Contemporary Hotel With Onsite Spa and Japanese Restaurant
At Delta Toronto East in Toronto’s Scarborough area, you’ll find both soothing spots for adults to relax and an entertaining play area for kids to expend their energy. For the latter, there's a 110-foot-long waterslide curving from the ceiling of an indoor water play area, where guests splash into a large pool in the 20,000-square-foot atrium, oblivious to the season outside. Meanwhile, grownups can slip into the multiple saunas or whirlpool to soak away stress, or use their $30 credit at the onsite Saachi Spa, a serene setting for a hot-stone massage, spa manicure, or mud detox bath. And the hotel is within a 20-minute drive of Toronto’s best attractions, including the Evergreen Brick Works, the Distillery District, and the CN Tower, the Western Hemisphere’s tallest freestanding structure.
Those staying in Delta Toronto East’s premier guest rooms can stretch out on a king-size bed or two double beds and enjoy their view of the city from large windows. The hotel’s deluxe guest rooms are similar to the premier rooms in size, but also include an LCD television, an iPod clock radio, and a spot on one of the hotel’s higher floors. For dinner, head to the hotel's Japanese restaurant, Sagano, with your $30 dining credit to sample spicy tuna rolls and seared scallops alongside a panoramic view of the city.
Toronto, Ontario: Walking City with High-End Shopping and World-Class Museums
With a sprawling network of eclectic neighborhoods and miles of waterside parklands, Toronto is known as a wonderful walking city that overflows with cultural treasures. Set on the shores of Lake Ontario, the city’s scenic hiking and walking trails wind along the harbor front. A northerly stroll through the Fashion District and Chinatown leads to Kensington Market, a bohemian village rife with vintage shops and organic food markets. For haute couture shopping and fine dining, visitors flock to the Bloor-Yorkville neighborhood, where colorful flower gardens, modern-art installations, and crosswalks lined with memory foam soften the industrial streetscape.
Toronto also serves as home to some of Canada’s best museums, starting with the rare Quebecois religious statuary and the restored Georgian house at The Art Gallery of Toronto. In addition to hosting the largest African and Oceanic art collection in the country, the massive museum curates Italian Baroque sculptures, Pablo Picasso paintings, and historical Canadian art, including contemporary Inuit masterpieces. And science geeks will want to make a stop at the Ontario Science Centre, where they can watch an IMAX film, delve into space at the planetarium, or touch a plasma ball at the Science Arcade.