From the falls to the nightlife, here are five reasons Toronto is perfect for a quick getaway

Toronto has a popular foodie scene and breathtaking views

Fun facts about Toronto. Toronto is the largest city in Canada, and the 4th largest city in North America.There are over 10 million trees in Toronto.Toronto is home to North America’s only castle. The Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo is one of the largest in the world.Toronto is the proud home of citizens representing over 200 distinct ethnic origins

Toronto, Canada is a surprisingly diverse city, home to more than 250 ethnic groups speaking 180 languages. It’s also home to a surprisingly diverse landscape, nestled between Caledon Mountain and Lake Ontario.

The city is also known as the Hollywood of the North due to the many films and TV shows shot there. As you stroll down its busy streets, some surroundings might seem familiar. You might just find yourself walking past a building from “Schitt’s Creek.”

And with nonstop flights from Atlanta taking just about two hours, a weekend getaway is a lot easier than you might think.

Here are five Toronto activities that will guarantee a fun-filled weekend:

Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo is one of the largest in North America. It’s divided into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia and the Canadian Domain.

Not only does the zoo have amazing animals on display, there are also a ton of attractions including ziplining, a water park, a green house, a carousel and a ‘zoomobile,’ There’s even a family-friendly overnight experience in the zoo’s Serengeti Bush Camp.

CN Tower

The CN Tower stands over 5,000 feet tall, towering over the city with breath taking views. It’s also home to the Ripley’s Aquarium.

The tower’s 360 Restaurant completes a full rotation every 72 minutes, offering ever-changing views of the city and beyond. The food is fresh and regional, showcasing some of Canada’s best cuisine.

Casa Loma

This gothic-castle-style mansion is nestled in the Midtown area. The historic landmark was constructed in 1914 for businessman and amateur athlete Sir Henry Pellatt. The castle took three years to build and cost $3.5 million.

Tours include exhibitions and castle history. Depending on the day (or night), there’s also live music and theater.

Food and drink Tour

Get to know Toronto’s thriving foodie scene by booking a tour with Secret Food Tours: Toronto. The tour includes five stops and lasts abouot two and a half hours. Each tour has a maximum of 10 people, for an exclusive culinary experience.

Toronto’s motto is “Diversity, Our Strength,” and that diversity is on full display in the city’s food and drink offerings. Kensington Market offers a 2-3 hour tour taking you on a journey through Toronto’s diverse cuisine.

Niagara Falls

You can’t visit Canada without taking a trip to one of the most visited tourists destinations in the world. Niagara Falls is just as astonishing as you imagine — one of the few must-see attractions that lives up to the hype. It’s also a popular spot for proposals.

The falls are about a two hour drive from the city. There are also more than a dozen trains each day. Once there, you’ll enjoy incredible photo ops and seasonal fireworks shows. If you’d like to get up close there are plenty of boat tour options — just don’t forget to bring a raincoat.