AAA Four Diamond Marriott Overlooking Niagara Falls
As many as eight million visitors a year come to Niagara Falls to behold the thundering cataracts. The AAA Four Diamond-winning Marriott Gateway on the Falls has gorgeous views of this natural wonder from Milestones Grill & Bar, which has some of the town’s best vistas (options include a $25 credit toward purchase of two entrees).
While the waterfalls are the main attractions, the renowned wineries in the nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake region come a close second. This deal includes a package of five wine tours—Trius, Peller Estates, Jackson Triggs, Thirty Bench, and Inniskillin. One of the oldest wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Inniskillin gained world recognition with their icewines, harvested only when the temperatures dip below minus 8 degrees Celsius. Options include tours of these wineries, as well as Jackson Triggs, Canada’s most awarded winery.
The Marriott takes full advantage of its proximity to the water wherever possible—there are 32 stories of picture windows. Falls-view rooms provide close-up peeks of the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls; city-view rooms face the town. All rooms are equipped with 37-inch flat-screen TVs.
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.