Spacious Accommodations in the Heart of Niagara Falls
After discovering the Niagara Falls in 1678, Franciscan missionary Louis Hennepin wrote in his journal that the iconic destination was a "prodigious Cadence of Water which falls down after a surpizing [sic] and astonishing manner, insomuch that the Universe does not afford its Parallel." During the last 300 years, the falls have inspired more than just awed journal entries. As many as eight million visitors a year come to the cascades, from poncho-clad honeymooners to daredevils who climb into wooden barrels or rubber balls and take the 175-foot plunge. Sheraton At The Falls is conveniently located just 1 mile east of the falls and within walking distance of several attractions on the New York side.
Directly across from the hotel is the Seneca Niagara Casino, which stays open 24 hours a day. Between walls of stained-glass windows, the neon lights from more than 4,200 slot machines set the casino aglow, and colorful card tables host rounds of blackjack, craps, roulette, and musical chairs. A more soothing atmosphere washes over The Spa at Seneca Niagara Casino, which offers body-healing therapies, massages, and salon services. Guests can apply a $30 credit toward any treatment $75 or more Monday–Thursday, such as a custom facial ($99), or any treatment $100 or more on Friday and Sunday, such as an aromatherapy body salt glow ($110).
Sheraton At The Falls focuses on comfort in its spacious guest rooms: plush custom mattresses bolster the Sheraton’s signature Sweet Sleeper beds layered with an assortment of feather and down pillows. Guests receive a $20 credit to the first-floor T.G.I. Friday's, which serves 10-ounce sirloin steaks, Black Angus burgers, and other hearty American fare.
Niagara Falls, New York: Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls at United States-Canada Border
Encompassing more than 400 acres, Niagara Falls State Park functions as a natural border between Canada and the United States. Scenic vantage points dot both sides of the border and its falls, where more than a million bathtubs' worth of water cascades down every second. Pedestrian bridges and observation decks provide safe vistas for tourists to watch Horseshoe Falls and American Falls plunge over jagged cliffs. The most invigorating view might be from the Hurricane Deck—a wooden platform located 20 feet from Bridal Veil Falls. Access the platform by taking the Cave of the Winds tour, during which professional guides lead poncho-clad visitors to Bridal Veil Falls via tiers of wooden scaffolding.