Hiya fellow 'Tripadvisors',
We are a UK mid 40's brother and sister entourage visiting Toronto for the first time in late August to meet up with a long lost elderly family relative with whom neither of us has ever met before!!
Now like 'balls in the bucket' elements of life, neither of us have ever visited Canada before and regrettably are only there for 8 days but we really want to make the most of the opportunity of seeing all the best bits that we can in as short of time that we have there really.
Now it would be extremely silly of us not to visit the epic sites within Ontario such as the Falls and CN tower etc. but then we're both uncertain as to where do we go next??
What would you suggest based on your knowledge and experience of the place? Would you suggest that we:
A. Book accommodation for the full 7 days whilst in Toronto city itself, setting it as a base and spend the time exploring all that Toronto has to offer.
B. Keep Toronto as a base yet hiring a car and visit the surrounding areas and returning to Toronto daily; or
C. Stay there for a few days and then set ourselves on an adventure (albeit a short one) to visit a specific place that you've been to or would suggest a definite 'must-see/do' type of place.
As siblings we are both fairly sprity, not scared of a bit of adventure, love to party, outdoor and love visual scenery, wildlife (both human and animal!) and so would love to get a feel of the Canadian spirit as much as possible....Any suggestions on what you would do or where you would go.
We're very tight budget conscious and would love to stay in 5 star places but will probably have to resign ourselves to max 3 stars, but equally happy in camper-vans, motels and places with a 'freaky but fantastic essence' about them.
All suggestions, advice and comments would be very warmly received