On the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is the bustling city of Toronto. A mecca of glitzy buildings and trendy hipsters make this city an International destination and I loved being a part of it during a recent weekend getaway.
Think you’ll be visiting our northern neighbors soon?
Here are my top ten favorite things about Toronto.
- Dining at 360 The restaurant, at the CN Tower
Atop the largest tower in the world is a fancy – yet still family-friendly – restaurant that spins, the 360 The Restaurant. The 360 degree views of Toronto are a spectacular treat. (The mozzarella-tomato tower on the menu ain’t too bad either!)
- The moving sidewalk- that goes through an aquatic tunnel! – inside of Ripley’s Aquarium
Site-seeing made easy on this awesome moving sidewalk that snakes through an aquatic tunnel in The Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Discover sea-life in a way that is truly spectacular … and dry.
- The Poutin Pizza at Bannock’s
Poutine – fries, cheese curds and gravy concoction – is a popular Canadian dish. Bannock takes it one step further by adding it to a house made pizza dough. All I have to say is SINFUL.
- The four-story water slide inside of Eaton Chelsea
Children squeal with delight when they experience this unexpected treat in the downtown Eaton Chelsea. Makes for lots of swishy-swashy-splashy fun!
- The view from the room balcony on the 21st floor of the Eaton Chelsea
After the kids are all worn out from the four-story slide, mom and dad get to experience a stunning view from the hotel balcony of their Eaton Chelsea room. A delightful adult treat, indeed!
- The Lego replica of the city of Toronto, inside of Legoland
It took a lot of Lego-engineers a long time (like 8 months!) to replicate the city of Toronto for tourists far and wide to see. Legoland Discovery Centre is really pretty darn cool.
- Er Shun and Da Mao, the Giant Panda’s at the Toronto Zoo
Panda lovers unite by way of Er and Da at the Toronto Zoo. These furry, fuzzy, beautiful creatures are a sight to see for anyone in your family.
- Taking a mobile tour of the seven zoo-geographic regions at the Toronto Zoo
After your Panda experience, you will definitely want to take a mobile tour of the Toronto Zoo. Informative guides (with often cheesy jokes) take you into non-pedestrian-friendly parts of the zoo to get an up-close experience with wild life.
- Taking a day trip to Niagara Falls
A short drive from Toronto is Niagara Falls, a wonder of the world! It’s a quick and easy trip from Toronto with a variety of transportation methods.
- Brunch buffet with live bluegrass inside the Gladstone Hotel Cafe
Laid-back, super-cool, modern and trendy West Queen’s West houses the Gladstone Hotel that serves up a live-Bluegrass brunch buffet each Sunday. The added bonus? Local artwork adorns the walls. You’ll feel like a total hipster.
No matter what your pleasure, Toronto is sure to please. From family-friendly excursions to downtown grooviness. Toronto is a fantastic getaway!
Thank you to Toronto Tourism for sponsoring this trip.