3 Best Courses for a Golf Getaway in Niagara

Thundering Waters Golf Club Green in the Fall

Thundering Waters Green

Winter hasn’t arrived yet in Niagara Falls, which means it’s still a great time to visit the city for a golf getaway this fall. The region is home to a wide range of beautiful courses that are great for players of all skill levels, providing you with an unforgettable weekend of golf in a world-class destination.

Legends on the Niagara

Legends on the Niagara features two championship golf courses – Battlefield and Ussher’s Creek – along with a 45-acre driving range, training academy, par-3 executive course, and a beautiful clubhouse. Battlefield is a uniquely designed course that features dense forest and challenges for every level of golfer, while Ussher’s Creek is a breathtaking parkland course featuring deciduous trees and wetland areas.

Thundering Waters Golf Club

Located just minutes away from the magnificent Niagara Falls, Thundering Waters Golf Club is John Daly’s first signature golf course in Canada. This premier destination offers exciting features for players of all skill levels along with a breathtaking backdrop. The fairways, sand traps, and water hazards will test your accuracy and the beauty of the course will provide a serene atmosphere for your game.

Whirlpool Golf Club

Niagara’s Whirlpool Golf Club is one of the most renowned golf courses in the country, situated along the Niagara Parkway and designed by famous golf course architect Stanley Thompson. This highly-rated public golf course is backed by the Niagara River, Whirlpool, and Gorge and features new sand traps and trees, redesigned holes, and a beautiful clubhouse.

The Best of the Niagara Parkway

The Niagara Region is home to the Niagara Parkway, which is one of the oldest roads in Ontario. This beautiful parkway stretches 55km along the Niagara River and passes through incredible towns, villages, and natural areas from Fort Erie to Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake. If you walk, cycle, or drive along the parkway, which Sir Winston Churchill deemed “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”, you’ll experience some of these amazing sights and destinations that will make your trip to Niagara something truly unforgettable.

Niagara River, American Falls and Niagara Falls

American and Niagara Falls Waterfalls

Horseshoe and American Falls

You can get an up close look at the remarkable Horseshoe Falls from the parkway and stand near the brink over which more than 500,000 litres of water flow every second. And situated across the Niagara River are the American and Bridal Veil Falls, which add to the beauty and allure of the area.

Niagara River

Flowing from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and forming the border between Canada and the United States, the Niagara River is an impressive body of water that runs parallel to the Niagara Parkway. The river runs for about 58km with a lot of the water being diverted for power generation. It’s a truly beautiful river that includes Niagara Falls and leads to rapids and the Niagara Whirlpool, which are definitely must-see stops along the way.

Niagara Falls Tourist District

The bustling heart of Niagara Falls’ tourist district is located on Clifton Hill, which is lovingly referred to as “the street of fun”. This area of Niagara Falls is located just off the parkway, minutes from the brink of the Horseshoe Falls and features hotels like the historic Crowne Plaza and Sheraton on the Falls, Fallsview restaurants like the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra and attractions like Niagara Brewing Company, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls, and Fallsview Casino Resort.

Butterfly Conservatory

Located right on the Niagara Parkway, the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory sits on the beautiful grounds of the Botanical Gardens and is a lush indoor sanctuary where over 2,000 butterflies flutter about among flowers, vegetation, and trickling waterfalls. It’s a tranquil and one of a kind destination that is perfect for a leisurely daytime stroll.

Queenston Heights from Brocks' Monument

Queenston Heights

Queenston Heights

Queenston Heights Park was the site of a famous battle during the War of 1812 in which Major General Sir Isaac Brock was killed. The expansive park is now home to the 56-metre high Brock’s Monument and a monument commemorating Laura Secord. It also features wide lawns, picnic areas, an outdoor stage, pavilions, and the Queenston Heights Restaurant making it a worthwhile outdoor area to explore while travelling around Niagara.

Fort George

One of the official ends of the Niagara Parkway is Fort George in Niagara on the Lake, which served as the setting for a number of battles during the War of 1812 and is now a designated National Historic Site. You can visit the fort to tour around the grounds, and also catch live reenactments from infantry soldier interpreters.

