Family-Friendly Inn near Niagara Falls
Just a few blocks from the Skyline Inn Niagara Falls, there is a stunning view of the falls themselves. From the Canadian side, you can take in all three cataracts at once: American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls. Situated in the bustling Falls Avenue Resort tourist district, the Skyline Inn is connected to the Fallsview Indoor Water Park and near an arcade and several restaurants including Rainforest Café, Hard Rock Café, and Planet Hollywood. The AAA-Three Diamond and TripAdvisor 2013 Traveler’s Choice-winning hotel is an ideal base for families who want to be in the heart of it all.
An enclosed walkway connects the Skyline Inn to the neighboring Fallsview Indoor Water Park, a three-acre facility with 16 water slides, massive wave pool, hot springs, and spray features for pint-size swimmers (the water park is closed Tuesday and Wednesday until mid-June). Practice your putts on the indoor mini-golf course at Adventure City. Diners can visit the Rainbow Room, helmed by Chef Massimo Capra, to spend the C$40 dining credit that’s included with this Groupon. From its dining room overlooking the falls, the restaurant serves espresso-rubbed double-cut pork chop, truffle-dusted halibut, and other upscale entrees.
Back at the Skyline Inn, traditional two-queen guest rooms are roomy and modern, equipped with a refrigerator and coffeemaker. Each night before bed, you and the kids can head to the hotel courtyard for family-movie night and popcorn in front of the big screen.
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.
The iconic Maid of the Mist has ferried raincoat-clad passengers around the base of the falls since 1846. The tours run 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.