How to plan an epic summer getaway

While it may not feel like it, summer is quickly approaching and these last days of winter are the perfect time to meet up with friends and start planning your summer adventures. Here are a few tips on how to plan an epic summer getaway:

Meet up with friends and start brainstorming

First off, call up your friends and plan to meet up for coffee (or a few cocktails) and a little brainstorming session. This is the time to discuss what sort of adventures you and your friends want to get up to this summer. This is also the ideal time to set a budget and see what each person is willing to spend on their summer getaway. From a weekend staycation to a week-long road trip, it’s important to see how much time and money your friends are willing to invest and what is affordable for everyone. Weekday rates can be significantly more affordable than weekend rates so that’s something to keep in mind as well.

Start Researching

Now it’s time for the fun part! From boutique hotels and quaint B&B’s to hardcore camping or glamping it up at Whispering Springs, there is no end to unique accommodations and staycations in Ontario. There are lots of great resources and websites to check out, including Glamping Hub,, The Venue Report and Parks Canada amongst many others. Also, ask your friends for recommendations, read the travel section and research up and coming travel trends. Can’t make up your mind? Pull out a map, close your eyes and see what fate has in store.


Once you and your friends have decided upon the best summer vacay then it’s time to pull out the credit cards! The earlier you book the better. A lot of seasonal businesses will offer discounts and promotions in the offseason to help generate interest and guarantee early bookings. Not to mention that the hippest and trendiest campgrounds, glampgrounds, hotels and motels will book out early, and Ontario Provincial Parks can book out months in advance. The early bird really does get the worm when it comes to planning and booking an unforgettable summer getaway, so get started today!