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Attractions and Things to Do in Ottawa
Ottawa is a beautiful city to visit, full of some of Canada’s best-rated museums, hotels, and other sightseeing spots. Learn more about how to spend your vacation and where to rent a car in Ottawa with this guide by Avis.
If you’re a sports fan, Ottawa will be a memorable spot to visit. Catch a legendary hockey game or check out any of the other professional teams in the area.
Perhaps the most iconic of Ottawa sports teams are the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. You can catch a game at the Canadian Tire Centre on the outskirts of town. And if soccer is more your style, catch an Ottawa Fury game with one of Canada’s professional soccer club teams. Ottawa is home to the Redblacks football team and Champions baseball team.
Check out the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame to learn more about Ottawa’s sporting heritage. Here you’ll find artifacts, photographs, memorabilia, and exhibits highlighting every sport from hockey and figure skating to basketball and badminton.
Ottawa Day Trip Ideas
Though you could never run out of things to do in Ottawa, you’ll miss some great experiences if you don’t venture to see what the surrounding area outside the city has to offer. Here are some of the best day trips from Ottawa.
Upper Canada Village
Drive an hour and half outside of Ottawa to experience life in the 1860s. This small historical village includes beautiful gardens, farmland, and authentic buildings from more than a century ago. Learn about history, enjoy a picnic, and get some great photos.
To get a taste of the outdoors and thrill of the unknown, head to The Bonnechere Caves. This destination is also 90 minutes from Ottawa and offers something totally different from city life. See bats, waterfalls, fossils, and feel the thrill of total underground darkness in these natural caves.
If you head one hour outside of Ottawa, you can experience the quaint and charming scenes of Perth. This tourist town has festivals going on all throughout the year, as well as endless boutiques, coffee shops, and walking paths to help you enjoy life at a slower pace.
Luxury Car Rental
While touring around Ottawa, a luxury car rental is one of the best ways to take your trip from great to fantastic. Avis offers a variety of high-end vehicles to make for a thrilling ride every time you get in the car, even if you’re just headed from the Ottawa airport car rental location to the hotel. Add to the experience with a SiriusXM Radio package to go with your luxury ride.
You can also rent a car in Ottawa with the perks of international calling, unlimited Wi-Fi, and navigation onboard your vehicle with the optional Avis TravelTab Adventurer program. Avis is ready to help you find the perfect car rental in Ottawa to suit your needs. From our central Gladstone Avenue car rental location we have many car rental offices throughout Ottawa. Select your car today.