A Weekend Trip in Toronto Itinerary
I’ve recently returned from a long-weekend trip to Toronto, Canada. I live in New York, which is only a short hour long plane ride. As a result, Toronto is the perfect destination for a three-day getaway! Below, is my exact “weekend trip in Toronto” itinerary! Even if you can’t make it to Toronto and back in a short weekend, this is a great itinerary to add to a longer trip. Quebec City, Montreal, or Halifax are all accessible via train before or after Toronto. You can also head to Niagara Falls! For all links and photos relevant to my weekend trip in Toronto, check out the bottom of this post.
The Anndore House by Hyatt is a fabulous boutique hotel, boasting modern, yet unique décor, without sacrificing comfort. Located in Yorkville, within 2km of downtown, the hotel is easily accessible, while also remaining in a quieter area to ensure a good nights sleep. There are many delicious restaurants within walking distance, including the attached Mediterranean restaurant, Constantine! Highlights of my stay included the friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness of the room and bathroom, the trendy décor, the nearby restaurants, and how easily all the main attractions were reached. I would be remiss if I didn’t also include how reasonable prices are kept compared to nearby accommodations. I highly recommend booking with Anndore House for your next trip in Toronto!
Sansotei Ramen and Cafe Landwer are two fabulous restaurants less than five minutes walking distance from the hotel. Cafe Landwer is a great stop for breakfast or brunch, though it also serves lunch and dinner. Meanwhile, Sansotei Ramen is perfect for lunch or dinnertime. Nani’s Gelato and Hot Black Coffee are steps away from the hotel, perfect for a sweet treat or caffeine boost. Lastly, El Catrin Destileria is a Mexican restaurant located in the Distillery District and is a must visit while in Toronto!
Kensington Market Recommendations
- NU Bügel: great bagel sandwiches!
- Jumbo Empanadas: Chilean empanadas & humitas
- Golden Patty Bakery: jerk chicken, curries & Jamaican patties
- Pow Wow Cafe: Native American delicacies
- Rasta Pasta: Italian & Jamaican fusion
- Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles: Halal prepared chicken
- King’s Café: a vegetarian café
- Fresco’s Fish & Chips: high quality fish sticks & fries
- Wanda’s Pie in the Sky: flavorful, homemade pies
- Pancho’s Bakery: authentic Mexican churros
The Distillery District Ghost Tour should be booked online in advance for $24.99 CAD through The Haunted Walks of Toronto. Tours are available nightly at 7:30pm, though it is paused briefly during the winter months. Casa Loma tickets may also be bought online for $40 CAD + a processing fee. However, tickets can also be purchased at the entrance in case you don’t plan ahead. You must remember that Casa Loma is a can’t miss activity! Lastly, The Wizard Market is a neat little Harry Potter store I found while walking downtown – their Facebook page is linked above in case you want to check them out.
I hope you enjoyed my weekend in Toronto itinerary! For my other North American travel guides please check them out here! Otherwise, contact me and I can help plan your own Toronto itinerary or an itinerary to anywhere else in the world! I hope to hear from you soon!