Catching Niagara Falls from Lake Ontario
Food & Wine
Everyone needs a trip to Niagara Falls, but you don't necessarily want to stay there – the best way to do it is to stay on Lake Ontario and take a day trip to Niagara Falls National Park. One of the world's greatest natural wonders, it is truly a sight to see in person. But don’t forget that the region is rich in other activities and sights as well. Indulge in this family-friendly itinerary any time of the year.
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Where to stay in Niagara Falls
A charming guesthouse overlooking Lake Ontario, with just 26 rooms, a restaurant overlooking English gardens and a sweet spa.
124 on Queen
A destination wedding favorite for its collection of two-story cottages, popular spa and heart-of-the-action location in the historic Old Town.
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Things to do in Niagara Falls
Spend a day with a private guide to pick you up at your hotel and drive to Niagara Falls. You can include anything from behind the scenes tours, boat tours and lunches atop hotels with a panoramic view. Skip the lines and hear all the best stories.
On the lake
See a show at the world class Shaw Festival Theater which also has kids performances. You can visit the Butterfly Conservatory and/or take a private carriage ride through town. Rent bikes and check out the shopping.
For lake activity, consider a thrilling sailing trip. If you’re looking for something spookier, take a ghost tour.
Eat & drink in Niagara Falls
Hob Nob: Fine dining restaurant and wine bar in Niagara serving dishes made with ingredients from local farms.
Treadwell Cuisine: A farm-to-table restaurant with bar seating and a local wine program.
Gate House Bistro: Fresh, seasonal restaurant with delicious pizza.
PieZA Pizzeria: A quality pizzeria in Niagara for when the munchies kick in.
The Olde Angel Inn: Established in 1789, this is one of Niagara’s oldest restaurants featuring authentic British pub fare and draft ales.
Noble Restaurant: A fine dining experience with panoramic views of Simcoe Park.
Restaurant Oban Inn: Historic restaurant with a beautiful sunroom and garden seating.
Masaka Sushi: Japanese fare in Niagara.
Need to Know
Closest major airport is Buffalo Niagara International (one hour drive). You could also fly to Toronto and drive from there, but this route will take longer.
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