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Essentials You Need For Your Next Family Trip

Essentials You Need For Your Next Family Trip


Whether for a week, a couple of days or even just overnight, planning a family trip can be fun and exciting, but also stressful. Making sure your whole family is on the same page while ensuring you don’t forget to plan or pack anything can be a lot to deal with, especially if there are younger children involved in your trip! There are some essentials that every family needs to consider when planning their next getaway and we’ve taken off some of that pressure with curating a list of essentials you need for every family trip!

Comfortable Shoes

Every family trip always comes with lots of walking! More walking than most would be accustomed to, especially for kids. Be sure to pack a pair of comfortable shoes for everyone, in order to make the long trip a breeze.


Kids are bound to get bored, especially if there’s a long road trip or plane involved! Pack a few games and small activities for younger children to play with to get their creative juices flowing and their eyes off a tablet for a while. Some ideas include colouring books, joke books or maybe even finger puppets!

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is something that’s so important but often gets overlooked. Having a first aid kit comes handy in case of any accidents on the way to and during the trip.


Wipes can be a lifesaver especially when travelling with kids. Carrying both wet wipes and disinfectant wipes can keep both your hands and/or surfaces clean, for a worry free trip.

Garbage Bags/Extra Reusable Bags

It’s always a good idea to carry around extra bags, specifically for dirty laundry that accumulates throughout the trip.

Proof Of Vaccination

Until further notice, many provinces including Ontario require proof of double vaccination alongside government issued photo ID to enter select establishments. Be sure you have this on hand when travelling.

Making sure your accommodations are in order before heading out on your family trip is always crucial in order to avoid a situation where rooms may not be available where you travel.

The Quality Inn Sudbury offers comfortable and budget-friendly rooms in Sudbury, making it the perfect choice for your next stay. Call 705.675.1273 to book your stay today!

Why You Need A Staycation This Fall

Why You Need A Staycation This Fall


As the kids head to school and back to work is in full swing with fall looming ahead, it can be easy to feel a bit blue as the summer fun comes to end. Even though vacation time for most has ended, it doesn’t mean that we should stop scheduling them! It is important to take breaks, take time for yourself as well as spend time with your family. After all, it’s all about balance!

A unique idea for getting away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine is to take a staycation. A staycation involves staying in your local city or a city nearby at a hotel and enjoying the attractions within the local vicinity. It can be the perfect way to feel like you are on a vacation but still close to home! Keep on reading to find out more about why you need to take a staycation now.

Take a Break for Yourself

We all need to take some time for ourselves to relax in a serene environment. A staycation can help you get back to the basics and treat yourself from your busy schedule. Book a hotel, kick your feet up and spend the weekend to yourself! Whether it’s going to a spa, treating yourself to dinner, or simply catching up on some Netflix, a staycation can help you schedule in some relaxation time within a busy routine.

Spend More Time With Your Family

A staycation can be the solution to getting the family back together in a way that doesn’t take up too much stress or planning as you are likely to be familiar with the events and attractions that are happening in the city you are staying. Save your money by not travelling too far or for too long, but giving you and your family the much needed break they need! 

Discover Something New in Your City

While a staycation is easy to plan, it can also give you the opportunity to appreciate your local city in a way you never thought! Discover a unique restaurant, an outdoor concert or a new park! The possibilities are endless.

If you plan on heading to Sudbury for your next staycation, The Quality Inn Sudbury offers one of the best, most comfortable and affordable accommodations in Sudbury, making it an excellent choice for your next getaway. Call us today to book a room at 705.675.1273.

Spend Your Valentine Day In Dreamland

Experience a Dreamland like none other at Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario’s amazing new Dreamland production!

This production will have you feeling like an all-seeing giant as you pass through a landscape of the miniatures. Travel through time to check out the brilliantly crafted world beneath your feet and the art of impeccable performance in this bold and brave new production!

This production will be held at the Théâtre Rude Ingénierie on the following dates and times:

February 13, 2020 at 8pm
February 14, 2020 at 8pm
February 15, 2020 at 2pm (with English Subtitles)
February 15, 2020 at 8pm (with English Subtitles)

To find out more about this incredibly unique event or to buy tickets, check out the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario’s website here.

Interested in stepping into Dreamland this Valentine’s day weekend? Complete your romantic evening with a stay at Quality Inn Sudbury! Our hotel amenities, comfortable and cozy rooms, and location in the heart of downtown Sudbury make us your best choice. Book a room with us today by calling us at 705.675.1273.

Sudbury Spotlight: Laughing Buddha

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If you walk down any street in Sudbury, you’re sure to find amazing Sudbury local food and drinks. Sudbury has got it all from Indian food to Italian food, bakeries to the 5 Best Coffee Shops. In addition to this, you will also find that Sudbury has many wonderful bars and pubs. A local treasure that falls into this category is Laughing Buddha.

Laughing Buddha, located on 194 Elgin Street, is voted as Sudbury’s top choice bar. It is a casual and hip spot that serves crowd-pleasing pub style foods such as sandwiches and pizza in its super chill environment. The interior of red brick is the perfect backdrop for summer hangouts, casual dates, and spontaneous fun-seeking drop-ins.

Their menu offers a wide selection of bar foods that will cater to all kinds of people regardless of dietary restrictions. Their drinks menu is even more impressive as it offers over 100 types of beer! Drop in to check it out for yourself!

If you are traveling to or within the Sudbury area, allow Quality Inn Sudbury to be your hotel accommodation. We make travel and rest easy and convenient with our downtown location and selection of room choices and hotel services. Don’t complicate your travel accommodations— stay at Quality Inn. Call us at 1.800.461.1120 to reserve a room today.

3 Day Trips To Take In Sudbury


Sudbury is a city with many little gems hidden within it. There are all sorts of fun, exciting, and different things to discover in the great outdoors of our marvelous city. If you’re the type of person to enjoy rummaging around outside and taking quick day trips in and around cities, here’s a list of Sudbury’s greatest:

A.Y Jackson Trails at Onaping Falls

  • Onaping Falls is home to High Falls, a waterfall that drops nearly 150 feet right into the Sudbury Basin—the site of the third largest meteorite impact in history! It is a stunning Falls Park complete with scenic views, pedestrian bridges, and hiking trails (also wheelchair accessible). Take a walk anytime throughout the year and view the beauty of this hidden gem yourself!

 Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf

  • Want to take your mini golfing experience to the next level? If so, you’ve got to the Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf, a golf course with 63 different holes and challenges to make it entertaining and tricky for people of all ages. You can also do other things here such as play “pool golf” (shooting golf balls with pool cues) and check out the outdoor fossil and dinosaur exhibit.

 WagonWheel Ranch

  • This ranch is one of the best places to have outdoor fun in Sudbury.  WagonWheel Ranch offers a variety of seasonal activities. If you visit in the summer you can do fun activities such as visit the petting farm and go on a pony ride. During the fall you can attend one of their barbecues, go on a wagon ride, and pick your own pumpkins!

 Once you come up to visit, you’ll understand why Sudbury is a special spot in the Canadian North. If you are traveling to or within the Sudbury area, allow Quality Inn Sudbury to be your hotel accommodation. We make travel and rest easy and convenient with our downtown location and selection of room choices and hotel services. Don’t complicate your travel accommodations— stay at Quality Inn. Call us at 1.800.461.1120 to reserve a room today.