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Toronto
Travel Guide

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

Top Hotels 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 $118 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18

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! (5,935 reviews)

"The room was great, nice & clean with separate living area, nice little kitchenette with,refridgeraror, stovetop, coffeemaker, tea & coffee & the bed was very comfortable. The only problem, it was an interior room with high buildings very close to the window so no light at all, couldn’t tell if it ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 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 Mar 5 to Mar 6

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! (1,882 reviews)

"Good sized and well designed rooms, Starbucks coffee, covered parking, friendly and courteous front desk staff and management, good restaurants nearby and easy access from the highway."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2021

Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
The Fairmont Royal York
The Fairmont Royal York
4 out of 5
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $169 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Financial District, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scotiabank Arena, Hockey Hall of Fame, and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. CN Tower ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (5,390 reviews)

"It was great. They upgraded my room since it was our 30th anniversary, provided nice welcoming package. I really enjoyed all. I would appreciate the hospitality, specially Ms.Jenny Vu."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2021

The Fairmont Royal York
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.

Vacation Rentals in Toronto

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Toronto-Markham
Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Toronto-Markham
3 out of 5
355 South Park Rd, Markham, ON
The price is CA $139 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

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! (1,013 reviews)

"This is the first hotel I've stayed with where I felt so at home I completely understand why evevryone feels this way. Incredibly clean, delicious breakfast, accommodating in every way possible and comfortable lodging. Special shout-out to the manager who helped me out when I was in a bind, only ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2021

Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Toronto-Markham
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
3 out of 5
3600 Steeles Ave W, Vaughan, ON
The price is CA $108 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

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 1.7 ...

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 $92 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

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

4/5Very Good! (1,063 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
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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