Hotel at a Glance: Marriott Gateway on the Falls
As many as eight million visitors a year come to Niagara Falls to behold the thundering cataracts. The AAA Four Diamond Award–winning Marriott Gateway on the Falls stands in front of this natural wonder, 32 stories tall. Each of those floors has scenic views, with the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls on one side and the city on the other.
- Breakfast buffet: Each morning, head down to the cafe for a hot breakfast of made-to-order omelets and fresh pastries.
- Visit local vineyards during an included tour for two of Trius Winery at Hillebrand, Peller Estates Winery, and Thirty Bench Winery.
- Dine with a view: Some of the town’s best vistas are out the windows of Milestones Fallsview Restaurant, where your daily dining credit goes towards entrees such as prime rib and chili-crusted tilapia.
- Try your luck with a $25 daily credit at Casino Niagara or Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.
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, and restaurants.