The end of summer is only a month and a half away! Have you made your plans to hit the road for an RV vacation before the kids go back to school and the leaves start falling? If you’re looking for a great mid-summer trip, consider our friendly neighbors to the north. Instead of sticking to the States, expand your RV vacation to the Great Lakes region around Toronto!
Start out by heading to Kingston, Pennsylvania (or clicking the link) to pick out and reserve your favorite RV. Once you’ve decided on which RV will be the perfect ride for you and your family, make sure to read about the rules and procedures for crossing the US-Canada border in an RV. You’ll want to be prepared and have any necessary paperwork in order before you get to the border crossing itself.
Once all of your ducks are in a row, start out your exciting road trip by heading for Niagara Falls! These multiple waterfalls flow between the US and Canada, and they’ve been a classic vacation destination throughout the last century. You can take a moment to re-create scenes from the many movies that have featured the falls. Films as diverse as Superman II and Bruce Almighty had scenes set here! The 167-foot falls also create a magical plume of drifting spray and we highly recommend you sail through it on a Maid of the Mist boat tour!
If the sun is already going down, head for an RV campground near Buffalo, New York. You can find one near the shores of Lake Erie for an excellent view and then head into the historic city itself for a great dinner!
When you’re ready to continue north, continue around Lake Ontario and you’ll end up in Toronto itself. One of the first sites to greet your eyes will be the iconic CN Tower that dominates the skyline. This spire has been a famous piece of engineering since the 1970s, and it’s still the best way to get a bird’s eye view of the entire city. If you get hungry, there’s even a revolving restaurant that will give you a slow panorama of the entire area.
After you’re done having fun in the clouds, head over to the mid-city Royal Ontario Museum. It’s a world-leading natural history and cultural museum with incredible exhibits that range from examples of Chinese Forbidden City artifacts to textiles from ancient Egypt. Toronto is a world-class city, and there’s no better place to get a taste of the whole world than at the “ROM.”
While you’re downtown, take a moment to travel underground! Toronto is unique in that it has over 19 miles of tunnels and underground walkways in its PATH system. While they are a welcome respite for downtown travelers during the city’s snowy winters, they are also a lot of fun to poke around during the summer. The walkways are lined with coffee shops, stores, and all manner of potential souvenir purchasing locations, so give yourself a few hours to get lost in a maze of shopping fun!
Don’t wait until it’s too late: head north in an RV for an amazing lakeside drive to Toronto!
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Photo Credit: Niagara Falls by Daniel Lewis licensed by Flickr Creative Commons