Canada has a lot of great places to visit, but if you are looking for a fun and vibrant place full of character and life, Toronto is the place to go. Planning for any vacation can overwhelm, especially if you are thinking for over one day outside your familiar comfort zones. When preparing for a Toronto itinerary gather some tips even from the locals, to make your stay perfect. Here are some tips which can make your trip perfect:
Time to Visit Toronto
You can choose any season to visit Toronto. However, if you want to enjoy the ultimate experience, consider the off-peak tourist season when the area is uncrowded. Also, consider fall season (September-November), or spring season (April-May), when the weather is not too cold or too hot.
Have a Budget for It
As Toronto is a megacity, exploring it is not at all cheap. As you expect to receive the best services in the hostels you stay at, with free breakfast and Wi-Fi, among others, should have a generous budget. This is more so for travellers who like to try out all the nice hotels around.
Research About News in the City
Toronto is obviously a vast city, and there is always something happening. Researching the current activities will help you be part of great Canadian cultural experiences, whether in the form of dance, music, food, comedy, acting, competitions, among others.
Book a Hostel or Hotel to Stay In
Since you will be there for some days. Take care to make bookings in advance of a place you will stay, according to your preferences and budget. As a newbie, prefer for a place in the centre of the city.
Buy Groceries and Cook
If you planning to stay at a hostel for the entire days, you will be in Toronto. At least, you must have a food plan because food can get very expensive. However, instead of having eat-outs all the time, consider buying groceries and save way more money to do other things in this city.
The Toronto Transit Commission has made it a lot easier for travellers to move around in the city. However, since you are visiting for some days, prefer walking. Depending on which parts of town you want to see and visit, consider having comfortable shoes to get as Toronto is a walkable city, mainly if you are staying in the city centre. However, to catch the best attractions around Toronto, choose the subway or streetcars.
Explore the Toronto CN Tower
The very first day you get to spend in this incredible city, take time to explore it and get Toronto sightseeing. Get to see and take pictures of the Toronto CN Tower, which is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. You have a great view through a high glass floor that you can see to the ground.
Plan a visit to Toronto Islands
At the Toronto island, you can walk, bike or just chill, while enjoying the city’s skyline along with the locals.
Visit the ST. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market has for a while been the best food market’s in the world, which merits to be part of the Toronto itinerary plan.
Get the Castle Experience
Most people don’t even know that there is a castle in Toronto. Find your way to Casa Loma which is now a museum and get the royalty experience. While at it, plan a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s largest museum.
Take a Day Trip to Niagara Falls
Now that you are in Toronto attempt to experience one of the most incredible waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls. From the city, it is only a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the city.