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Five Summer Restaurant Options At Falls Avenue Resort

RR_FacebookHeaderIf you’re looking for dining options during your visit to Niagara Falls look no further than the Falls Avenue Resort! The restaurants are all a close distance to your hotel stay and offer a wide range of meals that are suitable for the entire family. If you’re looking for something fun that’s close to all of the fun on Clifton Hill with a view of the falls, The Falls Avenue Resort has you covered!

The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

The Rainbow Room offers a fascinating view of the Falls with an intimate setting and hand-crafted menu. Massimo Capra uses local ingredients to create a menu that changes whenever the seasons do ensuring that the choices are fresh and delicious. The restaurant has fed royalty and Hollywood stars since the fine dining establishment opened and with its extensive wine list ranging from international and local favourites your food and wine pairings will be remarkable.

Fallsview Buffet

The options are endless at the Fallsview Buffet with its breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet options. The beautiful view of the Falls and the live action stations are ideal for a satisfying meal. The buffet is perfect for any picky eaters as it offers many options!

Rainforest Cafe 

Eat in this rainforest sitting with animatronic animals, an indoor thunderstorm, lightning and a wall of rain. This restaurant is a great option for those looking for some entertainment and live action during their meal. The menu offers sandwiches, wraps, salads and delicious desserts that are great options for lunch or dinner.

Hard Rock Cafe 

Music enthusiasts rejoice at the Hard Rock Cafe complete with music memorabilia from top to bottom. Close to many of the attractions at the Falls Avenue Resort, this restaurant is an excellent option for when you’ve had a full day touring the city and want to grab a bite close by. The menu is tex-mex so if you’re looking for some delicious Mexican this is the place to be!

Planet Hollywood 

Dine with Hollywood’s stars at this restaurant option found in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls. Hollywood memorabilia covers the walls and inspires the large menu. Find some unique sandwiches, salads, wraps, burgers and desserts on this fun menu. If you want to try something new make your way to Planet Hollywood for a glamorous and inspired meal.

All of these options offer a delicious menu and with its short distance from most hotels you won’t have to go far for a great time!

4 Wine Makers, 8 Chardonnays and 32,000 KMs

wine pouring 2 glassesCelebrate Chardonnay in Niagara Falls during the 2014 International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. Peller Estates will host a guided tasting and dining experience at its vineyard.  The day starts off with a reception at the Barrel Cellar with tastings.

After the reception enjoy a four-course lunch prepared by Jason Parsons that will be accompanied with a striking view of the vineyard. Each of the courses will be paired perfectly with one of the four chardonnays from Canadian and International Winemakers that will showcase their wine at the reception.

The event is held during the day, which means you’ll get the entire evening to enjoy in Niagara Falls and have a night out on the town. Pair it with our Ultimate Couples Experience Package and you’ve got yourself a weekend well spent in the city.

Ultimate Couples Experience Package

  • One Night Hotel Accommodations at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Fallsview
  • Three Fallsview Dining Gift Cards:
    • $40.00 at Windows by Jamie Kennedy
    • $40.00 at Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra
    • $20.00 at Fallsview Buffet
  • Two Winery Tasting Passes at Trius Winery at Hillebrand and Peller Estates
  • $40 Credit at the Fallsview Christienne Spa
  • Two Cocktails at the Hard Rock Cafe
  • Special Hershey Gift

Five Things To Do This Canada Day In Niagara Falls

NFHorseshoeMC3Canada Day is an exciting holiday for us Canadians and there is no better place to celebrate than Niagara Falls. The city will be lively throughout the day with tons of events and of course fireworks for everyone to enjoy at night. Here are our top five events to check out this upcoming Canada Day!

Niagara Falls Canada Day Fireworks: A yearly tradition put on by the community of Niagara Falls, the fireworks are fired from the bottom of the Niagara Gorge. Overlooking the falls, this beautiful view lights up the sky and falls as you watch from below. Get there early to get a good spot!

Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebrations: This yearly celebration is jam packed with events for the entire family to enjoy. Start the morning with a Canada Day Parade in downtown Niagara Falls that will lead you to the main stage at City Hall. At the main stage you can find Greg Frewin performing his magical illusions, live music, an awards ceremony and cake! With activities for the kids including rock climbing, an inflatable area and entertainment, the whole family will be enjoying themselves in no time.

Canada Day at Fort George: Take a trip through time and check out this free event at historic Fort George. The day will be filled with music, food, fireworks, cannon firings and heritage displays. The day portion will include music, muskets and artillery demonstrations and the evening brings a BBQ dinner, music, cake and fireworks.

Canada Day at Inniskillin: The winery will be hosting its fifth annual Canada Day celebrations at its vineyard during the upcoming holiday. The Piazza will feature a casual picnic, Market Grill food, a BBQ and of course live music. Enjoy a glass of Inniskillin’s favourite wines with your meal as you relax into the evening where fireworks will occur over the vineyard.

Friendship Festival: Celebrate Canada Day this year by embracing the friendships that surround us. This event in its 27th year will not disappoint with live shows, vendors, food and all sorts of entertainment. Grab a blanket and sit down and enjoy the fireworks after your day at the festival.