Wineries

There are a number of fantastic wineries located along the Niagara Parkway where you can stop for a tour and tasting and pick up some famous Niagara Icewine. This includes Reif Estate Winery, Inniskillin Wines, and Riverbend Inn & Vineyard, which all feature beautiful vineyards and have a wide selection of reds and whites available to bring home to commemorate your time in Niagara.

A New Season of Niagara Culinary Experiences Series is Here

Massimo Capra A Culinary Tour of Piedmont

2017 Niagara Culinary Experiences with Chef Massimo Capra

Summer may be over, but there are still a number of wonderful sights, attractions, and events to experience in Niagara Falls throughout the upcoming seasons. Falls Avenue Resort has just announced a brand new lineup of their annual Niagara Culinary Experiences Series, which features six Fallsview dinner events that showcase some of Niagara’s best food from chefs Massimo Capra and Jamie Kennedy and wines from a number of award-winning local wineries.

The first event in the series is A Culinary Tour of Piedmont with Massimo Capra on October 27th at the Rainbow Room located inside the Crowne Plaza hotel. This event will celebrate the rich and hearty cuisine and sophisticated wines that have emerged from the charming Italian region of Piedmont and will be an unforgettable evening full of magnificent views and Italian cuisine.

Following this event are dinners at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar including A Farmhouse Christmas on December 1st and An Icewine Dinner on January 19th. Both of these events will showcase five courses of innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients and perfectly paired with a range of delicious wines, including Niagara’s world famous Icewine.

The last three culinary events in the series will be A Culinary Tour of Tuscany on March 23rd at the Rainbow Room, A Spring Fling in Niagara on April 20th at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and A Culinary Tour of Veneto on May 11th at the Rainbow Room. Chefs Massimo Capra and Jamie Kennedy will be serving up fantastic dinners that will make each of these events into unforgettable dining experiences in Niagara Falls.

Both dinner-only and dinner & hotel packages for these events can be purchased at fallsavenueresort.com/culinary, so book your tickets today and get ready for the dining experience of a lifetime in beautiful Niagara Falls.

A New Season of Niagara Culinary Experiences Series is Here

Summer may be over, but there are still a number of wonderful sights, attractions, and events to experience in Niagara Falls throughout the upcoming seasons. Falls Avenue Resort has just announced a brand new lineup of their annual Niagara Culinary Experiences Series, which features six Fallsview dinner events that showcase some of Niagara’s best food from chefs Massimo Capra and Jamie Kennedy and wines from a number of award-winning local wineries.

The first event in the series is A Culinary Tour of Piedmont with Massimo Capra on October 27th at the Rainbow Room located inside the Crowne Plaza hotel. This event will celebrate the rich and hearty cuisine and sophisticated wines that have emerged from the charming Italian region of Piedmont and will be an unforgettable evening full of magnificent views and Italian cuisine.

Following this event are dinners at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar including A Farmhouse Christmas on December 1st and An Icewine Dinner on January 19th. Both of these events will showcase five courses of innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients and perfectly paired with a range of delicious wines, including Niagara’s world famous Icewine.

The last three culinary events in the series will be A Culinary Tour of Tuscany on March 23rd at the Rainbow Room, A Spring Fling in Niagara on April 20th at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and A Culinary Tour of Veneto on May 11th at the Rainbow Room. Chefs Massimo Capra and Jamie Kennedy will be serving up fantastic dinners that will make each of these events into unforgettable dining experiences in Niagara Falls.

Both dinner-only and dinner & hotel packages for these events can be purchased at fallsavenueresort.com/culinary, so book your tickets today and get ready for the dining experience of a lifetime in beautiful Niagara Falls.

Best Things To Do On Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls is a place that’s never short of excitement and to make sure you experience all of the most thrilling spots in the city, make sure to check out Clifton Hill. It’s known as Niagara’s Street of Fun and is home to a number of incredible dining, shopping, entertainment, and accommodation destinations all located just steps from the beautiful Niagara Falls.

