Hotel at a Glance: Comfort Inn Pickering
This recently remodeled Comfort Inn sits right off of Highway 401, an easy 45-minute drive from Toronto. Guests wake up to a complimentary full hot breakfast in the morning and are welcomed to stylish accommodations in the evening. Family-friendly attractions nearby include the Toronto Zoo.
- Breakfast is served: Fill up on scrambled eggs, housemade waffles, and pastries at the complimentary full hot buffet.
- Revamped guest rooms feature 32-inch LCD TVs and free WiFi; pets can tag along for $10 each per stay in select rooms.
- Burn off stress on cardio machines in the onsite fitness center.
Pickering, Ontario: Lakeside with Picturesque Boardwalk Outside Toronto
Set on the placid shores Lake Ontario, the former fishing village of Pickering presents a quiet contrast to Toronto, its neighbor to the south. In winter and early spring, you can ice-skate and play hockey on the rink at Pickering Recreation Complex. In warmer months, most of the activity centers on Nautical Village, a cluster of shops and eateries overlooking Frenchman’s Bay on the lake. You can spend the day browsing handmade souvenirs along the boardwalk before savoring a dinner of fresh-caught seafood. Catch of a glimpse of life in another era at Pickering Museum Village where costumed performers depict Pickering’s earliest days.
Drive about a half hour south and you’ll be in Toronto, which Lonely Planet placed on its Best in Travel list for 2015. The massive city boasts a diverse population and a number of cultural landmarks, including the Royal Ontario Museum and CN Tower, which offers views of Toronto’s cityscape from 1,800 feet high.