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Niagara Falls, OntarioNiagara Falls is a signature Canadian vacation destination for couples and families alike; grown ups have upscale hotels, modern casinos, nightlife, concerts, fine dining, golf courses, spas, and wine country is just down the road. For children, there are theme parks like Marineland, Clifton Hill or Street of Fun, indoor water parks, Ferris wheel, Hornblower Niagara Cruises and Journey Behind the Falls. There are plenty of ways to experience this great wonder of the world.
The Niagara RegionNiagara Falls is in the Niagara Region peninsula, which is famous for it's wineries, recreational activities, fruit stands, hiking, biking or walking trails, year long events, rich history, and peaceful quiet moments on the beaches of Lake Ontario or Lake Erie. The falls themselves are located directly on the US-Canada border, but the world-famous and iconic Horseshoe falls lie mostly on the Canadian side. The falls are famous not for their height, for there are taller waterfalls in the world, but for the astounding volume of water that constantly flows over the edge of the falls fueled by four of the five great lakes, a flabbergasting 750,000 gallons per second at its peak.
Top 5If Niagara Falls is on your bucket list, then these are the top 5 must-do's when visiting. For a fun-filled Niagara Falls vacation, take full advantage of the Falls attractions experience. Go under them, behind them, and over them if you have the stomach for it.
EventsNiagara Falls is home to many signature events such as the summer long fireworks by the Falls, the Winter Festival of Lights, Summer of Thrills and Ice Wine Events. There's a celebration for every season.
Do & See
Niagara offers a variety of things to do while on vacation. Some of the main tourist areas include: Clifton Hill, Falls Ave, Victoria-Centre, Fallsview and Lundy's Lane. The sights and sounds of Niagara Falls attractions aim to dazzle and thrill you - from helicopter rides and indoor skydiving to an amazing aviary and games galore at places like the Skylon Tower. Many of the attractions are nearby Niagara hotels, and within a short walk of each other while many of the theme parks, water parks, shows, scenic rides and towers with a view are just a leisurely drive away.
If you're looking for restaurants in Niagara Falls then you've come to the right place. Delectable international cuisine is the cornerstone of the best restaurant dining in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada, and the prolific Niagara Falls wine region lends a local flair to the diverse options.
Niagara Falls cafes offer everything from snacks and comfort food to ice cream and sweet desserts, ethnic delicacies to fresh salads, all served along with delicious coffee drinks. Venues include family-owned boutique cafes, national and international chains and secret holes-in-the-wall that hold hidden treasures.
Bars & Nightlife
Niagara Falls has clubs that offer plenty of action late into the night. Whether you choose a friendly night out at the pub, dancing with friends, or date night at the comedy club, there’s enough after-dark Niagara entertainment for everyone. Follow up dinner with a visit to a wine bar, many serving wine from the world-class Niagara wine region. Or take it up a notch with DJs, laser light shows, and Fallsview dance floors at one of the many nightclubs. The renowned Ontario casinos, Fallsview Casino (situated in the Fallsview District) and Casino Niagara (in the Clifton Hill District) feature rows of slots and tables galore for a night of chance — and if you can tear yourself away, there’s live music and shows regularly.
Niagara shopping offers visitors themed boutiques, delightful gift shops, and mainstream shopping centers. Serious shoppers can head to the Canada One Factory Outlet on Lundy's Lane, a favorite of Niagara attractions with over 40 brand name stores including Escada, and Danier Leather and Tommy Hilfiger, or try the Outlet Collection in Niagara on the Lake a unique open air collection of over 100+ brand name stores. For souvenirs and knick-knacks, go to Clifton Hill, where you are sure to find your favourite souvenir of the 'Street of Fun'.