As we slowly get past the hurdle of the first months of the new year, the itch to begin planning trips away from work and away from our regular schedule begins to settle in.
But with resolutions to eat better and stay home a little more often, Blue Door is sharing some of its favourite spots for a Toronto staycation.
Planning your staycation doesn’t mean you need to stay in your apartment to begin relaxing. Many of Toronto’s top hotels can be booked ahead at affordable rates.
Where to stay.
For a unique, neighbourhood feel, look no further than The Annex. With its minimalistic design and no-fuss check-in system, it’s an ideal destination to switch up your perspective on the city. You will also find Toronto’s favourite tequila, Tequila Tromba inside the rooms to take the edge off. Looking for something with a more luxurious feel? The Kimpton St. George, located in the heart of Yorkville, offers discounts for early bookers and that touch of luxury you want to feel when you’re treating yourself to some time away.
Where to get your sugar and caffeine fix.
Looking to add some sweetness to your life? Start your Saturday morning by taking a hop, skip and a jump down the street to Japan at Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes or Neo Coffee Bar for some premium cafe delights including some of the best desserts and coffees that this city has to offer.
Where to unwind.
We all need to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the city. Pack your yoga mat and head for an afternoon hot yoga class at one of Yoga Tree’s 5 locations in Toronto.
If you are looking to try something new or you’re already a cannasseur, make your way to The Hunny Pot, Toronto’s first licensed cannabis retailer. The elevated and modern cannabis retail store is breaking stigmas across the country. Their knowledgeable budtenders will help you find the right products to help your stress melt away. Next time you’re in there, make sure you congratulate them on being awarded one of Leafly’s top 5 best looking cannabis retail stores in Canada!
Where to dine.
Dinner is the meal you won’t want to miss on your staycation in Toronto. For those looking for a global experience, venture down to Assembly Chef’s Hall, the perfect destination to truly explore Toronto’s diverse culinary landscape. If you are looking for a great date spot, stop into JaBistro, MARBL, or Baro who offer unique menus, expansive wine lists and first-in-class services.
Where to soak up the late night.
Finish off the evening with a night on the town. Belt your heart out inside the private karaoke rooms in Dasha, or head to Petty Cash for a chill evening of expertly mixed drinks. Looking to keep it casual and head home for a libation? Head to your local LCBO for a bottle of Vieni Estates Wine or Tequila Tromba if cocktails are more your style.
Vacationing close to home is an easy, accessible and budget-friendly way to enjoy some downtime. In a city full of unique activities and local hangouts, it’s impossible to not find something that sparks your creativity and renews your love for the place you call home if you just look at it with new eyes.