Hotel with Restaurants and Tropical Indoor Courtyard near Horseshoe Falls
Every second, more than 600,000 gallons of water tumble over the brink of Horseshoe Falls. Just a 10-minute drive away, you’ll find Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel, a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. Though the hotel is close to the shopping and restaurants on Lundy’s Lane, and includes a Canada One Brand Name Outlets discount card, it provides a laid-back contrast to Niagara’s nearby entertainment district. A sunlit indoor courtyard features lush foliage, tropical fish, and recliners around a heated pool.
Visit the hotel’s Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub for comfort food or pop into Bourbon Street Bistro for cocktails or snacks. After spending time in the courtyard’s two hot tubs, retire to a tower room outfitted with one or two plush-top queen beds, complimentary Internet access, and a TV with free music and movie stations.
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.
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