July 14, 2020
Whether you’re just trying to get out of the apartment, escape the kids or reunite with the one you love, Oakville is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.
Get back to basics and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a little R&R staycation in our lovely lakeside town.
Note: The suggestions below are based on information available on the publishing date. Please contact businesses directly to confirm.
Day 1: Golf, spa treatments and pleasure cruises
Drop the bags at your hotel of choice and dive headfirst into Oakville outdoors with a round at the world-renowned Glen Abbey Golf Club, a bike along our town-wide lakeshore or a hike through our extensive local system of parks, trails and gardens.
Take the afternoon off and schedule a little time to treat yourselves at a local spa or hair salon. Book a massage, nail treatment or haircut and head into your evening feeling rejuvenated. Do your research ahead of time and reference our interactive map for the most up-to-date info on local businesses.
Indulge in Oakville’s incredible culinary scene with a romantic patio dinner under the stars! Enjoy innovative local tastes while taking in the sights of our historic buildings, our beautiful lakeshore or our niche nightlife.
Bring your day one adventure to an end with a night on the water. Take in the gorgeous summer sunset from the lake with a pleasure cruise from Hearn’s Fishing Charters or Charterability.
Day 2: Historic walks, lakeside picnics and movies under the stars
Though our museums aren’t open to the public just yet, you can still soak in Oakville’s past with a simple walk through our historic districts. Stroll through Downtown Oakville or Bronte Village and see perfectly preserved homes like Sovereign House and the Merrick Thomas House.
Hint: Look closely at the houses in these areas, as many have nameplates identifying their historic year of note and the significant individual who used to live there.
Most local restaurants are still offering takeout and curbside pickup, so order some takeaway for a romantic picnic in the park! Click here to read more about some of our favourite picnic perches like Lakeside Park, Coronation Park and Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
Take it easy in the afternoon and spend some time perusing Oakville's shopping centres in Downtown Oakville, Kerr Village and Bronte Village. You’ll find a host of independent retail boutiques in these three neighbourhoods, catering to every interest from fashion to gaming.
Toss on those sweats and get ready for a cozy night of movies at the 5 Drive-In! This retro outdoor movie theatre is screening cult classics and new releases all summer, bringing the ultimate dinner and movie experience into the fresh air.
Day 3: Patio brunch and award-winning brews
Bring your brunch experience outside and book a beautiful patio for your final morning in town. Indulge in Oakville’s best at the Crepe Kitchen, Talk of the Town Best Brunch Award-winner, or pick your own from the top-5 nominees.
Don’t forget to stop by Cameron’s Brewing Co. on your way out and take a little taste of Oakville’s award-winning craft brewery home with you.
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