Every night, giant spotlights placed behind the Canadian side of Niagara Falls bathe the cascading water in a rainbow of colors. The sight is arresting as well as romantic—it’s one of the reasons Niagara Falls is one of the top honeymoon and vacation destinations in the world. The Ramada Niagara Falls stands just two blocks away, in the heart of the tourist district.
From the recently renovated hotel, you can walk over to the falls or take the WEGO citywide transportation system, which stops right out front and travels to nearby attractions. At night, hop aboard to head over to The Keg Steakhouse & Bar and use your included C$40 dining credit on menu items such as filet mignon and teriyaki sirloin. The view from The Keg is stunning—floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the restaurant, showcasing an unobstructed falls panorama.
After dinner, you can visit Dave & Buster's (one of this Getaway’s options includes a C$25 gaming credit) to play arcade games and laser tag in one of the largest midways in Niagara Falls. Every morning, breakfast is served at the Ramada’s onsite IHOP restaurant.
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.
Journey Behind the Falls grants year-round glimpses behind the curtain of Horseshoe Falls—board an elevator to descend 150 feet into the bedrock, and then stand at an observation deck steps away from the cascading water. A 10-minute walk will bring you to the flashy Clifton Hill neighborhood. Along Fallsview Boulevard you’ll find plenty of Vegas-style kitsch, including glitzy casinos, indoor water parks, and soggy Elvis impersonators.