Last Minute Summer Plans: The Daytrip and Staycation

As September creeps closer and closer, bringing with it the thoughts of back to school shopping and daily routines, it seems that what’s left of summer needs to be saved. A daytrip or staycation are great options for last-minute summer getaways that make the most of the end of the season. Here, we provide tips and tricks for making the most of your end-of-summer getaway.

The Daytrip

If you find yourself with only a day to spare between back to school shopping and preparing for early mornings, a daytrip may be the perfect solution. Blue Mountain is in a prime location – only 90 minutes north of Toronto – making it a great one-day destination.

If you’re here for a day, you need to make the most of every minute and experience as many activities as possible in the time you’re here. Luckily, our attractions are within walking distance of each other making them easy to try one after the other. For example, start with a game at Cascade Putting Course, followed by a ride on the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, and then enjoy a jump off the Apex Bagjump! Having opportunities for fun in one walk-able location makes it easy to conquer them all before lunch!

Many Village restaurants are also located in the heart of the Resort and easy to enjoy without spending too much time travelling around. With many options to choose from, it won’t be difficult to find something close and tasty.

After lunch, enjoy an afternoon by the water at Plunge! Aquatic Centre. Plunge! has passes ranging from three hours to three days, so you have a choice of how long you’d like to spend there. If you’re there for a daytrip, the three hour pass will be ideal for spending the afternoon cooling off before the drive home.

The Staycation

A staycation is known as a vacation spent in your own area rather than abroad. But, what makes a good staycation is the location’s ability to feel like a true vacation while being a short distance from home. With the short travel distance to Blue Mountain you will be close to home, but all that Blue has to offer here on the Niagara Escarpment will make you feel like you’re on holiday.

Blue Mountain Resort has many accommodation options, from hotels to resort homes. Spend a few days in a luxurious hotel room or a spacious condominium, and enjoy some time away from the everyday. Lodging guests receive access to the hotel pools and fitness facilities, giving you the perfect opportunity to spend a few hours by the pool and under the sun.

If you’re looking to fill your staycation with new experiences and adventures, our accommodation units are located close to many attractions which lodging guests can enjoy at a discounted rate.

The Village Events Plaza hosts many fun events, from live music to family parties. Activity Central is your one-stop destination for planning your activities, with countless on- and off-resort attractions to experience! Trying something you’ve never done before is an easy way to make any staycation feel like an exciting getaway!

If these options sound like something you’d be interested in, our Wonderful Weekdays offer makes it even easier to visit us. This offer runs throughout the entire month of August, and gives you the chance to save up to 25% on accommodations when you book your stay mid-week!

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