If you’re counting down the days to your summer vacation, maybe it’s time for an affordable weekend getaway to ease your mind. Toronto is the perfect weekend trip for all you part-time adventurers. Besides the maple syrup, donuts, and stereo-typically friendly people, the city has so much to offer.
Beer and Wine Tours
First things first, always take advantage of brewery and winery tours wherever you go. Not only do you learn some history about the city you’re in, but you get to drink while doing so which is always a plus. My friends and I went to Steam Whistle Brewery, where they encourage you to drink as much as possible. The staff was polite, informative and genuinely loved beer.
After chugging some beers, you can walk your way over to the CN Tower. You’ll get a great view of the city and some awesome photo opportunities.
Another must see in Toronto is Kensington Market. It’s basically a cute little neighborhood with tons of boutiques and shops offering fine cheeses, wines, desserts, coffee and more. It’s also full of great graffiti and murals – perfect for your next Instagram selfie. The Historic Distillery District is also a super cute must-see neighborhood. The restaurants and shops there are a bit pricier, but it’s nice to walk through the cobble stoned alleys and feel like an old timer.
Don’t leave Toronto without checking out a local spot. Almost everyone we met was happy to engage in conversation and welcomed tourists (unlike us New Yorkers). The downtown area has great bars and lounges perfect for meeting new people.
And how can you pass up Niagara Falls? Though it is a very touristy thing to do, I definitely recommend checking it out. When in Canada, eh?
We took a guided bus tour courtesy of City Sightseeing Toronto, which was one of the best decisions we made. The tour takes you through the city of Niagara to visit a winery and shop for souvenirs, and then it leaves you in perfect view of the breathtaking falls.
So start looking up those flights and planning your weekend escape to Canada.
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