Golf Escape

DAY 1:

Whether you’re a novice to the game, or an avid golfer, Cardinal Golf Club, with its four 18-hole courses, is just the spot. Head to King City to start your day teeing off amidst the rolling hills, ponds and creeks of this scenic course. Make it a family affair! Cardinal Golf Club also offers a terrific junior program, and with an 18-hole mini-putt course and foot golf, you’re sure to keep the kids entertained. Put away the clubs, sit back and relax, and enjoy your lunch, overlooking the golf course, on the heated patio at RedCrest Bistro or head to Rockford’s Bar and Grill for a more casual affair.

Just north of the golf course, you’ll find Holland Marsh Wineries, where you can stop in to sample their wines, and take in a tour of the grounds. But be sure to reserve ahead so you don’t miss out. Rather try some beer? Head instead to Market Brewing Co., Newmarket’s newest craft brewery, for a tasting and tour of their brewing facility. Then make your way to Main Street Newmarket for a sweet treat at The Maids’ Cottage, followed by an authentic Mexican dinner at Made in Mexico.

Check in to Aloft Vaughan Mills and call it a night!

Day 2:

Not ready to head home yet? Vaughan Mills, Toronto’s premier fashion and outlet destination, is just across the road. Put on your comfortable walking shoes, as this could take a while. With over 250+ stores and a racetrack design spanning just over 2km, you’ll be glad you did.

Spend the afternoon exploring Reptilia, Canada’s largest indoor zoo. This state-of-the-art 25,000-square-foot facility showcases more than 250 reptiles and amphibians. Interact with animals and learn more about their behaviour during tours and feedings, and watch the zookeepers at work in the nursery and venomous workshop.

Finish off with an authentic homemade Italian meal, at Vinnie Zucchini’s Italian Eatery. This restaurant features an extensive buffet and a vibrant atmosphere, and is a favourite of locals and visitors to York Region.