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Have Your Best Bachelor Party in Niagara Falls

When most people think of Niagara Falls they think of blissful honeymooners, starry eyed with love as they get lost in the well steeped history of the area’s romantic traditions. Or they think of the glittery lights at night where the many arcades, theme park rides, and families with children scrambling to take it all in and somehow add ice cream to the mix.

These things are true. Niagara Falls is very well known as a honeymoon and family destination. But would it surprise you to know that Niagara caters to other crowds as well? Solo travelers, adventure travelers, and many more visit Niagara each year, but there’s one group of travelers who might not consider Niagara but should.

These are the bachelor travelers.

Bachelor parties have become much more than a night out with the guys before the wedding. As weddings get more elaborate so do the parties accompanying them and Niagara is the perfect place for a groom to be and his closest friends and family to have a weekend to remember before the big day arrives.

So gather up your friends and your sense of adventure and plan the perfect bachelor party in Niagara Falls.

Gambling

Hitting the casinos is always a good time and this time will be even better with your friends in tow. Casino Niagara offers all of your favorite ways to test lady luck as well as numerous bars, restaurants, and nightclub activities.

Depending on when you’re there you might even be able to catch one of their concerts. From local cover bands to big name entertainers there is always something going on in the theater at Casino Niagara. So devote a night to dressing up and head to Casino Niagara and don’t worry about getting home; many hotels in Niagara are directly connected to the casino.

Hit the Gun Range

A bachelor party should always have an extra dose of adrenaline and one of the best ways to be sure that happens is to hit one of the Niagara Falls’ area gun ranges. Safe and with options for people of all skill levels, a little target practice is a great way to spend an afternoon.

The Silverdale Gun Club, located just west of Niagara Falls is the perfect place to fire a multitude of various weapons in a safe environment. With varying calibers of weapons available you can take it easy with a simple handgun or go big with a BMG 50 caliber. Rules here are strict; you must make your appointment in advance, you must show photo ID, and suggested attire is long pants, closed shoes, and a ball cap to protect your head. Ear and eye protection is provided.

Golfing

There’s never a bad time to hit the links and Niagara Falls golf courses are some of the best in the world. PGA course designers have stepped in and utilized the landscape surrounding Niagara Falls to create courses that suit all levels of ability. You can have your pick of courses in Niagara, Niagara on the Lake, or further afield in Ontario.

If you want to stay close to town the Niagara Falls Golf Club is an excellent choice. With 18 holes and plenty of bunkers and ponds built in to create a fun and challenging experience, this course is easily reached from the city and your hotel can help with transportation if needed. They also offer a fully equipped restaurant and bar for those post golf drinks.

Axe Throwing

If you’ve never thrown an axe before why not make your bachelor party the best place to start? Who could have ever predicted that this long forgotten sport could be revived and actually thrive? BATL Axe Throwing League has locations throughout Canada and Niagara Falls is one of them.

You’ll need to book in advance but basically you and your group will get a brief training session with an axe expert then you’ll compete in a target based game. The sessions usually last about 2 hours and the Niagara facility offers a full kitchen and bar, but it’s probably wise to wait until all axes have been thrown before you settle in for one of Niagara’s craft brews.

Wine Tasting

You might not think to add wine tasting to your bachelor party itinerary but every gentleman should know a thing or two about good wine and Niagara is the perfect place to hone your skills. Niagara’s wine country is one of the most popular sites in the area and a number of tours are on offer.

You can hire a driver and visit several wineries over the course of a day, sampling wines and perfectly prepared snacks and small bites to accompany them. The scenery is beautiful, you’ll have a driver so you don’t need to worry about singling one member of your party out to opt out for safety, and this is a great way to spend a pleasant afternoon with your groom’s party.

Everyone says Niagara is for lovers and they’re right, but lovers come in many different types. So if you’re looking for a great place to host your bachelor party be sure to put Niagara Falls at the top of the list. With all the fun activities to choose from you won’t regret it.


Skip the Rental: A Guide to Niagara’s Transportation System

When many people travel the process is quite similar across the board. Arrive at destination, collect baggage, head to rental car desk. Having a rental car is very much an integral part of the way we travel. Many travelers don’t even hesitate when adding a rental car to their booking; it’s just simply what they’ve always done.

