As the end of the year approaches, the time left to take advantage of Ontario’s 2022 Staycation Tax Credit is also ticking away. In case you missed the fantastic news, Ontario residents who book a leisure stay within the province before the end of the year can get back up to 20% of eligible accommodation expenses in the form of a credit on their 2022 tax return. Combine those tax savings with our fantastic fall hotel deals, and autumn becomes an even more appealing time for an overnight escape. While there is endless inspiration for ways to stay and play on our website, here are four itineraries we absolutely adore for fall.
Get Going On Your Getaway Idea #1:
A Fall Foodie Field Trip
Fall is the perfect time to go straight to the source for fresh-from-the-farm produce. This article will guide you to Hamilton Halton Brant’s best local farm markets, pick-your-own places, and specialty food shops to score the freshest finds in our region.
After a morning of shopping or picking, pull on a cozy sweater and enjoy one last long, leisurely patio lunch. No matter where your morning has taken you, you’ll find a picture-perfect patio nearby. This roundup of our region’s best patios will point you in the right direction.
Spend the afternoon getting a taste of the diverse collection of craft breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries that make up Hamilton Halton Brant’s True Brew Path.
End your afternoon of exploring at one of the hotels featured in our StayTripping promotion to score a $50 or $100 VISA gift card. Put it toward a decadent dinner or some more foodie fun on the second day of your trip.
Looking for additional inspiration for your goodie getaway? This article offers itineraries for a wine lover’s Escarpment escape, a craft beer lover’s tasty tour, a plant-based graze, and a French food foray.
Get Going On Your Getaway Idea #2:
A Colour-Filled Autumn Adventure
From trees in all their fall glory along the Niagara Escarpment, to beautiful autumn reflections on Lake Ontario and acres of Carolinian forest along the Grand River, Hamilton Halton Brant is one of Ontario’s best destinations for catching breathtaking autumn colours.
Pick a few of Hamilton Halton Brant’s leaf viewing hotspots to visit on your first day. Fabulous fall events to time your trip with include:
- Royal Botanical Gardens’ Autumn In The Arboretum on October 15
- The Dundas Studio Tour on October 1 and 2
- Walk Through The Seasons at Chiefswood Park Cabins on October 18
Wrap up day one at a hotel featured in our StayTripping hotel promotion, and the $50 or $100 VISA gift card you receive in exchange can go toward dinner or an outdoor activity on your second day. Great options for fall outdoor fun include a Grand River paddle with Grand Experiences or Grand River Rafting, a long, leisurely cycle along Hamilton’s waterfront, or some mountain biking along a sensational singletrack trail.
Get Going On Your Getaway Idea #3:
A Family Thanksgiving Escape
Create a new Thanksgiving tradition for your family this year with an overnight adventure filled with all kinds of fall fun. Our Fall-oween article is loaded with inspiration for family-friendly fall adventures, including pumpkin and apple picking, outdoor activities and more.
There are all kinds of fabulous fall events running on Thanksgiving weekend that families will love, including the Apple Festival at Battlefield House, Pumpkins After Dark, Brantford’s Scare In The Square, and Rockton’s World Fair.
An indoor pool is the perfect place to land after a day of fall fun with the family, and several hotels with pools are included in our fall StayTripping promotion. These packages come with the added perk of a $50 or $100 VISA gift card that you can spend during your stay.
Get Going On Your Getaway Idea #4:
One Last Camping Weekend
Surprise! The Ontario Staycation Tax Credit allows you to claim back up to 20% of Ontario campsite booking fees too! Most campsites in our region remain open until Thanksgiving weekend, and you can find 20 of our favourite camping options, including conservation areas, private campgrounds, camping cabins and campy-feeling vacation rentals in this article.