Niagara Falls is all about exploring every nook and cranny of this city. From standing steps away from the Falls to soaring through the sky on the Niagara Skywheel, almost all of the Falls' attractions are located in and around the Clifton Hill and Fallsview area. If you're looking to explore wine country, take to Niagara-on-the-Lake and enjoy some brilliant wineries, where you'll truly learn to appreciate the beauty of viticulture. It's all about adventure here, so be sure to pack your runners and a bathing suit as the fun certainly doesn't stop for the whole weekend.
Get to the Maid of The Mist early to get a good spot on the boat.
The Great Wolf Lodge is one of the best water parks in town.
The Niagara region is home to quaint bed and breakfasts and high-rise hotels that will wow anyone with the view. No matter which hotel you choose, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. Hotels in Niagara Falls' tourist area are brilliantly surrounded by a plethora of restaurants, shops and all the sights you can imagine. If you're looking for something a little more quiet, take to Niagara-On-The-Lake, it's a pristine town that is filled with a laid-back aura. Rent a car while staying here to get the best of all the worlds this region includes.
Motels along Lundy's Lane.
Book hotels along nears the Falls ASAP.
The Niagara region is known for some brilliant restaurants. From Mexican to Italian and everything in between, this region showcases how worlds collide to create stretches of streets that have it all and so much more. Clifton Hill, Fallsview and surrounding areas is where the bulk of Niagara Falls' restaurants are located. Venture off to downtown St. Catharines for delicate dishes from around the world and to Niagara-On-The-Lake for a meal that may break your budget, but will be well worth it.
Leave the kids at home if you're planning on going to a winery for lunch.
Be Sure to Sample:
The fettuccine pomodoro at Casa Mia's.
With a university and college in the Niagara Region, when the moon comes up, the party begins. Take to Clifton Hill's Spicy Olive, Dragonfly Nightclub or Stella's Dining Lounge for a night of dancing, or to Boston Pizza on Clifton Hill, Sheehan's or The Merchant Ale House for a chilled out evening with some friends. Wherever you end up, the night will be filled with fist-pumps all around.
Bottle service is a must at Stella's or Dragonfly.
The Pen Centre, located in St. Catharines (Glendale Ave) is 'the' shopping centre in the Niagara region. Located just twenty minutes from Clifton Hill, the mall has something for everyone. If you're keen on finding souvenirs for your loved ones, head down Clifton Hill to grab a Canadian flag and bottle of sweet maple syrup at any one of the many souvenir shops in town. Niagara-On-The-Lake's Front Street is home to boutique shops and if you're really craving a shopping mall, head over the river to the Walden Galleria.
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