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Getaway in #BurlON

by Guest Writer

Visiting #BurlON for the day? Or staycationing at home? Whether you’re here with the family or as a couple, seeking adventure or a relaxing time outdoors, we have something for everyone in #BurlON.

Adventure Seeker

Looking for a fast-paced, action-packed day in #BurlON? Conservation Halton has you covered! Try rock climbing at Rattlesnake Point, Kelso, and Mount Nemo. Or speed through various landscapes mountain biking at Mountsberg, Kelso, and Hilton Falls. To visit one of the Conservation Halton parks you must register in advance online.

Want to grab a bite on the go? Lettuce Love Cafe is located in Downtown Burlington and has great takeout options if you want to take your meal with you as you hit the  Waterfront Trail on your bike or by foot. Save 15% with your #BurlON Fun Pass which is free to sign up for.

Looking for more adventure? Why not spend a night under the stars camping. Bronte Creek Provincial Park is open for camping, with some restrictions. Contact them and make a reservation and you can spend your day biking the trails in the park and a night in the great outdoors. Toronto West KOA is also open for camping. Check out the #BurlON Fun Pass for a great deal on buy a night, get a night free!

Romantic

Looking to spend the day with your partner? Spend the day in beautiful and quaint Downtown Burlington. Pick up a coffee/tea at one of the many cafes along Brant Street, and then enjoy a stroll along the lake. Walk over to our beautiful beach and rent paddle boards from Burlington Beach Rentals and enjoy some time on the water together. Or enjoy a book and some down-time with the Staycation Beach Day for 2.  Grab a late lunch at nearby Spencer’s at the Waterfront with great lake views.

A short walk across the street is the  Art Gallery of Burlington. There are two exhibits currently featured;  Foreign Affairs and Aesthetics of the Archives. Spend the afternoon browsing the art exhibits and finish your visit in the beautiful Gift Shop (Check out the #BurlON Fun Pass for a 20% off coupon to use on your purchase!)

Romantic Dining in Burlington

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Finish your day downtown at one of the many amazing restaurants or bars.  Grab a drink on a patio or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants catering to all culinary-types. You won’t be disappointed!

Outdoor Lover

#BurlON is a great place if you are looking to  spend the day outdoors, with activities for everyone.

Offering many golf courses, you can spend the day outside on the greens taking in the escarpment and perfecting your swing. For information on precautions each course is taking during the pandemic, check out our blog or contact the courses directly.

rbg rock garden

Plan a visit to the largest botanical gardens in Canada – right here in Burlington.The Royal Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to visit and explore the gardens in the fresh air.  Discover the diverse plant life among the various gardens, trails and parks. The summer season means there is an explosion of colour among the gardens, and the 27km of hiking trails gives you plenty to see throughout the day. Also, grab a bite to eat from the Rock Garden Cafe or enjoy a relaxing cup of tea at the Turner Pavilion Teahouse, both open for takeout, patio, and limited indoor seating.You can save $3 on your admission and 15% off at on-site restaurants with the #BurlON Fun Pass.

The Burlington waterfront is the perfect place to visit to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in #BurlON. Take advantage of Lake Ontario by spending the day beside it. Take a walk at Spencer Smith Park to the end of the Brant St Pier. Head the opposite way and take a walk, run, or bike ride down the Waterfront Trail. Stop at the Beach and feel the sand in your toes and the cool water on your feet.

Cycling on Waterfront

Family Guy/Gal

There’s a reason Burlington was ranked #1 city to raise a family in 2019 – there’s so much to do for famlies! You can quite easily find lots of options for things to do.  Viking’s Landing has axe throwing and VR experiences, which is a perfect way for your family to try something new this summer.  You can save 10% on your booking with  the #BurlON Fun Pass! Check their website for all health and safety precautions.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park is also a great place to spend the day as a family. Go for a bike ride or a family hike in the provincial park and have a picnic together. Family fun in the great outdoors!

Looking for a sweet treat? La Creme de la Creme offers delicious ice cream with amazing toppings. With the #BurlON Fun Pass you can get a free topping on a dipped cone! Afterwards, take a walk down to the Brant St Pier to enjoy your yummy treats by the water. There is a great playground and splash pad that the kids will enjoy.

The Joseph Brant Museum is now open. Learn about the history of Burlington and check out the Costume Gallery with historic displays. Also, learn the stories of mythical beings with Giants, Dragons, & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures.  Enjoy a 2 for 1 admission with the coupon in the #BurlON Fun Pass.

Unicorn from Mythic Creatures exhibit

Just north of Burlington, visit Crawford Lake Conservation Area. A reservation must be made in advance on-line. Explore the longhouse village and learn about local First Nations history. Or follow the trail to the boardwalk that goes around the beautiful meromictic lake.

Worked up an appetite? We recommend Industria Pizzeria, who are open for takeout, patio dining, and indoor seating. They have delicious pizza, pasta, and more that you can share, or order for yourself! After dinner, the kids will love the fresh gelato flavours they offer.

Fun Pass on cell phone

Tourism Burlington is pleased to Introduce the #BurlON Fun Pass, which offers deals and discounts from amazing businesses across Burlington, many of which we have already mentioned. There has never been a better time to be a tourist in your own backyard, so support local and discover all that beautiful Burlington has to offer! This is a FREE pass for Burlington residents and their visiting friends and family. All you need to do is sign up and present your offer via your smart device at any of the participating businesses to redeem and save.
Summer Counselors Six Feet Apart outside Visitor CentreWe hope you enjoy your time in #BurlON! Whether you are a resident or just visiting for the day, get out and enjoy all our beautiful city has to offer! Looking for more ideas? Don’t hesitate to come and visit us at the Visitor Information Centre at 414 Locust St, or give us a call at 905.634.5594.

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