Niagara Premium Lager made by Niagara Brewing Company

Niagara Brewing Company

Niagara Brewing Company is the newest craft brewery to open its doors in Niagara and is located at the bottom of Clifton Hill, just a short walk away from the thundering Horseshoe Falls. This is an awesome destination where you can try a wide range of signature craft beers like the Niagara Premium Lager and Honeymoon Peach Radler, and rotating brews like the Clockwork Berliner Weisse and Marzen 150. The brewery also features a kitchen, great outdoor patio that looks out onto the the bustling Clifton Hill, and daily live entertainment.

Niagara Skywheel

A Niagara Falls attraction that the whole family can enjoy, the Niagara Skywheel is definitely worth a visit on your next getaway to the city. Whether you take a ride on the 175-foot Skywheel during the day or night, you will experience remarkable views of the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls from within comfortable temperature-controlled gondolas and can marvel at the incredible beauty of Niagara Falls from above.

Skywheel Clifton Hill

Arcades

There are a number of wonderful arcades on Clifton Hill that are worth a visit if you’re looking for a little fun and excitement. Whether you stop by Adventure City, the Great Canadian Midway, or Captain Jack’s Pirate Cove, you’ll find an impressive range of classic and new arcade games along with excellent prizes just waiting to be won.

Dining

Clifton Hill is home to a number of wonderful restaurants that are sure to suit a wide range of tastes and provide unforgettable dining experiences. If you’re looking for elegant Fallsview dining then make sure to check out the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra inside the Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel or Windows by Jamie Kennedy inside the Sheraton on the Falls. Or for something a bit more casual, stop into the Rainforest Cafe at the bottom of Clifton Hill or The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro at the top, which are sure to satisfy your hunger with unique menu items and unbeatable atmosphere.

Shopping

Pick up some gifts and mementos to commemorate your stay in Niagara at one of the many amazing shops on Clifton Hill and nearby Fallsview Boulevard. Canada Trading on Clifton Hill has a great selection of Canadian and Niagara Falls merchandise, while the Great Canadian Gifts shop on Falls Avenue Resort has amazing Canada 150 merchandise and a lot of unique Niagara Falls items. A visit to the one of a kind Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls store is also a must-do where you’ll find fantastic Hershey’s merchandise, fresh sweets and treats, your favourite Hershey’s candies, and the interactive and fun Wrap Happiness experience.

Visiting the Niagara Glen This Summer

Niagara Glen Nature Centre

The Niagara Glen is a beautiful natural area located deep in the Niagara Gorge that’s home to numerous trails and paths leading through Carolinian forest to incredible views of the Niagara River and rapids. With approximately four kilometres of trails to explore, the Niagara Glen is a wonderful place to get active, spend some time outdoors, and connect with the remarkable natural beauty of Niagara Falls.

And now is the perfect time to visit since Niagara Parks has just unveiled the newly revitalized Niagara Glen Nature Centre which acts as the trailhead facility for the Niagara River gorge and features new programming focused on outdoor adventure and education. The nature centre was originally built in 1923 and has a rich history that’s definitely worth exploring while visiting Niagara.

The many hikers, sightseers, cyclists, conservationists, fishermen, boulderers, and nature lovers that visit the Niagara Glen each year have made it into a renowned and beloved outdoor destination because of its beautiful native trees and plants, prehistoric rock formations, the rushing waters of the Niagara River, and much more.

The entrance to the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve and the newly reopened Nature Centre, where you can get all of the information you need on trails and hiking, are located along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara on the Lake. And make sure to check out some of the other beautiful outdoor destinations in Niagara Falls like the Niagara Whirlpool and rapids, Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands, and of course the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Fallsview Dining Guide

A visit to Niagara Falls isn’t complete without a Fallsview dining experience where you can taste the best food and wine that the region has to offer. And there’s a number of amazing Fallsview dining destinations to choose from to make sure that you have an unforgettable culinary experience in direct view of the marvellous Niagara Falls.

