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Looking for Summer Staycation Ideas in Southern Ontario? Stratford Two Ways

And I bet you thought this space was just for candles! Hell no, I've got you. 

The warm weather has me dreaming up some great Summer plans! Do you need some ideas for day trips? Scroll on for our first feature.

Enjoy Stratford two ways

The First Way: With your love

What's better than a nice vacation day with the one you love? Stratford has some amazing day trip ideas to keep you busy.

Pack your picnic lunch and get ready to enjoy some time away. 

First, start off with a nice morning river ride. Avon Boathouse offers paddle boat, kayak, and canoe rentals charged by the hour. Is getting toured around more your speed? The 30 minute river tour runs twice an hour, starting at 10:30am. 

After you've toured the city from the water, take a rest in Upper Queen's Park or Confederation Park for some shaded picnic spots.

Don't forget to stop in for some great shopping downtown! Our friends Dana and Lori run Got It Made in the heart of Stratford. They carry some amazing handmade artisans (including a certain candlemaker I know). Grab some Copper Bell favourites, check out all the other goods Be sure to tell the ladies we sent you! They are closed on Mondays.

scroll on for the second way...

got it made stratford storefront

The Second Way: With the girls 

Maybe what you need instead is a girls day away! Keep it close to home and check out some fantastic options in Stratford.

Did you know the theatre puts on more than just Shakespearean plays? Check out the musical Chicago this summer with your favourite people.

Looking for a great lunch spot? I can personally vouch for the fantastic eating at Revival House! Gorgeous architecture, fantastic food, and a great time just south of the main strip. 

Don't forget to stop in and say hey to our friends Dana and Lori who run Got it Made on Ontario St. The ladies carry some amazing candles made by yours truly, as well as dozens of other fantastic handmade artisans. 

Pack your bags, coordinate your calendars, and head out to Stratford this summer!

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