Classic Resort Across the Street from Niagara Waterfalls
When Marilyn Monroe wasn’t on set filming her 1953 movie Niagara, she might have been in her room at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls. Located across the street from the natural wonder, this hotel has hosted a number of notable guests during its 80-year history, including Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, Jimmy Stewart, and Queen Elizabeth II. From an upper falls-view room, you can look out on the same dramatic views they enjoyed.
The hotel, directly connected to Casino Niagara, is part of the 20-acre Falls Avenue Resort complex. Seven restaurants in nearby properties provide diverse dining opportunities. The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, located on-site, combines spectacular views with upscale, locally sourced contemporary Italian dishes and award-winning Niagara wines. The AAA Four Diamond–winning Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Winebar, meanwhile, showcases classic French fare.
Dining credits for both of those restaurants are included with this Groupon. Additionally, you’ll get two cocktails at the Hard Rock Cafe, as well as a wine tour and tastings at Trius Winery at Hillebrand and Peller Estates Winery. Other indulgent add-ons include a credit for services at Christienne Fallsview Spa and a special gift from Hershey’s Chocolate World adjacent to the hotel.
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.