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The Perfect Itinerary for One Day in Toronto, Ontario
What would you do if you only had one day in Toronto, Ontario? With a big city full of multiple attractions, you have many ways to make your trip unforgettable for the whole family. If you don't know where to start, we've compiled a list of attractions in Toronto to help you plan your day trip to the city.
What to See in Toronto in One Day
Experience entertainment, food and educational sights while in downtown Toronto. Consider visiting the following places for a one-day Toronto itinerary.
1. Ride to the Top of CN Tower
Start your day by looking out from the CN Tower, Toronto's landmark and major tourist attraction. The tower is 553 metres tall and offers a breathtaking view of the Toronto skyline. Take the elevator to the observation deck, where you and your kids will love seeing the city from above.
Join others on the Edge Walk if you're looking for a thrill. The activity takes guests ages 13 and up on the 1.5-metre-wide glass bottom ledge outside the tower's central pod. You will wear a harness and walk along the edge 116 stories above the ground. Minors must have a guardian accompanying them to provide written consent.
2. Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame
Canada is known for loving hockey. If you love the sport too, you don't want to miss spending some time in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Learn about the history of the sport and the different teams and players of the National Hockey Leagues, including their records, trophies and memorabilia. The Hockey Hall of Fame is an excellent educational opportunity for your children, especially if they play or are interested in hockey.
3. Browse the Art Gallery of Ontario
Feed your inner artist at the Art Gallery of Ontario, home to over 95,000 art pieces. The gallery is in the heart of the city, so you can easily walk, take public transit or drive to the museum after visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame. Browse diverse collections from multiple artists to discover new ways of thinking about and seeing the world. Taking your kids to an art museum is a wonderful opportunity to expand their horizons and help them develop critical thinking skills.
4. Spend Time in Casa Loma
Go to Casa Loma when you and your family want to visit a castle. The estate features Gothic Revival architecture and design to showcase the original resident's refined taste for extravagance. You can explore many rooms like the office, living room and bedrooms.
The castle also has an on-site museum to preserve the historical elements and decorations throughout the years.
5. Explore the Entertainment District
End your day by discovering new eateries and restaurants while exploring the Entertainment District and King Street West. The area is known for its varied restaurants between performance and entertainment establishments. You'll find a place to eat that suits your cravings, whether you want classic bar food and drinks or more global cuisines.
When Should You Visit Toronto?
Toronto is a great city to visit at all times of the year. With the city experiencing all four seasons, you'll have different opportunities whenever you visit.
The warm months of June, July and August make summertime a popular season to visit Toronto and enjoy the outdoors and fresh air. However, be sure you're prepared for the crowds since summer is peak tourist season. When you want good weather but fewer crowds, consider planning your trip around spring, April to May, or fall, September to October. The temperate climate during the spring and fall, combined with fewer travellers, makes the two seasons ideal for visitors.
If the cold doesn't bother you, come to Toronto during the winter! The cold season offers fun while travelling for the holidays or whenever you want to experience snow.
Best Places to Stay for Your One Day Trip to Toronto
Your one-day Toronto itinerary will be full of fun and laughter as you and your family head out to many or all listed attractions, and Brighton / 401 KOA Holiday is the perfect base camp for exploring everything Toronto has to offer.
We are a unique alternative to your traditional hotel room or Airbnb. Camp outdoors with the comforts of home while at our family-friendly campground. Plan your day trip to Toronto by reserving your campsite with us today!