We are a "young" couple in our mid-30's to early 40's celebrating our first anniversary! We will would like to explore the area between Niagara, ON and Toronto in a few weeks. We will not be traveling with children.
We typically like visiting interesting places and see things away from the touristy crowds and long lines. Although we will be stopping by the falls, can anyone recommend some fun ideas?
We are traveling on a budget, so we'd like to know what are the "not to be missed" things we should visit? More importantly, can you recommend places that locals enjoy visiting?
Here are some things we may enjoy:
Street fairs or local downtown celebrations
Restaurants, coffee houses, street food- (preferably cheap prices up to $20 per person) We like Italian, Thai, bar/pub food, and specifically would love to try any local foods.
Short walking trails with no large hills or climbing, since my husband is still recovering from an injury.
Nice downtown areas with shops and restaurants to walk around and browse through shops (preferably away from the hectic, noisy crowds); places where we might hear free outdoor performances.
Do you recommend a water park that would be fun for adults? I do not think we will stay at the location overnight (ex. Great Wolf Lodge), but would like to know if the water parks are typically just for kids or if there are enough things for adults as well? I enjoy the wave pools, lazy rivers, the average water slides....wouldn't do as many extreme water slides, but my husband might.) Are there typically long lines?
Any other ideas you could think of would be welcome as well. (anything in or between Niagara and Toronto) Thanks so much!