With only a handful of weekends left this summer (crying real tears), opportunities for a getaway are becoming increasingly scarce. Now, does that mean you have to give up and accept that you won't be able to go on a mini vacation? No, of course not - because there are still tons of easy getaways to choose from, if you're willing to be spontaneous.\nThe reality is, a quick weekend vacation doesn't need to be meticulously planned out weeks beforehand. In many places, you can book accommodations right up to the night before, and as long as you have a way to get there, the rest is easy.\nThe great thing about the following quick getaways is that they require minimal effort to coordinate, and once you're there, it's all about relaxation. So don't feel pressure to have a perfectly organized itinerary - pick a place, grab your friends or your significant other, and decide that this weekend, you deserve a break.\n1. Balnea spa and hotel - Bromont, QC\nA photo posted by Morgane Brouillette (@morganebrouillettexo) on Aug 1, 2016 at 4:25pm PDT\nA photo posted by // r o x a n n e b. ? (@rouxx.brunet) on Jul 30, 2016 at 4:17pm PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 1 hour\nDirections\nWe recently did a feature on this incredible lakeside spa, and it's the absolute perfect relaxing weekend getaway. Best of all, it's only an hour from Montreal, so it really does require little commitment and coordination to get there. The spa is surrounded by multiple hotels, so take your pick for the perfect escape from the city.\nClick here for more info\n2. Saint-Donat, QC\nA photo posted by Jérémy (@creativless) on Jul 31, 2016 at 1:17pm PDT\nA photo posted by Ceci est Nicolas (@nicolaspoulin_) on Jul 25, 2016 at 4:12pm PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 1 hour 40 min.\nDirections\nThis beautiful little town has lots to offer in terms of nature and outdoor activities. You can relax and swim in the lake, go fishing, rent a boat, or go on a hike with stunning views. Best of all, the accommodation options are vast. Feel like staying in a hotel? No problem - you can book one easily. Craving that cottage or chalet experience? That's available too. You can even try camping or eco-lodging, so really, you can turn your Saint-Donat vacation into whatever you please.\nClick here for more info\n3. Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa - Wakefield, QC\nA photo posted by Melinda Knox (@melindaknox) on Jul 27, 2016 at 2:21pm PDT\nA photo posted by Geneviève Fortier (@genfortier16) on Jul 26, 2016 at 8:12am PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 2.5 hours\nDirections\nI've spent a day at this spa before, and let me tell you, I wished I was staying there for the whole weekend. The beautiful old hotel is situated along a peaceful rushing stream, and the wooded area surrounding it has tons of relaxation spots complete with lawn chairs and hammocks. When your spa session is over, you can explore the quaint, hippie town of Wakefield, which is home to great restaurants, shops, a historic red covered bridge, and a beautiful lake that's yours to enjoy.\nClick here for more info\n4. Ottawa, ON\nA photo posted by Narcity Ottawa (@narcity_ottawa) on Aug 2, 2016 at 8:14am PDT\nA photo posted by Narcity Ottawa (@narcity_ottawa) on Jul 5, 2016 at 7:27am PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 2 hours\nDirections\nDisclaimer: anything I say about Ottawa is totally biased, because it's my hometown, so bear with me. That being said, Ottawa works well as a weekend getaway because it's close to the city, likely a familiar-feeling place for many Montrealers, and there's just enough to do so that you won't be bored in a two-day stay. Luckily, Narcity Ottawa has recently launched, so it's easier than ever to find things to do, places to eat, and spots to party last minute.\nAffordable Airbnb accommodations\n5. Stowe, Vermont\nA photo posted by Jan's Farmhouse Crisps (@jansfarmhousecrisps) on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:04pm PDT\nA photo posted by aerin dicruttalo (@aeriinn) on Aug 4, 2016 at 5:17pm PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 2 hours 15 min\nDirections\nMany people know Stowe as a popular ski destination during the winter time, but trust me when I say it's equally as beautiful and exciting in the summer. With massive state parks nearby to explore -think waterfalls and breathtaking nature hikes - and quaint restaurants and shops throughout the town, Stowe is the breath of fresh air you've been looking for.\nClick here for more info\n6. Saint-Sauveur, QC\nA photo posted by vdupontpictures (@vd.discover) on Jul 30, 2016 at 8:46am PDT\nA photo posted by chantal (@chantysthilaire) on Jul 22, 2016 at 3:06pm PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 1 hour\nDirections\nSaint-Sauveur is a quintessential cute small town, complete with a beautiful historic church and charming downtown area. A stay at one of their welcoming bed and breakfasts would make for a great weekend away. Best of all, it's only a ten minute drive away from the waterfalls in the town of Saint-Adele, so there's plenty to explore.\nClick here for more info\n7. Camping at Oka Beach & National Park - Oka, QC\nA photo posted by Julia Whaley (@juliarwhaley) on Aug 1, 2016 at 8:19am PDT\nA photo posted by Rita H___? (@138_2) on Jul 31, 2016 at 8:05pm PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 1 hour\nDirections\nOka National Park is a wonderful, vast expanse of nature just waiting to be discovered. There are awesome private camping spots, and a huge beach to enjoy water sports and swimming from. In just an hour's time, you can totally escape the hustle and bustle of the city and be immersed in nature - which is pretty impressive if you ask me. Really, you need not go far to experience a classic camping weekend, and Oka is the ideal spot.\nClick here for more info\n8. Lake Placid, New York\nA photo posted by MARIE T (@marietemara) on Jul 20, 2016 at 10:17am PDT\nA photo posted by KCG (@kategoldbas) on Aug 2, 2016 at 2:47pm PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 2 hours\nDirections\nHonestly, I don't have enough words to explain how amazing Lake Placid is. There are tons of hiking trails for every skill level and time frame, beautiful lakes, secret swimming spots, and great accommodation options. The Adirondacks region makes a concerted effort at environmental protection and conservation, so it truly is a nature getaway. Situated only two hours across the border, there's no excuse not to visit this magical place this summer.\nClick here for more info\n9. Chelsea, QC\nA photo posted by Megan (@meganjjessica) on Aug 1, 2016 at 1:32pm PDT\nA photo posted by Vero Masse (@vero_masse) on Aug 2, 2016 at 2:29pm PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 2.5 hours\nDirections\nAnother great small town in Quebec, Chelsea feels like it was pretty much built for a weekend away. From the famous Nordik Spa, to the surrounding Gatineau hills, to gourmet cuisine at local restaurants, Chelsea really can't be beat. It's worth it just for the spa alone, but there's definitely tons of other activities to do. Be sure to bring your bikes along if possible, because there are some great trails around this area.\nClick here for more info\n10. Mont-Tremblant\nA photo posted by @juliaarichards on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:42am PDT\nA photo posted by Charline Gohi ? (@cha_gohi) on Aug 2, 2016 at 6:27pm PDT\nDriving time from Montreal: 1.5 hours\nDirections\nAlright alright, I know this is a blatantly obvious weekend getaway option. By this point, most Montrealers have been to Tremblant at least once, whether it was for a day trip, ski vacation, or quick summer trip. Either way, it still deserves a spot on this list because it remains a key go-to location that's super easy to plan last minute. You really can't go wrong with Tremblant, and even though it's mainly a ski resort, their summer activities, especially those available on the lake, are not to be ignored.\nClick here for more info\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.