Hotel at a Glance: Niagara Grandview Manor
This historic B&B and its manicured rock garden are located on the Niagara River, just steps from the falls. All eight guest rooms offer views of the Niagara Gorge from their balconies or patio areas. Walk over to Queen Victoria Park to watch the falls illuminate with colorful lights every night, or bike there using the manor's rentals. Also a short walk away is Casino Niagara, where you can gamble while enjoying ample entertainment.
- Welcome gift includes tasty chocolates, as well as full-size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
- Wine tasting for two: Visit Reif Estate Winery or Inniskillin Winery to learn about and taste their varietals (included with this deal).
- Complimentary breakfast: Start your day in the dining room with cooked-to-order dishes such as eggs benedict, crepes, and huevos rancheros, all made with local ingredients.
- Nearby attraction: View the falls from a helicopter or the top of the Niagara SkyWheel at Clifton Hill theme park, a short walk away.
- Grab dinner at the nearby Taki Japanese Restaurant, which serves up sushi boats, udon noodles, and sake cocktails.
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, restaurants, and soggy Elvis impersonators.