It can be hard to plan the perfect summer getaway that everyone will enjoy. Do you go for fun, excitement and thrills…or calm, relaxing and quiet?
If you’re looking to save some money on flights and avoid a super-long road trip headache (especially if you have kids), then look no further.
I’m doing a series of blogs with summer getaway destinations that are no longer than 3 hours from London! First, I focused on heading East and showcased the best of what Toronto, Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake have to offer. Click here to see that blog!
Then headed South-West to show why Windsor Essex Pelee Island is a MUST to visit. Click here to see that blog!
After that we head North to see the breathtaking views and experience the perfect mix of adventure and serenity in Collingwood/ Blue Mountain / Wasaga Beach! Click here to see that blog!
Finally we’ll end with heading West to check out Grand Bend and Frankenmuth, Michigan!
How can you go on a summer getaway without heading to the beach? Whether you love to swim, toss a football or frisbee, play in the sand or just lay in the sun, you’ll LOVE a day on the beach in Grand Bend!
One of my favourite things to do on the beach is play volleyball and they have nets set up for that. There is also mini-golf, farmer’s market, you can play a round of golf, indulge in delicious restaurants and much more. Click here to start planning your visit!
If you’re looking for more of a high-octane, adrenaline boost kick to your vacation…then you NEED to check out Grand Bend Motorplex. You can see various cars, motocross and drag races that will add all the thrills and excitment you crave!
If the perfect day for you ALWAYS includes a little wine, then you can’t miss a stop in at Dark Horse Estate Winery!
Some of my favourite memories from my childhood were when we went camping. If you prefer the quiet, screen-free, peaceful getaway…then you have to check out Pinery Provincial Park. You can rent a canoe/hydro bike/paddleboat/kayak, enjoy walking and biking trails and experience a sunset that is ranked “Top 10 Best in the World” by National Geographic!
I’ve seen this place pop up in my social feeds over the last couple years from friends, family and co-workers and everyone seems to love Frankenmuth, Michigan…and now I really want to go!
If you love German food, music and atmosphere (with a name like Zehr can you blame me!), then you will fall in love with this place. There are two incredible places where you can get the BEST fried chicken— the Bavarian Inn and Zehnder’s.
My family LOVES Christmas (we even watch Christmas movies in the summer, drives my wife crazy!) and you love the holiday feels, then Frankenmuth was build for you with Bronner’s, the world’s largest Christmas store!
Whether you are searching for outdoor adventure, a romantic getaway or a place to reconnect with your family, you’ll find it. They have; the best indoor waterparks in Michigan, arcades, riverboat cruises, zip-line adventures, aqua cycles, picturesque wine and chocolate boat cruises and enchanted horse drawn carriage rides. petting farms and so much more!