However, rental cars can be expensive, especially in popular destinations and during high season. Parking fees can quickly add up and sometimes even finding a place to park can be a headache. Niagara Falls is no different. As one of the most popular destinations in North America the streets can be crowded, parking lots fill quickly, and traffic can be difficult. So why bother with a car?

Niagara Falls has a comprehensive public transportation system that eliminates many of the needs for a rental car. So read below to learn more about how you can have access to the entire city and leave most of the driving to us.

Bicycle

Biking is not only an easy way to get from point A to point B but it also allows you to slow down a bit and take in the sights while you ride. Renting a bike is easy as there are several centrally located shops that will loan you a sturdy bike and helmet with hourly or daily rates to suit your needs.

Although most bike rental companies are open only during the warmer months, this is still an easy, fun, green, and effective way to see Niagara at your own pace and have a little fun doing it. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take a spin down the Niagara Parkway, get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy the beautiful Niagara landscape and scenery.

Bus Service

Niagara Falls wants to make it as easy as possible for visitors to get around with ease and have done just that with the WEGO bus system. The WEGO bus is one of the keystones of the Niagara Falls transportation system, and is simple and easy to use. The bus system hits all the major sights and attractions. In addition, their busses offer bike racks and a convenient app to plan your route.

The fares are simple; it’s $7.50 per person 13 or older, $4.50 for people younger than 12, and children under 5 ride for free. These fares are in Canadian dollars and the pass is good for 24 hours. WEGO often has special promotions and offers so be sure to ask your hotel concierge about ways you can save even more money on your transportation costs.

Taxi, Uber, and Lyft

Just like any city or popular travel destination, Niagara Falls has several taxi and limousine companies to suit your needs. Taxis can be easily hailed on the street or a member of your hotel staff can call one for you. If your needs require a larger vehicle it’s best to book a van or limo to get your and your group where you need to be.

For those who prefer to use their smartphones for transportation Uber and Lyft are both available in Niagara. Uber X serves the entire Niagara region including both the Canadian and the United States sides of the falls. Lyft offers similar options so you can use your app to keep things simple.

Your Own Two Feet

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to get around Niagara is on your own two feet. Niagara Falls is an exceptionally walkable city and not only do you get to explore at your leisure but you’re not encumbered by traffic or wait times when Uber is busy, and it’s totally free.

Because of Niagara’s relatively compact size it’s easy to walk from your hotel to view the falls, head over to the Botanical Gardens, stop in at one of the many restaurants for lunch, then walk back. Not only do you get to slow down and take it all in but you’re getting your daily dose of exercise as well.

The city planners in the Niagara area have gone to great lengths to make sure that visitors have safe, reliable options and choices when it comes to getting around the city. With the WEGO bus system and biking and walking choices visitors have actually helped to create a more sustainable transport system that has resulted in fewer cars on the street, less congestion, and fewer emissions.

So when you’re planning your Niagara Falls vacation skip the car rental. Not only will it save you money but it will free you from the responsibilities of driving, parking, and, inevitably, trying to find your keys. Instead, take the bus, rent a bike, or walk. You’ll see more of Niagara than would otherwise and experience this charming little city in an entirely new way.


Niagara and the War of 1812

Niagara was the site of many historic battles during War of 1812, and a visit to the region this spring or summer is the perfect opportunity to connect with history and visit important sites around the area. Here are some of the best places to check out for a well-rounded journey that will teach you all about Niagara’s involvement in the War of 1812:

Fort George

It was during the Battle of Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake that American forces managed to defeat British forces to capture Fort George and use it as a base in their invasion of Upper Canada. Fort George was eventually recaptured by British forces and today, operates as a Canadian National Historic Site. People can visit and tour the fort and experience it as it was in 1812 with the staff dressed in period costume and trained in firing drills. The Battle of Fort George is a major part of the region’s history and a visit to the site is a must-do activity for anyone looking to have a unique educational experience.

