6 fun things to do in downtown Brampton: A romantic winter date

Published February 6, 2024 at 3:59 pm

6 fun things to do in downtown Brampton: A romantic winter date

The days may be getting longer but there’s still tons of winter fun to be had in downtown Brampton, whether you’re spending time with friends, family, or going out on a romantic date.

The city’s downtown core is home to some of the best shops and restaurants in Brampton, as well as a wide range of options for entertainment and gorgeous sights. From morning to evening, you can plan out an entire day here without ever having to leave the comfort of a cozy and walkable neighbourhood.

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If you’re planning a day of fun downtown, here are 6 things to do:

Start the day right with coffee and treats

For those who crave their morning pick-me-up, start the day off right at one of the cafes located downtown – like Segovia Coffee Co., a popular café serving up delicious cups of brewed coffee, lattes, mochas, americanos and much more. They also serve a variety of empanadas, sandwiches and delectable stuffed cookies to pair with your coffee.

Even more sweet treats are available at MacaronZ, a downtown bakery and pastry shop. Their wide selection of cupcakes, mini donuts, French macarons and scones taste sugary sweet and are aesthetically charming, making them a perfect way to start off your morning. The store has also expanded to include a tea salon that’s well-suited for intimate gatherings and relaxing afternoon tea time.

Take a walk and enjoy the sights

The downtown core isn’t just a walkable community, it also has some beautiful sights to enjoy while taking a leisurely stroll. From the large and vibrantly colourful murals in the laneways to the bright lights at Garden Square, the ambiance of downtown Brampton can be truly magical to experience.

For the artistic and culturally-inspired among us, a trip to the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is a must. The downtown museum is Brampton’s cultural hub and home to a variety of exhibits, all of which promise to transport visitors to new worlds through the gorgeous works of art and pieces of local history on display.

Grab lunch at lunch at one of many popular downtown restaurants

There’s no shortage of amazing restaurants in the downtown core, serving up meals for all kinds of different cuisines and dietary needs. Grab some lunch at popular vegetarian spot Delhi Momos, and wash down your meal with freshly-squeezed fruit juice from Trish Juice.

Other popular dining spots downtown include Indian fusion restaurant Street Bitez, Chinese restaurant 9 Queen, and The Works Craft Burgers & Beer among many others.

Go for a romantic outdoor skate

When night has fallen, what better way to enjoy it than by skating under the stars? Lace up your skates and hit the ice at Gage Park, one of the city’s best spots for enjoying some outdoor ice skating with friends and loved ones. If you’re trying to make the most of winter before it ends, this is a must!

Relax, shop or get pampered before dinner

If you’re looking to unwind and relax with a little beauty treatment, you can find just about everything you’re looking for downtown. Book a treatment at Bodiologie which specializes in laser hair removal without any pain or discomfort, pick up the latest fashion trends and beauty products at Restyle Beauty, or get your next haircut done at Ego Salon, offering stylish haircuts, hair colouring, highlights and extensions for men and women.

Even more treatments are available at Fresh Organic Spa Bar, one of the most popular spots for beauty and relaxation in the heart of Brampton. With so many services including facials, eye therapy, brow therapy, manicures, pedicures and massages, this spa is one of the city’s best spots for those looking to feel refreshed and reinvigorated.

End the day with a romantic dinner

There’s no better way to wrap up a day of fun than with good food. If you want to impress your date, take them out to dinner at Fanzorelli’s, serving delicious Italian cuisine in a cozy and inviting dining room. Let the conversation flow while enjoying plates of creamy pasta and glasses of full-bodied reds. The restaurant’s high-class atmosphere makes it perfect for any romantic date or an intimate meal with loved ones.

For even more ideas on things to do and see downtown this winter and all year round, visit downtownbramptonbia.ca.

And getting downtown is easier than ever – catching a ride with Brampton Transit or GO Transit will take you directly to the Brampton Innovation District GO terminal, conveniently located in the heart of the downtown core.

For those who are driving, enjoy free parking in prime downtown locations and parking garages including West Tower, City Hall, Nelson Square, Rose Theatre and St. John.

To stay updated on everything happening in downtown Brampton, follow the Downtown Brampton BIA on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

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