Seeing as how Toronto is located just a few hours away from Buffalo, it makes for a great day trip.
I recently spent 12 hours in Toronto and had a fantastic time.
It was a hot summer day, so we made sure to split our time walking around and seeing sights thanks to the Toronto CityPass.
The Toronto CityPass saves you money on Toronto’s top 5 attractions:
- Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
- CN Tower
- Casa Loma
- Royal Ontario Museum
- choice of Toronto Zoo OR Ontario Science Center
We visited Ripley’s, the CN Tower and Casa Loma in just a few hours and ended the day with dinner at Fresh, which was fantastic!
The CN Tower:
The first spot we visited was The CN Tower.
While it’s not my favorite place to visit due to my fear of heights, it’s definitely an incredible way to see the city.
The CN Tower gives you a complete 360-degree view of the GTA (greater Toronto area) which is truly breathtaking.
The LookOut Level is located at 1,136 ft with floor-to-ceiling panoramic Window Walls. It’s pretty spectacular.
Not to mention the Glass Floor which you can stand, sit or lay on and look directly down. It’s not for the queasy of stomach, let me just say that.
There are other things you can do at the CN Tower like eat at the cafe and do the EdgeWalk which literally gives me so much anxiety, I can’t even blog about it. (Go do your own research if you’re a daredevil like that.)
After seeing the sights from the tower, we made our way next door to the aquarium.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada:
Probably the coolest aquarium I’ve ever been to, I thoroughly enjoyed myself at Ripley’s.
I’d say the only downside was how crowded it was. If I could go again, I’d make it a point to go during the work week to avoid the crowd.
The aquarium was gorgeous and incredibly peaceful. Watching the fish swim in the enormous tanks was truly mesmerizing.
I had almost forgotten just how much I enjoyed aquariums.
We left the aquarium and went to Casa Lomo, which was a gorgeous castle that I didn’t get enough footage of to include in the short vlog that I made which is embedded above.
Overall, it was a short and sweet trip to Toronto that left me with a taste for more.
I’ll be heading back to Toronto in just a few weeks, so leave your ideas for places to see in the comments below!