Laura Secord Homestead

Laura Secord is a celebrated Canadian heroine who, during the War of 1812, walked 32km to warn British forces of an impending attack from the Americans. It was Secord’s warning that helped British forces repel the attack and because of these brave efforts she is now regarded as an important Canadian historical figure. Visitors can learn more about Secord’s background and story by touring her homestead in Queenston, which has been turned into a museum.

Queenston Heights & Brock’s Monument

Queenston Heights was where the first major battle of the War of 1812 took place and is the site of Brock’s Monument, as well as a monument honouring Laura Secord. Brock’s Monument was constructed in honour of Major General Sir Isaac Brock who was a British officer put in charge of defending Upper Canada against the Americans during the War of 1812. Brock died during the Battle of Queenston Heights and the 56-metre high Brock’s Monument is where he was interred. Visitors can climb to the top of the limestone structure, which consists of a 235-step staircase, and experience incredible views of Niagara from portholes in the monument walls.

Lundy’s Lane

The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was an extremely bloody battle during the War of 1812 and is regarded as one of the deadliest battles that has ever occurred in Canada. Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario is now a designated National Historic Site of Canada and people can still visit a part of the battlefield that has been preserved next to the Drummond Hill Cemetery. The Niagara Falls History Museum is also located on Lundy’s Lane and is a great place to visit to learn more about the region’s history and the historic battles that occurred during the War of 1812. 


4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip a Niagara Falls Boat Ride

Niagara Falls and the surrounding areas provide a wealth of opportunities for fun and adventure. Some people visit for the family friendly activities, some visit for the exceptional wine and food, and others visit to dance the night away and try their luck at the casinos.

It can be difficult to see and do all the amazing things Niagara has to offer so most people have to plan their itineraries to suit their needs and the time they have during their visit. Unfortunately, that means that some activities don’t make the list.

However, one activity that should always make the cut is a Niagara Falls boat ride. There really is no better way to experience the falls than aboard one of the boats that carries you right to the base of the falls and is a sight like no other.

When you’re planning your visit to Niagara Falls and considering the activities you want to experience these are four reasons why a Niagara Falls boat ride should always make the cut.

1. Picture This

One of the best things about Niagara is the abundance of viewpoints where you can see the falls in all their glory from a variety of angles. This is one of the reasons why photographers love to visit; no matter where they are there’s always a new perspective from which to shoot amazing pictures.

However, the shots that one can get from the boat as it cruises along the base of the falls are simply stunning. Photos taken from this perspective perfectly display the sheer power and beauty of the crashing water as it plunges into the river. Be sure to have adequate waterproofing equipment for your camera and try to get a spot on the top of the boat to avoid people’s heads in your shots.

And keep your fingers crossed that you get that once in a lifetime shot of the mesmerizing rainbows created by the mist and spray.

2. Your Kids Will Love It

Your kids are bound to love just about everything during their trip to Niagara Falls, except the always inevitable bedtime. But a Niagara Falls boat ride is something that is bound to elicit squeals and howls of joy and wonder and you as a parent always love to see that in your children.

Kids don’t care about their hair getting wet, they don’t care that there’s water in their shoes, all they care about is the incredible sight of millions of gallons of water falling down right in front of their eyes. You can prepare them with a little bit of knowledge about the geology of the falls but at the end of the trip when they’re soaking wet and grinning from ear to ear all that matters is that they just had one of the best experiences of their young lives.

3. A Special Place for a Special Experience

One of the most iconic and memorable moments in the television world was the perfect episode of “The Office” when Pam and Jim got married on a Niagara Falls boat tour. If you and your partner are willing to almost literally take the plunge at the base of the falls, Niagara Cruises can make that happen, although it might take more planning than it did for Pam and Jim.

Another great idea is to arrange a marriage proposal while on the boat. Imagine yourself down on one knee as you propose to the love of your life, all the while surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the falls. This would definitely be a truly special experience and one that the both of you will never forget, but consider hiring a local photographer to document it for you anyway.

4. Add Your Name to a Long and Famous List

Perhaps not everyone gets excited when they realize that they’ve had an experience or been in a place where celebrities have also been, but for some people it’s an “I was there too” moment. Countless famous people from royalty to movie stars have taken a Niagara Falls boat ride and you can add your name to that iconic list.

