Hotel at a Glance: Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls
In 1953, Marilyn Monroe was given top billing for the first time in a major motion picture. The movie was Niagara, and it not only helped propel Marilyn to stardom, but it cemented Niagara Falls’ status as a top vacation getaway. About a 10-minute walk from the famous cascade you’ll find Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls. The entertainment district is also within walking distance.
- Wine and beer tastings: Sample some frothy brews at the Niagara Oast House Brewers and tour the Reif Estate Winery; both are included with this Groupon.
- Grab a bite: Redeem your C$20 dining credit at the onsite Keg restaurant, which serves up steaks and seafood, or TGI Fridays, located next door to the hotel.
- Spacious guest rooms include a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and complimentary WiFi.
- Make a splash in the indoor pool.
- Smell the lavender at Neob, a boutique shop, and enjoy a lavender culinary experience with this deal.
- Complimentary breakfast buffet including an omelet station, breakfast breads, pancakes, bacon, coffee, tea, and juices.
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 May through November, 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, restaurants, and soggy Elvis impersonators.