Chef Massimo Capra

The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

Located inside the historic Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel, The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra is a modern Italian dining experience that offers delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts to be perfectly paired with amazing wines from some of the best local and international wineries. The restaurant’s current menu features innovative dishes like the Mili-Strato Lasagna made with 87 layers of hand rolled pasta, the Potato Gnocchi served with white truffle cream, and the Maple Mustard Crusted Ontario Lamb Rack with goat cheese and yukon gold gratin. All of this can be enjoyed in a beautiful dining room that directly overlooks the magnificent Niagara Falls, making for a one of a kind dining experience you’ll never forget.

Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar

The Niagara region is brimming with farms and orchards where an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables are grown and distributed by local farmers. Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine bar celebrates and showcases these fresh local ingredients by offering guests an incredible farm-to-table dining experience in a breathtaking Fallsview setting. The restaurant’s current seasonal menu offers dishes like Ontario Lamb Shank featuring Niagara Brewing Company beer braised lamb, Wild Salmon Gravlax served with shaved red onion and caper berries, and Pan Roasted Great Lake Whitefish served with fresh seasonal vegetables.

Morton’s Grille

Morton’s Grille is Niagara’s newest Fallsview restaurant, located inside the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa. This casual and elegant dining destination offers a unique steakhouse experience in direct view of Niagara Falls. The menu showcases high-quality ingredients in delicious dishes like the AAA Canadian Beef Steak, Blackened Mahi Mahi, Cobalt Chicken Sandwich, Double Stacked Burger, and Bacon Fat Braised Ribs. And the restaurant also offers exciting dessert, wine, and bar menus where you’ll find great dishes like NY Cheesecake and Frozen Peanut Butter Pie, and drinks like the hand-crafted Niagara Passion and Margarita 2.0.

Milestone’s on the Falls located at Marriott on the Falls

Milestones on the Falls

Winner of a 2017 Diner’s Choice Award, Milestones on the Falls is a wonderful Fallsview dining experience that serves lunch and dinner in a beautiful setting overlooking the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls. Choose from great menu items like the Crispy Sweet Chili Chicken, New York Striploin, Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Stacked Chicken Parmesan that you can enjoy on their own or paired with local wines or signature drinks like the Milestones Original Bellini.

Fallsview Buffet Restaurant

The Fallsview Buffet Restaurant offers guests an interactive dining experience with incredible sweeping views of Niagara Falls. Located inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel, the Fallsview Buffet Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features live-action cooking stations where a wide range of fresh culinary delights are prepared and offered to guests. It’s a wonderful destination to gather with friends, families, and colleagues and offers a buffet experience that’s unlike any other.

Unforgettable Couples Experiences in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” and welcomes countless couples every year who come to experience a unique and romantic getaway in the city. If you’re planning on visiting Niagara with your significant other this summer, here are a few great destinations that you can check out together for an unforgettable visit that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Movie Night in the Vineyard

Trius Winery & Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake is hosting a Movie Night in the Vineyard from June 3rd-24th, which is the perfect place for a special date night with your loved one. Every Friday night in June, you can visit the picturesque vineyard to enjoy a glass of wine while watching great movies like The Martian, Pretty in Pink, Star Wars: Episode VII, and Spectre.

Fallsview Dinner at The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

Fallsview dining is one of the things Niagara Falls does best, and a dinner at The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra will connect you and your loved one with a romantic culinary experience in a dining room that overlooks the spectacular Niagara Falls. With a seasonal menu that features modern Italian dishes like the Black Truffle Potato Gnocchi, Pan Seared Wild Scallops, and Organic Chicken Lambrusco, paired with award-winning wines from local Niagara wineries, it’s sure to be a world-class dining experience you both will surely savour.