Princess Diana took her young sons, William and Harry, on a Niagara boat cruise. Marilyn Monroe and Robert Redford have been there too. Famous horror writer Stephen King has added the cruise to his long list of experiences, and the actual Stanley Cup was brought on board the Maid of the Mist by Dan Paille in 2011 after the Boston Bruins claimed the win. Other distinguished guests include Stephen Hawking, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, and Denzel Washington, just to name a few.

Niagara Falls is full of fun things to do for everyone but one activity that should always make the list is a Niagara Falls boat ride. Be sure to add this to your itinerary so you don’t miss out on the best way to experience the magnificent and mighty Niagara Falls.


Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary in Niagara Falls

July 1st is Canada Day and this year the country’s celebrating a major milestone with the 150th anniversary of Confederation. In 1867, following the Charlottetown and Quebec conferences, the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one federal state forming the Dominion of Canada. And now, 150 years later, we are gearing up to celebrate the sesquicentennial of our great nation with exciting activities, festivities, and fanfare all across the country.

The city of Niagara Falls will be celebrating this special day with a number of exciting events and festivities organized and put on by the city’s newly formed Canada 150th Committee. The city has allocated $150,000 for this celebration and many plans are in the works to make it an unforgettable experience for locals and visitors. These plans include decorating the city with 150 light pole banners, an art exhibition featuring Canadian art, and great music from local musicians. Many more exciting events and activities will be announced in the coming months and visitors can expect Niagara Falls to be a beautiful and exciting place to celebrate the day.

Canadians all across the country will be celebrating this special day in unique and thrilling ways, and if you have the chance to experience the 150th anniversary of confederation in an iconic Canadian city like Ottawa, Toronto, or Niagara Falls, you won’t be disappointed.


Niagara Falls New York or Canada? Visit Both and Double Your Fun

One of the most interesting facts about Niagara Falls is that it spans two countries, the United States and Canada. It’s a very spectacular feeling to be able to look across one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls and see the shores of an entirely different country.

Of course, if you plan to visit the side of Niagara Falls that your country doesn’t claim you will have to pay a visit to immigration but despite what some may think this is generally a quick and easy process. U.S. visitors need only a passport or an enhanced driver’s license and U.S. children under 16 need only a certified birth certificate.

Canadian adults traveling to the US need only a passport or NEXUS card and children younger than 15 need only a birth certificate or Canadian citizenship card. Officials on both sides of the border do their best to make the process as simple as possible for all parties.

However, as many times as you look across the river at that other country it’s never the same as visiting in person. So if you’re planning a visit to Niagara Falls these are just a few of the reasons that you’ll want to visit both sides and double your fun.

Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls, New York is an easy driving destination for U.S. citizens who live on the eastern seaboard and a relatively quick flight for those living in the western or southern portions of the country. Niagara Falls, NY, attractions are plentiful and include activities that appeal to adults and children alike. No matter the season you’ll find plenty of things to do on the New York side of the falls.

Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino

If you’re the type who likes to try your luck at the gaming tables then Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino is the place for you. Featuring all of your favorite games of chance from poker to slot machines this modern casino is one of the most popular in the area. They also feature world-class entertainment including an appearance by Kiefer Sutherland on February 18 and The Temptations on May 12. Check their website for more information.

NYPA Niagara Power Project

If you have a budding scientist in your family or just like to see how things work a tour of the NYPA Niagara Power Project is one of the best Niagara Falls attractions. The plant features more than 50 interactive displays highlighting the wonders of hydroelectricity. It also features an observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara Gorge.

Whirlpool Jetboat Tours

Adrenaline junkies, this one’s for you. Specially designed jetboats take you down the Niagara River to Devil’s Hole where you’ll experience what few people ever do, class V rapids, which is usually only the realm of highly experienced whitewater rafters. This boat, however, is nothing like that. Experience the thrill of the roaring water safely but remember, you will get wet.

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian side of the falls also has its own unique experiences and given its proximity to Toronto it’s a favorite vacation spot for Canadians. For the foreign visitor it’s a great way to not only see a different perspective of the falls but to get a little taste of Canadian culture as well. And yes, poutine is a culture.

