We’re rounding up the hottest spots around Ontario to check out on your next date!


From restaurants to lavender fields, we’re sharing our top unique spots from across Ontario to check out on your next date. These are sure to impress your date!



For those looking to “wow” their dates, Valerie occupies the entire rooftop as well as the 27th and 28th floors of esteemed Hotel X Toronto. This is where you and your date will take part in a thoughtfully curated and seamless dining experience.

The menu, helmed by Executive Chef Adrian Niman, Head Chef Andrew Ttooulias, and Project Chef Cory Kurtzman of Nobu Miami, includes Japanese-inspired plates and light bites, new-style sashimi, rolls, and nigiri from the 28th-floor sushi bar. Delicious menu items such as Hamachi Crudo, Wagyu Katsu, Short Rib, and a Maitake Mushroom, offer an elevated cuisine and are distinctly unique to please Valerie’s refined palette.

Valerie is a true escape. For more information visit valerietoronto.ca

Avalon Lavender

If you and your date are looking for a fun daytime experience, Avalon Lavender is a must-try! Dubbed, a “country escape from the city,” this first-generation lavender farm features a range of fun activities to take part in, along with offering a variety of super cute photo opps.

In addition to experiencing the flowing lavender fields, you and your date can also check out the farm’s beautiful Celtic Stone Circle, the fully restored 1891 Heritage Barn store, and the re-wilded river meadow running along the banks of the Nottawasaga North Branch. Avalon Lavender also offers on-farm distillation and products workshops, as well as a honey apiary. If you and your date love animals, the farm also has a variety of wildlife throughout that will make your overall experience truly memorable. Avalon Farms also offers picnic packages and seasonal yoga in the lavender field!
For more information visit avalonlavenderfarm.ca

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Maid of the Mist

Have a barrel of a time in Niagara Falls with your date doing the “Maid of the Mist!” If you and your date love adventure, then this interactive tour that takes you into Niagara Falls is a must-try! This memorable iconic voyage will be one you won’t forget! Plus, afterward, you can enjoy some fun on Clifton Hill or grab a bite to eat at any of the nearby restaurants to round out your date.

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The June Motel at Sauble Beach

If you and your date are looking for a mini staycation, head to Sauble Beach with your date to enjoy a fun-filled day at the province’s stunning beach. After taking part in beach activities, you can head back to the retro June Motel, to continue the beach town vibes. Grab some food at the motel’s Heydays restaurant or stay poolside with some Frosé. This will be a weekend beach date you and your date will love!
Published by HOLR Magazine.