Updated: Dec 3, 2020
Toronto is located in Ontario, Canada and it is the largest multicultural city in North America. Toronto has many tourist attractions and places to explore such as: museums, restaurants, the CN Tower, and Sugar Beach. Planning a trip to Toronto can be overwhelming simply because there is a lot of things to do! But don't fret, you will not have FOMO (fear of missing out) if you follow my guide.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is the nearest, most cost efficient airport to use if you are traveling to Toronto. It is about 30 minutes from Toronto's city center.
Ride share companies such as Uber and Lyft are available with a designated pick-up area at the Pearson Airport. There are also traditional taxi services and limo providers available for hire.
Once you are in the city, walking is a great way to get around. Toronto is a large city but walking the city is definitely doable. You can also walk underground using the PATH(which can be a lifesaver especially in the winter months). The PATH is a network of underground pedestrian tunnels, shopping stores, and eating places.
Toronto has a great transit system to easily get around the city or to the airport. The city operates bus, subway, streetcar, and paratransit services.
Whether you stay in a hotel or an Airbnb is honestly your preference. I enjoyed my stay in the Hilton Toronto. It was in the heart of downtown and walking distance to a lot of attractions. I would suggest finding a place to stay in Downtown Toronto, but other areas like: the Entertainment District are suitable too. If you are looking for more of a "home feel" or you are traveling with a group of people then booking an Airbnb is the way to go. It will provide more space and presumably more bedrooms to accommodate your large party at a cost effective price.
Drake One Fifty
360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower
Joey Eaton Centre
Assembly Chef's Hall
Tundra Restaurant & Bar
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Pizzeria Libretto University
Must See Attractions:
Royal Ontario Museum: Toronto’s Museum showing art, culture, and nature
CN Tower: Iconic tower w/ revolving restaurant
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada: over 20,000 aquatic animals
Casa Loma: a majestic castle in midtown Toronto that is now a historic house museum and landmark.
Yonge-Dundas Square: a public square with food/drink and shopping outlets.
St. Lawrence Market: major public market complex with varies pastry, coffee, meat, and clothing vendors
The PATH: the world's largest underground shopping mall
CF Toronto Eaton Centre: multi-level mall
Sugar Beach: Toronto’s second urban beach at the water’s edge
The Distillery District: an area with cobblestone streets filled with restaurants, bars, art galleries, and boutiques. It is also the location for Toronto’s Christmas market in November and December.
Nathan Philips Square: a plaza where the Toronto sign is located. It also features sculptures, the Peace Garden, and an ice skating rink in the winter.