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Stratford

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Named after Shakespeare's birthplace in England, Stratford serves as a top destination for theater buffs. Home to just over 30,000 residents, the city attracts over half a million visitors with its annual Shakespeare Festival, one of the world's premier events for musical and classical theater. Shakespeare-related events aren't the only reason to take a trip to Stratford, which boasts a lively culinary scene, many parks and gardens along the scenic Avon River, and charming 19th-century architecture. A short drive from the city you an also visit a renowned conservation area, where campgrounds, walking trails, and a lake with a boat launch ensure plenty of outdoor things to do on your Stratford vacation. Stratford is in Ontario. When using our Canada trip planner , you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Where to stay in Stratford

Whether you stay north or south of the Avon River, you'll be within walking distance of the city's top attractions. Stay in the historic center, just near Veterans Drive Parkland, if you're happy to pay a bit more for a charming, friendly guesthouse or inn housed in a period building. Reserve well in advance if visiting between May and September, as the warmer months bring an influx of tourists to the small city.
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