Hotel at a Glance: The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls
As its name suggests, the Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls has front-row seats to one of the natures grandest spectacles. Located in the heart of the Fallsview tourist area, it’s one of the closest hotels in Canada to Niagara Falls. Guests are also within walking distance of local attractions, such as the adjacent Fallsview Casino Resort, home to a Vegas-style theater, shopping arcades, and lively gaming areas (this voucher includes a C$25 casino credit at Fallsview or Niagara Casino; not valid for stays on 1/2/18). You don’t even have to leave the hotel for stunning views, though; the glass and steel tower features an observation lounge on the 14th floor, where you’ll find floor-to-ceiling windows and five enclaves furnished with chairs and couches.
- Where you’ll stay: Renovated in 2014, guest rooms include complimentary WiFi as it is included in the resort fee, LED TVs with HD channels, and access to the hotel’s pool and sauna.
- Fuel up for the day with a full hot breakfast for two at Applebee’s, included in this voucher.
- Dining credits: This deal includes C$30 dining credit for two at Remington’s of Niagara, a steakhouse and seafood restaurant that features singing servers and a collection of Remington sculptures. There’s also a C$20 dining credit to Applebee’s.
- Wine and chocolate: This package also includes a two-person wine tasting at two local vineyards and a tasting with tour at the sweets factory Chocolate FX (daily).
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Panoramic Views of the Falls near Vegas-Style Casinos and Water Parks
At Niagara Falls, 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, 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 to October, depending on the river’s ice conditions. Year-round, Journey Behind the Falls grants a glimpse behind the curtain of Horseshoe Falls—visitors board an elevator that descends 150 feet into the bedrock, then stand at an observation deck steps from the cascading water. A 10-minute walk from the falls is the neon-lit Clifton Hill neighborhood. Its Fallsview Boulevard has plenty of Vegas-style kitsch, including glitzy casinos and indoor water parks.