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Toronto Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Boasting one of the world’s most iconic and thoroughly modern skylines, Toronto is an exciting tourist destination with equal parts towering heights and lakefront parks, and inviting neighborhoods in between that beg to be explored. Canada's largest city—a global center of culture and commerce—has plenty to see and do right at your fingertips. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, "Toronto the Good" offers scenic lakefront shopping and recreation only minutes from landmarks and attractions like historic Fort York, the Sony Centre for Performing Arts, the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, the Air Canada Centre, the Rogers Centre, and the Hockey Hall of Fame.

This dynamic metropolis is conveniently accessible with Toronto car rentals. Prepare to take in the sights, sounds, energy, and entertainment of Ontario's internationally renowned provincial capital—no matter what strikes your fancy. Travelocity is the premier place to find the best Toronto rental car deals on the web, saving you money to better help you enjoy your time in the “megacity.”

Where Are the Best Places to Stay in Toronto?

Downtown Toronto is an international beehive of culture, cuisine, and creativity. But there is a full itinerary of things to see and do outside of town, too—like visiting nearby Hamilton, or exploring the shores of Lake Ontario. That’s what makes it such a great idea to rent a car in Toronto during your stay. Here are some of our favorite hotels in downtown Toronto (all of which have plenty of parking options for your rental):

  • The Grand Hotel & Suites – Create an unforgettable Toronto experience at this completely unique property. With over 175 guest suites offering lake and city views, a rooftop patio garden that houses two heated whirlpools and a two-story pool, and inventive cuisine served at the on-site Citrus, the Grand is a destination in its own right.
  • The Fairmont Royal York – This landmark boutique hotel emits regal elegance at every turn. From its neon rooftop sign serving as a beacon in the Toronto skyline to its multi-million-dollar guest room renovations, trusted service meets modern convenience at the Fairmont. Be sure to sample Toronto’s “Best Local Burger” at the on-site Piper’s Pub.
  • Chelsea Hotel – The kids will like feeding the fish and bunnies at the Family Fun Zone, while the grown-ups will want to play at the adult-only Deck 27 outdoor pool and fitness center. This vibrant contemporary hotel has more to offer than rabbits and rooftop fun, though. With a private club, well-appointed guest rooms, and multiple meeting rooms, there is something at the Chelsea for everyone.
  • The Westin Harbour Castle – Located in the shadows of the CN Tower on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Westin’s contemporary façade blends perfectly with the surrounding cityscape. Cap off your day exploring the city with dinner from the 38th-floor Toula Restaurant and Bar, where a 360-degree view of the setting sun is the perfect accompaniment to your meal.

Driving In and Around Toronto

The Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYS) is a quick 16-mile drive from the city center. You can pick up the keys to your car rental in Toronto from the agency courtesy counters near baggage claim. Head downtown to your hotel, drop off your luggage, and start searching for the city’s hidden gems. For some outdoor fun, drive north on 401 until you reach Bowmanville. This small city is surrounded by gorgeous outdoor areas, including Long Sault and Stephen's Gulch Conservation Areas. Follow up your long and satisfying hike with a beer at one of the many small pubs and taverns that sit adjacent to County Road 2. Go ahead…you’ve earned it. And you'll have saved enough money on cheap car rentals in Toronto to afford an appetizer or two. Standard pub fare is plentiful, but the real reason to visit a Bowmanville pub is to try the delicious wings (and you thought Buffalo had that market cornered). After spending a long day north of town, you'll be ready to return to the city and kick back at one of its many haunts—we recommend a spot on Lake Shore Boulevard West if you’d like a magnificent coastal view to serve as your nightcap.

Toronto Travel

No matter where you choose to explore, you can do it on a budget with Toronto car rentals. Plus, you can bundle your airfare and accommodations to save a Stanly Cup full of cash. Book your Toronto vacation today and get ready for an adventure to remember.




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