- By kevin
- On Jun 25, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Enjoy a 3-day private expedition to Toronto,our inside travel guide in Toronto may help you to arrange the holiday.National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World has five properties in Central America and nine in South America.
Best things to do in Toronto Sightseeing:
If riding a glass elevator 1,136 feet straight up what was once the world’s tallest freestanding tower(the tower itself is 1,815 feet high)while standing on glass panels isn’t enough of a thrill for you,EdgeWalk—the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk—should do the trick.With only a few well-placed harnesses you can walk around the outside of the top of the CN Tower on a five-foot ledge,116 stories above the pavement.
Activities like these continue to draw more than 1.5 million visitors annually to the 39-year-old iconic Toronto landmark.Need a drink when you’re done?The award-winning 360°rotating restaurant boasts the world’s highest wine cellar,according to Guinness World Records.Those with less of a stomach for high-flying adventure can enjoy the tower and surrounds from outside.It’s lit nightly in Canadian colors(and others on special occasions)and is steps from Harbourfront attractions and key sports arenas.
Toronto’s version of Times Square sits at the corner of Yonge and Dundas,and locals and tourists alike quickly embraced its creation in 2003.Shifting the location of community events from City Hall farther south,Dundas Square has given movie festival gatherings,cultural group presentations,and even political rallies a more“of the people”urban feel without the watchful ever presence of the city’s political vanguard.These days it’s the go-to stop for free events with flair,from iconic concerts to film showings to sport fan pride.Sit on one of the benches here and you’ll catch a glimpse of the city’s people on parade.
THE TORONTO ISLANDS
Once a peninsula,this batch of islands off Toronto’s southern shores was created by a severe storm in 1858.A 15-minute ferry ride from the downtown harbor gets you there with the bonus of incredible views of the Toronto skyline and a welcome change of pace when you arrive.The three main islands(approximately three miles long)boast only about 300 homes.Walk,bike,or paddle your way(rentals are available on island)from residential Ward’s Island to the clothing-optional beach of Hanlan’s Point.Pack a picnic and spend the day taking in the cool breezes off Lake Ontario or take younger kids to Centreville Amusement Park,where 14 acres of fun and a petting zoo next door make it a popular warm-weather destination.At certain times of year various island celebrations make for a busier visit and longer ferry lines.Check the schedules online to save yourself time.