Save Money on Gas with These Getaways Near Toronto

Niagara-on-the-Lake | Toronto, ON
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If you’re looking for a way to save on gas this summer, consider a local getaway! These spots near Toronto offer plenty of fun and are so close, you’ll barely have to stop at the pump.


The region of Collingwood is home to various resorts and spas. Stop by Blue Mountain resort and enjoy beautiful views of the water. Or head to Wasaga Beach to get into the waters of the Georgian Bay and run around in the soft sand. You can also visit the Collingwood area during winter and take your turn at skiing and snowboarding.


If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re living in a Hallmark movie, Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) is the place to go. This quaint town is known for its colonial-style architecture and is home to various wineries, boutiques, and restaurants. NOTL hosts many events throughout the year, so be sure to check its calendar for ideas during your visit.

Kawartha Lakes

For a more serene experience, head to Kawartha Lakes. This outdoor getaway features gorgeous rivers, multiple parks, and plenty of opportunities to fish. If you don’t want to drive your own boat on the water, the area offers houseboat rentals. Since you’re already saving on gas or flights, you should have the option of taking an extended vacation in one of these floating abodes.

Where are you headed this summer? If you’re planning on taking a road trip, feel free to stop by and see us at Downtown AutoGroup in Toronto to prepare your vehicle for the journey.