Toronto Journals

Father & Son Trip to the Northeast Part 1

Best of IgoUgo

A January 2006 trip to Toronto by RoBoNC

CN Tower Photo, Toronto, Ontario More Photos
Quote: This is a road trip starting in Buffalo NY to Niagara Falls and on toward Toronto, Canada's largest city.

Father & Son Trip to the Northeast Part 1

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

CN Tower Photo, Toronto, Ontario
Quote:
Two thousand and six was the first year that my father and I decided to take annual trips with each other. Deciding on where to go is just as exciting as getting there. When I was growing up, we always expressed an interest of going to the Detroit Auto Show. The timing was perfect since our trip and the auto show coincided. After pricing tickets to Detroit from Raleigh, the cheapest I was able to find was around . I began to browse nearby airports for cheaper tickets. After some searching, I settled on Buffalo, New York. With roundtrip tickets on Northwest Airlines for , it was a steal even if it is a three hour drive to Detroit. What made this flight interesting is that we had to ...Read More

Anchor Bar

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant

Quote:
Chicken wings, once the leftovers of the bird, now have become a multi-million dollar business. There are restaurants that specifically serve wings while at almost any other restaurant, they can be found as appetizers. There are many restaurants around the country that claim to have the best wings or some go as far as to believe they created the wing. However, there is a reason why they are called Buffalo wings. That being said, one can gather that Buffalo wings were started in Buffalo, New York. One restaurant in Buffalo is credited with the birthplace of chicken wings, the Anchor Bar. The restaurant, owned by Frank and Teresa Bellissimo, has been a fixture in Buffalo since 1935 but t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 3, 2008

Anchor Bar
1047 Main St
Buffalo, New York 14209
+1 716 886 8920

CN Tower

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

CN Tower Photo, Toronto, Ontario
Quote:
The tallest structure in Canada and the world until recently is the CN Tower in Toronto. It is a communication and tourist tower which rises 1,815 feet and was the tallest free standing structure until September 12, 2007 when the Burj Dubai, in the UAE, still under construction, eclipsed it. The CN Tower is a fixture on the Toronto skyline and a favorite for tourists to admire the panoramic views of the city. A visit to the CN Tower begins at the ticket booth where you can customize your package to include one or all of the different attractions. You can choose the Look Out and Skypod at $26 or just the Look Out for $21. Thirty-three dollars gets you the whole package which includes th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 3, 2008

CN Tower
301 Front St West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6
(416) 868-6937

Niagara Falls

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

Niagara Falls Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Quote:
Who hasn’t heard of Niagara Falls? It is a natural wonder that should be one of the great ones ranking up there with the Grand Canyon. They are massive waterfalls which are known for their beauty as well as an excellent source of hydroelectric power. Niagara Falls, largest waterfall in North America, is usually compared to that of Victoria Falls in Africa, the largest waterfall in the world.Niagara Falls straddles the US/Canadian border and it has become a tourist attraction for millions of people annually. On either side of the Falls are the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York. While there is two sides to Niagara Falls, most anyone who has visited them, wi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 3, 2008

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario

SkyDome

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

Marriott Hotel at Skydome Photo, Toronto, Ontario
Quote:
Canadians have a love affair with hockey, which is understandable since the coveted trophy is named after Lord Stanley. Gradually, other sports have sneaked into Canada but almost all situated in Canada’s largest city, Toronto. In 1969, Montreal acquired a Major League baseball team, the Expos, and a decade later, Toronto received their team, the Blue Jays. With the sale of the Expos to Washington D.C., Toronto has now become the capital of Canadian sports. Toronto is also home to the Raptors, Canada’s only NBA team after the Vancouver Grizzlies folded and moved to Memphis. Now the city is trying to have the first NFL franchise and it begins with the Buffalo Bills playing one game a season there ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 3, 2008