(Closed) Niagara Falls

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@kate169: I live near NF.  Be prepared that it is ALWAYS busy, tons of traffic and people.  3 days would be plenty of time.  There is the casino nearby with some amazing (but pricey) restaurants.  If you have your passports you can walk over to Canada (if you are going to be on the American side) and go to Clifton Hill which has wax museums, tons of restaurants, haunted houses and a bunch of other stuff.  There is an outlet mall probably half hour away or so. I recommend you stay at the Seneca Niagara Casino, they have THE most comfortable beds and beautiful rooms, I will try and find my pictures from when we stayed there.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I also forgot to mention that there is a aquarium there too.  It’s not huge but it’s still pretty cool.

 

I have more pictures somewheres but this is what I could find right now.  Somewheres I have a picture of the shower, it was awesome, lots of room!! Wink

I thought it was funny that there was a phone next to the toilet!! lol  

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@kate169: I’d have to check next year’s calendar, but that’s typically our Victoria Day weekend up here, so it would be VERY busy because the Monday is a holiday for us. It’s sort of the “unofficial” start to summer/summer partying up here. In Canada, Niagara-On-The-Lake is way nicer (in my opinion) than Niagara Falls. Less of the amusement park/theme-y sort of stuff, more nice shops and restaurants, beautiful scenery. There are also TONS of wineries around there and you can do lots of really great winery tours. If you don’t want to drive you can sign up for a tour and they’ll take you to 5-6 in a day. If that’s up your alley, let me know, I have a list of favourites 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Found it!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@kate169:  It probably wouldn’t be too busy on a Monday morning but who knows, it is a huge tourist area.  We went to the Maid of the Mist in August and waited in line for over an hour.  

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@kate169: It’s probably a 10 minute drive from the Falls. Not far at all. I’m not a big drinker, but I love just looking around at the wineries. Some of them are just amazing architecturally. A few of the really big ones have Michelin star restaurants too, although I haven’t had a meal there myself yet but I’d love to one day.  The only problem you’d run into on the NY side would be at the outlet malls. Us Canucks really enjoy our cross border long weekend shopping 😉

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@kate169: It is on the American side. Buffalo is about 1/2 hour 45 minutes away.  I can recommend a TON of restaurants in Buffalo!! There is also a ton to do in Buffalo.  I can give you tons of ideas!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

At Niagra on the lake, there is this jet boat tour. (whirlpooljet.com) It is sooo fun. You get on this jet boat and you go into the rapids and there are big waves and they swing you around and you get soaked. They have a dry option too where the boat is covered. I went with my dad, sister and uncle. Afterwards we went to a little restaurant for lunch. It was something very different to do but very fun.

The last time my dad and I were in Niagra Falls, we drove to Buffalo and went to the restaurant where they invented the buffalo wings. (anchorbar.com)

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Eh, I thought Niagara was pretty lame. It feels like a fake soundstage, it’s 100% touristy. Honestly, after about 45 minutes wandering around the falls I was bored. We were there for a friend’s wedding, and it didn’t appeal to me. But then again, i’m more of an adventure traveler, so it isn’t my speed. I’d rather have my money stolen from me than spend it at an all-inclusive resort, or spend a week in Vegas. If you like gambling, weird arcades, and chain restaurants, then you might have fun. Or you can always just stay in your room the whole time ;-). There are wineries just to the north that are interesting, though.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@kate169: My friend is actually having her reception there! It is right along the metro rail (it’s free above ground) which we use all the time when we go downtown.  It is pretty central to a lot of downtown attractions and restaurants.  The area around the hotel is not bad, I actually don’t remember what the front of the hotel looks like, I only remember the side along the metro.  

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