About Dayna J
Lives in Adelaide, Australia
Since Jun 2014
25-34 year old female
Born and raised in the Australian country, then later moving and living in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, I enjoy travelling both to remote and populated locations. For me travelling is about discovering new places, cuisines and cultures. I love being immersed into the local life particularly when it comes to food. I enjoy exploring the cuisines at markets and cafes/restaurants that only the locals go to. Although I prefer the warmer climates so that I can enjoy the sunshine on a beach, I don't mind putting many layers on to explore the local sights and enjoy snuggling up in front of a warm fire.
Architectural Buildings, Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Distilleries, Other Food & Drink, Breweries, Bars & Clubs, Brewery Tours
Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Castles, Speciality Museums
Aquariums, Educational sites
Bodies of Water
Arenas & Stadiums, Sports Complexes
Civic Centres, Arenas & Stadiums
Hiking & Camping Tours
Game & Entertainment Centres
Fran's is a perfect way to start the day for any family. The diner environment gives this cafe a relaxed feel, with plenty of space to accommodate all family members. Whenever I eat here, the staff are always very friendly, and more than happy to tailor my order as requested, which may be helpful for any picky eaters! The food is also affordable as well as delicious.
If you need to go food shopping or pick up supplies for a family picnic, stop by the St. Lawrence Market. This roomy, covered market is a pleasure to walk through, and has a great selection of fruit, vegetables, meats, and bakery items.
In the heart of the Distillery Historic District is Mill Street Brewpub. With plenty of space for children to work off any excess energy and for adults to enjoy a quiet, locally brewed drink, this pub caters for the whole family.
Toronto Eaton Centre is a great retail spot, and its wide variety of stores makes it the perfect one-stop-shop for any family necessities that you may have forgotten to bring with you.
Standing at over 550 meters tall, the CN tower has magnificent views of Toronto and the surrounding areas. Taking the different elevators up is fun for the kids, as is the revolving observation deck, and there's even the chance to do an EdgeWalk if your family is a little more daring!
Casa Loma is a Toronto landmark, built in the Gothic Revival style between 1911-1914. With 250 rooms, beautiful grounds, and a vintage car collection, this castle is sure to have any little girl or boy feeling like a princess or prince for the day!
Toronto Zoo is home to over 500 species of animals, including a baby gorilla (born in 2014), giant pandas, giraffes, and many more. In addition to the 5000-plus animals that can be seen at the zoo, a discovery zone including Splash Island may also be open when you visit — always a big hit with the kids!
Take a trip along Northern America's longest underwater viewing tunnel, which holds over 5.7 million liters of water and is home to many underwater creatures. Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto is home to 16,000 animals which are sure to keep your whole family mesmerized for hours!
Set on over 7.5 acres of land, Riverdale Farm has a variety of rare breed farm animals, butterflies, ponds, plus herb, flowers, and vegetable gardens to explore. Located in the township of Cabbagetown — just outside of Toronto — kids will love following the pathways through wooded areas and around ponds, discovering the various plants that grow here, chatting to the farmer, and peeking into the historic farm buildings onsite.
A family visit to Toronto should always include photos with the backdrop of Lake Ontario, and time spent soaking up the views of this vast body of water. Whether you admire the lake from the Toronto Island Park or from Woodbine Beach, the scenery is unlikely to disappoint!
Take a short ferry ride to the Toronto Island Park, where you can enjoy the most stunning views over Lake Ontario and Toronto City. On the island, there is plenty to do for the entire family. From amusement parks to a farm that houses over 40 species of farm animals and exotic birds, make sure you leave an entire day free to explore this place properly!
Ontario Science Centre has a variety of interactive science exhibitions that are well suited to families with young teens, and children that are keen to explore the science world. Lots of hands-on fun!
Canadians love hockey, and if your family does too, don't miss out on seeing the Hockey Hall of Fame. This place has the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world, is home to the Stanley Cup (the oldest trophy competed for in professional hockey in North America), and has several interactive hockey games to keep your sports-loving family entertained!
Enjoy a family evening out at the Rogers Centre where you can watch a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game! Join the local fans, and be entertained by both the game and the crowds as you munch on typical ballpark treats.
If baseball is not your family's style, visit the Air Canada Centre for a game of ice hockey! Watch as the teams go head to head on the ice — great entertainment for the whole family.
If your family is ready for a big adventure, why not take a 45 km drive from Toronto to Bramptons Treetop Trekking centre. This centre has a variety of activities to suit all ages — from zip-lining and treetop walking to night time walks and team building. You and your family are sure to leave Treetop Trekking Brampton with great big smiles on your faces!
Trampolining can be fun for any age (yes, including adults!), and as the world's first indoor trampoline park, Sky Zone has several different fun-filled areas to explore. Try your hand at everything from free jumping to dodge ball to Sky Slam, where you can shoot balls into hoops!
If your children are bursting with energy and need somewhere to let it all out, take a trip to the 11-acre Playdium. The Playdium outdoor park is home to a variety of entertainment options designed especially for families — which range from virtual to physical to interactive — and its activities include mini golf, trampoline bungee, go karting, laser maze, and much more!