Amazing Getaways Just Outside Toronto

Toronto is an incredible place to live, in fact, all of the Greater Toronto Area is pretty amazing. Scarborough to Mississauga, Pickering to Richmond Hill there is something for everyone, Incredible views of Lake Ontario, some of the best outdoor markets in Canada and sports teams wit more ups and downs than a roller coaster at Wonderland.

With all these things to do and see there is hardly a dull moment in Toronto but sometimes the rush of the city can be a little overwhelming. Advantage Car and Truck Rentals believes you need a break from Toronto’s constant chaos. Renting with Advantage has never been easier, you can book online, over the phone at 1-888-433-2222 or straight from your tablet and be on your way to relaxation in no time.

We have put together a list of a few places that offer fewer people and less traffic but more happiness and more open roads, and the best part are, they are no more than few hours drive in your rental car.

Wasaga Beach

2 Hours North

If you have never been to Wasaga Beach before you have almost most certainly heard of it. Over two million people head to Wasaga Beach every summer but don’t think it will be too crowded. Wasaga Beach is 14 kilometres long, making it the world’s longest freshwater beach. Toronto residents will be happy to see a beach with crystal clear, unpolluted water. The water is fairly shallow off the beach so that means by July it is the perfect warm temperature to go for a swim.

If swimming and sand in your shorts isn’t your idea of a good time there are plenty of attractions that are sure to put a smile on your face.  Car buffs will be delighted to find the Corvette Weekend that happens every August where over 500 Corvettes from all over Ontario get together and drive.

History Enthusiasts will get a treat as well, Nancy Historic Island is home to a restored Schooner from the War of 1812.

The shopping and restaurants will have you feel like you have transported to Florida. Fresh fish and beachy, summer clothes are abundant.

Advantage Car Rental Recommendation

The Ford Escape, the reason to rent this car is right in the name, it is a great way to escape the everyday. Perfect for a family of four or a group of friends to load up the back with towels and snacks and hit the beach. Comfortable seating and lots of cargo space make the escape the perfect car rental for leaving Toronto in your rearview and heading to Wasaga Beach.

Port Hope

1 Hour West

Port Hope is just a quick hour drive up the 401 from Toronto, it is filled with antique buildings and beautiful hiking trails. Making the drive east is certainly worth it for anyone looking for a small town feel and friendly faces. Lining the main street are numerous mum and pop shops, antique stores and amazing home-style restaurants.

For those looking for adventure, Port Hope is set right on Lake Ontario with kilometres of walking trails across the waterfront. Tree Top Trekking adventures let you travel across the treetops to give you spectacular views you won’t find anywhere else. Golf Courses also spot the landscape the entire drive from Toronto to Port Hope so if hitting the links is your thing you are sure to walk away from your day trip happy.

Advantage Car Rental Recommendation

All of the old buildings, the beautiful scenery and incredible food makes Port Hope a spot for a couples retreat. The Jaguar XF is the perfect car for couples looking to get away, it is beautiful and with lot’s of room for luggage and will easily fit a set of golf clubs. The sleek design of the car will stand out amongst the rural backdrop making the trip even more special.


2 ½ Hours West

Kingston is a little farther away from Toronto, being about 3 hours northeast of downtown depending on traffic, but it is certainly worth the trip.

Kingston may have a little something for everyone, sports fans will rejoice watching the Kingston Frontenacs managed by former Toronto Maple Leaf, Doug Gilmour, the Frontenacs are one of Ontario’s best OHL teams.

For those looking for a fun adventure for the whole family, Kingston is home to the Thousand Islands, breathtaking waters ways with literally thousands of islands. Take a cruise through the Thousand Islands and witness something unlike anywhere else in the world.

Driving From Toronto To Kingston on the 401 can be a little dull so Advantage recommends taking the scenic route off the highway. Passing through all the small towns, being ferried across waterways and stopping at the fresh produce and honey stands make for a richer experience than plan highway driving.

Advantage Car Rental Recommendation  

If you are planning on doing a lot of driving then the Kia Soul is perfect for a trip to Kingston. The seats are comfortable, there’s lots of room for a few days luggage and it is more fuel efficient than a minivan or truck.

The Next Vacation You Take, Take It With Advantage Car And Truck Rentals.