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Whether you want a laid-back trip for two or some high-energy fun with the entire family, planning the perfect weekend excursion can be a stressful assignment. Is there something for everyone? Where should we eat? Is there enough for the kids to do? Can we bring our furry family members? Needless to say, finding a destination that suits everybody’s tastes and needs is very important.

Downtown Paris really is one of the best weekend getaways in Ontario. We’re a city centre that proudly accommodates the lone explorer, the bridal party, or your packed minivan. We welcome folks from across Southern Ontario and beyond year round, from Sarnia to Windsor to Peterborough, and we do it all with our signature small-town charm. And because we’re so close-knit, literally, everything you need for the perfect weekend trip is just cobblestones away!

WHY PARIS, ONTARIO?

Since being voted the “Prettiest Little Town in Canada” by Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine way back in 2000, our town has been a fixture across the Blogosphere. We’re consistently mentioned as one of the best places to visit in Ontario by professional travelers. Dave and Deb from The Planet D for instance, who are among Forbes.com’s top 10 list of travel influencers, name Paris as their #1 weekend getaway in Ontario.

WHAT’S DOWNTOWN PARIS ALL ABOUT?

Why tell you when we can show you? Here is Spicy Jan from Tasty Road Trips showing some local entrepreneurs what Downtown Paris has to offer on the culinary side of things.

TO STAY OR NOT TO STAY

That is the question, isn’t it? Downtown Paris is full of day-trippers every weekend, window shopping, taking in the street festivals, snapping selfies on the bridge at sunset. We welcome thousands of folks every year looking to relax with an afternoon of small-town vibes.

A still from the film The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, shot on the William St. Bridge in Downtown Paris, Ontario

But booking your own hotel room for the weekend really transforms your trip into a true weekend getaway. It means a bed to relax on after a patio lunch and thrift shopping. It means a hot shower after your Dead Sea mud wrap at the spa. And it frees you up to say let’s take these lattées up to our room, kick off our shoes, and enjoy the views before dinner. In short, your own room opens up all possibilities to come and enjoy what our charming downtown has to offer.

THE ARLINGTON HOTEL: A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

If you’ve ever been searching for hotels in Paris, Ontario, you’re probably already familiar with the Arlington. A prominent feature of our downtown skyline, it stands tall in both size and historical stature.

Since its construction in the early 1850’s, it has hosted many historic social events, including a farewell gathering in 1940 for the first group of soldiers from Paris departing for WWII. You can see it in the background of this iconic photo from 1945:

A photo by D.L. Brontmier of Danny Pelton, holding a newspaper announcing the end of WWII, c/o the Paris Museum and Historical Society

These days the Arlington welcomes gatherings of every size and occasion, whether it’s cocktails at The Library Bar, lunch for two on edit.’s patio, or a full-scale wedding at River’s Edge at the Arlington, they’ve really got you covered.

The aptly named Library Bar
A wedding ceremony at River’s Edge at the Arlington. Visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows is the William St. Bridge spanning the Grand River.

MODERN COMFORTS IN AN HISTORICAL SETTING

Upstairs, each room is thoughtfully decorated with a unique theme inspired by artists, writers, filmmakers, and entertainers, offering guests a fully immersive experience. But rest assured, though the designs are reflections of history, the amenities are pure modern comfort.

NEED SOME HELP PLANNING YOUR TRIP?

If you’d like some help planning your perfect weekend getaway to Downtown Paris, the Arlington has you covered! They offer a set of unique packages designed to suit your tastes. They even offer the Paris Pets Package, as they are 100% dog-friendly!

You can reach out directly to them at reservations@arlingtonhotel.ca to choose a package or book your stay, visit them online at www.arlingtonhotel.ca, or just give them a call at 226.227.1767

WE CAN’T WAIT TO HOST YOU!

Our reputation here in Downtown Paris is a real badge of honour for us, and something we take great pride in. We truly believe that Downtown Paris is one of the best weekend getaway spots in all of Ontario, and it’s only through the hard work of our downtown businesses and residents that we feel so confident in saying this. We hope you’ll join us soon, we think you’ll agree. 

And remember, whether you’re planning to visit Downtown Paris for a meal, an afternoon, or a whole weekend, the Arlington Hotel is a great place to start your adventure!

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