As the fourth largest urban center in North America and one of the most liveable cities in the world, Toronto is a fabulous destination in itself. But sometimes you want to escape the hustle and bustle for a few days. Luckily, with its beautiful surroundings and easy accessibility, there are plenty of great options for weekend getaways from Toronto. Whatever time of year it is, there’s always something to do in southern Ontario or just over the border, whether it’s winter sports or summer camping under the stars. Here are some of the best two or three day jaunts to consider for your next break from T.O.
1. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls that straddle the US and Canada. Most visitors agree that the Horseshoe Falls on the Canada side are the most spectacular. Less than an hour and a half away by car from Toronto, the iconic landmark and its region are popular among international and local visitors alike. It’s also famous for its vineyards around the picturesque town of Niagara on the Lake, which also boasts a lively theater scene. Niagara Falls is a top destination for nature lovers, and there are numerous accommodation options available, from high-end hotels such as the Marriott Gateway to the Falls to affordable family-friendly camp sites at the Jellystone Park.