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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

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

Downtown Toronto

4.5/5Wonderful!(12,346 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!(2,834 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 Playdium or Living Arts Centre.

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

Thornhill

4/5Very Good!(458 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
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
4 out of 5
5400 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON
The price is CA $103 per night

This family-friendly Mississauga hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Iceland Arena and Centennial Park. Playdium and Sherway Gardens are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,449 reviews)

"Great stay here! Got a free upgrade to a king bed with full kitchen. Really made our stay more comfortable. Will definitely come back!"…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Toronto Airport West
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Toronto Airport West
3 out of 5
5599 Ambler Dr, Mississauga, ON
The price is CA $86 per night

Located in Northeast Mississauga, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Iceland Arena and within 6 miles (10 km) of Playdium and Mississauga Convention Centre. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,321 reviews)

"Good and clean and good staff Room is so good and large"…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Toronto Airport West
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
3.5 out of 5
33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $155 per night

This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Toronto Eaton Centre and Toronto City Hall. Art Gallery ...

3.8/5Good! (18,587 reviews)

"Everthing was great everything was perceft just as i exspected"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

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(789 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.

Casa Loma
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Casa Loma

4/5(599 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(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.

Top things to do in Toronto

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
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Tickets in Toronto
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Tickets in Toronto

76% of travellers recommend
CA $75
Per adult
Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

92% of travellers recommend
CA $20
Per adult
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

88% of travellers recommend
CA $119
Per adult
Toronto LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Tickets
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Toronto LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Tickets

80% of travellers recommend
CA $20
Per adult
Toronto to Niagara Falls Tour, Lunch & Boat Cruise
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Toronto to Niagara Falls Tour, Lunch & Boat Cruise

92% of travellers recommend
CA $184
Per adult

Reviews of Toronto

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5078
5 - Excellent 41.622950819672134%
4 - Good
5566
4 - Good 45.622950819672134%
3 - Okay
1327
3 - Okay 10.87704918032787%
2 - Disappointing
153
2 - Disappointing 1.2540983606557377%
1 - Terrible
76
1 - Terrible 0.6229508196721312%

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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