How to Spend a Weekend in Collingwood, Ontario

Ready to get out of the city for a weekend break? Collingwood has everything you need for an epic mini-vacation!

Sometimes, we all need a break from the city life and to step into something more relaxed and quaint. The beautiful part about Collingwood, is that its quaintness wrapped in luxury. Here were some of the highlights from my recent trip to Collingwood and where I would suggest you visit.

Let’s get into it.

1. The Dorchester Hotel

If you’re looking for a gorgeous boutique hotel filled with history, comfort, and style, then book your stay at The Dorchester Hotel. They have 30 rooms which aim to celebrate the cultural heritage of Downtown Collingwood while adding a touch of modern flare. The rooms feature full kitchens/kitchenettes, soaking tubs, record players, and beautiful attention to stylistic detail.

Something to look forward to: In 2023 they will be opening the Lobby Restaurant in the hotel so guests can dine right downstairs!

Located at: 174 Hurontario St

Book your stay here.

2. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain

While you’re in Collingwood you simply have to visit the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain. This thermal spa is a relaxing oasis surrounded by nature. Enjoy hot baths, cold plunges, eucalyptus steam bath, wood burning sauna, infrared sauna, and tons of relaxation areas.

Book yourself a massage to accompany your experience and enjoy a delicious, healthy lunch that is accommodating to people with a variety of dietary restrictions.

Located at: 152 Grey County Rd 21

Book your experience here.

3. The Lowdown

This adorable cocktail bar is serving up some seriously delicious food and drinks that you’re bound to enjoy! They are an Asian fusion restaurant which utilizes unique flavours with a modern twist. They are known for their bao buns and we can confirm, they were to die for!

Some of the standouts we had were the K-town birria bao, the khao soi, and the smoked salmon sushi bowl. I also tried the K-pop cocktail and it was delicious!

Location: 65 Simcoe Street, Unit 5

They do not take reservations, but they have a waitlist system.

4. Side Launch Brewing Company

If you’re looking for a fun time, then make your way to Side Launch! This brewery serves its own crafted beer and you can enjoy it fresh from the tap. They craft unique beers with the best ingredients so you know you’re in for a real treat.

Sip on a cold one, listen to live music, and play some games while laughing with your friends. Not to mention that your furry friends are welcome to join you too!

Location: 200 Mountain Road

Open Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday

5. Bent Taco

Did somebody say “taco datenight?” Bent Taco has the coziest vibes and the most delicious food. They are known for their cauliflower tacos and they were absolutely amazing! The fish tacos were also super flavourful. Pro tip: Ask them for their hot sauce – it is fire!

They also have delicious margaritas and on Tuesdays, they have Taco Tuesday deals. Definitely a great spot to enjoy some intimate conversation and delicious eats.

Location: 48 Pine St

Make a reservation here.

So get ready to pack your bags and head out for the weekend of a lifetime! Explore the streets, window shop, and see what Collingwood has to offer.

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Written by – Jenna Kaplan

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