Mostly because we can't afford to jet set. With Charlie in our lives that means one extra plane fair and Toronto is such a great city sometimes it's nice to pretend you are the tourist in your own city.
Go ahead and explore your surroundings.
Some great things to do around Toronto that one may by pass:
1) Visit The Distillery District. I actually used to work in a spa there, it is a Victoria era area of Toronto that is really well preserved. I will say thought the spa I worked in was haunted.
It is a pedestrian-only set amidst fabulous heritage architecture that has the largest collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture. No franchise's there from what I remember but really hip, chic boutiques, art galleries, condo living and wonderful restaurants.
One of the worlds greatest markets and great food for the whole family!
208 years later St.Lawrence Market is thriving in downtown Toronto.
The North Market is primarily known for its Saturday Farmers' Market, since1803 producers of Southern Ontario bring their seasonal produce to market in the city.
Sundays is the day to explore Antiques.
3) Yorkville. Bloor St is the Rhodeo Drive of Beverly Hills.
Here you'll see fashionista's, lady's and men with little dogs in their Louis Vuitton's bustling by some of the most fabulous boutiques in the world. You might even see a celebrity or two.
It's fun to people watch, window shop, lunch, and to visit such fashion houses. I love Yorkville, mind you I frequent the Winners there :P
4) Royal Ontario Museum(ROM)
The ROM is a must-see Toronto attraction.
Discount admission on ROM Friday Nights starts at 4:30 pm. The ROM remains free to students attending a Canadian post-secondary institution every Tuesday. Also on Wednesday after 5pm is free admission FOR ALL!
Saturday Morning Club for kids offers fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's fascinating galleries and learning labs. If you are planning a family visit, find tons of fun and inspiring drop-in programs at ROMkids weekends or bunk down for the night at our popular ROM Sleepovers.
Check out and get your kids signed up March Break Camp!
So this are just a few suggestions of things to do for a Staycation in Toronto. What about your town?
What does your city have to offer where you can be a tourist?
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