You don't need a passport to feel like you've left the city. Toronto's culture is so vibrant that every part of town feels like you might be somewhere other than home. If you're looking to have a staycation, here are nine international Toronto spots that make you feel like you've travelled to an entirely new city.

From castles to interesting buildings, to restaurants posing as far-off destinations, there are so many ways to get creative with your travel dreams this fall. 

Although we are staying put this season, there are so many places to explore that will make you feel like you've jetted off on an far-off adventure. 

Explore the stone walls of Casa Loma that will transport you somewhere a little more European. 

Or take an adventure to the Distillery District, where the cobbled stone walkways will make you feel like you are no longer in the 6ix. 

Take some time to appreciate the culturally rich places in the 6ix that are just a walk or bike-ride away.


Casa Loma

Price: $32.49

Address: 1 Austin Terr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This majestic castle in Toronto will let you pretend you're in a palace in Europe.



Distillery District

Price: Free

Address: Distillery District, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The cobblestone streets and historic architecture will let you pretend you're in an old port city in Spain.


Vog Vault

Price: Free

Address: 686 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This secret gravity-defying room in the John Fleuvog shoe store on Queen Street will make you feel like you're Alice in Wonderland.



Kensington Market

Price: Free

Address: Kensington Market, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This vibrant neighbourhood is full of artists, independent shop owners, and food from Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, the Middle East, and much more. 


Commerce Court

Price: Free

Address: 21 Jordan St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This heritage building in the financial district has spectacular ceilings that will make you think you're in Rome. There are also cool elephant statues in front of the building.


Yorkville

Price: Free

Address: Yorkville, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The largely pedestrian streets in this posh neighbourhood with fancy boutiques will remind you of walking down the street in London. 


Venice Beach Bar 

Price: Prices vary

Address: 1251 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Pretend you're in Venice Beach while hanging out at this backyard bar in Little Portugal. 


June Callwood Park

Price: Free

Address: 636 Fleet St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Immerse yourself in this all-pink park maze that will feel like you just fell down the rabbit hole. 



The Aga Khan Museum

Price: $20 (Pay what you can until October 31*)

Address: 77 Wynford Dr., North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: This spectacular museum in North York will make you feel like you're in a palace somewhere far away.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.


*This article has been updated. 


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