Planning a Kid-Approved Family Vacation to Niagara Falls

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in Niagara Falls.
Family fun at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

Celebrate the summer season with a Niagara Falls family vacation that kids and adults will love! Home to exciting attractions, themed restaurants, and affordable accommodations, Niagara is the perfect place to plan a kid-approved weekend getaway for the whole family!


Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Kids and adults alike will love all of the thrills and excitement that Fallsview Indoor Waterpark has to offer! Featuring 16 waterslides, a full-sized wave pool, 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, plunge bowl, outdoor activity pool, adult-only Jacuzzis, and more, the waterpark offers a full day of  water fun just steps away Niagara Falls.

And Fallsview Indoor Waterpark makes it easy to book a family getaway with fanastic hotel & waterpark getaway packages that give you access to the waterpark and connect you with amazing Niagara Falls hotel stays.

Niagara Speedway Go-Karts

One of Niagara’s newest and most thrilling summer attractions is the Niagara Speedway located right on Clifton Hill. The Niagara Speedway is an elevated outdoor go-kart course spread across four acres, featuring a 4-storey helical spiral and a 2-tiered coaster-style ramp. It’s a fast and exciting attraction for people of all ages!

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

No summer visit to Niagara Falls is complete without a Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride, which takes you into the mist and as close as you can get to the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls . Hornblower offers a number of iconic Niagara Falls journeys including:

  • Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour (20 minutes)
  • Voyage to the Falls Evening Boat Tour (20 minutes)
  • Falls Illumination Cruise (40 minutes)
  • Falls Fireworks Cruise (40 minutes)

And to make your Niagara Falls boat voyage even more convenient and unforgettable, Hornblower offers Mobile Ticketing Scan & Go, 360° views, free wifi, and onboard refreshments!


Sweet Jesus Ice Cream

Sweet Jesus ice cream cone
Sweet Jesus’ signature Krusty the Kone flavour.

Located at the corner of Clifton Hill and Falls Avenue, Sweet Jesus ice cream shop offers innovative and delicious soft serve creations that you’ll have to see (and taste) to believe. Some Sweet Jesus signature flavours include:

  • Birthday Cake – made with vanilla soft serve, cream cheese icing, birthday cake bits, and rainbow sprinkles.
  • Hella Nutella – made with chocolate and vanilla twist soft serve, Nutella sauce, wafer cookies, Corn Flakes, and toasted pistachios.
  • Krusty the Kone – made with vanilla soft serve, cotton candy pieces, cotton candy sauce, and rainbow sprinkles.

And with straight up soft serve, limited-time seasonal cones, and dairy-free options, Sweet Jesus is a delicious dessert experience that everyone can enjoy!

Rainforest Cafe

Embark on an adventure in dining at Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls. Located on Clifton Hill, Rainforest Cafe offers an extensive menu of family favourites like burgers, salads, sandwiches, and pastas, which can be enjoyed inside a unique rainforest-like dining room. Kids will love the animatronic animals and 80-foot bubbling volcano, while the indoor thunderstorm every 30 minutes complete with lightning, thunder, and a wall of rain is sure to impress the whole family.


Clifton Victoria Inn

Clifton Victoria Inn is a family-friendly hotel in Niagara Falls located across the street from Falls Avenue Resort and just one block away from Niagara Falls and the Clifton Hill tourist district. It’s a great place for families to stay on a Niagara Falls family vacation as it offers spacious Family Suites and amazing amenities like a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wireless internet, and free parking.

And with great family getaway packages that bundle together accommodations and attraction experiences, planning a Niagara Falls family vacation has never been easier.

Sklyine Hotel and Waterpark

Another fantastic Niagara Falls hotel for families is the Skyline Hotel & Waterpark. The Skyline offers a variety of guest rooms for groups of all sizes including family suites that have 3 queen size beds to accommodate up to six guests.

The Skyline’s central location and indoor climate-controlled skywalk to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, Skyline Hotel & Waterpark also connects you to the best accommodations, dining, entertainment, and attractions that Niagara Falls has to offer.