Celebrate Canada Day with your family at one of these many events offered in Niagara. Most options are budget friendly, which means you can enjoy the holiday without breaking the bank!

Visiting Canada and Crossing The Border

niagara-falls-fireworks-largeIf you plan on visiting Niagara Falls from the United States it’s always important to be prepared and have everything you will need to make your trip a smooth one. Make sure that before you travel everything is prepared and you don’t forget anything last minute!

These tips will help you make sure you get here without any qualms for an enjoyable trip in the region.

  1. When visiting Canada make sure you have your passport ready – entry into the country is prohibited without a valid passport.
  2. If you’re driving in from the US, check the wait times for the Rainbow Bridge by visiting www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/bwt-taf/menu-eng.html. That way you can plan accordingly depending on how long you may have to wait.
  3. When planning your trip it’s a good idea to see what days the Canadian holidays fall on as there could be changes in operating hours during special holidays. That being said, Niagara Falls is typically at its busiest during holidays so make sure you arrive early!
  4. If you’re traveling with children always make sure you have proper identification for them and yourself when crossing the border. Children under the age of 18 will need permission from their parents/guardian if you are not the parent.
  5. Have your currency exchanged prior to crossing the border to make purchasing easier.
  6. Make sure to turn off your phone to avoid roaming charges!

Don’t forget to do your research before and decide ahead of time what you want to see and do, it will save you valuable time when in Niagara Falls! The city offers many attractions and dining options that are unique to the city so be ready and fill your itinerary with fun all day long.

Celebrate Your Next Birthday in Niagara At Falls Avenue Resort

casinoAre you looking for something wild and spontaneous to do on your next birthday? Celebrate in style at the Falls Avenue Resort with our Ultimate Casino Experience Package.

Food, wine, friends and the thrill of the casino make this the best idea for a birthday party in years!

Our ultimate package includes a $50 voucher at Casino Niagara, located in the Falls Avenue Resort, as well as dining gift cards so you don’t have to break the bank in order to have fun on your birthday.

Ultimate Casino Experience Package

After the casino make sure you visit one of the many nightclubs found in the heart of the tourist district:

  • Beer Garden Karaoke Patio: Become a star in Niagara Falls by hitting this outdoor karaoke patio and showcase your talents!
  • Club Mardi Gras Bar & Patio Niagara: Celebrate occasions at this lively and entertaining bar that is filled with all things Mardi Gras, beads included!
  • Club Seven Nightclub: This 10,000 sqft nightclub offers great service, good music and of course an unforgettable evening.
  • Hard Rock Night Club: Enjoy all things music with the velvet lounge, colourful drinks and massive dance floor.
  • R5: This lounge offers a more relaxing vibe with private booths and a colourful cocktail menu.
  • Rumours Night Club: Dance the night away to techno beats and of course the laser show that lights up the large dance floor.

Celebrate your birthday in style this year by visiting Niagara Falls.

Celebrate Father’s Day In Niagara Falls At Falls Avenue Resort

NFHorseshoeMCThis Father’s Day forget about buying your dad a tie and head down to Niagara Falls where you can treat him to a day tailor-made for pops!

One of the favourite events taking place in the Niagara region on June 15th is the Niagara Falls Ribfest at Niagara Square. The Ribfest features live music from The Brass Monkeys and lots of – you guessed it – ribs, as well as other BBQ delights sure to please the big guy in your life.

Another dad favourite is the Safari Niagara Car Show. Fathers can enter Safari Niagara free on Sunday and check out the cool collection of vintage and performance cars, as well as the regular exhibitions of animals and activities – it the perfect event for the dad who loves his vintage cars! Finish off the evening with fireworks at 10 PM on what they predict will be a warm and balmy evening.

If you want a classic way to celebrate Father’s Day, make your way to The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra for a special Father’s Day meal. Show your appreciation for your father at one of the best Italian restaurants in the city as you indulge in the breathtaking views of the Horseshoe Falls.

Looking for something else to do with your father on Sunday? With the beautiful weather and gorgeous golf courses, take your dad out for a round of golf. Niagara Falls is home to Legends on the Niagara, Whirlpool and Oak Hall Estate there are great world class courses to choose from in Niagara Falls. There is no better way to show your dad how much you appreciate everything that he’s done than by spending the day with him.

Niagara Falls offers tons of attractions and events that are perfect for any interests that your dad might have so plan your trip today!

Get Together This Weekend At Falls Avenue Resort

NFHorseshoeMC3Tired of the usual guys or girls weekends away and want to spend more time with your special someone? Whisk him or her away for a weekend of fun in Niagara Falls this summer.

Take some time to plan a special weekend away and who knows, maybe you’ll discover a new activity or pastime that you love but wouldn’t have been exposed to! Niagara offers lots of activities and the opportunity to indulge in something new – like golfing, the spa, live comedy or wine tours, all experienced with your special one.

Take advantage of the Ultimate Spa Experience Package, which includes a relaxing couple’s massages, exclusive access to the Hydrotherapy Infinity Tub, gift cards to restaurants, cocktails, chocolates and wine tasting passes!

