August 7, 2021

By: Lauren Lim

Hey Oakville! As restrictions start lifting, we know that not everyone’s comfort level is the same. If you’d rather stay close to home right now but still want to support and explore local, there are so many options available!

Keep reading, as I spent a day enjoying Oakville from home and I’ll be sharing what I tried out and highly recommend!

Greco Fitness Oakville

It’s so important to get your body moving and stay healthy during this time at home, and Greco Fitness Oakville was able to help me out. They’ve got an AMAZING selection of online, on-demand workouts at an affordable price.

I love this option because of how accessible it is! No matter how busy I am, I know I can get high-quality, safe and fun workouts within my daily schedule. I also love that I’m able to workout outside in the fresh air!

Having the workouts led by Greco Fitness trainers made me feel comfortable and ensured my form was correct throughout the session. This digital platform shows that Greco Fitness strives to meet clients where they’re at in their health and fitness journey, which is a vital part to our well-being. After moving my muscles for the day, I ordered some food for pickup at a local Oakville restaurant.

Far East Taco

Address: 519 Dundas St W Unit #3

Not ready for the patio experience just yet? Try indulging in takeout if you’re still looking for ways to support local. I chose to order from Far East Taco. It was the perfect fusion of East and West, with their kalbi tacos and bulgogi bao sandwiches.

Their meats are marinated in a Korean BBQ sauce that packs a flavourful punch, topped with fresh vegetables, sauces, and served in a soft taco shell or bao.

If you’re able, try picking up directly from the store rather than using external delivery services so the local business is being 100% supported!

Pottery N Paint Cafe Inc

Address: 3513 Wyecroft Rd Unit H1

We’ve all been picking up new hobbies during this time, but, more often than not, we need a little head start. This is why I needed to try a paint-by-number kit from Pottery N Paint Cafe Inc. They provide all the materials and instructions necessary to complete your painting of choice.

I love how this activity forced me to slow down and relax, something we all need from time to time! It was also the perfect time to catch up with some friends, family members and classic shows.

Spun Fibre Arts

Address: 2395 Lakeshore Rd W

Yep, we’ve got another crafty activity coming up! Spun Fibre Arts is filled with such a wide variety of beautiful materials, I knew I needed to start somewhere small before working my way up.

I’m so glad the employees helped me pick out this crocheting basket, one of the easier crochet designs for beginners.

Like many new things, it required a lot of patience and persistence to get the crochet knots and stitches correctly, but I could always unravel the macrame cord and start over whenever I needed to! Cinemas

Address: 171 Speers Rd Unit 25

One of the things I have missed most in the last year is going to the movies! Theatres are thankfully opening up again, but there are still options for those of you who aren’t ready for the big screen just yet. You can support local theatres like by renting a movie online or ordering snacks from their takeout concessions.

“One Pandemic Day” is a documentary featuring Oakville residents navigating one day in the pandemic. It ranges from small business owners, to parents, to students, and even the Oakville Mayor himself, Rob Burton! This documentary shows the collective struggle and unity we have all faced during the pandemic, the unique ways we have cared for one another and our hopes moving forward.

This documentary is available for a time period of 24 hours at a low price for $3.99.

I also decided to purchase some snacks directly from Cinemas to really dive deep into that home theatre experience!

Plan your next vacation

I don’t know about you, but I spent a lot of my time at home creating vision boards for my next trips. Even if you’re not ready to get out there just yet, there’s nothing stopping you from doing the research and planning the best vacation for your future travels.

Planning your next vacation in Oakville has never been easier with the amount of resources the Visit Oakville website offers. For more recommendations and help in travelling to Oakville in the future, check out our carefully crafted itineraries, restaurant guides, hotels, popular attractions and more!

Visit Oakville’s comprehensive Visitor Guide is the perfect aid to start planning for your next experience. It shows what safety measures businesses are taking as things reopen, the must-do activities within each tourism segment, and photographs that provide a visual aid!

When I’m looking for the most revered experience, whether that be the best crepes, florist, pasta, historical experience, etc., I look at Visit Oakville’s Talk of the Town Awards. This shows me the best that this city has to offer without all that lengthy research!

Visit Oakville’s Get Outside section shows all the great outdoor attractions including trails, gardens, beaches and waterfront views. No matter what season, there are plenty of natural destinations that will make it on your to-do list.

There are so many activities and attractions that are suited to each individual, and we can’t wait for you to explore this gem of a city!

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