Fallsview Casino

Like its U.S. counterpart, Fallsview Casino is one of the most popular Niagara Falls Canada attractions. Again, they offer all the gaming options you love but their entertainment lineup is always a star studded experience. Art Garfunkel plays on February 25 and Kool & the Gang play on April 21 and 22. Be sure to visit their website for ticket information.

Exquisite Dining

The Niagara region is one of Canada’s most important agricultural regions and local chefs have pioneered the farm to table movement here. Be sure to book a table at Windows by Jamie Kennedy or at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra. Both restaurants highlight the exceptional produce, meats, and wines of the region.

Niagara Wine Tasting

Some of the most unique wines in the world are produced in Niagara, including the famous ice wine. Tours of the local wineries are a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or a whole day. Many wineries offer simple hors d’oeuvres to pair with your tastings and others offer five course meals expertly prepared to highlight the wines they’re paired with. This is one of the Niagara Falls attractions you won’t want to miss.

A visit to Niagara really isn’t complete without experiencing both sides of the falls. So when you plan your next visit be sure to include activities on each side of the border and have twice the fun.


Make the Most of March Break in Niagara Falls

March Break is almost here and with the kids out of school for a week there’s no better time to plan a trip to Niagara Falls. And with Falls Avenue Resort’s Family Waterpark Getaway Package you can experience the very best entertainment, dining, and accommodation while making the most of the kids’ time away from school.

The Family Waterpark Getaway Package includes your choice of accommodation at the Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Fallsview, Skyline Hotel & Waterpark, or Clifton Victoria Inn, which are all located just a short walk away from the magnificent Niagara Falls. You will also receive four two-day passes to the thrilling 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark and for stays between March Break (March 10-19), the package also includes Kids Eat Free at Fallsview Buffet Restaurant, The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, or Perkins Family Restaurant, four tickets to Wild Safari Mini Putt, four tickets to Traffic Slam Bumper Cars, four tickets to Team Adventure Heroes Interactive Laser Ride, and four tickets for the Mega Magic Show.

Other great things to do as a family in Niagara Falls this March Break include visiting the Butterfly Conservatory and Bird Kingdom where you can enter tropical paradises and come up close and personal with beautiful and exotic butterflies and birds, experience the illumination of Niagara Falls at night with impressive and brand new LED lights, and take the Journey Behind the Falls, which allows you to walk in tunnels running directly behind the Horseshoe Falls and see the true power of the rushing waters.

Niagara Falls is beautiful and bustling with activity in spring and March Break is the perfect time to visit. There’s no shortage of options for dining, entertainment, shopping, and hotels and the one-of-a-kind getaway will surely be an experience the whole family will remember.


Kids Versus Adults: Striking a Balance in Niagara Falls

Family vacations are something that everyone looks forward to every year. The kids get excited about the new things they’ll see and do and parents get excited because their kids are excited and happy. From an outsider’s perspective a family vacation is a thing of perfectly harmonious beauty.

However, that outsider doesn’t see the aspect of family vacations that are less than stellar. The tears and shrieks from the back seat of the car as someone’s hair gets pulled, the bickering because someone wants pizza and the other wants a burger, and the poor parents who are often too busy wrangling their kids to enjoy a few moments of peace on their vacation.

Luckily Niagara Fall is one of the most unique and family friendly destinations in the world. With wine tastings for the adults and scores of fun and games for the kids you and your family won’t run out of fun things to do during your vacation in Niagara Falls.

Kids First

Most parents agree that the purpose of a family vacation is more about their children than themselves. Travel is a great way for kids to learn about different parts of the world and new cultures but at the end of the day a vacation is all about fun and parents want to be sure that their kids get a nice, healthy dose of that.

Virtually every aspect of Niagara Falls is accessible to children and many activities and attractions are especially geared toward children so the only conceivable problem is making sure that each child gets to do something that appeals to them. A great way to accomplish this is to let each child choose an activity each day so no one feels left out.

