This Canadian City Is A Great Destination For Your Next Fall Getaway

Toronto in the fall is a unique delight. Skyscrapers tower over trees with turning leaves, and the temperature drops, paving the way for sweater and sweatshirt weather. Visiting here can be a picturesque experience, complete with a roster of fall activities to engage in. Whether you're looking to pick some apples on a farm on the outskirts of the city, catch a hockey game, or take in the contrast of city scape and foliage, Toronto is just the place to add Canada to your travel bucket list.

Visiting in the fall has its perks beyond the sights and activities. Hotel prices tend to be lower in the fall than they are in the summer, so if you're watching your money or trying to stick to a budget, consider flying or driving out to Toronto. You can have the thrill of exploring a new city without the high costs and crowds that usually occur in the summer. Plus, Toronto is one of the safest cities in the world, so you can generally feel secure as you roam its streets.

Curating a quintessential fall experience

You can get excited planning your Toronto itinerary. If you want to spend time amongst the trees while taking in grand views of the city, hop on the Toronto Island Ferry and venture to the Toronto Island Park for an afternoon outside. There are several paths for you to wander, be it on foot or bike, and beaches where you can find expansive views of the city skyline. Pack a lunch and have a picnic, or grab a festive fall drink from a café before crossing the lake. Alternatively, you can visit High Park and hike some of the trails under the trees.

If you're looking for the quintessential fall experience, throw on a scarf and some boots and head out to Applewood Farm, located about an hour outside of Toronto. This spot also has a pumpkin patch, so you can take advantage of each festive outing in a single trip.

If you're visiting during October and are looking for thrills and scares, book a ghost tour; you can go by land or by water. The Haunted Walk offers Toronto's Haunted Harbour, a 90-minute boat ride to a haunted island, amongst others — including the Original Haunted Walk of Toronto, a 75-minute walking tour that shares the city's dark history and explores haunted spots.

Toronto's museums and sporting events

If the temperatures dip a little bit too much for you, you can always opt for indoor options to fill your day with. Toronto is home to a plethora of museums and galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario which is great for art lovers — it's free for those under 25 every day, and free for the general public on Wednesday evenings.

The Royal Ontario Museum showcases art and natural history as well, and the Ontario Science Centre is a fascinating science museum that offers a hands-on learning experience. These are only a handful of the options you have to explore in the city.

Sports fans are also in luck. Toronto hosts the NBA's Raptors, as well as the NHL's Maple Leafs. You can catch a game and cheer with the home team during your visit. If you're interested in sports history, Toronto's Hockey Hall of Fame is just the place for you as well.