Niagara Falls has long been known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” It’s a wonderful destination for couples looking to elope, honeymoon or enjoy a romantic getaway. Beyond the majesty of the falls, there is something here for everyone. Within easy reach are hotels and inns to suit every budget, and a variety of water parks, restaurants and shops. There’s even fantastic nightlife. Here are three resorts to choose from on the Canadian side of the falls.
Falls Avenue Resort
Overlooking the falls is one of Canada’s premier resorts: Falls Avenue Resort. Three interconnected hotels and the popular Casino Niagara combine to offer 1,200 rooms and a myriad of entertainment options. This is a perfect place either for couples on a romantic getaway or families looking to spend quality time together. The resort’s website offers rooms starting at only $69 per night.
Visit the huge, three acre water park for a taste of adventure. It’s open year-round. You can also take in a 4-D movie at the Iwerks moving theatre. Not only will you screen the film in 4-D, water jets and blasts of air help to create the most interactive movie experience you’ve ever had. The rooftop pool is an ideal place to soak up sun and listen to the roar of the falls. According to Niagara Falls Tourism, if you’re lucky enough to be in town during a fireworks display, the pool is an ideal vantage point. You can also dance the night away under the world’s largest electronic disco ball at the Hard Rock Club.
Not too far away from the falls is another great resort for business conferences, family gatherings and couples wishing to rediscover and respark romance. The resort’s website advertises rates starting at $99/night and there also is a variety of suites The Americana is significantly smaller than Falls Avenue, with only 200 guest rooms. For travelers, though, that’s a good thing as it means less people to compete with while you enjoy the amenities. The Waves indoor water park covers 25,000 square feet. It has a variety of slides and a retractable roof to either expose or protect you from sun or rain. There’s also the Senses Spa and Boutique where you can relax and pamper yourself after exploring the falls or taking a trip on the Maid of the Mist.
The Fallsview Casino Resort
One of the benefits of staying on the Canadian side of the falls is the option to spend some time at the blackjack table. The Fallsview Resort website points out all its amenities, but also the convenience of its incorporated casino. Beyond the standard games, it offers Blackjack Switch, Casino War, Caribbean Stud, “Let It Ride” poker, Pai Gow Tiles (Chinese Dominoes), Spanish 21, Sic Bo (ancient Chinese game), and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. If you’re a novice gambler, www.onlinecasinobluebook.com/ca has some quality resources to teach you the rules of the games. Once your skills are honed, take a visit to this casino resort and test out your talents. After playing, visit the resort’s many shops, a full-service beauty salon, a spa, a fitness centre and even a currency-exchange. Fallsview also takes pride in their always changing, topnotch entertainment. Previous acts include Trace Adkins, Le Cirque du Soleil, Il Divo, and Don Rickles. Rooms start at $189/night.
No matter which resort you choose, remember to get out and explore the falls.