every time it’s a fun Ontario day trip.
Lake Muskoka Steamships has a fleet of 2 lake cruisers. One of them is the RMS Segwun, a 130-year-old steamship that’s been around almost as long as Canada has.
You can also spend some time enjoying the beautiful Gravenhurst shorelines. Lake Muskoka Steamships also runs the Muskoka Discovery Centre which houses a fantastic museum and a flotilla of classic boats. It’s the perfect escape for the naval junkie.
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White Oaks Resort and Spa
White Oaks Resort & Spa is a completely unique property in Niagara featuring 220 fabulously appointed guestrooms in one of the most chic settings in this part of the province. Rated a Four Diamond, Five Star resort, White Oaks has achieved a reputation for outstanding comfort and service.
- The Spa at White Oaks features 19 treatment rooms and is consistently voted number one by Spas of America
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- The Club at White Oaks features three floors of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, women’s-only gym, full schedule of classes including yoga, pilates and spinning, personal training, 6 tennis courts, 8 squash courts
- 3 restaurants including LIV Restaurant for fine dining, Play Bar + Grill for more casual fare, and Grow Kitchen & Cafe with brewed Starbucks coffee, smoothies and grab and go offerings
Visit The Beautiful Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Winter at the resort boasts 43 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Summer months offer a variety of outdoor activities including the Monterra Golf course, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course, Ropes Courses and a private beach property among other seasonal attractions. Year-round the resort attracts visitors to more than 1,000 luxury accommodation units and 45 unique concept restaurants, bars and retail stores in our pedestrian Village.
- Relax and unwind at any of our preferred local spas including iwa Spa, Scandinave Spa, and Kalola Life in Balance Spa
- Many seasonal pools throughout the resort along with the Plunge! Aquatic Centre
- Over 20 restaurants and eateries throughout the village
Explore The Beautiful Drake Devonshire
Drake Devonshire in beautiful and historic Prince Edward County is a 13-room boutique hotel with a restaurant, bar and beautiful event spaces. This all-season retreat ticks all boxes with stunning art installations, one of the best waterfront views in the region from the award-winning restaurant, cultural programs and events, and food and beverage menus that represent the bounty of nearby farmers and vintners. The Devonshire is also home to the Owner’s Suite, The Drake’s most celebrated accommodations overlooking stunning Lake Ontario.
- Seasonal outdoor massage hut
- Restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, snacks, beer, wine and cocktails
Long Point Eco-Adventures
Long Point Eco-Adventures in Turkey Point sets itself apart by offering a unique range of water-based tours, and dry land exploration adventures. All of their tours and offerings are designed to preserve the beautiful landscape surrounding the resort; they want to share with their guests the natural beauty of the Carolinian Forest and Lake Erie. If you get tired of kayaking, or zip-lining through the trees, you can visit the beachside towns of Port Dover or Port Rowan to explore their shops and restaurants. Head down the south coast wine trail, and visit every microbrewery and winery your heart desires! The possibilities are endless.
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