Spacious Sheraton Hotel in Niagara’s Tourist District
After happening upon Niagara Falls in 1678, Franciscan missionary Louis Hennepin wrote in his journal that “the Universe does not afford its parallel." Millions of visitors—ranging from poncho-clad honeymooners to daredevils taking the 175-foot plunge inside wooden barrels—have been expressing similar sentiments ever since. Sheraton At The Falls Hotel is conveniently located just two blocks from the entrance to the New York State Park, within easy walking distance of several attractions on the American side of Niagara Falls.
With dates available through March, this getaway makes a great gift for the holidays. In addition to accommodations at Sheraton At The Falls, it comes with credit toward slot play at the 24-hour Seneca Niagara Casino, located across from the hotel. The casino floor here is set aglow by stained-glass windows and neon lights from more than 4,200 slot machines where you can use your daily $30 credit. Colorful card tables host rounds of blackjack, craps, roulette, and musical chairs. A more soothing atmosphere washes over the casino's spa, which offers body-healing therapies, massages, and salon services.
With this Groupon, you also get a $20 credit at the first-floor T.G.I. Friday's, which serves 10-ounce sirloin steaks, Black Angus burgers, and other hearty American fare. While you’re at the hotel, feel free to take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or grab a morning cup of joe at the Starbucks in the lobby. The spacious guest rooms feature plush custom mattresses bolstered by the Sheraton’s signature Sweet Sleeper beds, layered with assortments of feather and down pillows.
Niagara Falls, New York: Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls at United States–Canada Border
Encompassing more than 400 acres, Niagara Falls State Park functions as a natural border between Canada and the United States. More than a million bathtubs' worth of water cascades down Niagara Falls every second. There are pedestrian bridges and observation decks on the New York side that look out onto Horseshoe Falls and American Falls, where water spills over jagged cliffs. The most invigorating view might be from the Hurricane deck—a wooden platform located 20 feet from Bridal Veil Falls. Access the platform by taking the Cave of the Winds tour, during which professional guides lead poncho-clad visitors to Bridal Veil Falls via wooden pathways.