Winery Tour & Tasting

Niagara is a world-famous wine-growing region and is home to a number of world-class wineries and picturesque vineyards just waiting to be experienced. An afternoon in wine country is sure to be a romantic time, with many local wineries like Inniskillin, Jackson-Triggs, and Peller Estates offering fantastic tours and tastings and delicious culinary creations. There are also a number of upcoming winery events that you can attend such as Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery grand opening weekend on June 9th-11th, Yes Way, Rosé at Peller Estates Winery on June 24th-25th, Decked Out at Creekside Estate Winery, and more.

Fallsview Casino Resort Show

This summer, there are a number of entertaining shows coming to Fallsview Casino Resort, which will make for a fun and unforgettable evening in the heart of Niagara Falls. Upcoming shows you can experience include Dancing Queen running June 8th-18th, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson & Rob Schneider on June 23rd and 24th, Gipsy Kings on June 30, and many more.

Taking Care of Business in Niagara Falls

There’s no denying that Niagara Falls is a wonderful destination to visit for a summer vacation with family and friends, however it also happens to be the perfect place to host and attend world-class business meetings and conferences that are both professional and fun. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider hosting your next professional event in Niagara:

World-Class Accommodation

Niagara Falls is home to numerous hotels that offer luxurious guestrooms overlooking the magnificent American and Horseshoe Falls. The Crowne Plaza Fallsview is one such hotel, which will provide you and your delegates with elegant Fallsview accommodations right on Falls Avenue Resort. The Crowne Plaza Fallsview offers 234 guestrooms and suites, wireless internet, complimentary coffee, comfortable Deep Sleeper beds, and much more.

Team Building

There are a number of unique team building activities waiting to be experienced in Niagara Falls, including the Falls Quest, Falls Culinary Challenge, and Hershey’s Challenge, which all take place on the 3-acre Falls Avenue Resort. Choose between a high-energy adventure race, a culinary creation and wine pairing competition, and a decadent chocolate treat building challenge for an exciting experience that will get your delegates working together and having loads of fun.

Unbeatable Location

The Scotiabank Convention Centre, Crowne Plaza Fallsview, Sheraton on the Falls, and various other meeting and conference spots are located just a short walk away from the thundering Horseshoe and American Falls. They’re also very close to the city’s bustling tourist district, Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region, and a number of championship golf courses. This makes it easy to experience the best that Niagara Falls has to offer and places your meeting or conference in a truly unforgettable setting.

Meeting Space and Services

There’s a lot to be accounted for when planning a professional business meeting or conference, and bringing it all together shouldn’t have to be stressful or hard. When you plan your professional event with Canadian Niagara Hotels they’ll make the process convenient and easy, allowing you to choose from over 50 amazing meeting rooms, flexible meeting space in unique venues, well-appointed guestrooms and suites, audio visual equipment, incredible dining options, and so much more.

Places for Niagara Falls Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for ideas on how to make this May 14th special for the mothers and grandmothers in your life, then head to Niagara Falls to connect with any one of these unique experiences:

 

Floral Showhouse

Located along the Niagara Parkway, the Floral Showhouse is a beautiful location for an afternoon stroll with Mom, featuring incredible rose gardens, tropical plants, succulents, orchids, flower displays, and more. The Showhouse’s annual Hydrangea Show will also be running for the month of May, so make sure to stop by for a unique Mother’s Day afternoon in Niagara Falls.

 

Mother’s Day at The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

Rainbow Room By Massimo Capra

For a spectacular Fallsview dining experience this Mother’s Day, visit the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra restaurant inside the Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel. Treat Mom to some delicious Italian cuisine made with seasonal local ingredients and amazing wine from a number of award-winning Niagara wineries in an elegant dining room that features breathtaking views of the American and Horseshoe Falls.

 

McFarland House

 

The historic McFarland House in Niagara on the Lake is hosting a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea celebration, offering freshly baked treats and traditional tea to be enjoyed in a charming and picturesque setting.

 

Skylon Tower

 

The Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls will be illuminated in pink lights on the night of May 14 in honour of Mother’s Day. Take an evening stroll down by the Falls with Mom to take in this one-of-a-kind sight along with the nightly illumination of the thundering Horseshoe and American Falls.

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