Now that summer is just about at the half-way mark, you may be looking for a few ideas to fill in last-minute holes in your calendar? So, what do you prefer? City or cottage country for a quick getaway?
I’m in that mode myself. In between summer camps we’d love to getaway with the kids as a family but didn’t book anything in advance. I know there are really great options for fast and fun getaways that would cater to our needs. My older son is more outdoorsy and adventurous. Hubby wants a place that is nice and has options of doing stuff …or not. He’s so structured during his work week that while we are on vacation he likes the options of doing everything or nothing. Little guy just got braces in so he’s in a bit of “glued to mommy” mode and needs comfort food and a little activity. I wouldn’t mind a little “me time” at a spa while we’re away too. We’ve been checking out a few spots and we’ve zoned in on the Deerhurst Resort for a couple days to get away from the city and to actually be able to swim in a clean lake is a bonus coming from the city! The kids got all wide-eyed and excited over their Waterfront Splash Zone!
Here are a few spots within Ontario that are worth looking into whether it’s for a family getaway or a romantic escape! There are some pretty decent deals out there now and if you can swing a mid-week getaway it’s even better!
HORSESHOE RESORT, BARRIE
The Adventure Park at Horseshoe Resort offers many outdoor attractions that are fun for the entire family – from zip lining to rock climbing and Canada’s only Aqua OGO park. Go and rediscover fun with your family this summer with the Adventure Your Way package. Starting from $199/ night this package includes accommodations and a $100 resort credit, allowing guests to create a customizable experience that’s fun for the whole family.
THE KING EDWARD HOTEL, TORONTO
Relive history at Toronto’s first luxury hotel, The King Edward, currently celebrating its 110th year. Now offering a Summer Your Way package starting from$199/night, guests will receive a $50 hotel credit when booking a one night stay. Use it to indulge, whether at the hotel’s famous Afternoon Tea or in the spa.
DEERHURST RESORT, MUSKOKA
Whether by land or by lake, Deerhurst Resort will keep the family entertained this summer. Soak up the sun with the Breakfast and Beach package from $289/night which includes accommodations, breakfast buffet for two, a Family Splash Pass for up to two adults and two children and one complimentary ticket per reservation for the Decades 2013 live stage show.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Toronto with a chic yet tranquil getaway to one of Toronto’s favourite boutique hotels located right in centre of the city. They have a Summer Your Way package from $199, guests get a $50 hotel credit, perfect for a night cap at the sexy Martini Bar or Eight Wine Bar. Get prepped for summer with Shizen Spa’s weekday specials – and take adavantage of their BOGO Mondays to Waxing Wednesdays.
Are you thinking about a last minute getaway too? Would you prefer a city or cottage country getaway?