For someone like me, it just isn’t necessarily feasible to take a full trip every time the travel bug bites lol. That’s why day trips are such a great alternative for a change of scenery & getting in a break. Ry & I managed to head out recently to check out Prince Edward County. Neither of us had been and had a great time — it’s only about 2.5 hours east of Toronto, so an easy drive.
We chose to leave on a Saturday to try and miss some of the cottage traffic, and didn’t even end up spending the night (which still left us more than enough time to do what we wanted & kept costs down). However, if you have a full weekend (a lot of places have 2 night minimums) & are able to book in advance, there are tons of cute options to stay over, too.
WHERE TO STAY: The Drake Devonshire Inn – you would have seen this on my insta stories, because we spent the morning on the grounds and had brunch. Super cute decor and a gorgeous patio space to eat, have a drink or even do some yoga.
Since a lot of these spots book up quickly (hence the above mentioned booking in advance), alternate options from v trusted friends of mine include The Edward Bed & Breakfast& The June Motel.
WHAT TO EAT: Brunch at The Drake Devonshire – the menu/space here did not disappoint, and the patio has the option to be covered & is equipped with a fireplace so it’s a must regardless of what season you go. Slickers Pure Homemade County Ice Cream was the perfect treat and they had staples + some out of the box flavours like Rhubarb Ginger (YUM) & Peanut Butter Honey. It’s also conveniently located next to a bunch of cute shops, which brings me to my next point.
WHAT TO DO:
If you’re looking to peruse some cute shops, Main Street has a bunch — mainly home decor and antiques. Pop up shop County Collective
is open for the rest of summer from Fri-Sun and has fresh blooms + super cute decor, accessories and some clothing. There are also tons of tiny fruit market stands on the drive up with produce that are worth a browse. Last but definitely not least,
Sandbanks Provincial Park is a short drive away (15-20 mins), and has some of the best rated beaches in Canada. We spent the bulk of the afternoon there, but be aware it can hit max capacity if you wait too long to get in. Soft sand + clean shallow water are the makers of a great day trip!
Let me know if any other questions & any spots you think worth hitting up for a weekend getaway xx DAY TRIP ESSENTIALS:easy breezy top – H&M | denim shorts – Zara | lace up espadrilles – GAP | Sun Hat – H&M | Beach Towel – The Beach People | Sunscreen – Hawaiian Tropic | Tote – Indigo |