Hey, friends. One of the best parts of the warm weather is getting out for some little day trips from Toronto, right?

Make the most of the weekend and put that tank of gas to good use!

We’ve rounded up 12 perfect day trips from Toronto that you can take this spring to help your sunny weekends reach max potential.

Niagara Falls

There’s a reason this particular waterfall is at the top of so many visitors’ lists: it’s freakin’ spectacular.

The world-famous Falls draw visitors from all over the world, and they even have a free nightly fireworks show from May to October.

Enjoy the cool mist on your face while you snap photos and make your way along the bustling Clifton Hill strip.

Distance: 90 minutes from Toronto

Sauble Beach

The motto here is “live life slow” and that’s exactly what we’d like to do. After all, it’ll take us a while to walk the second-longest freshwater beach in Canada.

We’re in no rush though. Except maybe to get out in the water, which is some of the warmest around. Yup, that’s the spot!

Distance: 3 hours from Toronto


This art-centric village is surrounded by the rolling Trent Hills, and it’s the perfect destination for a spring day trip.

Located just 90 minutes east of Toronto, the charming town of Warkworth hosts an annual celebration of lilacs that draws visitors from around the province.

Rare and beautiful lilacs will be on display along Millennium Lilac Trail on May 27th and 28th, and visitors will be delighted by the unique displays of these fragrant spring flowers.

Distance: 90 minutes from Toronto

Blue Mountain Village

It may be best known for its ski and snowboard hills, but Blue Mountain is actually a perfect summer destination, too!

In the warmer months, this spot becomes a paradise for you to bike, hike, zip line, and shop.

Whether you’re looking for a day of shopping and fine dining or an adventure-packed excursion, this is the perfect day trip getaway.

Distance: 2 hours 10 minutes

Algonquin Provincial Park

Get out of the concrete jungle and into the forests, rivers, and lakes of Algonquin Park.

It’s a bit of a trek for a day trip, but it can be done, and trust us when we say that the views of nature and wildlife are worth every second on the 400.

Distance: Around 3 hours from Toronto


This charming town is known for its theatre festival every summer.

The well-loved Stratford Festival runs from April to October, so you can stretch your getaway season, and there are tons of performances of all sorts on stage.

Distance: 1 hour 45 minutes from Toronto

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This village is just too dang cute. We’d pinch its cheeks if we could!

This picturesque area is perfect for a getaway. Book yourself a treatment at the Elora Mill Spa, and spend the day lounging by the pool.

You can also treat yourself to lunch at the Elora Mill’s spectacular waterfront restaurant followed by some shopping in town. Sounds like the perfect day to us!

Hit up the quarry for a little swim or river tubing action, too.

Distance: 90 minutes from Toronto


This little town is a perfect beach escape. Also, it’s got a gorgeous concert hall, orchards, art galleries, and a farmer’s market.

It’s about 1000 times more peaceful than Toronto, so we’ll be here for a while.

Distance: 90 minutes from Toronto


This charming little town is actually located in Caledon right here in the GTA.

Drive along the scenic Forks of the Credit Road and arrive in the small but picture-perfect town.

Sip coffee on the patio, do a little shopping, and be sure to check out the stunning suspension bridge at the Belfountain Conservation Area.

How far: 30 minutes from Toronto

Bond Lake

This spot is located right in the GTA but once you get there, you’ll feel like you’ve gone all the way up to cottage country.

An easy and picturesque forested trail loops around the calm blue lake, with plenty of spots to picnic and jump in for a quick dip.

Whether you want to float the day away on the water or get your steps in, this is the place to do it.

Distance: 25 minutes from Toronto


Do you know what makes a good day trip getaway from Toronto? Wine. Do you know what Niagara-on-the-Lake has? Wine.

Once you’ve had your fill of reds and whites, get your designated driver to take you to the historic old town. You won’t regret it!

How far: 90 minutes from Toronto

Ancaster & Dundas

Dating back to the late 1700s, Ancaster is one of the oldest towns in all of Ontario. There you’ll find all kinds of spots to visit including the dreamy Ancaster Mill.

Also nearby is Dundas, a beautiful town in the lush Dundas Valley that’s lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Take a drive through the nearby countryside and be sure to stop at the nearby waterfalls and conservation areas, including Tiffany Falls, Webster Falls, and Christie Lake.

Distance: 1 hour from Toronto