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Toronto

Travel Guide
Casa Loma showing heritage elements, heritage architecture and a castle

Browse vintage boutiques, explore the bustling waterfront and cozy up to an eclectic art scene in Ontario’s diverse capital.

There’s so much to love about Toronto vacation packages. Think of this Ontario metropolis as Canada’s answer to New York and Los Angeles; the museums are exquisite, the shopping is divine, and the neighborhoods run the gamut from multicultural family spots to trendsetting design districts. While a travel guide can try to do the city justice, this is one destination that defies description. Grab a few Toronto getaway deals, and experience it for yourself.

Before you hit the road for your holiday in Toronto, however, spend a little time getting acquainted with the local layout. This is, after all, a deceptively large city. Over 2.5 million people live in the central districts alone, and the metro area extends nearly 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the lake to the northernmost border. For the easiest plan of action, start your vacations in the downtown area. The waterfront is packed with lovely cafes, relaxing gardens, and enough shops to fill a steamer trunk with souvenirs. Head to the CN Tower to snap a few pictures of the sky-piercing spire, and then stop by the Entertainment District for a little dinner and dancing.

From here, make your way to Yonge Street, the city’s main artery. This road is the world’s longest, and it’ll get you close to nearly every spot worth seeing on your holidays. Explore the historic St. Lawrence and North Markets, check out the marvelous Union Station, or find your favorite exhibits at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The intersection of Yonge and Bloor is paradise for shoppers, and a trip through the adjacent boutiques might just give you access to some cheap Toronto deals and discounts.

The city’s bohemian side flourishes in Kensington Market. Visit this downtown spot to browse hard-to-find vintage wares, uncover local art galleries and rub shoulders with the city’s cool crowd. On summer Sundays, the area becomes entirely pedestrian, and you can easily spend hours munching on empanadas while you shop for rare books. Plus, Kensington is home to several Toronto travel deals for tourists who like staying slightly off the beaten path. It’s the best way to experience the city from the perspective of a local.

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Where to stay in Toronto

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $132 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 26
This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto Eaton Centre, and Toronto ...
3.9/5Good! (5,685 reviews)
"Under the Covid circumstances the hotel is well operated"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2021

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
4 out of 5
1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $199 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena and Hockey Hall of Fame. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,316 reviews)
"staff were wonderful to accomodate they couldn't bring any food to the door., but any uber delivery or any food delivery could come right to your room...... that made no sense., but covid has affected everything i guess"

Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2021

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
Fairmont Royal York
Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $165 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 26
Located in Financial District, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena, Hockey Hall of Fame, and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. CN Tower ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (5,131 reviews)
"Staff was very courteous and accommodating. Amenities closed due to Covid."

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2021

Fairmont Royal York
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
3 out of 5
7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON
The price is CA $122 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
Situated in Markham, this spa aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Fairview Mall, Ontario Science Centre, and Scarborough Town Centre. Sunnybrook Hospital and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (661 reviews)
"Great extended stay with kitchenette"

Reviewed on Jun. 19, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
4 out of 5
3888 Duke of York Blvd, Mississauga, ON
Located in Downtown Mississauga, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Mississauga Celebration Square and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paramount Fine Foods Centre ...
3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)
"The floor was not cleaned properly The dishes in the cupboard were not cleaned properly and we had to re-wash them The towels were still in the dryer and not finished yet. We had to wash the bed covers before using them For 6 nights there were just one toilet paper roll in each washroom"

Reviewed on Nov. 2, 2020

PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
Great Room
Great Room
Brampton, ON
Situated in Brampton, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Historic Bovaird House, Rose Theatre, and St. Paul's United Church. ISKCON Brampton and Brampton ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
evertthing was good
"patricia is having supporting and helping nature.Thanks for everything."

Reviewed on Apr. 21, 2021

Great Room
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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