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Visit Toronto

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

Downtown Toronto
Downtown Toronto showing heritage architecture, an administrative building and a city

Downtown Toronto

Known for Urban, Theatre, Architecture

4.5/5(10,670 reviews)

Find fabulous museums and galleries among the immense architecture in this town center, a global leader in design and innovation. 

Etobicoke
Etobicoke which includes street scenes

Etobicoke

Known for Dining, Skyscraper, Flower

4/5(2,475 reviews)

It may be close to the big city but this small town retains its identity with serene parkland and beautiful coastline. 

Yorkville
Yorkville which includes an administrative building, heritage architecture and a city

Yorkville

Known for Dining, Shopping, Friendly People

4.5/5(231 reviews)

Fine art and a gentle pace of life are waiting to be enjoyed among the long, leafy streets of one of Toronto’s most luxurious suburbs.

Thornhill
Thornhill featuring a park and a pond as well as an individual female

Thornhill

Known for Friendly People, Dining, Coffee

4/5(403 reviews)

Capturing the dynamic, fast-paced Toronto way of life, this smaller town nonetheless offers a breath of fresh air with many idyllic parks and golf courses.

Downtown Mississauga
Toronto showing performance art, music and a festival

Downtown Mississauga

Known for Bar, Urban, Skyscraper

4/5(73 reviews)

One of Eastern Canada’s newest cities is captivating with stylish shopping, parks, outdoor social spaces, fine dining and art galleries.

Chinatown
Chinatown which includes a city and signage

Chinatown

Known for Chinatown, Shopping, Dining

3.5/5(191 reviews)

Discover a neighborhood bursting with Asian charm and traditions, from teahouses and herbal medicine stores to shopping malls and festivals.

Top Hotels in Toronto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
CA $149
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (17,394 reviews)

"We really liked the fact that this hotel has a playing area for toddlers, so we didn't need to go out if weather was not favorable. The same could be said about the pool and gaming room. The hotel even has a kids-check-in platform, which is the first time I've seen something like that and really ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2019

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
The Fairmont Royal York
The Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
CA $142
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena, Hockey Hall of Fame and Ripley's Aquarium ...

4.3/5Excellent! (11,127 reviews)

"Everything you'd expect from a Fairmont property...clean, classy and elegant. Room was small but functional and more than enough for a solo business traveler. Only minor complaint was lack of water pressure in the shower...very light but it is a very historic property."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2019

The Fairmont Royal York
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
CA $134
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps away from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Sony Centre for the ...

4.4/5Excellent! (11,874 reviews)

"Beautiful place, would definitely stay again. Clean, comfortable, great location. My only problem, went to have a drink downstairs, the girl bartender was to busy talking up some guy to serve me a drink, ended up going somewhere else."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2019

One King West Hotel & Residence

Popular things to do in Toronto

CN Tower
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CN Tower

4.5/5(2,128 reviews)

Take the glass elevator to the lookout points on Toronto’s iconic landmark to enjoy views as far as Niagara Falls or have dinner in high style.

Canada's Wonderland
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Canada's Wonderland

4/5(752 reviews)

The highlight at this amusement park is the super-fast Leviathan ride, but there are 15 other roller coasters and more than 200 attractions to explore.

Rogers Centre
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Rogers Centre

4.5/5(1,089 reviews)

Come to this multipurpose stadium to watch baseball matches and football games, listen to concerts of famous bands, see family shows or simply tour this central entertainment complex.

Casa Loma
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Casa Loma

4/5(559 reviews)

This romantic hilltop mansion is a true Toronto landmark with a classic interior that you may recognize from several blockbuster movies.

Royal Ontario Museum
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Royal Ontario Museum

4.5/5(818 reviews)

Canada’s biggest dinosaur, Egyptian mummies and ice-age mammals make this museum one of Toronto’s most popular attractions for the whole family.

Toronto Zoo
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Toronto Zoo

4/5(603 reviews)

A zoological wonderland with animals from all over the globe.

Top activities in Toronto

Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

CA $48

Discover the very the best of Toronto on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 48 hour ticket you can explore this majestic city at your own pace. Along the way you'll see all of the key landmarks, including the CN Tower, Yonge-Dundas Square, Casa Loma, St.

Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

CA $20

Experience the game that defines Canada and a sport that has been adopted by over 70 countries. Spread across 65,000 square feet, the Hockey Hall of Fame offers something for everyone.

Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

CA $125

Experience one of North America’s most spectacular sights with a day trip to Niagara Falls from Toronto. Feel the cool mist on your face and hear the roar of the water from the Canadian side of this epic waterfall, enjoy lunch with an iconic view, and sip wine at a local winery on this full-day bus tour.

Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting
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Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting

CA $130

Fall head over heels for Niagara Falls during a guided sightseeing tour. An expert guide ushers you along the Niagara Parkway and into Niagara Falls, where you can behold the magnificence of North America's most powerful falls before indulging in a sumptuous wine tasting.

Plaza Premium Lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

CA $59

Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Plaza Premium Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the airport bustle. Plus, get access to amenities that run the gamut from useful to luxurious, from Wi-Fi and showers to food and beverages.

Ritz and Glamour Toronto - VIP Entertainment Tour
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Ritz and Glamour Toronto - VIP Entertainment Tour

CA $241

Visit: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6 Canada Pass-by the ROM and its incredible architecture. Duration: 5 minutes Visit: Hockey Hall of Fame, Brookfield Place - Concourse Level 30 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8 Canada Pass-by the HHOF.

Reviews of Toronto

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
4354
5 - Excellent 41.14145327411887%
4 - Good
4883
4 - Good 46.14003590664273%
3 - Okay
1151
3 - Okay 10.875933100255127%
2 - Disappointing
131
2 - Disappointing 1.2378342624964567%
1 - Terrible
64
1 - Terrible 0.6047434564868185%

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Dec 6, 2019

bathroom was in terrible shape

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 5, 2019

Energy is so fun, coming from a small Ontario town!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 4, 2019

Toronto has lots to offer visitors from the lake front area, shopping, theatres and sport.

4/5 - Good

Ian

Dec 4, 2019

I like the city. It is diverse, enjoyable, tragic and problematic, like any big metropolitan area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 3, 2019

Enjoy Canada and spend some money.

2/5 - Disappointing

Rusingi94

Dec 2, 2019

Terrible day to visit Toronto!!

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Toronto

How to Spend a Weekend in Toronto
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How to Spend a Weekend in Toronto

If you’re wondering how to spend a weekend in Toronto, this guide covers the hot spots for dining, shopping, and cultural experiences.

Adventures in Toronto
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Adventures in Toronto

Seeking thrills in Eastern Canada's urban gem

Exploring Toronto’s neighborhoods
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Exploring Toronto’s neighborhoods

Toronto's neighborhoods for the first-timer

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