The Serene Nature Among Skyscrapers - Discover The Romantic Toronto
Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is one of the most diverse cities in Canada. It is characterized by rows of high-rise buildings and modern facilities, balanced with wide green spaces and quaint little corners filled with art. Whether it’s in the middle of winter or during the height of summer, Toronto will always be a great destination for a couple’s vacation. With plenty of romantic things to do, it is a city filled with infinite possibilities, including opportunities to let love bloom all over again! Here are some ideas for romantic weekend getaways in Toronto.
Feel Like A Royal Couple
For a regal and romantic atmosphere, there’s no better spot than Casa Loma. Toronto’s only castle is a labyrinth of towers and intricately decorated rooms and suites, stables, and tunnels. The grounds feature a beautiful garden that is resplendent in spring and summer, and the conservatory fountain is an ultimate romantic proposal spot. Casa Loma also serves as a beautiful and popular wedding venue for the complete romantic treatment.
Hike Through The Scarborough Bluffs
Scarborough Bluffs may seem out of the way and not as enticing as the many different places-of-interest in the hustling and bustling Toronto, however, it sure is a hidden gem, and a perfect place to bring someone out on a date. The bluffs stretch on for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore, providing with an amazing and panoramic view, making it a perfect place to stroll or hike. You can bring some food and have a cute and romantic barbeque dinner. Or even take some time to stargaze by the water on the beach. Be sure to bring a blanket, and cuddle up to keep warm!
Where History Speaks of Love
With its cobblestone streets and Victorian-style architecture, the Distillery District is another romantic spot with a historical twist. This is a wonderful place to visit all-year-round, with countless of eateries and plenty of shopping opportunities, it would be a great date location as you can just visit different places every time you’re in the area. However, one of the best times to visit the Distillery Historic District is definitely Christmas time! From November to December, the Toronto Christmas Market pops up in the area and is ranked as one of the top 10 Christmas markets in the world, so you know it has to be amazing. Bundle up in your winter clothing, grab a cup of mulled wine, hold onto your significant other and wander through the Christmas market. The vintage architecture helps add onto the vibe that you and your loved one are wandering through a street in Europe
Spend Some Time On The Lap Of Nature
High Park is the perfect date spot for any couples who are nature lovers. It’s the largest public park that features a zoo, some hiking trails and diverse vegetation. Also, one-third of the park has been preserved to showcase an example of a rare local oak savannah ecosystem. The best time to actually visit the park is during spring, so you can bask in the presence of your partner while being surrounded by the falling cherry blossom petals. There’s also a free zoo where you can coo over the cute animals with your loved one.
Hangout With Sharks And Fish
If you’re tired of the same old movie and dinner date, why not visit an aquarium for an alternative? By this we don’t just mean an ordinary aquarium, but Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Located southeast of the CN Tower, this place is home to 13,500 exotic marine animals and filled with 5.7 million liters of water. It is divided into nine parts representing different marine animal species. One of the most interesting sections of the aquarium is the walk-through tank that allows you to see the animals closely.
Challenge Your Date “Who Swims Fast”
Up for some outdoor adventures? Located south of downtown Toronto, you will find Toronto Island Park, the locals’ go-to place for relaxation and recreation. The park has beaches that offer different water sports facilities, as well as canoe and kayak rental. It also has marinas and a wide area of green fields that you can easily explore with a rented bike. Other park features include a lighthouse, a pier, a boardwalk, and a duck pond. The whole place is very lively from May to September. It is usually closed during the winter months.
Let Your Love Bloom Amidst Flowers
How about a walk in the midst of Toronto’s blooms? You don’t have to go out of the city to enjoy nature together! There’s the Allan Gardens Conservatory, one of the oldest parks in Toronto, which features a greenhouse and a playground. There’s also a koi pond and a wall of orchids that would make for a perfect background for your couple’s photos. Another option is the Toronto Botanical Garden, formerly known as the Toronto Civic Garden Center. It has a total of 17 themed gardens where you will find all sorts of perennials, native trees, and shrubs.