10 great things to do while staying at park hyatt toronto

April 19th, 2012

Springtime is officially in full-bloom in Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, and it’s time to get out and enjoy it! Just a quick flight a way, Toronto is the ideal weekend getaway. Perfectly situated in the heart of the fashionable Yorkville area and surrounded by high-end retail stores and five-star restaurants, a weekend at the Park Hyatt Toronto is just what the doctor ordered. Its close proximity to downtown’s most renowned sites makes it the perfect home base for your visit.

From a recent Huffington Post article, here are George Hobica’s 10 favorite things to do in Toronto this spring and summer. Here are some of our favorites from that list:

  1. Get highEdgeWalk, the city’s newest attraction is not for the faint of heart. For $175, extremists can get the best view of the city…and then get pushed out of a 116-story tower.
  2. Get a little tipsy – While Ontario’s booming wine industry is still flying somewhat under the radar, it’s not due to quality. According to George, “it’s because Ontario’s oenophiles are too busy getting high on their own supply to figure out how to export the stuff.” The best vintages come from the vineyards that line the scenic back roads of the Niagara Peninsula, less than an hour from the city.
  3. Eat Dim Sum – with nearly 50% of Toronto’s population born outside the country, there is an immense array of restaurants, and many of them hail from Asia. While most tourists head for Chinatown, the best Dim Sum is found in the suburbs north of Highway 401.
  4. Get wet – no trip to Toronto is complete with making the pilgrimage to Niagara Falls. Whether you choose to hit the casinos or not, a cruise aboard the historic Maid of the Mist steamboat is definitely in order.
  5. Catch up with Brad & Angelina – In September, the annual Toronto International Film Festival brings A-listers from all over the world. Can’t make it in September? No worries, the festival’s TIFF Bell Lightbox theater complex has an impressive selection of films and events occurring throughout the year.
  6. Knock your socks off – Make sure to sneak in a visit to the Bata Shoe Museum, home to more than 12,500 shoes from all around the world.
  7. Get down – The real fun happens after dark. George’s one rule for Toronto’s funky nightlife: “West is best.” Start along Queen Street West and end in the Parkdale neighborhood’s Grand Electric, a bustling, mod-Mexican cantina.


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