Toronto, the capital of Ontario, Canada is a great city that is on many people’s bucket lists. It is a large cosmopolitan city that has so much to offer, especially for the first time visitor. If you are planning to take a trip to Toronto you want to ensure that you stay in the best place and do and see the best things in the city. Here are our 5 top tips to ensure that you have a great trip when visiting Toronto.
Choose great accommodation
The first thing you should do is ensure you book your accommodation. As it is an extremely popular city to visit it is important to secure great accommodation as soon as possible. Finding the right place to base yourself may seem like a daunting task as there are so many options. From budget hostels to luxury hotels there is somewhere for everyone’s budget. But why not consider one of the many fantastic furnished apartments Toronto has to offer which will certainly make you feel like you are at home, away from home. Having a kitchen is always a bonus when travelling as it allows you to prepare and cook your own food, which can, in turn, save you money which you can then use to see more of the city.
Take a tour of the city
What better way to learn about a city than by taking an organised tour of it? With many companies offering tours, we’d recommend taking one as soon as possible when you arrive in Toronto. It will give you the opportunity to see the main sights and learn about why they are important to the city. Whether it be a guided walking tour or a hop on hop off bus tour, it will give you the chance to see places that you may never have seen if you were exploring Toronto on your own. It will also give you a taster of what the city has to offer and allow you to make a list of places you would like to return to, or not, again during your trip.
See Toronto from unique viewpoints
Walking the streets of Toronto is a great way to see the city but if you want to see it from unique viewpoints there are a few options available to you. Firstly why not visit the CN Tower which offers amazing views of the city from 3 observation levels, including SkyPod the highest observation level. If you are looking for an adrenaline kick then you should check out the Edge Walk which is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 1.5 m (5 ft) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod. Secondly, you could take a harbour cruise which gives you perfect views of Toronto’s skyline from the water, it also gives you a close up look at the beautiful Toronto Islands and the waterfront area.
Take a day trip to Niagara Falls
No visit to Toronto is complete without taking a day trip to one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls, which again is somewhere many people have on their bucket lists. There are many companies that offer trips and tours from the city including door to door service. Failing that, and if you are travelling on a budget, public transport is another great option with buses running regularly between Toronto and Niagara.
Eat the local food
Even if you are on a budget, you really must try at least some of the food available in Toronto. As a very diverse city, you can find food from all over the world, some of which is served to the highest standard. Seafood is quite a big deal in Toronto due to it being located close to the ocean, oysters are especially popular and easily found in the city. Poutine is also very popular, even though it originates from Quebec, it can be found throughout Toronto and is truly a Canadian favourite. From fine dining to food trucks there really is a great choice and something for everyone.
With all these amazing things on offer in Toronto, it really is a fantastic city to visit and we hope our tips help you when planning your trip.
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