Lavish Hotel with Rooftop Restaurant Overlooking Niagara Falls
Every day, about 200 billion liters of water surge over Canada's Horseshoe Falls, the largest of Niagara’s three waterfalls. Though impressive, statistics fail to capture the falls’ full power: at ground level, there's a thunderous roar, and a massive cloud of mist rises high above the brink. From a higher vantage point at the Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview, you can see the entire waterfall crash.
Each of the hotel's guest rooms features expansive views of either Niagara Falls or the city, but the view of the falls from the 33rd-floor Watermark Restaurant is arguably the best in town. Between bites of prime rib or roast rack of lamb, you can gaze down on Horseshoe Falls and speculate on the province's astronomical water bill.
A glass walkway connects the hotel to the Fallsview Casino, where you can try your luck at 150 gaming tables and 3,000 slot machines. The casino's Avalon Ballroom has played host to Ringo Starr, Jay Leno, Diana Ross, and several other major acts. Check out upcoming performers here. For a more mellow experience, take a half-hour drive north to Peller Estates or Trius Winery at Hillebrand in the fertile Niagara-on-the-Lake region, where you can try Ontario’s signature ice wine, a dessert wine made from frozen grapes.
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Panoramic Views of the Falls near Vegas-Style Casinos and Waterparks
Niagara Falls straddles the border between Canada and the United States, with segments located in both New York and Ontario. The Canadian side of the Niagara River is universally hailed as the finest vantage point to take in views of photogenic spots such as American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls.
The iconic Maid of the Mist has ferried raincoat-clad passengers around the base of the falls since 1846. The tours run April through October, depending on the river's ice conditions. Year-round, Journey of the Falls grants a glimpse behind the curtain of Horseshoe Falls — visitors board an elevator that descends 150 feet into the bedrock, then stand at an observation deck steps away from the cascading water.
A 10-minute walk from the falls, you'll see the neon glow of the Clifton Hills neighborhood. Its Fallsview Boulevard has plenty of Vegas-style kitsch, including glitzy casinos, indoor water parks, restaurants, and soggy Elvis impersonators.