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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.

Toronto Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Toronto

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

Downtown Toronto

4.5/5Wonderful!(12,351 area reviews)

Known for its must-see aquarium and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Toronto. Check out top attractions like Royal Alexandra Theatre and Princess of Wales Theatre, and jump on the metro at Queen St West at Soho St Stop or Queen St West at John St Stop to see more of the city.

Downtown Toronto
Etobicoke which includes street scenes

Etobicoke

4/5Very Good!(2,835 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Etobicoke. If sightseeing is on the list, Sherway Gardens is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Islington Station or Royal York Station to see more of the area.

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

Yorkville

4.5/5Wonderful!(267 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Yorkville. If sightseeing is on the list, Downtown Yonge is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Bay Station or Bloor-Yonge Station to see more of the area.

Yorkville
Toronto showing performance art, music and a festival

Downtown Mississauga

4/5Very Good!(86 area reviews)

Downtown Mississauga is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Living Arts Centre or Mississauga Celebration Square.

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

Thornhill

4/5Very Good!(461 area reviews)

Thornhill is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Uplands Golf Club and City Playhouse Theatre while in the area.

Thornhill
Chinatown which includes a city and signage

Chinatown

3.5/5Good!(231 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Chinatown. If sightseeing is on the list, Queen Street is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Spadina Ave at Dundas St West South Side Stop or Dundas St West at Spadina Ave Stop to see more of the area.

Chinatown

Top Hotels in Toronto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $152 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (6,336 reviews)

"Stayed at ine of the suites, the kitchenette has everything you need for a short stay. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Bed and pillows are comfy. Wish there was a pool and/or spa in the building. Also there is no on-demand movie rental and you couldn't cast from.your phone."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

One King West Hotel & Residence
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
3 out of 5
6090 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON
The price is CA $81 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4

Located in Northeast Mississauga, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Red Rose Convention Centre, Apollo Convention Centre and Iceland Arena. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (952 reviews)

"Hotel was very clean, with good safety measures in place. Staff was excellent and Very responsive."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
Novotel Toronto Centre
Novotel Toronto Centre
3.5 out of 5
45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $116 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Located in Downtown Toronto, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hockey Hall of Fame and Scotiabank Arena. Toronto Eaton Centre and Ripley's ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,846 reviews)

"Excellent location! We were able to walk everywhere. Very good security measures during COVID."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Novotel Toronto Centre

Vacation Rentals in Toronto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
3 out of 5
3600 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON
The price is CA $118 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24

Located in North York, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Black Creek Pioneer Village and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from York University. Canlan Ice Sports is 1.4 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,188 reviews)

"Amazingly nice staff - super helpful. Wish there was a new dishwashing sponge and soap for us to use. The sponge and soap looked like they had been previously opened and used. During Covid, it felt a little stressful."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2020

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Life Suites Loft - CN Tower
Life Suites Loft - CN Tower
4 out of 5
20 John Street, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $85 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Toronto Entertainment District, this condo is steps away from The Path, PATH Underground Shopping Mall and TIFF Bell Lightbox. Princess of Wales Theatre ...

4/5Very Good! (1,059 reviews)
Best experience ever I love the view great owner very understanding kind and caring.

"This property has a great view close to everything you think of downtown ."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2020

Life Suites Loft - CN Tower
Staybridge Suites Oakville
Staybridge Suites Oakville
3 out of 5
2511 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON
The price is CA $104 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Situated in Oakville, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Oakville Art Society. Sovereign House and Bronte ...

4.3/5Excellent! (318 reviews)

"Very nice room and impressed with the overall service. Highly recommend for a long stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2020

Staybridge Suites Oakville

Popular places to visit in Toronto

CN Tower
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CN Tower

4.5/5(2,239 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.

Toronto Eaton Centre
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Toronto Eaton Centre

4.5/5(3,177 reviews)

Treat yourself to a shopping trip in the stores and boutiques of Toronto’s largest mall, which is housed under a striking glass ceiling.

Canada's Wonderland
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Canada's Wonderland

4/5(790 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(1,156 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.

Royal Ontario Museum
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Royal Ontario Museum

4.5/5(897 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(648 reviews)

A zoological wonderland with animals from all over the globe.

Top things to do in Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets
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Royal Ontario Museum Admission Tickets

CA $23
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

CA $20
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Plaza Premium Lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

CA $59
Per adult
Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Wine tasting & Hornblower Cruise
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Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Wine tasting & Hornblower Cruise

CA $123
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto

CA $89
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Shopping Trip to Toronto Premium Outlets
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Shopping Trip to Toronto Premium Outlets

CA $41
Per adult

Reviews of Toronto

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5082
5 - Excellent 41.62844036697248%
4 - Good
5569
4 - Good 45.61762778505898%
3 - Okay
1328
3 - Okay 10.878112712975097%
2 - Disappointing
153
2 - Disappointing 1.2532765399737877%
1 - Terrible
76
1 - Terrible 0.6225425950196593%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 25, 2020

Was in Toronto for an operation at TGH. Fantiastic facility and friendly people. Eery to see so little number of people around the city though (during COVID).

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 16, 2020

Good trip overall.

5/5 - Excellent

MK

May 6, 2020

I love Toronto. Vibrant and multicultural. Just the paranoia of Hotel management was off putting.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 2, 2020

I like Toronto. They have a nice blend of ethnic cuisines which could be ordered. I can get West African or Caribbean or Thai depending on my fancy at the time.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 30, 2020

I trave to Toronto every second week for work and I always like it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 26, 2020

I actually live in Toronto and genuinely love my city.

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