48 Hours in Markham: A Perfect Blend of Relaxation and Exploration

Whether you're a local looking for a staycation or a traveler seeking new adventures, Markham has something for everyone.

Nestled in the Greater Toronto Area, Markham offers a mix of urban sophistication and natural beauty. With its diverse culinary scene, lush parks, and unique attractions, spending 48 hours in this vibrant city promises an unforgettable experience. Let’s dive into the perfect itinerary for your two-day escapade, including the best hotels, dining gems, recreational spots, and must-visit attractions!

Day 1: Relaxation and Indulgence

Morning:

Check- in at your choice of accommodation among Markham’s finest hotels. Whether you prefer the contemporary elegance of the Toronto Marriott Markham, the luxurious amenities of the Hilton Toronto Markham Conference Centre and Spa, or the upscale comfort of the Delta Toronto Markham, you’re guaranteed a restful night’s sleep in style. Click here for all hotel options in Markham.

Head to one of Markham’s popular brunch spots, such as Sisters & Co  or Glass Kitchen, for a delightful meal that combines classic flavors with modern twists.

Afternoon:

Treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa experience at the only 24 Hour 5 Star Luxury Spa in the GTA, Go Place Spa. Book a luxurious massage or enjoy their many sauna and therapy rooms to kick off your Markham getaway on a tranquil note.

Evening:

Indulge in a culinary journey at Frilu Restaurant, a Michelin-star restaurant renowned for its innovative dishes and elegant ambiance. Savor every bite as you explore the artistry of contemporary Canadian cuisine.

Night:

A luxurious cinematic experience at the VIP Cineplex in Downtown Markham is the perfect way to end your day. From the plush, reclining seats to the personalized service, this movie night will be a memorable affair of comfort and entertainment.

Day 2: Exploration and Discovery

Morning:

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at your hotel before venturing out to explore Markham’s natural beauty. Spend the morning hiking or cycling along the scenic trails of Milne Dam Conservation Park, immersing yourself in the serenity of nature.

Afternoon:

Discover the charm of Main Street Unionville. Stroll along picturesque streets lined with unique boutiques, charming cafes, and quaint shops. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of this historic district as you shop for souvenirs or simply soak in the atmosphere.

Evening:

Before you leave, you have to try the iconic Chinese crispy burgers at Bingz. This hidden gem offers a unique culinary experience that you can only find at a few locations in Ontario, Markham being one of them.

Night:

End your 48-hour adventure in Markham with some nostalgic fun and head to DentHreesixty Arcade on Markham Main Street, where you can enjoy a variety of classic and retro arcade games.

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