We all need a little escape with the girls! It’s not always easy living life, so sometimes you need to pack up and head out of town with your closest friends. Whether you’re looking to bond over a few bottles of wine or rough it in the wilderness, there’s plenty to do just a short drive away.
Eat & drink Your Way Through Prince Edward County
Rent an Airbnb at one of the many small towns in Prince Edward County. These spaces should accommodate your entire clan. You can either book a wine tour or rent bikes and stop at the many small, artisan food producers in the region. Don’t forget to head down to the water for some rest and relaxation.
The dollar may not be strong right now, but the shopping always seems better just beyond the border. But if you don’t feel like wandering around the Walden Galleria, there’s plenty to do in Buffalo.
Soak Up Some Culture (and Wine)
If you’re going to Niagara-on-the-Lake, you can fit in lots of culture, drinking, eating and of course, gambling at the nearby Niagara Falls-area casinos. Stay at a locally owned B&B and check out the Shaw Festival. To top it all off, you can eat and drink at some of the province’s best wineries and restaurants.
Pamper Yourself at the Spa
Toronto might have its share of day spas, but there’s nothing like venturing out of town to a relaxing retreat. The Nordic-style Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain is always popular with groups, but if you have a little more cash to burn, consider Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario.
Enjoy a drive along Highway 11 and drive up to Muskoka for the weekend. Rent a cottage for you and your friends, or if yo and your crew are adventurous, venture a bit north of Huntsville and go camping on one of the many pristine lakes in Algonquin Park.