Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview hotel is located within short walking distance of one of North America's natural wonders, the roaring Horseshoe Falls. But the hotel is also directly connected to one of the area's best manmade attractions, thanks to an indoor walkway that leads to Fallsview Casino. There, visitors find more than 150 gaming tables, 3,000 slots, and an array of video-poker machines, as well as a venue with upcoming shows such as comedian George Lopez (January 9–10) and rockers Matchbox Twenty (February 19–20).
High above all the glitz, Four Points rooms offer unobstructed views of either Horseshoe Falls or the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario. A few steps from the hotel, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar has stunning views from nine floors up. Head over to the The Keg for a juicy prime rib and sirloin tenderized to perfection by the Toronto Blue Jays’ cleanup hitter (options two and three include C$40 credit at The Keg). Ruth's Chris Steakhouse has also recently opened nearby. Some options also come with credits for Outback Steakhouse and Dave & Buster’s—both within a 20-minute walk of the hotel.
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Panoramic Views of the Falls near Vegas-Style Casinos and Wineries
Considered by many to be one of the world’s seven natural wonders, Niagara Falls thunders downward from a height of nearly 200 feet, with water 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 photogenic views of all three of Niagara Falls' brinks: American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls. The year-round Journey Behind the Falls gives 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, restaurants, and soggy Elvis impersonators. For an easy day trip away from the falls, visit nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake and its 28 wineries, many of which are within a few minutes each other. Though typical varietals such as merlot and cabernet sauvignon are grown here, those looking for a truly unique wine-drinking experience should try the region’s famous ice wine. Made from grapes that have been frozen during the Canadian winter, ice wine is a dessert wine that’s sweeter and more concentrated than most other varietals.