Historical Resort Directly Across the Street from Waterfalls
When Marilyn Monroe wasn’t on set filming her 1953 movie Niagara, she might have been found in her room at Crowne Plaza. Located directly across the street from the iconic Horseshoe Falls, the hotel has hosted a number of notable guests during its 80-year history, including Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, Jimmy Stewart, and Queen Elizabeth II. From your own falls-view two-double room, you can look out on the same dramatic partial falls views they enjoyed—a vista showcasing the awesome spectacle of 2,800 cubic meters of water barreling over the falls’ edge every second.
Casino Niagara is directly connected to the hotel. The lively casino hums to the tune of 1,500 slot machines and the clack of dice. To mix it up, take advantage of the included shuttle ride to Fallsview Casino Resort, where you'll find a slew of table games and upscale dining options.
Seven restaurants in nearby and adjacent properties provide diverse dining opportunities. Dinner at the Fallsview Restaurant, accessible via indoor walkway, involves buffets and live-action cooking stations, where chefs whip up world cuisine. Rainforest Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, and Planet Hollywood are solid choices for families.
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Legendary Waterfalls and Family Attractions
Niagara Falls, Ontario, rests on the province's southeastern tip, where the Niagara River and the Canadian Falls create a natural boundary between Canada and the United States. For an up-close view of the world-famous natural phenomenon that gave the town its name, visit Journey Behind the Falls, where elevators descend 150 feet into the bedrock. From there, you can stand on a ledge carved out of the rock and view the falls from a stunning prospective—directly behind them.
Apart from the natural attractions, Niagara Falls offers plenty of entertainment in the way of casinos and family-friendly amusement parks. The glitzy, pedestrian-friendly promenade known as Clifton Hill boasts a wide array of attractions, including an indoor water park, a celebrity wax museum, and a Ferris wheel overlooking Niagara Falls.