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Top Destinations for First-Time Visitors in Toronto


If you’re planning a trip to Toronto – the capital of Canada’s Ontario province- and would like to take in as much as possible during your stay, you’ve come to the right place.

There’s no shortage of things to do, especially during the summer months, so let’s dive straight in and take a quick look at some of the top places you must see, especially if it’s your first time visiting Toronto.

Top 10 things to do when visiting Toronto

There are literally hundreds of things to do in Toronto, but squeezing them all into a short stay is not always possible.

Most people only stay for a few days to a couple of weeks at most, which is why you should carefully plan out what you want to do and then start by doing those things.

If you have any spare towards the end of your stay, you can experience even more of what Toronto has to offer. The top 10 things to do when you next visit Toronto are the following:

  • CN Tower
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • St. Lawrence Market
  • Trinity Bellwoods Park
  • Rogers Centre (home to the Blue Jays Baseball)
  • Niagara Falls
  • The Distillery District
  • Toronto Islands
  • Haunted Walk
Hockey Hall of Fame

Other notable activities in Toronto

Before you arrive in Toronto, you may want to plan the things you want to do during your trip well in advance. This allows you to jump straight into whatever it is you have planned to do from the moment you step off the plane.

If you’re looking for something different in Toronto, but don’t have a clue what to do, consider the following. Do you want to go wine tasting or try other drinks at the local distilleries? Do you want to relax in the parks, take day trips, bus tours, cultural tours, culinary tours, or guided tours?

Trinity Bellwoods Park – Cherry blossoms, by Will Emorey

There are many points of interest and iconic landmarks to visit. Toronto also hosts some fantastic theatres, art galleries, museums, shopping malls, and historic sites. Other popular things to experience in Toronto are entertainment facilities such sports stadiums, established casinos in Toronto, as well as a vast selection of places for natural wonder & beauty.

They also have plenty of water sports and family-friendly activities to enjoy. In other words, there’s something for all types of travellers, from the young to the elderly, and from singles and couples to small and large families.

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Honourable mentions

If you’re still looking for more things to do, you may also like to try the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, the Entertainment District, Backyard Axe Throwing, the Toronto Music Garden, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Harbourfront Centre, to name a few great ideas.

photo by StockSnap from Pixabay 

Other articles from totimes.ca – otttimes.ca – mtltimes.ca

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