For couples visiting Toronto, the city offers an array of romantic options. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the beauty of nature, indulge in chocolate and massages or take your relationship to new heights, here are some suggestions for romantic things to do in Toronto.
Go for a stroll
Toronto is home to many beautiful parks, perfect for taking a romantic stroll or enjoying a picnic with your special someone. Visit High Park, the city’s largest municipal park with 400 acres to explore. Opened in 1876, the landscape features hills, ravines, gardens, ponds, cherry blossoms and lush flora. Take a walk along Grenadier Pond and see the reflection of the trees on the water, or stroll through gardens enjoying the charming bridges and waterfalls. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to enjoy one of the park’s many romantic events, like performances and medicinal plant walks in the summer, harvest festivals in the fall, ice skating in the winter and charity walks in the spring.
Get—and give—a massage
Located in a historic landmark building you’ll find a hidden oasis, Elmwood Spa. Couples are invited into private, relaxing treatment rooms to relax together. The menu is extensive, and couples can even choose the “Massage Your Mate.” The treatment is 60 minutes, with each partner taking turns receiving and learning to give professional-quality massages. The treatment is $250 for the hour.
See the city from above
For an aerial view of Toronto, opt for a romantic helicopter ride. Couples can choose their own route, soaring 2,000 feet over the city center, CN Tower and sparkling waterfront. Ontario wine, chocolates and a plush teddy bear are also part of the experience.
Serious couples should head to Canoe, a fine dining restaurant residing atop the TD Bank Tower. Opt for the tasting menu with wine pairing for a chance to try a variety of local flavors, and sit at tucked away Table #38. Not only does it have an excellent view, but a history that includes several marriage proposals.
Indulge in your sweet side
Nothing says romance quite like chocolate. Located in the Distillery Historic District as well as on King Street West, SOMA Chocolatemaker makes small-batch artisanal chocolate straight from the cacao bean from places like Madagascar, Costa Rica and Panama. You and your partner can learn about the chocolate-making process by touring the factory as well as through tasting events. Make sure to sample some of their homemade truffles, as well as the heavenly salted caramel hot chocolate. For a refreshing treat, opt for a gelato with flavors like dark chocolate, roasted hazelnut and Madagascar vanilla.
And for a romantic day-trip from Toronto, Niagara Falls—one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America—is only an hour and a half away. Take a day-trip to the falls, ride the Maid of the Mist and stop at a local winery, or visit at night to see the falls lit up in vibrant colors. You may also want to visit the nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake to discover the area’s booming wine scene.
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