Post # 1
My and my FI already have a son who will be 2 at the time of our honeymoon. We live in Michigan and dont have alot of money to spend on a honeymoon. We also dont want to travel too far away from our son since this will be the furthest and longest time we have ever been away from him.
So we are thinking Toronto Canada. Good choice???? Anyone been there and can give me ideas of why or why not to go there????
Post # 3
Would you be driving or flying? Do you like camping? If you’re driving you might consider Algonquin park. It’s a national park and supposed to be awesome.
It might be out of your budget but Niagara Falls (Canadian side) is beautiful and total wine country. That would be an awesome honeymoon!
I’m personally not a huge fan of Toronto. I find it a bit too industrial, but if you’re into the big city, then it would probably be great! It’s definitely not cheap though.
Post # 4
My family took a vacation there when I was about ten years old and my sister was 8. We loved it! We still talk about eating at the revolving restaurant at the top of the CN Tower. Granted, that was many years ago, but I think Toronto would be a fun and unique place for you guys to honeymoon!
Post # 5
My fiance and I vacationed in Toronto a few years ago, and we loved it! He’s a huge hockey fan, so we spent some time at the Hockey Hall of Fame. We also did Niagra Falls one day. There are lots of museums, including a castle called “Casa Loma” – which we always say we wished we could have gotten married there.
Post # 5
i say come! there really is lots to do and see in toronto… but maybe i’m biased 😉 if you have any questions, feel free to pm me!
Post # 6
I live in Toronto! I love it here and can recommend a billion things for you to do, but just as a heads up with the American dollar not doing so well, you may find you’re spending more than you’d like to. Toronto, for some strange reason, doesn’t have the same/greatest discounts that many major American cities get.
For example, I’ve been to Chicago and they have this great attractions pass and the Shedd Aquarium is AMAZING! I do love Toronto though. You could also maybe try Niagara Falls. If you stayed on the American side you could still get probably good deals and rates and then pop over to see the Canadian side of the falls as well? If that makes sense.
Another option is do to a wine tour type honeymoon at Niagara-on-the-Lake and stay at a B&B….which could be really cute and romantic too.
Anyhow if you do decide on Toronto let me know. I can give you a ton of tips!
Post # 7
I also live in Toronto. (:
If you want the city feel then Toronto could work for you. I would also recommend the revolving restaurant at the CN tower. Other good places I like are the distillery district, the waterfront, black creek pioneer village…
If you do decide to come to Toronto though I would really recommend you stay within the city itself and not like near the airport or on the periphery. There is really nothing to do there. 😛
If you like a more romantic/laid back feeling I also second Niagara-on-the-lake and Niagara falls. Beatiful places. Or even Montreal. You get a European feel without going to Europe! But I don’t know if that’s too far for you…
Post # 8
I guess it all depends on the type of trip you are looking for! If you like sightseeing than Toronto is a great place to go. If you type “Toronto” into Google tons of tourism stuff comes up. I think a lot of stuff is old hat if you ask those of us that live in/around Toronto since it’s easily accessible. It’s like a lot of other big cities; busy, great transportation, lots of good shopping and restaurants, not that affordable, but you can have a good time if you plan it out.
Also, I second the distillery district! Go to Mill Street Brew Pub if you like food and beer, fantastic microbrew! The revolving restaurant in the CN Tower is mucho expensive though, if you’re on a budget I’d definitely avoid it, but it’s fun to go to the top for a visit. Blue Jays games are cheap if you are baseball fans. And I also second staying downtown. The airport is in Malton and there is basically nothing there. Toronto is a huge city so if you find a place you’re thinking of and want to know if it’s a good proximity, you can PM me.
Post # 9
I love Toronto! The man’s sister lives there so we go to visit her a couple times a year. We’ve actually been considering Toronto for our honeymoon as well. If you do decide to drive there it’s not too bad. About 4-6 hours from southeast Michigan, which is the perfect mini-roadtrip to me!
Post # 10
I live in Toronto too, but grew up about an hour away, I still feel like a tourist sometimes… it’s definitely a fun place to be! Just make sure you come in the summer, there is WAY more going on than in the winter! The whole place kinda shuts down once the snow flies! If you want to PM me for ideas feel free!
Post # 11
I live an hour from Toronto and can honestly say that I would NOT want to go to Toronto for my honeymoon. If you are a fan of big cities/tall buildings/busy streets than by all means, go to Toronto. My recommendation would be just 1.5 hours north of Toronto in the Muskokas! Beautiful lakes, rivers, waterfalls, little towns and villages…I HIGHLY recommend renting a cottage there! (Just my opinion for a more romantic honeymoon)
Post # 12
toronto has very lovely parts and some good ethnic food, but i don’t think it’s the most romantic city ever and it isn’t necessarily cheap. have you thought of montreal? not that much farther, but you’d get a more ‘foreign’ and romantic experience. it all really depends on what you like to do though. are you looking for city, or romantic or outdoorsey? my fiance is from there. i’m happy to give it some thought with a bit more detail.
i also think the niagara falls idea could be really nice. i once stayed not far at this cute place called the sugar shack. i can’t tell from this website if she still rents out the little house, but below is the website. if not, from the site it looks like they still do the breakfast and the little shop and homemade goods is super cute (as is the woman who runs it: gail). the area is the wine region for syrups and jams (wine isn’t the best, but it is still cool). http://www.sugarshack1.com/