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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!(11,792 area reviews)

Downtown Toronto
Etobicoke which includes street scenes

Etobicoke

4/5Very Good!(2,710 area reviews)

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

Yorkville

4.5/5Wonderful!(257 area reviews)

Yorkville
Toronto showing performance art, music and a festival

Downtown Mississauga

4/5Very Good!(83 area reviews)

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

Thornhill

4/5Very Good!(437 area reviews)

Thornhill
Chinatown which includes a city and signage

Chinatown

3.5/5Good!(222 area reviews)

Chinatown

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 $123
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

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! (17,973 reviews)

"It was very big So it was but. Our stay was enjoyable."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
CA $127
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

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! (12,398 reviews)

"Not enough parking. Hotel parking was $55. I had to park blocks away from the hotel because hotel parking was full. Also, there should be complimentary breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

One King West Hotel & Residence
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
4 out of 5
1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON
CA $169
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,952 reviews)

"Spacious. Lots to do. Rooms were a nice size and the lake view was perfect."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Popular things to do in Toronto

CN Tower
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CN Tower

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

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

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

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

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

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 activities in Toronto

Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Harbour Cruise
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Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Harbour Cruise

CA $47
Per adult
Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets
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Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame Tickets

CA $20
Per adult
Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

CA $125
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

CA $119
Per adult
Plaza Premium Lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

CA $55
Per adult
Limousine service
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Limousine service

CA $10
Per adult

Reviews of Toronto

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
4856
5 - Excellent 41.6537999656888%
4 - Good
5329
4 - Good 45.711099674043574%
3 - Okay
1259
3 - Okay 10.799451020758278%
2 - Disappointing
145
2 - Disappointing 1.243781094527363%
1 - Terrible
69
1 - Terrible 0.5918682449819866%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 19, 2020

This hotel is in the heart of downtown. So many dining options and theatres and lots of things to do around it.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 19, 2020

It is easy to commute in downtown, the markets are nice

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 19, 2020

Lots of great options for dining, very walkable city!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 19, 2020

love toronto great city

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 18, 2020

Toronto doesn’t feel safe to me. People fighting and yelling.

5/5 - Excellent

Reema

Feb 18, 2020

Toronto is wonderful

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