9.24.2016

Things to Do In Toronto: 24 hours Edition + Hotel Giveaway!






We had a wonderful and a fun farewell summer trip to Toronto, one of my favorite Canadian destinations any season for a great  Canadian staycation.
Whenever I'm visiting a city, I love to create itineraries and plan ahead what to do in a full day of activities especially when you are a mom of a toddler and a little baby.

Want to enjoy these tips and a get a chance to win a lovely night at any Radisson hotel?  You betcha!

Here are 5 things you must do as soon as you're in Toronto:
1. Brunch at OK OK Diner
This small and casual old diner in Leslieville was a hit in a busy morning with my two little ones. Fluffy pancakes and perfectly cooked bacon were the perfect combo to start our morning like champions. As a McDo hash brown lover, I tried their Eggs Bernadette, a classic benedict eggs with bacon and spinach on two crispy hash browns. Their staff was absolutely great with kids and super friendly with recommendations. 

2. Colorful Wall Crawl
Right after our lovely brunch, we spent the day walking and finding colorful alleys in the city. I finally found the prettiest mural of Maya Hayuk in downtown, where I took some cute photos with my Instagram husband. There are a few great spots you need to visit if you're browsing more cool murals:
- Grafitti alley on Queen St.
- Kensington Market
- Queen St.
- The Keele-Dundas wall

3. Afternoon at Evergreen Brick Works
This former industrial site factory in the middle of the city with restored buildings and a focus on cultural events was a day dream to Nico. Spend a relaxing day running, biking or just walking in their beautiful gardens. I can't wait to visit Wednesday pizza night with Pizzeria Libretto, where you can find the best pizza cooked straight out of the stone oven and always delish by Chef Rocco. You can enjoy craft Ontario beers, ciders and wine along with the weekend's farmers market. 


4. Shop & Coffee at Frank and Oak
I can't get enough of Queen St. I simply love enjoying this vibrant shop area with fabulous Canadian spots like Frank and Oak. If you need a caffeine pit stop  in the middle of the afternoon and get your batteries recharged, check Jimmy's Coffee inside the store. Outstanding coffee with some delish snacks will compliment your shopping stroll in the heart of downtown Toronto. 

5. Relax at Radisson downtown
The best way to enjoy your 24 hours in the city was to sit, relax and enjoy this great spot of the CN tower in the Radisson Admiral Hotel Harbourfront. Stunning views of downtown and Lake Ontario in the golden hour will be the perfect ending to this gorgeous day. We enjoyed the last days of summer, soaking up the sun at the Splash Pool patio, where both Nico and Olivia had a blast. 

Thanks to Radisson, I'm giving away an e-certificate for a complimentary night at a Radisson Hotel of your choice in Canada or US.
Just go ahead and plan your #staycanada vacations, can't wait to hear all about it!

To participate in the giveaway:
1. Click here to find your nearest Radisson Hotel
2. Leave a comment and tell me what's your favorite Canadian city.
3. Best of luck!
xox

Note: Contest ends October 3rd at 9pm ET. Winner will be selected randomly


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42 comments

  1. Halifax!! :) love Toronto too, though!

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    1. I would absolutely love a stay in Vancouver BC. Would be so great too be able to get away for a night, and explore Vancouver. That your for having this contest.

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    2. I would absolutely love a stay in Vancouver BC. Would be so great too be able to get away for a night, and explore Vancouver. That your for having this contest.

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  2. Montréal!! But Toronto is awesome too!

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  3. I have never been in Canada...but I really want to visit Montreal and Toronto. They have amazing architecture there. :)

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  4. The only city I've been too in Canada in Niagara Falls. It was beautiful, but I would love to see Toronto! It looks like you had a great time on your Staycation!

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  5. I haven't been to Canada in forever but I'd love to visit Vancouver again!

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  6. I would adore a vacay to Calgary or Vancouver !

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  7. I've never been to Toronto, but I love Victoria and vancouver! It's so hard to pick betweeen the two!

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  8. gorgeous photos! makes me want to take a trip to toronto now haha xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/getting-ready-holidays-jenni-kayne/

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  9. Love all the beautiful photos! My husband and I are planning a trip to Canada :-)

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  10. I abosuletly love your photos! and the shots by the street art is incredible!

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  11. This post is so fun! I wish I could tell you my favorite Canadian city, but I've never been to Canada! I want to change that ASAP, though! xo, Tiffany www.parsnipsandpastries.com

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  12. Hmm I haven't been to one many but Montreal is beautiful!
    XO
    Www.lehoarder.com

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  13. I've only been very briefly to Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary, so it's hard to say, but I guess I'd pick Vancouver!

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  14. I've only ever been to Toronto when we went to Niagara Falls. I would love to go to other parts of Canada one day!

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  15. Favorite city so far is definitely Ottawa! I would love to visit BC or Calgary though!

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  16. Love it all! One of my best friend's just got back from Canada, and it all looks so gorgeous!

    Wish I could travel everywhere ASAP!

    xx, Jamie
    theblonderlife.com

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  17. Oh my gosh - all those great walls - swooning! I've never been to Canada but we staying in the Radisson Hotel in Cincy for our honeymoon! <3

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  18. What fantastic photos, I've always wanted to visit Canada and even more so now! Great post xxx

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  19. I think, if I had enough time in Toronto I would just wander the city streets and watch people from the coffee shop window if the weather would be to cold!
    BS, xx | https://queenbsdiary.wordpress.com/

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  20. I have never been in Canada, but Toronto is on my list, haha. Thank you so much for sharing this article, it was lovely to read, and beautiful photos:O

    Ally,
    www.inspo-book.blogspot.com

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  21. Can we just talk about the awesome murals that you saw <3<3<3<3

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  22. I have only been to Vancouver. I really want to get to Toronto!

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  23. Looks like you had an amazing time! What a beautiful city; I have always wanted to visit Toronto

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  24. Toronto is really beautiful city, would love to come and see CN Tower. Love your photos xoxo

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  25. I adore these photos!! This looks like such fun, I really need to visit soon!

    michenn

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  26. Everything looked incredible, that food made me salivate =^.^=

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  27. I couldn`t go to Canada yet...but I would love to visit Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. I really want to win this prize! :) :) :)

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  28. you are so cute! Loved this post!

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  29. I would totally go to Vancouver, visit the cute shops and eat at the great restaurants, and go to granville island! great post for TO!

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  30. I love Vancouver but Montreal was really neat too!

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  31. What a fun city! Definitely on my bucket list

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  32. That brunch is right up my alley! 🙌🏻🙌🏻

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  33. I would love to go to Toronto. I have to teach about this to middle school students and it seems so fabulous. I want to expericne it firsthand so I can tell them about it.

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  34. Love this post! I can't wait to go to Toronto this Summer and explore all of these places :)

    xo Anna Elizabeth
    www.annaelizabethevents.com

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