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Flying To Toronto With American Airlines

Discover a cultured, open-minded city on the shore of Lake Ontario on an American Airlines flight to Toronto. Race to the tip of the colossal CN Tower and contemplate Henry Moore's curvy sculptures at the Frank Gehry-designed Art Gallery of Ontario when you fly to Toronto with American Airlines.

Zoom to the top of the CN Tower in a great glass elevator.

The provincial capital and Lake Ontario look tiny from the 1,135-foot-high observation deck. Take the Sky Pod to a dizzying 1,465 feet for astounding views over the city's patchwork of parks and skyscrapers to Niagara Falls and New York beyond.

Glimpse Rubens, Degas and Rembrandt masterpieces at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Housed in a billowing glass building designed by Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry. The light-flooded galleries swing from African sculpture to Tom Thomson's dreamy Canadian landscapes. We find it hard to drag ourselves away from the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, the world's largest collection of the artist's sculptures, drawings and prints.

Have a blast with the family at the Toronto Zoo

A 702-acre parkland that's one of the largest in the world. The super popular African Savanna project contains the Gorilla Rainforest, the largest indoor gorilla exhibit in North America. During the warm months, a Zoomobile zooms you around to see the sights, including the recently added African penguins.

Be dazzled by the Royal Ontario Museum the moment you enter the jagged crystal-shaped entrance designed by Daniel Libeskind.

Once inside, kids make a beeline for the 88 feet-tall Gordo the Barosaurus and the Bat Cave. In Earth's Treasures gallery, the Light of the Desert, a huge 900-carat cerussite, and the Tagish Lake Meteorite pay homage to Ontario's gem mining industry.

Explore Toronto's bustling waterfront at the Harbourfront Centre.

Stroll along the boardwalk where buskers play, check out the free summer classical music concerts at the Toronto Music Garden, and let kids explore contemporary art at HarbourKIDS. Locals paddle in canoes in summer and twirl across the ice in winter on the lake below the lanky CN Tower.

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More Things to Do in Toronto

Let American Airlines lead you off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Toronto. Roam fairytale castle Casa Loma, marvel at the fancy footwear of royalty and rock stars at the Bata Shoe Museum, and chow down on noodles in bustling Chinatown. American will be with you every step of the way.

Gaze across the skyline from Casa Loma, a mock Scottish castle complete with whimsical turrets, towers and neo-Gothic arches.

Built from 1911-1914, the 98-room castle was the romantic abode of millionaire industrialist Sir Henry Pellatt, founder of the Toronto Electric Light Company. Best of all are the gardens in the hilltop grounds – explore the rhododendron dell, woodland walk and fountain-strewn water garden.

Slip into the Bata Shoe Museum

Celebrating 4,500 years of footwear with 10,000 items. Architect Raymond Moriyama designed the limestone-and-glass museum to resemble an opening shoebox. View Egyptian sandals, Japanese fish skin boots and tiny Chinese "lotus" shoes for bound feet. Our favorite is the Walk of Fame, showcasing Marilyn Monroe's killer red stilettos, Queen Victoria's silk slippers and Madonna's Dolce & Gabbana platform shoes.

Take a ferry from Queen's Quay to the Toronto Islands

Where Lake Ontario's breezes are blissfully cooling on a summer's day. The leafy, car-free islands are best explored by canoe or bicycle. Head to the 19th-century Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and sandy Hanlan's Point Beach for a romantic afternoon, or entertain the kids at Centreville Amusement Park.

Soak up the city's Asian flavor in Chinatown

At the intersection of Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue. Small family-run shops sell everything from medicinal herbs to fresh lychees, and you can buy vegetables, vintage clothing and spices at Kensington Market. By night, woks sizzle in the neon-lit district. Rest and replenish at one of the good-value eateries for noodles, crispy pork and fortune cookies.

Catch a game at the Air Canada Centre, the home base of ice hockey legends, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Book tickets well ahead to join hockey-loving locals who cheer on their team in comfortably upholstered seats from September to April, or basketball enthusiasts who cheer on the NBA's Toronto Raptors. In summer, the stadium hosts fancy footwork action with the Toronto FC, a team affiliated with Major League Soccer.

Book a flight to Toronto with American Airlines today to discover more things to do in Toronto.

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