How To Spend 48 Hours In Toronto

An image of the CN tower set in front of a blue sky

Toronto is one of the rare Canadian cities easily recognizable to people worldwide. On trend restaurants or amazing dive bars, high-end goods or flea market finds, this city has something for everyone. A bustling mix of contemporary big city with hints of its historic past, Toronto is high on the travel lists of many visitors.

Here’s how to spend 48 hours in Toronto:

Day 1

Head to the Distillery District for some locally brewed coffee and a fresh baked treat before strolling through the unique, hipsteresque shops lining the  cobblestone lanes. Everything about this newly revived area screams millennial.

After working up an appetite shopping,check out the St. Lawrence Market for lunch. Scour the stalls for fresh produce, baked goods and trendy new tastes curated by local chefs and farmers. Sunday’s host an antique market with enough vintage finds to suit anyone’s tastes.

When you can’t eat another bite, use the rest of the afternoon to explore one of the many museums Toronto has to  offer. If you want to stay downtown,  take a short stroll to the Art Gallery. While if you don’t mind a short drive or transit trip give the ROM ( Royal Ontario Museum- think the met on a much smaller scale) or Casa Loma ( a real castle in the middle of Canada, yes please!) a chance. You will not be disappointed!

End the evening with drinks on a rooftop bar.

Day 2

Sometimes the best place to see a skyline is to be  out of the city! After breakfast take a cruise around the harbour and over to Toronto Island. Rent bikes and explore every inch, from hedge mazes and beaches to a small amusement park, this series of islands is such a peaceful retreat.

After you dock back in the city, take in another perspective from 533 Meters ( 1,815 Feet) in the air at the top of the CN Tower. You can even eat in the top of the rotating restaurant or walk across the top if you’re feeling brave.

For dinner, find your way to Queen Street West, voted by Vogue as the second coolest street in the world! Hip eateries and bars mix vibrantly with unique shopping and music venues for endless entertainment options. As a big art  neighbourhood, galleries seem endless and street art reigns supreme.

Blonde girl in a blue jays ball cap sitting in the stands above the Rogers centre stadium

Looking for more Canadian cities to explore? Give
Montreal or Quebec City a Try!

Have you visited Toronto recently? Share your favourite spots in the comments below

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