The Queen City of Canada is always vibrant, dynamic, fast-paced, energetic and entertaining.
So what is there to see and to do in 48 hours? More than you can imagine!
There are many other great places to visit besides the top 5 attractions.
From art galleries to malls, to the best market in the world to the beach, it will surely satisfy any traveler’s needs.
Get your cultural dose at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Start your day at this stunning gallery located on Dundas Street (between McCaul and Beverly streets near Chinatown).
Stand in awe before modern and contemporary art as well as some favorites like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso, Rodin and company.
To view the current exhibitions check http://www.ago.net
Feel the city’s pulse at Yonge-Dundas Square
The world meets and greets at Yonge-Dundas Square. It is a commercial and entertainment center that truly makes the city come alive.
All the signs, neon lights and giant ads remind you of New York City, which is why it is often referred to as “Times Square North”.
For the latest concerts or events, visit www.ydsquare.ca
Need some retail therapy?
Then head over to the Eaton Centre, a mall with over 230 stores, where you can shop till you drop! http://www.torontoeatoncentre.com
Eat your way through St-Lawrence Market
This historic market and beloved landmark on Front Street, in Old Town Toronto, is a must in any itinerary.
Merchants and farmers bring their fresh produce while shop owners offer their culinary delicacies. It is heaven for food lovers!
As a word of advice, remember to go there with an empty stomach as you will leave with a full belly 🙂
Even National Geographic gave its approval and selected it as the best in the world.
Don’t believe me?
Check out the top 10 food markets in the world 😉
Get lost in the alleys and get some free & delicious samples
Go back in time at the Distillery District
Originally a distillery, which belonged to the Gooderham & Worts Company in the 19th century, it is now one of the most beautiful national historic sites in the country.
It has been transformed into a lively district which boasts many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, boutiques, artist studios among many.
Relax and unwind at the Beaches
One of the best places in the entire city is definitely the Beaches, located in the East End, not far from downtown Toronto.
They say that life is better at the beach right?
Many Torontonians found their happiness in this lovely neighborhood facing the lake.
Take time to savor a cup of java at one of the great coffee shops, have a pint or two at a local pub , grab a bite at a restaurant or simply go window shopping on Queen Street East.
Then go for a stroll on
or walk along the shore.
It’s the perfect way to recharge your batteries after a busy day!
That was quite a tour of the city wasn’t it?
Did you like 1 place in particular? Let me know.
Stay tuned for part 2!