4th of July at Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada

Niagara Falls with skyline in background

For the long July 4th weekend, we decided to drive up to see Niagara Falls and Toronto.  We left Wednesday after work, and spent Thursday afternoon and Friday morning at the Falls.  We took the Maid of the Mist boat tour, saw the fireworks for the 4th, and tried a couple of restaurants.  All in all, Niagara is a cute and somewhat tawdry place to visit for a day or two, not really enough for a whole weekend, unless you also go visit some wineries in the Niagara On the Lake area.

On Friday afternoon we drove to Toronto to check out the city.  We stayed close enough to downtown to walk in, and we visited the CN Tower on the first day.  We also had some great Indian food, but unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the place.  On Saturday we had breakfast at Mystic Muffin, which was a really interesting place, and we enjoyed talking with the owner- a super nice guy.  And amazing apple cake.  In fact, I planned on going back on Sunday morning to grab some stuff for the drive back, but unfortunately they are closed on Sundays.  Sad.

We enjoyed the parks and greenspaces of Toronto, as well as the museum, and overall, had a very enjoyable visit there.  I’m glad we visited in the summer- it was hot but not too bad, and we didn’t have to deal with all the snow!