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A Very Relaxing New Year Itinerary

South Georgian Bay is back with another carefully curated itinerary. This time we’re focusing on slowing down, mindfulness, and staying in the present. Get ready to celebrate a very relaxing new year!

DAY ONE: Boutique Hotel & Room Service

On your first day, you’ll check into the luxurious VanderMarck Boutique Hotel. Located just minutes away from Hurontario Street in Collingwood. You can have everything you need right at your doorstep! They offer studio, one, and two bedroom luxury apartment style suites and guarantee that everything within them has been selected with care. It also boasts a beautiful outdoor common area with several water features where guests can relax.

What is unique about this hotel, is that there is only 9 rooms and no front desk staff. Everything is done completely wireless, from booking your suite to check-in and security. All with maximum privacy in mind. Talk about relaxation!

When you book with the VanderMarck, you are also able to receive special pricing on activities in the SGB area by taking advantage of their amazing packages! A great one to have set up right away is their VM X Cabin Kitchen Room Service. They offer an exclusive menu of pre-prepared meals, snacks and baked goods from Chef Justin at Cabin Kitchen. You can also arrive to charcuterie and wine in your room!

Since it’s your first night here, you can take things slow, enjoy the comforts of your boutique hotel stay. If you’re looking for a little bit more to do than lounging, make sure to take a walk down to the waterfront to catch a gorgeous winter sunset.

DAY TWO: Healthy Eats & Wellness Sessions

When you wake up on your second day its time to get some coffee and food in your system. Since The VanderMarck is so close to all the downtown coffee shops, you have a variety to choose from. All approximately a 5 minute walk away, you can visit: Espresso Post, Gibson & Co, or Blue Mountain Tea Company.

If you’re looking for something to fill you up, make your way to Press Juice or Press Market. Both offering healthy breakfast, smoothie and lunch options! Both locations offer options that are simple, nutrient dense and custom to your way of living. They are the perfect places to fuel your motivation for a healthy 2023!

After you’ve taken some time to digest, its time to treat your self to a unique experience of wellness. Vortex Wellness Studio offers a variety of multi-dimensional sessions, with many of them incorporating the elements of sound, light, and energy frequencies in a truly immersive wellness experience. Inspired by the west coast wellness vibes of California there are 9 unique, private sessions for health optimization, fitness recovery, and innovative self-care in a cozy, luxurious atmosphere. Their main intention is that you spend time reconnecting with yourself.

As mentioned above, the VanderMarck has many different packages you can take advantage of… aaaaand Vortex is on that list! With a proof of stay, you can receive an exclusive discount of 20% off single sessions! Theres nothing stopping you now!

Once you’ve reconnected with yourself, you’ve probably worked up an appetite. Again, being so close to downtown Collingwood, there is no shortage of places to grab dinner. You can check out The VanderMarcks dinning recommendations here.

DAY THREE: Yoga, Crystals & Nature

It’s your last day, so let’s continue on with the theme of relaxation and wellness. What better way to practice mindfulness than getting outside and soaking in all it has to offer. Experiencing nature in all four seasons is an adventure on its own! Collingwood and the South Georgian Bay area is home to many different trails and parks, as well as its beautiful waterfront. Leave your phone in your room, or use it to listen to an uplifting podcast to get the full experience. You can visit: Millenium Park, Sunset Point Beach, Collingwood Arboretum, or hop on the Georgian Trail.

Next up is getting some movement in. Intentional movement where you listen to your own body will do wonders for the mind and soul. And we’ve got a place for that! Everlove Healing and Yoga is more than just your average yoga studio; it’s a community. Their intention is to create a space where others can build a community while also becoming the best version of themselves. Depending on what you need on the day you visit, you can choose from flowing, to barre, to strength, to maybe a mixture of all. If movement is not what your body is calling for, then you can opt for a healing session. They offer massage therapy, facials, hot stone massages and more. Either way, everyone can find something they love or something new they want to experience.

To keep that good energy flowing for when you head back home, stop into Collingwood Rock Shop. Filled will beautiful gems and minerals, you will be impressed! The best way to experience this shop, is by going with your gut. Wherever you are pulled to, is where you’re meant to be. Pick out the crystals that are calling to you and keep them with you to harness that good energy whenever you need it!

We hope you have a fun and safe time exploring South Georgian Bay! Share your memories with us by tagging @SGeorgianBay on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

Planning to visit South Georgian Bay in the near future? Please contact individual businesses to confirm method and hours of operation and plan ahead by making reservations when possible. Visit our “Know Before You Go” page by clicking here.

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