Some of the favorite Niagara Falls attractions for kids are as follows.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

What child doesn’t love a waterpark? The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark offers all of the wet and wild fun your kids crave and it’s nice for parents to know that the kids will literally stay in the water all day if allowed, and that makes for an easy bedtime later. There is a cafe onsite featuring dishes like burgers and pizza and an added caveat for the grownups is there’s an adults only hot tub onsite as well.

Clifton Hill

Another of the aspects of Niagara Falls that kids will love is Clifton Hill. Spread out over a few blocks Clifton Hill is full of rides, games, and more that will have your kids playing and laughing the whole time. Niagara Falls arcades have been a staple in the family friendly side of Niagara for decades so be sure to add this to your list.

Niagara Falls Boat Ride

You simply can’t visit Niagara and not take a boat ride to the base of the falls. Not only is this one of the most amazing perspectives of the falls you can get but your kids will love it. The power of the rushing water is mesmerizing and your kids will love the fact that they get soaking wet from the mist and spray. Just be sure to waterproof your camera so you can capture their smiles.

Grownup Time

Even though it can be difficult to find time to spend as a couple, it’s important that parents make every effort to capture even a small amount of alone time. Check with your hotel concierge about trusted babysitting and nanny services in the area and spend a day or an evening doing grownup things. You deserve it.

Visit a Winery

Some winery tours will allow minors but if you’re going to visit one of the Niagara region’s wineries it’s best to do so when you don’t have to keep an eye on a little one. Plus, wine tasting can be a very romantic thing to do with your partner, especially if you choose a tour or specific winery that offers up scrumptious food paired with the wines. Your kids might not be too excited about brie stuffed figs.

Fine Dining

Niagara Falls boasts some of the best restaurants in the region so if you can squeeze in a date night be sure to do so. Windows by Jamie Kennedy is one of the best in the region as far as farm to table cuisine goes and The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra serves up impressive Italian food and wine all with a grand view of the falls.

Casino Niagara

Another great option if you can get the time is a visit to the casino. You can spend the evening trying your luck on the gaming floor, take in a show, or dance at one of the many onsite clubs. It’s a great excuse to dress up and enjoy the fact that you’re on vacation and who knows? You just might win big.

Family vacations are supposed to be fun for everyone but every parent knows that’s not always as easily said than done. Use some of these tips when planning your Niagara Falls vacation and ensure everyone has a fantastic time.


5 Ways to Make Niagara Falls Extra Special for Your Child’s Birthday

No matter how old your children are, their birthday is always exciting for them and fun for you as a parent. You get to delight in watching them grow older and feel special on a day dedicated just for them. Planning the details of a birthday party is fun for parents as well. A bouncy castle, petting zoo, or a trip to a theme park can all be great ideas for a kid’s birthday party.

But what if you decided to do something extra special for your child’s birthday by taking them along with some friends and family to Niagara Falls?

As one of the most family friendly vacation destinations in the world Niagara Falls is full of activities that will make your child’s birthday one they’ll never forget. Of course, the idea will probably appeal more to older children but even a celebration for a young child in Niagara Falls can be a lot of fun.

Regardless of your child’s age these are just a few of the many ways you can make your child’s birthday in Niagara Falls a wonderful experience for everyone involved.

1. Make a Splash

What child wouldn’t love to celebrate their special day at a waterpark? One of Niagara’s top attractions is the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark which is open all year, even in the dead of winter. Filled with slides, wave machines, and other watery fun your child covering a total of three acres, their friends, and even the chaperoning adults are guaranteed a great time.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark’s birthday packages are a great way to celebrate and be sure that all details are taken care of. The staff will arrange for a table for your party, snacks and drinks, and much more. They even offer a downloadable custom invitation that your child can send to their friends. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate and really make a splash.

2. Restaurants That Hit the Spot

Niagara Falls is well known for its world class dining and is a change maker in the farm-to-table movement. Most of this will probably fall on the deaf ears of your child who loves pizza and french fries, but rest assured that Niagara is also home to restaurants that kids will love.

