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Old 06-25-2007, 05:02 PM
 
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We're Traveling To Niagara Falls In July. We're Looking For A Great Place To Stay......near The Falls On The Canadian Side........also Good Places To Eat, Good Places To Tour......any Info Would Be Helpful In Planning A Great Family Vacation.......thanks!
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:24 PM
 
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Wow. A quick internet search will reveal more information about Niagara Falls than you can shake a stick at.

Hotels in NF abound and there are plenty within walking distance of the Falls. If you are going mid-week, I'd strongly suggest you investigate the possibility of getting a package. These usually include 2 nights for 2 people plus 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners for around $140.

Your mention of family vacation suggests children, so a visit to the fun houses and souvenir shops of Clifton Hill is probably mandatory. A half day at nearby Marineland watching the killer whales and going on the rides might work, as well.

The whole family might enjoy taking the elevator ride to the bottom of the Falls. There is an outdoor viewing gallery at the bottom of the Falls , as well as tunnels bored in the limestone which allow you to view the Falls from immediately behind the waterfall. The elevator ride entrance is located in the main pavilion near the entrance farthest from the Falls.

There a few hotels which offer indoor pools with waterslides.

If the kids can be trusted on their own for an evening, either of Niagara's 2 casinos is an option. I'd lean to the newer, more elegant Fallsview Casino located on Fallsview Blvd.

If you want to really touristy, you can dine atop the Skylon Tower.

Personally, I'd rather dine at The Keg Steakhouse which is located on the 9th floor of the Embassy Suites Hotel on Fallsview Blvd. The restaurant features a panoramic floor to ceiling glass wall looking down on the Horeseshoe Falls and the Niagara River. The view is breathtaking and the meals are top notch. As a bonus, you get free valet parking at the Embassy Suites if you tell them you're going to the Keg.

If you have time, you may want to consider a drive down the Niagara Parkway
to Niagara-on-the-Lake.


You won't lack for things to do or spend money on in Niagara Falls. LOL


Have fun.
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:05 AM
 
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We just went for the day. Afterwards we wished we could have stayed longer. It is so beautiful you won't believe your eyes. I want to go back so badly. After you go, lets us know where you stayed and what you would do differently, if anything. I hope you enjoy yourself as much as I did.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:23 AM
 
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I have wonderful memories of NF because that's where I got engaged!!! We stayed at this lovely bed and breakfast called Bedham Hall. There's a trolley that goes up/down the Niagara strip and the b&b was one of the stops. It's a few blocks walk but not too bad. We got served a hot breakfast every morning - it was great!
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:52 PM
 
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We LOVED Niagara Falls.

Places to see:
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara on the Lake the shopping there is great, full of individual shops. There is also a really need place to eat. The Olde Angel Inn It's an Inn and a Pub.

I am trying to remember where we stayed but I do remember it did not have an elevator and we were on the 2nd floor. I really need an elevator or a ground floor so always ask about that when making reservations. Liz
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:25 AM
 
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I can't say enough great things about the Marriott Fallsview. Make sure you get a room with a view of the falls, floor to ceiling windows with fantastic views and a great hotel all around.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:12 PM
 
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We're Taking A Family Vacation To Niagara Falls On The Canadian Side..........we're Awfully Excited...........any Input On Eateries, Hotels, Sights, Etc Would Be Greatly Appreciated! Thanks!!!
I went there this year. There is all kinds of stuff to do, from the touristy places like Ripleys Believe it or not to the beautiful wine country out in Niagara-on-the Lake (which is an INCREDIBLY quaint town with a lot of good food). I had a good upscale Italian meal at Carpaccio Italian resaurant, the Swiss Chalet has awesome rotisserie chicken for a really reasonable price, and The Keg Steakhouse offers pretty good dining right with a view of the falls. You could also go to the beautiful botanical gardens, drive the Niagara Parkway to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and go to Marineland. I actually didn't do much of the touristy stuff, like the Skylon Tower or Maid of the Mist (boat ride to the falls) so cant comment on that. I would say to stay at the Marroitt, great views, fabulous property!

Also, its only an hour and a half away from Toronto, which is a really cool city.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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Your mention of family vacation suggests children, so a visit to the fun houses and souvenir shops of Clifton Hill is probably mandatory. A half day at nearby Marineland watching the killer whales and going on the rides might work, as well.
I almost forgot about Clifton Hill. That place is booming!!!

I also saw a very good magic show there, I forget the name, but you should find it on the internet as Cornerguy mentioned. The Sir Adam Beck hydroelectric power plant was pretty cool too (especially when your the only person on the tour, and your the last tour of the day, and you have a loud mouthed tour guide who talks about Canadian versus American politics, very fun!).
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