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5 Places to Take Your Parents in Guelph

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Guelph chapter.

It’s that time of the school year where some homesickness is kicking in and our parents are starting to feel that Empty Nest Syndrome creeping up on them. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to take your parents in Guelph.

1. My Kitty Café

Did you know that there’s a cat café downtown? Admission is $3 a person (or $2 with any purchase) and there are tons of cats to play with. Over 350 cats have been adopted through their adoption events. The best part is that their menu is huge with something for everyone!

Located at: 117 Wyndham St N

2. The Arboretum

If the weather is nice, a refreshing walk in The Arboretum is a great way to catch up while getting some light exercise. There’s an abundance of wildlife and the 9 km of trails provide an excellent way to observe the natural forests, fields, plant collections, and gardens.

3. Guelph Civic Museum

Learn more about the history of Guelph by visiting the Guelph Civic Museum. There’s a combination of permanent and changing exhibits to view, along with interactive family galleries.

Located at: 52 Norfolk St

4. Guelph Farmers Market

The summer is the best time to visit the Guelph Farmers Market, but it’s open all year long. Running since 1927, the market has grown to host up to 120 vendors. The market is a great place to walk around, taste some of delicious fresh food, and shop for hand made souvenirs & gifts.

Located at: 2 Gordon St

5. The Gryphon Statue

Of course, you’re going to have to take a picture with the gryphon statue (it’s basically a rite of passage). Put on your cheesiest smile and be sure to wear every single article of UofG clothing that you own. Don’t forget to rub its beak for good luck this semester!

Jasleen is a Biological Sciences student at the University of Guelph. When she's not busy studying (read: procrastinating) in the library, you can find her doing some kind of volunteer work in her community. In her downtime, she enjoys watching superhero shows, Disney movies, and documentaries narrated by Morgan Freeman. She is passionate about health care and hopes to pursue a career in medicine.   ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀   ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀   ⠀⠀  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀   If you want to know more about Jasleen, follow her on instagram - @missjasleen
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