There’s never been more reason to visit the beautiful region of Niagara Falls. This summer, they have a whole array of adventures and activities just waiting for you to enjoy, and all of them are a stone’s throw from your Niagara Falls Marriott hotel room, which you’ll definitely be staying at if you want a view of the Falls from your own window. Here are just a handful of my top picks…
1. The wine country
It goes without saying that the best time to visit the wine country is the summer, when you can not only appreciate the many vineyards on offer around Niagara without constant rain or colder temperatures, but when you can see the surrounding countryside in all its natural beauty. Of course, it would be rude to visit the area and not indulge in a tipple yourself, so make sure you book a tour with one of the local connoisseurs and you’ll be able to sample the Ice-wine that the region is most famous for.
2. Springalicious 2017
This event takes place between May 26th and 28th, so it’s ideal if you’re planning an early summer trip. It’s a festival dedicated to all things food, fun and music related. There will be plenty of culinary delights on offer, as dozens of pop-up stalls set up shop for the tourists, with plenty of traditional Canadian recipes for you to try. There are also delicious beers and wines from all over the world, not to mention the many street performers and musical entertainment to suit all tastes. Set in the historic downtown of Niagara, you’ll be one of over 30,000 people over the weekend.
3. The Artpark festival
The hugely popular Artpark festival is renowned by music-lovers. It is held in the outdoor Artpark Theatre, which has long been a venue for the performing and visual arts, drawing people in with its stunning landscape and its own amphitheater. Part of a 108-acre state park located in the Village of Lewiston in Niagara County, New York, it’s only a short hop across the water for those staying in Canada, but it will be worth the trip, as you get to see dozens of open-air concerts featuring some of the top bands and musicians throughout the world.
4. The parkland is at its best
Finally, let’s not forget the real reason you came to Niagara Falls – to take in the beautiful natural setting in all its glory. Aside from the iconic Falls themselves, there’s plenty of parkland areas just waiting for you to hike through and explore. How about stopping by the photogenic Dufferin Islands for a picnic, or grab your backpack and head through Devil’s Hole, before heading up to Thompson’s Point for some truly breath-taking views. If that’s not enough, take one of the many tours on offer, such as the Hornblower Cruise, where you can take in the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls all at once.
What are your favorite Niagara Falls attractions?
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