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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

One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $117 per night from May 8 to May 9
Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Meridian Hall are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (5,705 reviews)
"The property was very nice and clean."

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

One King West Hotel & Residence
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
4 out of 5
5400 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON
The price is CA $89 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
This family-friendly Mississauga hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Iceland Arena and Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Centennial Park is 2.6 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,848 reviews)
"I’m going back"

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2021

Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
4 out of 5
1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $159 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena and Hockey Hall of Fame. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,419 reviews)
"We had an amazing view the bathrobes were incredibly comfortable lots of space in the room"

Reviewed on Apr. 16, 2021

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
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.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
3 out of 5
7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON
The price is CA $96 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Situated in Markham, this spa aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Fairview Mall, Ontario Science Centre, and Scarborough Town Centre. Sunnybrook Hospital and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (650 reviews)
"excellent as always!my favorite place to stay in the area"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham
Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham
3 out of 5
355 South Park Rd, Markham, ON
The price is CA $119 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Thornhill, this aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from First Markham Place and within 6 mi (10 km) of Flato Markham Theatre and Markham Pan Am Centre. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,015 reviews)
"Really enjoyed our stay. Great staff and clean rooms."

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham
Luxury Penthouse w Breathtaking CN Tower Views
Luxury Penthouse w Breathtaking CN Tower Views
Toronto, ON
Located in Toronto Entertainment District, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of The Path, Rogers Centre, and CN Tower. Metro Toronto ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Amazing stay!
"Kat's place was gorgeous, with breathtaking views in every room! I had such an amazing stay and definitely recommend booking here. 5 stars!"

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2020

Luxury Penthouse w Breathtaking CN Tower Views
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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