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

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
33 Carlson Crt, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $105 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Etobicoke, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Toronto Congress Centre and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Woodbine Racetrack. Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Casa ...
3.6/5 Good! (957 reviews)
"Nice hotel."

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2022

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, an IHG Hotel
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $134 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of PATH Underground Shopping Mall, Hockey Hall of Fame, and Queen Street. Toronto ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4,667 reviews)
"Very friendly"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2022

One King West Hotel & Residence
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown
4 out of 5
108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $113 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Located in Downtown Toronto, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Path, Toronto City Hall, and Nathan Phillips Square. Yonge-Dundas Square and Toronto ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,679 reviews)
"It was very clean and quiet..we could not use the amenities due to covid which was fine..we were only there one night..my only complaint was the water did not get hot..just warm..although a maintenance person did come around to check on it, so the hotel was aware..other than that..great place..beds ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown
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.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto Brampton
Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto Brampton
3 out of 5
200 Steelwell Road, Brampton, ON
The price is CA $112 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Located in Steeles Industrial, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Victoria Park Arena, Powerade Centre, and Red Rose Convention Centre. Lester B. Pearson ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (298 reviews)
"Clean and newer building. Breakfast was the same everyday but considering it’s lockdown time, the combo of breakfast was fine. Just the right amount. Room was nicely layout and kitchenette was just right size. Wish there were a kettle. The bed was comfortable and clean. I would stay again."

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2022

Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto Brampton
Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham
Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham
3 out of 5
355 South Park Rd, Markham, ON
The price is CA $129 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located in Thornhill, this aparthotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Seneca College - Markham Campus and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from First Markham Place. Markham Pan Am Centre ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,095 reviews)
"Clean and comfortable"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre
3 out of 5
5515 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $140 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Airport Corporate, this golf aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Centennial Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Toronto Congress Centre and The International ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,078 reviews)
"Nice and friendly"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport Corporate Centre
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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