It’s been 5 years since my friends and I met at our EPIK orientation in Seoul, South Korea. We were long overdue for a reunion, so we planned a fun weekend in Toronto! I thought I would share some Toronto destinations that are recommended by the locals. Let’s take a look at 5 things to do in Toronto, Ontario.
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Things to Do in Toronto
1. Take a road trip to Niagara Falls. The view from the Canadian side of the falls is exceptionally beautiful. It’s about a 1.5-hour drive from Toronto if you have a car rental. If not, book a bus or train ticket. More Info
2. Escape from the tower of Casa Loma. This was my first escape room experience and it was so much fun being in a castle! My friend Priscilla gathered a bunch of her friends and booked the event for us. It was roughly $38 USD per ticket. This is a group activity, but if you don’t have a group, they can add you to one! We escaped with 30 seconds remaining! Check out the link for more More Info.
3. Take a stroll down Graffiti Alley. This is perfect for those photo-ops! More info.
4. Go ice-skating by the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillip’s Square. More Info
5. On a clear day, go to the top of CN Tower and check out the view! More info.
Bonus Tips: Where to eat!
When in Toronto, eat as the Canadians do.
Breakfast - Get photo happy at Peter Pan Bistro. More info.
This restaurant is aesthetically pleasing and ready for Instagram. I highly recommend the Eggs Benedict Nox.
Lunch – Have some true Canadian cuisine in the form of poutine.
Reportedly the number one poutine restaurant in Toronto comes from a food stall called Nom Nom Nom Poutine. They have homemade cheese curds and vegetarian gravy available. More info.
Dinner and Drinks - Venture to the Assembly Chef's Hall. More info.
This hall has a variety of restaurants in trendy open space. They truly have something for everyone. I recommend stopping by in the morning or late afternoon because the seats fill up quickly closer to evening.
Finding Accommodations: Going downtown!
However, my favorite method of finding accommodations has always been AirBnb. I use it everywhere and recently booked a trip to Cape Cod. You can get a $40 travel credit when you book with my referral. There are some excellent deals to book an entire home, private room, or even a shared space like a hostel. Tip: I recommend booking a place that provides breakfast, so you can save some money!
Do you have a favorite destination in Toronto?
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