Oshawa, one of Toronto’s most prominent suburbs, is known for being more than a simple suburb. It is an ultramodern city that lies on Lake Ontario’s shoreline and acts as a prominent entertainment and sports center. Town of Oshawa also boasts of having a rich cultural heritage, a deep-lying history, and plenty of green spaces and of parks. As such, Oshawa is a perfect place residential community and a great destination for a weekend getaway.
Most people miss the amazing things that Oshawa has to offer because they don’t travel past Toronto which is a great disadvantage on their side considering the many sites and attractions the city has to offer. It is the perfect city for somebody looking for an urban yet laidback community with a lot of places to enjoy and not to mention, the affordability of staying here. If you plan on visiting Oshawa in the near future, below are some of the family-friendly activities and destinations you should consider exploring:
Explore the city’s food scene
Lately, Oshawa has grown into a prominent food city featuring a plethora of high-end-restaurants, up-and-coming chefs, and great food technology. Most of these restaurants are found within and around the city’s downtown core but this does not mean that there are no good restaurants in other parts of the city. You can enjoy food pretty much anywhere in Oshawa depending on your preferences and budget and what’s more, there is something for everyone.
Everything from Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, Greek, Mexican, American, Japanese, Canadian, Chinese and German cuisines are some of the many available options. Some eateries offer a homey environment with live music and a casual setting while others feature a fine-dining for the high-class working people and business persons who prefer dining in a formal space and surrounded by their peers.
Catch a game of your choice
Oshawa city is popular in the GTA for its affiliation with sports and sporting events. Being home to over 10 sports teams ranging from lacrosse, basketball, rugby, football, and hockey, Oshawa is a beautiful paradise to sports enthusiasts. If your family happens to love sports, then watching a game while visiting Oshawa is not an option and considering the popularity of these matches among the locals, you might need to buy your tickets beforehand or prepare for the disappointment of missing you much-anticipated experience.
Other things you might consider doing include going for a swim at the Civic Complex Pool, exploring the city, visiting the Oshawa Zoo, hiking at one of the reservations or simply spend a day at one of the local Parks.