When visiting Niagara Falls on vacation, Charles Dickens once remarked “It would be harder for man to stand nearer to God than he does here”. Voted #1 by the National Geographic in the “Top 10 Things To Do in Ontario”, it is without a doubt the prime destination to travel to and cross off your bucket list. It is massive with the combination of three waterfalls, the “American Falls” at 183 feet and a crest of 830 feet, the “Horseshoe Falls” at 173 feet and a crest of 2200 feet and the “Bridal Veil Falls” at 181 feet with a crest of 56 feet. It is worth a vacation to Niagara Falls just to see how beautiful it is in person, but if you get tired of watching the Falls, there is so much more natural beauty and history to view. Head down to Whirlpool Park and wander around the gorge for starters and ride the Whirlpool Areo Car for a totally different appreciation of nature. Or visit Fort George for a history lesson and photos within the headquarters of the Britsh Army during the war of 1812!
The “Street of Fun by the Falls”!
Of course, a vacation to Niagara Falls wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the most famous streets going, Clifton Hill! Like a bullseye, you will instantly recognize Clifton Hill by the massive 175 foot structure in the sky, the Niagara Skywheel. It overlooks the Niagara horizon and has been a staple in photos since its opening in 2006. This is a ‘must’ on your visit to Niagara Falls, along with a variety of other attractions catered to all ages — toddlers to seniors! The Clifton Hill Fun Pass is just the package to purchase when ready to take on the excitement on Clifton Hill. The Niagara Skywheel, the all-new Dinosaur Adventure Golf or Galaxy Golf, Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars, Ghostblasters Dark Ride, a six-dimensional thrill ride called the XD Ride Theatre and 5 tokens as an added bonus to try your luck at any one of the over 300 Midway games in the Great Canadian Midway! This Niagara Falls attraction package is completely inexpensive at only $25.95+tax for Adults and $19.95+tax for Children.
Besides the attractions, let’s talk about the dining. Clifton Hill itself only takes perhaps 10 minutes to walk from the base of the street at the Niagara Parkway (River Road), to the top of the street at Victoria Avenue, in which it then turns into Centre Street — and seconds away from the Greg Frewin Theatre. Options are vast within that 10 minute walk for something to eat, from Hot Dogs, Beavertails and ice cream stands, to Wendy’s, Tim Horton’s and Burger King, and restaurants such as Kelsey’s and Boston Pizza. This Boston Pizza in particular is geared to families and the theme of Clifton Hill’s “Street of Fun by the Falls” with it’s one-of-a-kind setting inside all the lights, sounds and gaming action of the Great Canadian Midway entertainment complex. The dining area is massive and contains two bars to cater to the convenience of faster service and to accomodate the diners that choose to eat their meals next to Strike Rock N Bowl , Boston Pizza’s only 10 pin, 14 lane full bowling alley within this Niagara Falls restaurant.
Don’t forget to stick around after hours, because your vacation doesn’t end at 5:00! Clifton Hill doesn’t roll up its carpet until super late (especially in the Summer months!), with most attractions opening at 9:00 am and not closing until 1:00-2:00 am. Experience different views from the Niagara Skywheel, or even with both feet on the ground when you take in all the amazing glitzy lights, volcano “eruptions” from Dinosaur Adventure Golf and laser shows from within some of Niagara’s best nightclubs that align the street, like Rumour’s Nightclub.
You are guaranteed to have so much fun on your vacation you won’t want to go home…so why leave? Relax and have a few drinks at Rumour’s Nightclub knowing that just steps away is the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill. You can’t beat the location! This Niagara Falls Hotel is right in the heart of the tourism district on Clifton Hill. Just outside the doors is the Niagara Skywheel and attached to the hotel is Kelsey’s Clifton Hill – you don’t even need to step foot outside for inexpensive, family dining! Just one block to the Niagara Falls, it’s easy and convenient to get from one major attraction to the next. The room rates beat top competitors and include access to its tropical indoor swimming pool and free breakfast onsite at the Poolside Cafe. Take advantage of the many package deals to choose from like top notch savings of up to 70% in the Build-A-Package campaign or the Niagara Falls Family Fun Package.
There is an abundance of things to do in Niagara Falls on your vacation, all central to your stay at the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill, but if you choose to leave this area for the day, head to the gorgeous setting of Niagara-on-the-Lake and visit any number of their wineries for a tasting and tour, which coincedentally is also offered as part of a package within your hotel stay at this Comfort Inn. Click here for details.
On the outskirts of Niagara Falls is the home of Safari Niagara in Stevensville, just a 10 minute drive away. Its the ultimate summer fun destination for people of all ages and abilities. The park is completely interactive with educational animal presentations, guided tours, animal feedings and a petting farm. Admission is all-inclusive*, providing unlimited use of the ropes course, bungee, safari rides, splash pad, fishing, kite flying, paddle boats and more. New attractions include White Lions, a White Rhinoceros Exhibit, an Interactive Reptile Exhibit and a Free Flight Budgie Experience. Safari Niagara’s Amphitheatre offers an annual summer concert series featuring popular international recording artists.
Without a doubt, Niagara Falls is the ultimate fun vacation, and not just for honeymooners! The best part? We want to give you a chance to try it out! Here is your chance to win:
*A two night stay at the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill which includes: two night’s accomodation, deluxe breakfast each morning, use of its indoor pool and giant whirlpool, complimentary on-site parking. Hotel offer is valid from September 3, 2013 to April 30th, 2014 and excludes New Years Eve and holiday weekends. Accomodation is subject to availability, some conditions apply.
*Clifton Hill Fun Passes for up to a family of 6 people.
*A $25 gift card to Wendy’s Clifton Hill.
*A $25 gift card to Tim Horton’s Clifton Hill.
*A $100 gift certificate to Boston Pizza Clifton Hill.
*Safari Niagara tickets for up to a family of 6 people. (park closes for the season on October 14th, 2013 but if you choose your vacation after this date you may use the tickets on a separate occasion before its closing date)
To enter this contest you simply “like” AND “share” this blog. That’s it. The draw closes on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm and the winner will be randomly selected shortly afterwards.
Facebook: Clifton Hill – Niagara Falls Fun
Google+: Clifton Hill Niagara Falls