Toronto is a massive city with hundreds of things to do and if it's your first time it can be hard to figure out the best spots to check out. Luckily for you, we've narrowed down the spots you should visit during your stay in the city! So whether you are seriously stumped or want some inspiration on the places you must see, do and eat in Toronto, we've got you covered!
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CN Tower // 301 Front St W
I know, you probably already had this on your list, but don't just visit this landmark! The best way to experience the CN Tower is to grab dinner in the restaurant upstairs, not only do you get to explore the tower on your way up, but you get to enjoy the view and eat some delicious food.
Rattlesnake Point // 7200 Appleby Line
Want to awaken the adventurer inside you? While Toronto is a city, its got incredible parks and green spaces surrounding that are just as amazing and exciting as the downtown core! Take a trip to Rattlesnake Point, especially during the Fall to hike and enjoy the Fall foliage.
St Lawrence Market // 93 Front St E
The market and the area surrounding is a great spot to check out. From the fresh food and massive selection to the nearby dog park, the area is adorable and seriously underrated.
Distillery District // 55 Mill St
From the heart lock wall to the distillery itself, this area of Toronto is well known and for good reason! The charming area has an irresistible vibe that you've got to experience for yourself. Whether you are visiting to try some brews or grab some tacos from El Catrin, you won't regret checking this area out!
Graffiti Alley // 513 Queen St W
If you are new to the city, you are going to be floored by how cool Graffiti Alley is. The walls are covered head to toe with some of the coolest art pieces around. If you want to expand your graffiti art venture, check out this list of some of the coolest around the city!
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CN Tower Edge Walk // 301 Front St W
Ok so it's a little basic, but this experience is nothing short of extraordinary, and you won't get a chance like this anywhere else! If you are a thrill seeker and want to get the best view the city has to offer, get ready to slip on a jump suit!
Venture through Chinatown.
Toronto's Chinatown is one of the coolest there is around. Whether you want to just walk around and people watch or check out the stores, the area has a great vibe, especially at night time. Plus, Kensington is right next door!
Day drink at The Drake Sky Yard. // 1150 Queen St W
This patio is one you've got to make a priority during your first visit. From the exciting decor to the food, you will want to come back to the city just to enjoy another meal at the sky yard!
Party at The Addison's Residence. // 456 Wellington St W
Want a fun night out at a cool spot? Addison's Residence is the place to go! From the amazing tropical decor to the outdoor set up, you won't regret spending a night in the city there!
Bike through High Park. // 1873 Bloor St W
Biking through the parks around Toronto is especially great when Fall comes around, but if there is one park you should prioritize, it's High Park. The massive green space isn't just vast but it's beautiful too. From the manicured gardens to the more wilder areas, the views are great and it's the perfect way to spend a Fall afternoon!
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Seven Lives Tacos // 69 Kensington Ave
It doesn't need to be Tuesday to have some killer tacos! Seven Lives hosts some of the most loaded and delicious tacos the city has to offer, plus the adorable Kensington area surrounding is a newcomer's dream!
Buca // 604 King St W
In the mood for some heart warming Italian? Buca boasts some of the best you can find. From pizza to tartar, they've got the perfect menu for even the pickiest of eaters!
Fring's // 455 King St W
I mean, can you really say you've been to Toronto without checking out Fring's? The spot partly owned by Drake has a great selection of food for every foodie, and a cool neon sign for every Insta-lover!
Colette Grand Café // 550 Wellington St W
If you enjoy the finer things in life, settle for nothing less than brunch at Colette! This café serves some serious Parisian vibes and has a delicious roster of food to choose from!
Miss Thing's // 1279 Queen St W
This spot has arguably one of the most unique ambiences in the city. From the wild Hawaii overload design to the fun pineapple theme, you will love every bit this spot has to offer from food to experience!
416 Snack Bar // 181 Bathurst St
416 Snack Bar is the perfect place to go if you can't settle on one kind of food and want to try different things. The menu boasts tons of options that you can choose from and smaller portion sizes so you can enjoy more (plus who doesn't love a place where you can eat with your hands)!