Planning Your Long Weekend Getaway To Niagara

This May long weekend, I’m getting out the city and exploring the Niagara region with GO Transit. As they welcome back their weekend train service to Niagara and Barrie during the long weekend from May 15 to 18, escaping the city this summer has become even easier! With weekend service from throughout the summer months from Friday, July 3, to Monday, Sept 7, plan your next getaway with the ease and comfort of Go Transit! From the beautiful beaches and cottage country characterizing the Barrie area to the luscious scenery and wineries in the Niagara region, there is plenty to do and discover in Ontario. So what are you waiting for? Plan your next getaway here: gotransit.com/getaway.

In preparation of my little adventure away, I’ve decided to share with you some of my favourite things to do or see in wine country!

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What to do?

Beginning this spring, discover the beauty and culture of Niagara-On-The-Lake with The Shaw Festival. Inspired by the works of Bernard Shaw, each year this festival produces an impressive repertoire of plays from and about Shaw’s era to bring people together for 8 exciting months of incredible theatre productions. Experience the beauty of Ontario’s Niagara region by planning a weekend around one of these great plays to stay and explore the area.

I’m most excited to see Top Girls, the story of that follows Marlene’s path to becoming top boss and the Top Girls employment agency and her sacrifices to make it to the top. Since the play’s premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in 1982, it has become a contemporary classic and is a “must-see” during this year’s Shaw Festival! 

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Where to go?

The Niagara region is filled with beautiful scenery, historic hotels and cozy b&b’s, world-class vineyards and a large array of activities, there is always something to do during your weekend away.  Last fall I had the pleasure of visiting three amazing wineries with the iYellow Wine Club as we explored the incredible vineyards of Flat Rock CellarsInniskillian Niagara Estate and Southbrook Vineyards.

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What to wear?

Whether you’re going for a weekend away, or just escaping for the day, it’s important to wear something comfortable and versatile for a long day of adventuring. So here is my ideal weekend outfit! What’s yours?

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Dress- Lacoste

Jacket- Jean Machine

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Shoes – TOMS

 

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