How To Spend 24 Hours In Toronto
If it is your first time coming to Toronto, you will have no problem finding to do at all hours of the day, but there is also so much to do. So how do you make the most your time and make sure you do all the things that are must-dos? We’re going to help you out and show you how to spend 24 hours in Toronto.
Hopefully, you’re a morning person, if not you’re going to need to be one for this 24 hours. You need to use all the time you have while you’re in Toronto. Start with a nice morning bike ride down Lakeshore with one of the city-owned bikes that can be rented for hours at a time. Lakeshore has a great bike path where you will see people getting their morning exercise, running, cycling, rollerblading, or walking up and down the path. The breeze coming off of Lake Ontario will keep you nice and cool, as well, the beautiful scenery will keep you pedaling all morning.
Your breakfast choices are limitless, but a visit to the Thompson Diner or Rose and Sons will leave you full and satisfied. Both restaurants are Toronto staples and have been featured as one of the best breakfast or brunch places in Toronto.
After your belly is full, it’s time to be a tourist. Spend the afternoon seeing some of the most popular sights in the city, luckily they are fairly close together. Check out the CN Tower, Air Canada Center (soon to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena), the Rogers Center, Eaton Center, and Nathan Phillips Square. Those are just the major ones, there are many other cool things to see in Toronto as well, like Queen street west, the ROM, the AGO, and other cool little spots throughout the city.
Since your afternoon will be jam-packed with things to see, you should probably pick yourself up a sandwich so you can continue exploring the lovely city. Some of our favourite sandwich places have to be Bahn Mi Boys on Queen street or check out a city favourite in California Sandwiches. Both places serve up great sandwiches and you won’t have to wait 30mins to be served.
As you explore downtown Toronto, you will quickly get to know that the city doesn’t stop moving and everywhere you turn, you will feel like you’ve been caught up in some type of black hole of movement. Depending on the time of the year, Nathan Phillips Square’s pond will be filled with water or an ice rink. Either way, you need to make your way here in the evening to take a picture with ever so popular Toronto sign that is lit up in bright colors when the sun goes down. This is essential to your trip!
You will go crazy trying to figure out where to eat for dinner because the options are plentiful. Whatever cuisine you’re in the mood for, you will have no problem finding it. Toronto has many neighbourhoods that are dedicated to countries. In Toronto, you can find Little Italy, Little India, Little Portugal, Little Jamaica, Koreatown and much more. Pick your desired cuisine and make your way over for some authentic food.
To end your night, Toronto always has something going on in the arts scene. Whether you enjoy live music, comedy, spoken word, live painting, or all the above, there is a strong chance you will find something in the city that sparks your interest.