An Introduction To Attractions In Toronto

Whatever kind of vacation you are considering, a trip to Toronto, Canada should be among your top choices. With diverse dining and shopping, plenty of outdoor and sightseeing opportunities, Toronto is full of options. And there are plenty of attractions in Toronto to please the kids too.

Until 2008, Toronto was home to the world’s tallest free standing structure. In 2008, the Bruj Dubai overtook Toronto’s CN Tower and gained that title. But, even though it is no longer the tallest, it is the first thing you will notice when you arrive.

The tower is 1815 feet high and equipped with glass walled elevators. Visitors can take a glass floored elevator to the Look Out level and then walk around on the Glass Floor. From here, you can see all the way down to the street (1136 feet below.) You might then continue on to the Skypod which is up 1466 feet. From here, on a clear day, spectators can see as far as Niagara Falls about 100 miles away.

The CN offers a fabulous view of city life. But for a different perspective of the city, visit the Bloor Street Viaduct. This pedestrian pathway in the sky offers a completely different view of things. From here, the skyscrapers seem minor compared to the vast view of trees. Trees are seen everywhere, giving the appearance that Toronto is a giant forest. This walkway connects the East End of town with Midtown and is a must-see.

Sports enthusiasts will have a ball in Toronto. The city is home to 4 major sports teams including baseball, hockey, basketball and Canadian football teams. A visit to the Rogers Center will could provide a Blue Jays or Argonauts game while a trip to Air Canada Centre is where you may catch a Maple Leafs or Raptors game. You also do not want to miss the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Do you love to shop? If so, take you pick of places here in Toronto. Some of the most expensive shopping is found in Midtown in spots like Yorkville and Bloor Street West. Or for more casual shopping, head over to downtown and visit the Eaton Centre, Chinatown and Queen Street West. Another shopping experience is the Underground City which many visitors like to go to during winter months. If you get hungry, you will easily find just about any type of food ranging from the very expensive dinner cruises to the family friendly bargain meals. Late night munchies are never a problem here either.

And do not think the kids will be bored in Toronto. There is plenty for them to do too. For the thrill rides and roller coasters, visit Paramount Canada’s Wonderland. For a calmer, more intellectual day, you should not miss the Ontario Science Center. And of course, just about any kid will love the Toronto Zoo. The zoo was modeled after the San Diego Zoo, and as such, all animals are given completely natural living environments. A second great spot for viewing wild animals is the African Lion Safari. Here you will see not only many jungle cats but also elephants, lemurs and more.

For time spent outdoors, Toronto has you covered. Year round activities include golf, hiking, boating, skiing and biking and more. There are many beaches here as well for sunbathing and swimming.

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