The Falls Avenue Resort also offers an Ultimate Niagara Winery Experience Package, which could be the perfect cross-over activity to please everyone.

A great time together can be spent at the casinos that Niagara Falls has to offer. Hit the tables, or slots, take in a comedy show at Yuk Yuks, or enjoy a cocktail while watching one of the live music shows that happen every weekend.

Not to be missed are the romantic Niagara Falls Fireworks – the longest running fireworks display in Canada. Every Friday and Sunday the skies light up above the Horseshoe Falls. Find a spot near the falls or grab a table by the window at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra for a perfect view.

Of course – we also have golfing and shopping, but you already knew that! Enjoy a weekend away and try new things and continue to be inspired by the beauty that surrounds you in the Niagara region.

Fort George

1812_logo_blank11For a historical and educational trip to Niagara Falls make your way to Fort George.

Fort George was the headquarters for the Centre Division of the British Army during the War of 1812. Home to British regulars, local militia, aboriginal warriors and freed slaves, these historical monuments are still preserved to this day.

A visit to Fort George will be packed with tons to do and lots to learn. Learning Experiences include: Site Tours, Day Programs, Overnight Programs, educational pieces on the War of 1812 and Loyalists.

Don’t let the learning stop there, the historical site also offers experiences that will be unforgettable.

The ‘Hand on History’ at Fort George lets visitors dress like a British solider and fire a musket in this interactive program offered at Fort George. The loud marching bands, the smell of smoke and the period attire will leave you with an appropriate experience of the War of 1812.

The Proper Awesome Fort George Xplorer Program lets visitors explore Fort George on this fun filled experience filled with dress up, games, toys, puzzles and much more. With a chance to receive the Xplorer Certificate, you can become a certified Xplorer by completing the various activities located throughout the Fort.

The largest event that takes place at Fort George is the Canada Day celebration that includes activities throughout the day, music, food, fireworks and of course musket and cannon firings. This free event means you won’t have to break the bank to have a great Canada Day with the family!

What to do outdoors this summer

floralclocktop10With the casinos, hotels, indoor waterparks and attractions along Clifton Hill, sometimes it’s easy to forget that Niagara Falls also has tons of ways to have fun outdoors.

If you’re looking for a few ways to enjoy the sunshine in Niagara Falls this summer take a look at this brief list of just some of the awesome outdoor activities and attractions available in Niagara Falls and the surrounding Niagara Region.

Wine tours – The Niagara Region is known around the world for two things: the waterfalls of Niagara Falls and our wineries. Just a short drive, or bike ride away, visitors staying in Niagara Falls can find dozens of world class wineries dotting the rural landscape of Niagara. Most wineries offer multiple daily tours, showing off their picturesque vineyards and impressive winemaking processes.

Biking and hiking trails – Niagara Falls is home to hundreds of acres of parks, forests and green space to explore. Be it by bike or foot you can take a leisurely travel down the Niagara Parkway, walk through the beautiful Dufferin Islands, hike alongside the white water rapids of the Niagara River or head deeper into Niagara to discover what else the region has to offer for the outdoor oriented.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises – The iconic boat tours that take passengers to the base of the mighty Horseshoe Falls has officially opened for the season. This unique experience takes you along the Niagara River into the mist of the falls, making for an ideal sunny day activity in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Fireworks – The longest running fireworks display in Canada takes place every Friday and Sunday evening over the Horseshoe Falls. After a day spent outside you can relax in the evening under the beautiful colours and sounds of this massive fireworks display.

Two exciting new attractions have set sail in Niagara

HBL_012_Image_PrintReady_HorseshoeFalls7_1000Two exciting new attractions have set sail in Niagara.  Just in time for the Victoria Day holiday weekend which marks the unofficial start of Niagara’s summer season, The Outlet Collection at Niagara and Hornblower Niagara Cruises opened their doors to business.

Both projects came to fruition early this morning after many months of preparation amid great excitement and anticipation.

A short drive from the Falls Avenue Resort, The Outlet Collection at Niagara is Canada’s largest open air concept retail centre.  The collection concept features more than 100 brand name fashion and lifestyle outlets including Michael Kors, J.Crew, Coach, Nike Factory Outlet, Brooks Brothers and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few.  A second wave of openings is planned for a later date that will include Bass Pro Shop, Kate Spade and many others.  The open air environment also features a dedicated farmer’s market pavilion that will showcase Niagara’s rich landscape and tender fruitland.

Directly at Niagara Falls, Hornblower Niagara Cruises embarked on the inaugural voyage of Canada’s only Falls boat tour.

Located across from the Falls Avenue Resort, the new attraction offers innovative options for viewing the majestic Falls up close.  Four new tour options are available including Voyage to the Falls, Sunset Cocktail Cruise, Falls Fireworks Cruise and Falls Illumination Cruise.  Hornblower Niagara Cruises features two catamaran style boats: Niagara Wonder and Niagara Thunder.  In addition to new boats, new technology will allow guests to download a 30 minute narrated journey of their tour prior to departing.

Niagara’s newest attractions join a long list of experiences that draw visitors to Niagara time and time again, and we’re excited to welcome them to the neighbourhood!

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