Toronto

Travel Guide
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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

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto
Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto
4 out of 5
15 Richmond St E, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $149 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Downtown Toronto, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, Toronto Eaton Centre, and Hockey Hall of Fame. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,273 reviews)
"Large bedroom and separate lounge area. Not high luxury but excellent value. will likely stay here next time we’re in Toronto"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2021

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $179 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps from PATH Underground Shopping Mall and The Path. Hockey Hall of Fame and Toronto-Dominion Centre ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (5,051 reviews)
"Hotel was nice and clean, check in was easy. The gym is still closed due to Covid."

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2021

One King West Hotel & Residence
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $164 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
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 ...
3.9/5 Good! (5,194 reviews)
"Always love staying at this hotel. Location is great. Staff are friendly and efficient. Great coffee bar. Just everything thing you need for a great stay😊"

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2021

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
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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 $114 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Located in Steeles Industrial, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Victoria Park Arena, Powerade Centre, and Red Rose Convention Centre. Pearson Convention ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (242 reviews)
"Pretty clean and comfortable studio room."

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto Brampton
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Vaughan
Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Vaughan
3 out of 5
618 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan, ON
The price is CA $118 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Vaughan Mills Mall. Canada's Wonderland ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,036 reviews)
"Very friendly staff, breakfast was great. Only issue we had was that there was no blowdryer in the room, but a quick call down to the front desk and someone beought us one almoat immediately. And honestly, that wasnt even really an isuse. We would definitely stay there again!"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Toronto Vaughan
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 $143 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Airport Corporate, this golf aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Centennial Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Iceland Arena and Paramount Fine Foods ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,025 reviews)
"It is good place to stay. I extended from October 19 to 26."

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2021

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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