Niagara Falls & Niagara on the lake, Canada

1 Day in Niagara Falls

Where to Stay...

Treat Yourself: Marriott Niagara Falls

This is a great spot in Niagara Falls - make sure you get a fallsview room if you are going to splurge. There is also a spa, a swimming pool and restaurants all around the hotel. 

Affordable: Best Western Hotel

Unless you do Airbnb outside of the downtown you won’t really find too many boutique hotels in Niagara, as it’s very touristy.

Day 1:

10:00am - Start your day off in full tourism mode with a breakfast buffet at The Hilton overlooking the falls. Make sure you request to sit by the window! 

11:00am - Head to the official zoo of tourism, Clifton Hill, for mazes, scary houses, a wax museum and a ton of touristy shops. 

12:30pm - Walk along the falls boardwalk to lunch at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant overlooking the falls. 

1:30pm - Niagara Falls is the tourist destination so you really won't have a hard time finding something to do. If you want to experience the falls the best thing to do is the cruise through the falls that takes you right into the action. If you don't feel like being that close to tons of flowing water you can zipline over the falls - but expect to wait in a long line. 

3:00pm - Shopping at the Canada One Outlet  This outdoor mall is great for some quick shopping and great deals! 

5:00pm - Grab some drinks at Copacabana This Brazilian steakhouse is a great spot to grab a drink or a full dinner! 

7:00pm - Head out for dinner by the Fallsview Casino. There are a ton of restaurants lining this strip including The Keg, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and a bit further down you can find Outback Steakhouse and Milestones. You could also make reservations at the Skylon Tower Revolving Restaurant that overlooks the falls and the city below. 

9:00pm - After dinner you can easily walk to the Fallsview Casino for a look around or spend and hopefully win some money! Or hop on a bus/take a taxi to the Ferris Wheel looking over the falls for a nightly light show and occasional fireworks! 



1 Day in Niagara on the Lake

Where to Stay...

Treat Yourself: Bed and Breakfast

Affordable: Airbnb

DAY 2: 

10:00am - Start your day in Niagara on the Lake with a breakfast at Escabache in the stunning Prince of Whales Hotel. 

11:30am - After breakfast shop along the main street at beautiful boutique stores. 

12:30pm - Stop along the main street for lunch at Corks Winebar & Eatery Pub. Try their fish ’n’ chips and local wines. The covered porch is perfect for summer visits and they even heat it in the winter! 

1:30pm - Walk down to the bay of Lake Ontario to see views of Toronto in the distance on a clear day.

3:30pm - Take a quick drive to Jackson Triggs Winery and do a wine tour!

5:00pm - Drinks and charcuterie at Jackson Triggs Estate. 

7:00pm - Dinner at Bella Vita  for delicious Italian in a beautiful restored home on the Niagara on the Lake main street.