Chic Hotel Minutes from Awe-Inspiring Falls
Even as casinos, water parks, and ferris wheels have cropped up in the area, the chief draw of Niagara Falls is still the chance to witness the sheer power of nature. The falls are especially awe-inspiring in the winter, when the ever-present mist starts to crystallize and ice formations abound. A lack of summertime crowds helps create a sense of serenity, and longer evenings mean more time to catch the nightly light show, which bathes the falls in soft colors. Located just minutes from Horseshoe Falls, Ramada Plaza Niagara Falls makes a convenient home base for taking in the landmark and visiting nearby attractions.
Large picture windows in the hotel's newly renovated guest rooms showcase views of the surrounding landscape. Rooms with balconies overlooking the courtyard are available upon request. Head downstairs to Don Cherry’s Sports Grill if you're in the mood for some gourmet pub food. The onsite eatery is owned by the former NHL player, and hockey sticks and other sports memorabilia line the walls.
Redeem your included dining credit about 2 miles away at the Skylon Tower restaurant, which serves continental cuisine in a revolving dining room overlooking the falls. Apply your casino credit at Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls, New York—home to more than 2,000 slot machines and dozens of table games—and your credit at Dave and Busters toward activities such as glow-in-the-dark laser tag and mini golf. With the two-night option, you'll also receive a tour and wine tasting for two at your choice of Konzelmann Estate Winery, Stoney Ridge Estate Winery, Pillitteri Estates Winery, Inniskillin, or Fielding Estate Winery.
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Panoramic Views of Natural Wonder 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.
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.