Due of its large and diverse population, Toronto, also known as the "New York of Canada", is considered by many to be the entertainment, cultural and financial capital of Canada. Because there are so many immigrants to this city, Toronto is home to a wide and diverse arts and cultural scene.
Arts and Culture: If there's one place you can't miss while visiting Toronto, it's the Canadian National Exhibition, also called 'The Ex'. This event is held annually and has been celebrated for 138 years. There is tons to see, do and eat among the numerous food fairs, trade shows, parades, sports displays and shopping.
Of course, if time permits, rent a cheap car in Toronto and visit the Toronto Dance Theater and the Canada Opera Company. Both venues offer outstanding performances by both local and international dancers and musicians. Some other fantastic cultural events include: Luminato, the Canadian International Air Show, Toronto's Caribbean Caribana Festival and the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival.
Toronto Hotels: There are many great hotels from which to choose when planning a trip to Toronto. If you feel like staying in a trendy location, you can reserve a room at the Alexandra Hotel. It is located just a short distance from the exciting Queens Street. This hotel offers onsite parking which is a great place to park your cheap car rental without having to pay the sometime ominous parking fees. Some other great hotels include: The Hampton Inn and Suites Toronto Airport, Yorkland Hotel and Bond Place Hotel. Finally, The Grand Hotel & Suites is a perfect destination for travelers seeking elegance and luxury.
Children's Activities and Parks: There is so much to do in Toronto for parents with children. Ripley's' Urban Rail Park at Polson Pier is one of Canada's largest urban rail parks. It offers facilities for skateboarders, snowboarders and skiers. This attraction is unique in that it also hosts many local events and themed parties. The Ontario Science Center offers various exhibits catering to the young scientist. This center is frequented by more than 220,000 students per year! Finally, the Toronto Zoo is a must-see. Drive your cheap car rental to northeast Toronto and visit Canada's premier zoo. With over 5,000 animals from all over the world, children are offered a unique wildlife experience.
Toronto is the up and coming summer getaway, it offers more than ever with family friendly excursions, and spa’s all around, everyone is sure to find something fun to do, no matter what your interests are. When planning your trip be sure to go to CarRentalExpress.com and locate your cheap Toronto rental car; they will provide you with the best deal around on the rental car of your choice, SUV, compact or luxury, they have it all at affordable prices.
Family friendly excursions
The Hunter farm is about two hours away from the Toronto airport and well worth the drive. Set in a peaceful farm like setting, this bed and breakfast offers something for everyone. The adults will thrive on the home made breakfasts everyday which are made in house; then there is the wetland preserve which is set in the 245 acre property, giving its guests room to roam. For the kids, they offer many critters the kids can pet; there is a donkey, horses, goats, pot-bellied pigs and newly hatched chicks. These animals are always a hit with any youngster.
If rest and relaxation are what you yearn for, then the Grail Springs Health and Wellness Spa is for you. While it is a little expensive; $710 per night with a two night minimum, it really is well worth it. The price includes accommodation, five meals and two spa treatments that suite your needs. Various spa treatments are available from full body mineral wraps to light aerobics and Pilates classes, all surrounded by elegant, organic meals in the elegant dining area. Combine this with the four post beds, deep soaking tubs and rain showers in each room and you have the perfect relaxing vacation. Toronto car rentals are the best way to get around the city - whether you're visiting the spa or some of the family friendly sites in and around the GTA.