With its dazzling skyline etched above the north shore of Lake Ontario and an impressive cosmopolitan population, Toronto is an urban playground for high-flying travelers and a popular big-city getaway in Canada, especially the favorable exchange rate Americans will find while traveling in Canada. You don't have to plan a long vacation either—Toronto's buzzing nightlife, alfresco foodie scene and vibrant neighborhoods can all be sampled on a short trip.
Maximize your time with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and easily reach the iconic CN Tower for a climb; visit the landmark Casa Loma; or discover Canada's national sport at the Hockey Hall of Fame. It's also possible to save money on Toronto's must-see sights with a Toronto CityPASS—check out the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre and the Toronto Zoo.
Of course, you can't spend a weekend in the city without a side trip to Canada's star attraction, so be sure to tack on a day trip to Niagara Falls, easily visited from the city. Day tours often include the Whirlpool Rapids observation deck and a Niagara River cruise or the spectacular illuminations seen on an evening lights tour.