I am thinking about planning a trip to Canada for my birthday in July. I am going to be 20 and I am a college student which means I am on a budget. I was thinking about going to either Toronto (since SkyBus has flights for $35 going into Toronto/Niagara) or Windsor since it's about a 4 hour drive from my hometown. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions; places to stay, places to go and things to do in either one of those cities.
I'm between Hamilton and Niagara Falls and it's a really nice area if your into wineries. THe Niagara Region is a big fruit belt and great to see in July.
Niagara prices aren't that bad but the closer you get to Toronto it can get more expensive but it's a very big city. I'd say staying in Niagara Falls will be the best for you. You can do it cheaply espeically in off months but it is more expensive in July.
I don't think that Windsor will be that much fun for you. A $35 flight is very cheap I'd take that for sure.
How long are you coming for?
I am looking to visit for 4 to 5 days. SkyBus flies into Niagara International Airport, is there a bus or a train that I can take from the airport to Toronto? I would like to visit both Niagara Falls and Toronto.
The Greyhound goes from Niagara Falls to Toronto and costs about C$45 return. It's pretty frequent.
Do you mean Buffalo airport or Niagara Falls?
One thing to note that you will need a passport if you are flying over the border (well Candian's do to get to the US). If you drive over the border you just need a photo ID and proof of citizenship as of right now.
The Greyhound will get between Toronto and Niagara Falls as will the train (see VIA rail). The train will be more expensive but nicer.
I may be biased, but my vote is Toronto with perhaps an overnight visit to Niagara Falls...stopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake along the way.
As a young 20 year old...I'm assuming you're into the night life and you won't be disappointed...whether it be a concert, club, pub, etc....there really is something for everyone.
In July, Niagara Falls will be filled with tourists and that's exactly what you'll feel like being there...for me, the city itself is super cheesy...which can be fun, but gets old fast. The Falls are definitely worth checking out if you've never seen them...
Toronto is huge in comparison - there's so many different neighbourhoods to check out...be in Chinatown, the Distillery District or the bars and restaurants along Queen Street....or student pubs in the Annex. In the summer there's always some kind of festival going on (many of them free)...so you can also take advantage of that too. If you're worried about costs look into couch surfing options or ride shares (between Toronto and Niagara for instance). Also "Now" or "Eye Weekly" are free publications that you can pick up around the city that let you know what's going on. They're really handy.
Let me know if I can be of any more help.
Oke I have changed my plans a bit but I have decided to go to Toronto in mid September... Thanks to everyone who has replied I appreciate it... If anyone has anymore information I would love to hear it!