Whether you’re planning a weekend trip with the kids into the city or a two-day staycation, here’s how to turn 48 hours into core memories.
From watching them tilt their heads up to take in the CN Tower for the first time or hearing their giggles as they run around the Ontario Science Centre, there’s something special about seeing Toronto through kids’ eyes. At first, planning a kid-friendly weekend getaway (or staycation) may seem overwhelming. So, we’re taking the guesswork out of things to do in Toronto with a guide of where to stay, eat, and play.
CHECKING INTO YOUR FAMILY WEEKEND TRIP
Start your visit by checking into one of the city’s many hotels. You’ll get to relax while the kids will get a kick out of food suddenly appearing outside the door via room service. Some arts and culture venues even partner with hotels that offer discounts. Staying at The Chelsea Hotel Toronto, for example, will get you 20 per cent off regular admission to the Royal Ontario Museum when you show your room key. Mirvish Productions, meanwhile, is partnered with Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, so you can enjoy an exclusive rate to accompany your Mirvish Productions ticket.
LET’S GO EAT!
Once you’ve dropped off your bags and watched the kids discover all the details of the hotel room, you’ll probably be hungry. Here are some unique dining options for your family weekend trip, whether you’re in the mood for brunch, lunch, dinner — or dessert!