Family-Friendly Water-Park Resort Minutes from Niagara Falls
At Americana Resort’s Waves Indoor Waterpark, a retractable roof lets in the sun on warm days and shields the park from the elements in the winter. The facility has three-story tube and body slides, gushing fountains, and heated whirlpools scattered across 25,000 square feet. Another noteworthy water feature—the spectacular Horseshoe Falls—is just a 10-minute drive away. This deal comes with water-park passes; click here to view the park’s operating hours.
As part of this deal, you’ll get several family-friendly add-ons. These include a $10 voucher to Clifton Hill Fun Center, which has laser tag and arcade games. Back at the resort, you can enjoy two buckets of popcorn and two fountain drinks from the snack bar at Waves Indoor Waterpark and a late checkout of 1 p.m.
The casual Jack Tanner’s Grillhouse serves hearty fare such as the Niagara burger, which has canadian bacon, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, and crispy fried onions. A TV is attached to each booth, and there’s a patio outside. Stop by the restaurant in the morning to use your $10 breakfast voucher.
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Panoramic Views of the Falls near Vegas-Style Casinos and Water Parks
At Niagara Falls—considered by many to be one of the world’s seven natural wonders—water thunders downward from a height of nearly 200 feet, crashing onto craggy boulders below. The falls straddle the border between Canada and the United States, with segments located in both New York and Ontario, but the Canadian side of the Niagara River is universally hailed as the finest vantage point to take in all three of Niagara Falls’ photogenic brinks: American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls.
Hornblower cruises ferry raincoat-clad passengers around the base of the falls from April through October, depending on the river’s ice conditions. Year-round, Journey Behind the Falls grants a glimpse behind the curtain of Horseshoe Falls—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 Hill neighborhood. Its Fallsview Boulevard has plenty of Vegas-style kitsch, including glitzy casinos, indoor water parks, restaurants, and soggy Elvis impersonators.