The Flying Saucer Restaurant is exactly as the name implies; the building is constructed to look like an out of this world flying saucer and the food could fall under that same title as well. The menu features diner style appetizers and entrees that kids will love as well as milkshakes and yummy desserts. There’s plenty of grown up fare on offer as well such as steaks, salads, and seafood. Be sure to contact them in advance so they can help you create the birthday dinner your child will love.

3. Fun and Games

If your child is the type who would love to celebrate their birthday by playing games with their friends then Adventure City in Niagara Falls is the perfect spot. A throwback to the arcades of years gone by, Adventure City offers more than 100 classic arcade games in a 17,000 square foot space. They can play to their heart’s content, collect tickets, and win prizes.

Adventure City also features rides like bumper cars and a safari themed mini golf course. You could choose to spend the entire day here — something your child would likely wholeheartedly agree with — or make it a part of other activities but regardless, Adventure City should definitely be on the list for birthday events.

4. Get Outside

Of course when you visit Niagara Falls you have to do your best to actually see the falls and there are a number of kid friendly ways to accomplish this. Take a boat ride to the base of the falls for a jaw dropping perspective. Take the Behind the Falls tour for yet another fascinating perspective. Go horseback riding, visit the Butterfly Sanctuary, or visit one of the area’s many parks.

While the waterparks and arcades are always fun it’s always important to get outside and appreciate the beauty of the falls and the surrounding areas. Niagara is a special place and exploring away from the main tourist zone is a wonderful way to realize that.

5. What About Hotels?

Of course you’re going to need a place to rest and recharge during your birthday trip to Niagara Falls so which hotel will be the best choice? Many families choose to stay at the Falls Avenue Resort complex which, conveniently enough, is also home to the aforementioned waterpark. All connected under one roof are three hotels, twelve restaurants, and numerous shops and is just steps from the fun and excitement of Clifton Hill.

Most of the hotels offer various discounts and packages throughout the year so feel free to contact them to enquire about special rates and offers. Also be sure to mention your stay is part of a birthday celebration; you never know what surprises the friendly staff might come up with.

A trip to Niagara is always special but adding a birthday party to the mix just makes it even more so. Consider some of these tips and start planning a birthday your child will never forget.


The Wedding of Your Dreams Awaits in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” but it is also a spectacular place to host the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. With a number of world-class hotels and venues located right near the magnificent Niagara Falls, when you have your wedding in the city it is guaranteed to be a breathtaking and unforgettable affair. Here are some of the top reasons why if you’re getting married, you should consider having your wedding in Niagara Falls, Ontario:

Amazing Location and Sights

Niagara Falls draws millions of visitors to its city each year, and for very good reason. The thundering Niagara Falls are a truly spectacular sight to behold and the unique combination of natural and serene beauty with bustling city-life makes it a destination unlike anywhere else in the world.

Spectacular Venues

Whether you have your heart set on having an intimate gathering or big celebration, Niagara Falls has a wide selection of venues that offer amazing spaces and picturesque views for groups of all sizes. You can choose from gorgeous ballrooms at the Sheraton on the Falls, Marriott on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Fallsview, a beautiful outdoor Garden Terrace Gazebo at the Sheraton overlooking Niagara Falls, or a Fallsview Wedding Chapel that is ideal for smaller groups at the Marriott Fallsview hotel.

World-Class Cuisine

Talented culinary teams at hotels like the Sheraton on the Falls and Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview will help you to create a perfectly tailored menu for your special day featuring delicious dishes that utilize fresh and seasonal local ingredients. You and your guests can indulge in delicious cuisine, award-winning local wine, and remarkable desserts that will definitely add flavour to your lively celebration.

Fallsview Accommodation

You and your guests can find a number of incredible accommodation destinations right near your wedding venue and within sight of the beautiful Niagara Falls. There are thousands of guestrooms that can accommodate newlywed couples along with their special guests, many of them featuring spectacular views of Niagara Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows and locations close to a number of the city’s best sights and activities.

Planning your Niagara Falls wedding can be made easy and convenient by reaching out to the talented and dedicated team at Canadian Niagara Hotels. They will help you plan and execute the wedding of your dreams in a spectacular and one-of-a-kind setting. So, if you want to tie the knot in a world-famous destination, why not choose the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” where romance and beauty abound.