The Perfect Day in Toronto: A One Day Itinerary

Welcoming over 40 million visitors annually, Ontario’s capital, Toronto, is the largest city in Canada. It is one of the world’s most diverse cities, with over half of its citizens having been born outside of the country. From the world’s third tallest tower, the CN Tower; to the first stadium in the world to have a fully retractable roof, the Rogers Centre; Toronto is home to many popular and unique attractions. In this post I will be writing about my suggestions on what to do in Toronto if you only have a day in the city, by giving you a one day itinerary on what to do to see as much of the city as you possibly can in one day. I lived just outside of Toronto for about a quarter of my life, and both sides of my family have lived in Toronto and in its suburbs for a combined total of about eighty years, so I know the city pretty well.

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Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum

Being the largest museum of its type in the world, Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum displays musical instruments from each of the world’s continents, excluding Antartica. Located in northern Phoenix, this museum is rated as the #1 attraction in Phoenix on TripAdvisor. Their collection, made up of over 15,000 items, has everything from a Chinese erhu (二胡) to a Nigerian goge. Opened in April 2010, the museum was founded by Robert J. Ulrich, after a trip to Brussels’ Instrument Museum inspired him to do so. As I am a very musical person, and as I happen to live near Phoenix, I thought it’d be fun to visit and write about the museum for my blog, which is what I am going to be doing in this post!

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Palm Springs’ Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world, is one of Palm Springs’ most visited attractions. The tramcars, which host over 10 million visitors per year, allow visitors to get from the floor of the Coachella Valley to the peaks of the San Jacinto Mountains in just a ten minute ride. This ride ascends almost 2000 metres (6000 ft), and goes through five one of a kind life zones, from the Sonoran Desert to the Arctic Alpines. I was lucky enough to ride this tramway two times, once when I was much younger and again last year, when I last visited Palm Springs. In this post I am going to be pretty much giving you all the information you need to know before riding the tram, from the tram’s history to ticket prices for riding the tram.

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Canada’s Queen City: A Guide to Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is probably one of my favourite cities in the world. The city, which was established in 1834 as York, and later renamed Toronto, is the capital of its province, Ontario, as well as the fifth largest city in North America. Home to a very diverse group of people, with 50% of its residents being born outside of the country, Toronto is also one of the world’s most interesting cities. The world’s third largest tower, the CN Tower, dominates the city’s thriving skyline, while the world’s largest underground pedestrian system, the PATH, keeps the city bustling even beneath ground. I lived in Toronto for three years, and both sides of my family have lived in Toronto for a combined total of over eighty years, so I know a lot about the city. Therefore, in this post, I am going to be guiding you through where to stay, what to do, what to see, and how to get around Toronto.

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