Lions are typically considered kings of the jungle, but at Jungle Putt, that honor goes to elephants. A massive replica of the floppy-eared mammal oversees Jungle Putt’s two 18-hole courses, whose greens twist and undulate beneath the shadow of verdant trees. Celebrate holes-in-one with post-game sundaes and cones at the on-site Freddy's Ice Cream shop. Youngster's can also explore the other jungle at Jungle Putt: an outdoor jungle gym.
The Niagara Benchland is prime real estate for grape cultivation, as evidenced by the multitude of wineries in the area. Step inside a stretch limo for a three-hour guided journey through wine country, enjoying tours and tastings along the way at vintners like Angels Gate and Daniel Lenko. Those familiar with local grape artisans and icewine makers can customize trips by selecting the wineries they want to hit. Each limo seats up to 10 passengers so purchase one Groupon for a group getaway and book additional rooms when redeeming—or don't, to keep overnight stays intimate and leg rooms roomy.
As a National Historic Landmark, Old Fort Niagara celebrates the Great Lakes' history with original military architecture, educational exhibits, and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and its surrounding scenery. Guests can don a favorite duster jacket and explore the fort while impersonating French invaders’ pursuit of collectable Beanie Babies. Careen through the Gate of the Five Nations built in 1756 or investigate the mysterious lore of the old powder magazine. Built in 1726, the French Castle is the oldest building at Fort Niagara and exudes protective construction as well as the celestial ambiance created by its legendary headless ghost. The history-laden can stop by the museum shop after the tour, where novelty items, apparel, and souvenirs are traded for American dollars or sugarcanes stuffed with American dollars.
The vineyards of Niagara's wineries offer guests an inside look at their wine-crafting practices, including grape selection and cultivation. The full-day tour reveals all of the necessary steps each winery takes in preparing its signature libations, with each tour culminating in a wine tasting, sure to please the palate and nurture appreciation for the sacrifices of selfless grapes throughout history. To redeem this deal, simply visit the wineries of your choice and present today's Groupon to frolic in the vinous depths of oenophilic education.
The Criminals Hall of Fame lures tourists and locals with more than 40 flagrant figures accompanied by eerie insight on their disturbing deeds. Craft a tender romance by treating your sweetheart to a tour of the deviant minds and mugs of North America's favourite bogeymen (a $10.93 value per admission). A wistful stroll through the museum's exhibits exposes repugnant guises from the likes of Al Capone, Clyde Barrow, and veritable vampiress Elizabeth Batheroy, providing the perfect distance for ghost-free photo ops. The gallery also boasts a number of Old West rascals, such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and the elusive Road Runner.
During the weekend of April 26–28, 2013, representatives from local and international wineries, breweries, and restaurants flock to the Scotiabank Convention Centre to showcase their specialties. While experts from Vines Magazine lead tutored tastings, local musical acts such as Jesse Parent and Duo d’Amore perform onstage. Elsewhere, chefs demonstrate their signature dishes on the chef stage and a silent auction to benefit the Breast Cancer Society of Canada lets guests bid on guided tours by experts, such as Iron Chef America’s Kevin Brauch.