January 24, 2023

Are you looking for a romantic weekend getaway? Look no further than Oakville! Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, this beautiful town is full of culture and activities.

Here, you can explore the great outdoors, soak up the local culture, or eat at an award-winning restaurant. There is no shortage of activities.

Keep reading for tips and recommendations on how to make the most out of your time in Oakville. 

Note: This itinerary is based on information available in early November 2023. Please contact businesses directly to confirm details.

Day 1:

Romantic Brunch at Stoney’s Bread Company: late morning.

Firstly, arrive in Oakville and head to Kerr Village to enjoy lunch with your loved one at Stoney’s Bread Company. This is a casual eatery with a distinct charming atmosphere. Stoney’s serve lunch and dinner menus daily along with a wide selection of wines and beers.

You and your date will be delighted to order from a variety of familiar favourites such as salads, sandwiches, pizzas and pasta. Everything at this restaurant is made of the finest fresh local ingredients and with a lot of love. 

Other great restaurants you can try:

Take your romance outdoors: noon.

After brunch, take a scenic stroll along Oakville’s waterfront at Tannery Park. Here, you can enjoy the views of lake Ontario, learn about the area’s history, and explore the Moccasin Identifier and outdoor classroom gathering circle, created to honour First Nations, Métis and Indigenous Communities. 

Couples dessert at Downtown Oakville: early afternoon.

After grabbing some fresh air, make your way across the harbour to Downtown Oakville where you will find a variety of shops, cafes, and bakeries. Sweeten up your romantic getaway by picking up something delicious from a local bakery or a memento from your romantic vacation from one of many boutique stores.

There are many great places to visit, check out some of the most popular spots below.

Bakeries and Dessert shops:

Or stay in Kerr Village and visit The Sweetest Thing or Wet Coffee.

Unique Stores:

Or stay in Kerr Village and visit Dove and Arrow or My Back Shed

No matter where you visit, you’ll find a unique spot to enjoy the company of your date. With so many lovely places to choose from, it’s hard to go wrong!

Learn more about the things to do or see here

Check into your hotel: early evening.

After a long day of exploring Oakville, head to your hotel for some relaxation before dinner. Check into your hotel room and unpack for the night. Take a shower, put your feet up, and then head to the indoor pool for a refreshing swim..

Romantic Dinner at Cucci Restaurant: evening.

After a long day of romantic activities, finish your night with a dinner at Cucci Restaurant. This couple’s escape is located at Bronte Village. Some highlights from their menu include King Crab ravioli, Ontario Lamb Rack, Kuterra Salmon, and Gnocchi along with a wide array of delectable desserts including White Chocolate Cheesecake, Chef-inspired Creme Brulee and Tiramisu. Order a glass of wine or a cocktail, unwind and enjoy the evening. 

Day 2:

Sleep in and relax: early morning.

One of the best things about staying at a hotel is treating yourself to room service and breakfast in bed. Sleep in, order room service and enjoy a peaceful morning with your loved one. Once you have enjoyed your morning, head back to Bronte Village. 

Romantic stroll at Bronte Harbour: Noon.

Continue exploring Oakville by visiting Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. Stroll down to the harbour for some breathtaking views of Lake Ontario. Relax in one of the beautifully painted Muskoka chairs – a part of At Home In Bronte Arts Exhibit

After, grab a coffee from Taste of Colombia Cafe and continue your adventure by visiting some of Oakville’s best shops in Bronte Village.

Romantic Lunch at Plank Restobar: early afternoon.

Plank Restobar, located in Bronte village, offers fresh, locally-sourced food in an rustic yet elegant setting. The service is incredible: they’ll ensure every bite of your meal is perfect before moving on to your next course (or three).

Couples Retreat at Rosewater Spa: afternoon.

Rosewater Spa, winner of the Talk of the Town Best Spa Award, offers a wide range of services to choose from to rejuvenate yourself before or after a long day. The Rosewater team is passionate about providing excellent customer service that will make you romantic getaway unforgettable. Be sure to request a couples appointment in advance, as the spots fill up quickly. 

Rosewater Spa offers Swedish reflexology aroma therapy and thalassotherapy massage techniques, so there’s something for everyone!

Rosewater Spa is located in Downtown Oakville and is open every day except for Sundays. The availability and hours are subject to change, so check here before you visit. 

Some other amazing spas to consider are:

Romantic dinner at Verace Restaurant: evening.

Next, conclude your day with a romantic dinner at one of Oakville’s most popular spots. Verace Italian restaurant, a winner of Best Seafood Talk of the Town Award, offers a cozy and romantic atmosphere with its contemporary décor, dim lighting, and the presence of local art. The menu boasts a variety of delicious Italian dishes, such as homemade pasta, pizza, and an extensive wine list. And while the food is excellent, the ambience sets this restaurant apart. 

Verace Restaurant is conveniently located in Downtown Oakville, an easy walk from Rosewater Spa. You Afterwards, enjoy a stroll downtown Oakville, including the charming historic neighborhood.

Movies at Film.ca: late evening.

Finish your getaway with a movie night. Film.ca is a great local spot for catching up on the latest movies, and its comfortable theatre seating will make you forget you’re away from home. 

End your stay….or don’t

Oakville is a great place if you’re looking for a perfect romantic getaway. With plenty of beautiful scenery and fantastic places to eat, your trip will be an adventure filled with delicious food and love.

Don’t want to leave just yet? Stay for a few more nights at one of Oakville’s accommodations. Explore other Oakville itineraries or book the day trips to some of the other destinations close by.

Get more day trip ideas here.