Oh, Canada. Who knew that Toronto would land itself in the top 10? According to U.S. News & World Report, the city climbed from No. 31 in 2009 to No. 9 in 2011 thanks to the Canadian dollar’s strength. But that’s not all that makes Toronto a hot spot these days. From its iconic musical landmark, Massey Hall, to Canada’s Walk of Fame in the Entertainment District, there’s always something to do in this northern gem. If you’re feeling extreme, you can throw down $175 to walk along the edge of Toronto’s largest building, the CN Tower, according to TIME.
Budget travelers: Plan your trip for the fall or — if you dare — winter to get the best deals. Additionally, About.com’s Budget Travel suggests you avoid eating out in the Entertainment District and instead head to Lawrence Market for a meal with a European feel at a discount.