Four-Star Hilton with Rooftop Restaurant Overlooking Niagara Falls
Every day, about 200 billion liters of water surge over Canada's Horseshoe Falls, the largest of Niagara’s three waterfalls. Though impressive, statistics fail to capture the falls’ full power: at ground level, there's a thunderous roar, and a massive cloud of mist rises high above the brink. From a higher vantage point at the 4-star Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview, you can see the entire waterfall crash.
Each of the hotel's guest rooms features expansive views of either Niagara Falls or the city, but the view of the falls from the 33rd-floor Watermark Restaurant is arguably the best in town. Between bites of prime rib or roast rack of lamb, you can gaze down on Horseshoe Falls and speculate on the province's astronomical water bill. Those who choose Options 3 or 4 can take advantage of their credits at two of the other onsite restaurants—choose one of 12 cuts of meat at Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse, or taste authentic Italian food at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.
A glass walkway connects the hotel to the Fallsview Casino, where you can try your luck at 150 gaming tables and 3,000 slot machines. The casino's Avalon Ballroom has played host to Ringo Starr, Jay Leno, Diana Ross, and several other major acts. Check out upcoming performers here. For a more mellow experience, make use of the wine tasting at Peller Estates included with this Getaway. About a half-hour drive north in the fertile Niagara-on-the-Lake region is Trius Winery at Hillebrand and Peller Estates, the former boasts Ontario’s signature ice wine, a dessert wine made from frozen grapes.
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 straddles the border between Canada and the United States, with segments located in both New York and Ontario. 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.
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 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.