Are you looking for the ultimate weekend spot away with your besties that is close to Toronto? We love Niagara Falls – it has something for everyone. The casino resorts are an easy and fun escape from the everyday and are like mini-cities. At Fallsview Casino, for example, there is shopping, food, entertainment, a beautiful spa and the thrill of winning some extra cash. What more could you ask for? Here are our top picks for the things that you have to do while you are in Niagara Falls:
Niagara-on-the-Lake is nearby and the ideal place to visit a few award-winning wineries. The quaint downtown has beautiful local shops and cafés to explore. If you have never been to Niagara Falls before, you definitely can’t miss the Maid of the Mist (a must-do on any bucket list). It takes visitors on a thrilling boat ride, getting you as close as possible to the rush of the majestic Falls. Stroll around Clifton Hill and visit some fun attractions by the Falls including the Movieland Wax Museum. Take a photo with the likeness of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Robert Downey Jr., and Justin Bieber. Just have fun and take lots of selfies – we won’t judge!
Relax & Recharge
Book yourself into one of their beautiful rooms facing Niagara Falls. It truly is one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. You will want to keep your eyes peeled for spectacular light shows at night. When you need a break from the excitement of the casino floor, escape to the tranquility of the indoor pool located inside hotel. If you can’t miss a work-out, make sure you pack your gear so that you can enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness centre.
You don’t even have to walk outside of the casinos to have access to great shopping. You can shop for casual-wear at Roots or for something sparkly at Swarovski. Treat yourself to a new leather piece at Danier. We stock up on Korean Beauty products at The Face Shop, they have a massive selection! You’re only a short drive to outlet mall shopping at the Outlet Collection at Niagara for some great designer finds at shops like Kate Spade, Lacoste, Rudsak, Saks Off 5th, Lululemon, Arc’Teryx and many more. Read some of our own shopping ideas for inspiration.
Fallsview hosts over 250 shows each year in their 1,500 seat theatre with some of the biggest stars including John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, 98 Degrees, Chris Tucker and Dancing with the Stars Live Tour. Insider tip, it’s way more affordable to catch a show at Fallsview than in Toronto, but book ahead to make sure that you can get tickets to the shows that you want to see.
You can find everything from fast casual burger spots to over-the-top buffets and fine dining. You’ll find something whether you love Asian food, tapas, steak or deli. Many of the spots are open late if you are craving a little something after dancing the night away . The Noodle Bar is a favourite casual eatery that brings a fusion of traditional dishes with a modern touch. Ponte Vecchio features fine Italian dining and was featured in Wine Spectator’s 2017 article 13 Best Bets for Casino Dining.
Fallsview Casino Resort is a massive gaming hot spot with over 200,000 square feet of action. There are over 3,000 slot machines ranging from 1 cent to $100 denominations, and 130 table games such as Roulette, Craps and Blackjack. If you’re a high-roller then you will love the sophisticated and discreet high-limit gaming area. Sign up for a Player’s Card to earn perks and rewards. You can even bet on sports like tennis either at the casino or from the comfort of your room with various online sports betting websites.
Dance The Night Away
If you love to dance, R5 Patio & Bar brings in a live DJ every Friday and Saturday night until 1:00 am. Explore their delicious cocktails, local wines and craft beers while sharing charcuterie boards, fondues, oysters and more. Claim your space on the plush seating or mingle while enjoying the views.