Your First Visit to Toronto
January 30th, 2014
Toronto is a fun and exciting city with lots to see and do. If you are planning your first visit to Toronto, use this guide to help you iron out all of the details.
If you will be arriving in Toronto by air, you will likely fly in to Toronto Pearson International Airport, the major airport in the Toronto area.
Pearson is the single busiest airport in Canada, and one of the top 30 busiest airports in the world. More than 65 airlines fly in and out of Pearson to upwards of 180 destinations throughout the world.
Getting Downtown from Toronto Pearson International Airport
When you step out of Toronto Pearson International Airport, you will see that there are many options for transportation to make your way downtown.
There are airport taxis and minivan, which are lined up in a queue outside the doors of the airport. Be forewarned, though; the fare for transportation by taxi to downtown can be quite high. Expect to pay anywhere from $50 - $70, plus a tip of 15 – 20% of the fare.
Many travelers find that limo service to and from the airport is much more comfortable and convenient, as well as cost-effective.
Schedule your airport transfer service by contacting 5 Star Limousine. Sedans and stretch limousines are available, all of which are operated by a professional chauffeur who will deliver you safely and promptly. The chauffeur will also assist you with your baggage so that you can relax and enjoy your visit.
Finding a Hotel
There are many fine hotels in Toronto to choose from. If you want a luxurious, 5 star experience, consider staying at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto.
It is located in the heart of the financial district, just one mile from the CN Tower. Rooms are spacious and luxuriously equipped.
The Quartz Crystal Spa provides many treatments as well as offering a sauna, pool, fitness center, and juice bar.
The Drake Hotel is a unique boutique hotel located on Queen Street West. It is known as a hotbed for culture because it offers art exhibits and live music in addition to an excellent culinary and hospitality experience.
The Drake offers Crash Pads – small, but well-equipped rooms at a reasonable price (from $189). If you want to stay where the young, hip crowd stays, the Drake is for you.
Where to Eat
Eat Fresh Be Healthy is known for fantastic food at a great value. It is located on Dundas Street West, and boasts a three course, five star meal for just $25.
The menu focuses on fresh and unique ingredients. The restaurant is small, so reservations are recommended. You can also place an order to go and take your meal back to your hotel to eat.
When you visit Toronto, you must spend some time in Chinatown. Toronto is home to the second largest Chinatown in North America.
There are hundreds of restaurants there representing all parts of Asia. You can get everything from Korean barbecue to Vietnamese chimichurri. There are plenty of great souvenir shops to check out while you are there, too.
These are just the basics of planning your first visit to Toronto. As you are making your plans, be sure to call 5 Star Limousine.
We will handle your airport transfer as well as your transportation throughout your visit so that you can relax and enjoy the city while we handle all the details.
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