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Last minute short trip to Canada from Atlanta where with no car for 3 days?

Last minute short trip to Canada from Atlanta where with no car for 3 days?

Jun 10th, 2008, 04:19 AM
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Last minute short trip to Canada from Atlanta where with no car for 3 days?

Last minute plans to Canada for a few days...my husband and I. Budget $300 a night....What to do with no car? Any resorts close to an airport? Don't want to spend all our time traveling.
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Jun 10th, 2008, 05:24 AM
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You've got to be kidding, you ask this question without telling us what part of Canada you're coming to!!! Get a map out, Canada streches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and from the 49th parellel to the Arctic Circle. Exactly where in Canda do you want information for?
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Jun 10th, 2008, 05:42 AM
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I apologize...too broad. Will research better...just looking for an easy destination from Atlanta direct flight...
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Jun 10th, 2008, 10:25 AM
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Since you're coming from Atlanta, I would concentrate on seeing what is availalbe to Ottawa, Toronto or Montreal. They might be your best bet.
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Jun 10th, 2008, 11:21 AM
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It's Quebec City's 400th anniversary - lots going on there this year - July 3 is the big day but events all year -http://quebecculture.travel/page_forfait_eng.php?id_for=6&gclid=COSHj5bN6pMCFS emQQodw1gIWw
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Jun 10th, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Quebec city will be very busy this summer, and prices will be jacked up but it will probably be fun.

I think I would head to Montreal, it's not too long of a flight, the summer is a fantastic time to see the city, you don't need a car as public transit is great here, your budget will get you a nice, centrally located hotel and since you'll be with your husbankd Montreal has plenty of romantic restaurants, pretty parks, quaint bistros etc to spend some quality time with your sweetie!

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Jun 10th, 2008, 05:50 PM
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Um, Cruiseryyc,

Canada comes down below the 49th parallel on much of the continent.

LOL

But your point was right on target!

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Jun 10th, 2008, 06:35 PM
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I think the only direct flight from Atlanta is probably Toronto
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Jun 10th, 2008, 07:08 PM
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Did you hear about the guy who asked for directions to Canada, but became very angry when he saw a sign that said "Welcome to Albeta?"



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Jun 11th, 2008, 04:38 PM
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Delta has non stop flights to Montreal and Vancouver as well as Toronto.

That should be A L B E R T A above.

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Jun 14th, 2008, 02:13 PM
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I have found a good flight to Toronto with points. Hotel suggestions?
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Jun 16th, 2008, 06:06 AM
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$300 a night at a resort near Toronto...is that right?

Or do you want to stay in Toronto?

Here's a site with resorts - http://www.resorts-ontario.com/

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Jun 17th, 2008, 05:39 AM
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Joebear...if you won't have a car and you don't want to spend your time traveling, I would just look on line for a good hotel price right in TO: $300 is a generous budget. Searching this Forum will give you a zillion ideas on what to do when you get here. Or, if you have specific questions, you can post away until they get answered.
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Jun 18th, 2008, 05:35 AM
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I think a nice hotel would be perfect. Long weekend ... Suggestions....Main aim is relaxation.

Special rates at Cosmopolitan...Has anyone stayed there?

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Jun 18th, 2008, 05:51 AM
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The Cosmopolitan is on a street just off Yonge Street (the main drag for Toronto) and is not what I would consider a relaxing type of place although it's close to lots of restaurants, pubs and shopping.

The Radisson http://www.radisson.com/hotels/ontoront is on the lakefront and might be more relaxing since it has a view over the lake and a pool to sit by.

The Radisson's a short streetcar ride to downtown and is close to the ferry docks which will take you to Centre or Ward's Island which are city parks with no car traffic -there is bike rental. http://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/index.htm - there's a clothing optional beach at Hanlan's Point, too, should that appeal.

Ward's Island has a restaurant (and a full time residents) called the Rectory Cafe. http://torontoisland.org/
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Jun 18th, 2008, 05:58 AM
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Haven't stayed there-looks very elegant and discrete, but not uniformly good reviews, so far.
RIGHT downtown which can be a mixed blessing.

With your budget, I might be more inclined toward The Windsor Arms, also a boutique hotel, but in a quieter much more upscale neighbourhood and very close to great restaurants, Yorkville, ROM, Gardiner Museum and university campus. Much more predictable service.

Or perhaps the Hotel Intercontinental? Same neighbourhood as The Windsor Arms. I have stayed there and it is very charming, less boutiquey, more 'grand hotel', very popular with the 'stars' during the film festival.
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Jun 18th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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That helped a lot, am going to see what my nusband prefers.

There is a great rate at the Cosmo. on Travelzoo...that prompted me asking about...

Windsor Arms sounds lovely...the water sounds relaxing....either will be a good choice.
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Jun 19th, 2008, 03:56 AM
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Are you saying the Intercontinental Centre or Yorkville?

Hard to choose...may just go with best rate....
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Jun 22nd, 2008, 10:26 AM
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Made reservations at the Fours Seasons....THey have a summer special going that the third night is free...So very affordable and good location.

Looking forward to seeing a glimpse of Canada....

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Jun 22nd, 2008, 11:20 AM
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Very posh! Have a good stay.

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