Stratford

The Complete Guide to Stratford Coffee Shops

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 09, 2020 /
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One of our favorite towns, Stratford, Ontario, is also a coffee shop lover’s dream. Why? Well, not only for the many options available, but also for the love and care each coffee shop puts into their brew. There are also 2 (!!!) roasters in the area (yay!).

We tasted them ALL on a recent visit (buzz, buzz), and have put together the complete guide to Stratford Coffee Shops. 

A Cozy Place to Stay in Stratford, Ontario

by Lillie Forteau / Jan 28, 2020 /
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Looking for accomodations in Stratford, Ontario? A Patch of Heaven B&B is a cute, cozy place to stay. Just blocks from the city's downtown, it is still quiet and warm, like the suburbs. It was the perfect homebase for our multigenerational trip to one of our favorite towns.

A Cozy Place to Stay in Stratford, Ontario

5 reasons you should take a cooking class while traveling

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When you travel, do you actively seek out local experiences? We do, and they enrich our lives beyond measure.

Feed Me A Cult Classic: Little Shop of Horrors at Stratford Festival

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Hop over to skid row to be enchanted by Stratford Festival's production of Little Shop of Horrors.

There truly is no topping what Stratford puts on. Anything they set their heart to, they go hard, strong, and with all of the passion in the world. You can feel the love put into this show. From the actors to the sets, everything is clean, crisp, and polished.

Travel Tips: The Best Place to Experience the Magic of Christmas

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Do you remember when you were a little kid, and the entire holiday season was magical, with delights around every corner? From the brisk air and corresponding outdoor adventures to treats chosen specifically for you to incredible, once-a-year foods, it’s hard recapture that once you’ve grown past that believe-in-magic stage.

Luckily for us, this experience IS able to be recaptured, and makes you believe in the magic of the holidays again.

 

How and where, I hear you ask!

Ghosts of Stratford Theatrical Walking Tours: Halloween Edition

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When in Stratford, Ontario, be sure to go on the Ghosts of Stratford Theatrical Walking Tours' summer tours and haunted pub tours, which meander through Stratford's streets and parks by one or two spirits in full costume and makeup...but for Halloween, they go all out!

Ghosts of Stratford Theatrical Walking Tours: Halloween Edition

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I dreamt a dream tonight… Stratford’s 3rd Annual Lantern Parade

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On the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2019, hundreds of Stratford, Ontario residents and visitors will light up handmade lanterns and enjoy a magical stroll along the Avon River. 
“Every community needs festivals that bring us together in joyful and creative celebration,” says Susan Kennedy, Artistic Director of the Stratford Lantern Parade and Playmakers! Theatre School. “This is what we want the Lantern Parade to offer: an evening of candlelit enchantment for all.”
 

Why Visit Stratford in the Fall?

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Are you considering a fall getaway in Ontario?

You want Stratford.

It’s the ideal spot to plant yourself and maximize your fall vacation. There are countless things to do in Stratford in the fall, from celebrating its diverse culinary scene to enjoying the great outdoors. Plus, Stratford is surrounded by some of Ontario’s most captivating small towns, making it the gateway to epic fall road trips. So let’s get planning!

Frank N. Furter’s The Rocky Horror Show Guide to Stratford

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Fun, unexpected experiences, and products align with Dr. Frank N. Furter’s character in Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, now playing at the Avon Theatre. This experience is presented in conjunction with the Stratford Festival, which opened June 2.  

Frank N. Furter’s The Rocky Horror Show Guide to Stratford

Stratford Museum Honours Hometown Hero Justin Bieber

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Fans of Canadian superstar Justin Bieber are able to get an intimate look at his early life through a museum exhibit in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario (and here's a map of Justin's Stratford!). The Stratford Perth Museum — located in the small city in southwestern Ontario where Bieber grew up and launched his meteoric rise as a teenager to the top of music charts around the world —recently opened an exhibit featuring a one-of-a-kind collection of Bieber memorabilia.

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