Ahh, summer in Niagara Falls!
The greenery of beautiful Queen Victoria Park, strolling through lovely Dufferin Islands, dropping in on the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and popping in to the Butterfly Conservatory next door.
On the other hand …
There’s the excitement of Clifton Hill, which seems to have every brand of fun and games under the sun (even table games, at Casino Niagara).
Or the excitement of the Fallsview district, which offers table games of its own at the Fallsview Casino in addition to the thrill of a million-dollar view from the top of the Skylon Tower and a whole host of great restaurants to refresh yourself at.
And at the centre of it all – the reason it’s so pleasin’, you might say – is the mighty falls themselves, destination of a billion dreams.
People journey from every corner of this great round world to experience Niagara Falls, probably because there is something here for everyone.
And the menu keeps changing and updating every year, so you can keep coming back for more.
Each season opens its own magical offering in the Falls, but summer is extra special.
There is something enchanting about sharing the thrill of the falls with the people around you, who have come from far and wide to enjoy that same moment.
Niagara Falls is an easy city to get around in. There’s plenty of parking, though you’ll likely find it easier if you park outside the tourist zone and catch one of the many WeGo tourist buses that travel all through the city.
Get your room at the Holiday Inn By Niagara Falls, on Murray Street. It’s right in the heart of the Fallsview tourism district, and at the top of the escarpment overlooking the Horseshoe falls and American falls.
Staying at the Holiday Inn makes it easy to walk to many of the stops you want to see, in Fallsview and on Clifton Hill.
Live magic shows, an animal game farm, go-kart racing, video games, 3-D rides, world-class gambling and first-class entertainment – it’s all within easy reach with a home base like the Holiday Inn.
If you want to go a little further afoot – say, to historic Queenston Heights, or golfing at one of several beautiful courses along the Niagara Parkway – the WeGo will get you there for a very reasonable price.
Then at night, after you’ve done your walking and are ready for something a little more sedate, return to the falls again to see them illuminated in breath-taking hues.
Many nights, too, there is a fireworks show over the falls to add to your memories.
It’s no coincidence that for more than a century, Niagara Falls has been a must-see on millions of bucket lists
The falls themselves – stand on the brink and see if it doesn’t feel like you’re being drawn in! That’s what memories are made of.