Summer is just around the corner and after a long winter and rainy spring we all deserve a few weekend getaways. Below are our top five summer destinations close to home that are worth exploring.

1.Collingwood
Collingwood is a winter hotspot filled with unlimited activities, but during the summer it is just as much fun (and a lot warmer)! From gorgeous hiking trails, to delicious wine tastings, epic golf courses, and even cave adventures – Collingwood is the perfect escape this summer. Even better it’s only two and a half  hours away from Toronto and Hamilton! Stay at the Vandermark Boutique Hotel, a new hotel in the heart of Collingwood’s downtown core! It’s rich in history as it was built in 1912 for the town doctor and Mayor Joseph Arthur.

2.Niagara Region
Niagara Region is a great spot known for their casinos, wineries, biking trails, spas, theatre and even helicopter rides. If you’re feeling lucky stay at the Fallsview Casino Resort…may the odds be in your favour! If you’re just looking to kick back and relax head to Niagara’s wine country and stay at the Inn on the Twenty

3. Grand Bend
For a beach trip look no further. Grand Bend is three hours away from Toronto and just two hours away from Hamilton. This small town is known for their beautiful white sandy beach. Some even say the beach is “the jewel of Ontario’s west coast.” Where to stay? Try the Oakwood Resort as the activities are limitless and it’s located right on the lake!

4. Prince Edward County
Over the past few years Prince Edward County has become one of the hottest destinations. With wineries, glamping, beaches, fantastic restaurants, and horse back riding there’s something for everyone! Norman Hardie Winery is one of the best in the town, not only is their wine amazing but they offer delicious pizza and a fabulous patio. For great food and a fun atmosphere stay at the Drake Devonshire Inn or the June Motel.

5. Cambridge
If you’re looking for delicious food and total relaxation then Langdon Hall in Cambridge is the perfect oasis. Known for having one of the top restaurants in Canada, Langdon Hall is also known for their spa. No need to travel far, Langdon Hall is only an hour and half away from Toronto and just 45 minutes from Hamilton.