- By Kevin
- On May 4, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Sometimes it's fun to play tourist in your own city.Visiting spots that are mainly thought to exist for visitors can teach you something new about the place you call home.Sometimes these places make great date spots or venues to get silly at with a group of friends.You know that saying,don't knock it'till you try it?
Here's my list of super touristy things you must do in Toronto.
Catch the view from the CN tower
There is no view as majestic and all-encompassing as from the top of the CN Tower.Though it became famous for other reasons thanks to Drake this past year,heading up the 147 floor,457 metre high landmark gives even locals a view of their hometown like they've never seen it before.It'll cost you about$35 to get up to the top but you'll want to spend more to do the Edgewalk.
Visit the Toronto Islands
Hop on the 15 minute ferry ride or a water taxi and escape the city for a hot minute on the Toronto Islands.They have their own music festival,amusement park,lagoons,beaches,bike paths,restaurants,boardwalks,a maze and frisbee golf!Add to this some of the most dramatic views of the skyline,and you're in heaven.
Dive inside Ripley's Aquarium
Visiting Ripley's Aquarium has quickly become a must-do activity in the city.They've really done an amazing job of creating a world where visitors feel like they're living underwater for a few hours.With lots of Canadian wildlife featured,this is wonderful watery weirdness that's captivating for all ages.Plus,if it's good enough for Drake and Rihanna.....
Catch a Raptors,Blue Jays or Leafs game
Toronto sports teams aren't the greatest in the world,but hey,they're not the worst either!That being said,this city really loves their teams and have come to worship the players that comprise them.A Raptors game at the ACC is electrifying,and there'nothing more Toronto than a Jays game inside the Rogers Centre or a good ol'hockey game at the ACC.
Take in some art at the AGO
Not only is this one of the city's most interesting and gorgeous buildings,it's the best spot to see a major art show.The AGO brings in major exhibits from all over the globe,and it's easy to spend an afternoon touring the rooms and spaces of the building.Don't forget their First Thursday parties to experience the building and its contents in a whole new(wine-fuelled)way.
Step inside the giant crystal at the ROM
One of the city's most stunning or hideous structures(depending on who you ask)is the Crystal which makes up a large part of the ROM.They've got dinosaurs and bring in massive touring exhibits that make a visit worth the price of admission alone.But it's the building itself that's the true spectacle and a must-visit for any local or tourist.