Hotel at a Glance: Travelodge Fallsview Hotel
In its list of the world’s 10 most spectacular waterfalls, Travel + Leisure praised the Canadian side of Niagara Falls (which came in at No. 5) for its casinos, cable cars, and “overall superior views.” Located within walking distance of the brink and with breathtaking views, the Travelodge Fallsview Hotel gives guests easy access to the natural wonder. Other attractions within walking distance include museums and shops.
- Where you’ll stay: Elegantly decorated guest rooms feature either city or river views. All rooms come with free WiFi.
- Sample local wines: This getaway includes a tour and tasting for two at Konzelmann Estate Winery and a tasting for two at Diamond Estates Winery.
- Dining options: You’ll get dining credits to five nearby restaurants, including Outback Steakhouse, IHOP, and East Side Mario’s.
- Sweet perks: You’ll also get a tour of the Chocolate FX factory and a $100 play card for Captain Jack’s Pirates Cove, an entertainment center with more than 200 video and arcade games (activation fee not included).
- Queen hot-tub rooms come with the added perks of chocolates and wine.
- Go swimming: The hotel has an indoor pool with an oversize hot tub and sauna.
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.