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3 Best Weekend Getaways from St. Johns, Newfoundland (within a 4-hour flight)

3 Best Weekend Getaways from St. Johns, Newfoundland (within a 4-hour flight)
3 Best Weekend Getaways from St. Johns, Newfoundland (within a 4-hour flight)

St. John's, Newfoundland, the capital and largest city of Newfoundland and Labrador, is known for its colorful row houses, rich maritime history, and stunning coastal scenery. As North America's oldest city, St. John's boasts a unique blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. The city is home to historic landmarks like Signal Hill, where Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal, and Cape Spear, the easternmost point in North America. Downtown St. John's is bustling with life, featuring an array of shops, restaurants, and pubs, many of which offer live traditional music. The iconic Jellybean Row houses add a splash of color to the cityscape. St. John's is also a gateway to breathtaking natural landscapes, with opportunities for whale watching, iceberg spotting, and hiking along the East Coast Trail. With its friendly locals, rich cultural heritage, and spectacular surroundings, St. John's offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.


If you're a local and looking to escape for a weekend, keep reading. With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also some international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the St. Johns, Newfoundland area within a non-stop 4-hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to request PTO (for you M-F 9-5'ers), it just depends on what you want to do at your destination.






Toronto, Ontario (YYZ, YTZ) - 3 Hour 30 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Food, people, cleanliness, Hockey Hall of Fame.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?






Montreal, Quebec (YUL) - 2 Hour 40 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • More restaurants per capita than any other North American city.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?


Ottawa, Ontario (YOW) - 3 Hour 15 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Ottawa, Canada's capital, offers a rich tapestry of cultural institutions like museums and galleries, along with picturesque parks and the Rideau Canal, celebrated for both its summer boating and winter skating.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?







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Hey! I'm Jordan, a native New Yorker who is addicted to adventure travel, photography, content creation, investing, and fitness. Read on, enjoy, and Never Run Out of First Times!

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