Weekend in Prince Edward County
My friends and I took a weekend trip to Prince Edward County (PEC) over the summer and it was the perfect weekend getaway! Located between Toronto and Ottawa, it is a great place to meet up with friends. PEC has become a popular girls weekend, couples escape, and bachelorette location - but for good reason as it has so much to offer!
Over the years I have tried to escape to the county each summer to explore all that PEC has to offer! This itinerary allows you plenty of time to explore the area while also relaxing with whomever you decide to go on this adventure with! Even though I went with a group of girls, this itinerary would be perfect for a couple or even for a bachelorette!
To get to PEC, we drove from Toronto, which is just under a 2.5-hour drive. If you are looking to rent a car, I would suggest using Discover Cars to find the best car rental deal.
Check out my blog posts for more details about my travels to Prince Edward County.
The Lakeside Motel
We decided to stay at the Lakeside Motel as we wanted somewhere on Lake Ontario. It was perfect for us as it was located right in Wellington, had an awesome pool, and overall great vibes for a fun girls weekend.
Click here if you want to explore other hotels in the area!
Day 1: Friday
2hr·12:00PM - 2:00PM
Lunch - The Royal Hotel
We then headed over to The Royal Hotel for a late lunch and afternoon drink. This hotel did not disappoint. The aesthetics are on point and we all enjoyed our meal.
They also serve brunch and so you could easily push this stop up in the day if you are looking for a brunch spot!
The Royal is also a great option of somewhere to stay if you are looking to be right in the heart of Picton.
Day 2: Saturday
We headed to Sandbanks for a morning of lounging on the beach and enjoying the beautiful waters of Lake Ontario.
This was a favourite for many of my beach loving friends. We brought spikeball and had a little competition before relaxing in the water.
Check out this post here for more details!
Closson Chase Vineyard
A weekend in the country wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a few vineyards. We enjoyed some wine tasting at Closson Chase Winery. Although I loved Closson Chase, there are many other wineries you can visit in the area if you wish. Check out the post here for more details.
Old Salt Cocktail Bar
Dinner - Lakeside Motel
Day 3: Sunday
Brunch at The Drake
We started off the morning with brunch at the Drake! It can get quite busy so I would recommend making a reservation or going early.
The restaurant has great views of Lake Ontario, fun decor, and the chicken and waffles were a big hit.
Drake is also such a cool spot to stay for a weekend away in PEC! Check out the hotel here.