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If you’ve been dreaming of a romantic getaway with your partner or a vacation with your best friend, these places will give you some travel inspiration.
Vrbo just shared the top five destinations for two in Ontario with Narcity, and there’s so much to do at each destination.
Results are based on demand for vacation rentals starting in 2021. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it might be time to start planning your next getaway!
Why you need to go: Niagara Falls is a classic romantic destination and even ranks among the most romantic cities in Canada according to Expedia. Some popular attractions include the Butterfly Conservatory, SkyWheel, White Water Walk, and of course, viewing the iconic falls. The area is full of wineries that make a perfect day trip, and the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has quaint inns and Airbnbs where you can book a stay.
The Blue Mountains
Why you need to go: Whether you’re skiing the slopes in the winter or hiking beautiful trails in the summer, The Blue Mountains is an ideal getaway for adventurous couples. The mountaintop skating rink and illuminated Christmas walk are full of romance in the cold season, and you’ll want to stop by Royal Majesty for a decadent hot chocolate. Year-round, you can explore the quaint shops and ride down the mountain in a rollercoaster for extra thrills.
Why you need to go: Cozy cabins and stunning rustic landscapes await you in Huntsville, a town located in the heart of Muskoka. Boasting gorgeous fall colors, endless lakes for swimming, and trails that will take you to all sorts of views, it’s no wonder it’s a popular spot for couples. During your stay, you can stroll along the illuminated Eclipse Trail, visit Arrowhead Provincial Park for skating and more, or explore the charming downtown.
Why you need to go: Another popular getaway for two is Simcoe County, and there are tons of parks, festivals, restaurants, and more to visit. Some top attractions include Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, where you can cross a massive suspension bridge, and Nottawasaga Cliffs, where you can explore massive caves and hike to a lookout. During the summer, you can soak up the sun on the longest freshwater beach in the world; Wasaga Beach. Don’t forget to also visit the brand new Finnish spa!
Why you need to go: If you love sandy shores, vineyards, art galleries and museums, a trip to Essex County is worth adding to your calendar. The area is home to Point Pelee National Park and you can follow a trail to the southern tip of Canada. You can also plan a trip to Pelee Island or sip a day at one of the dream wineries.
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