This holiday season, Step inside a life-sized gingerbread village at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute and visit with Santa, decorate cookies and enjoy music acts, magic shows and more. Explore the Niagara Power Vista and view a dazzling array of decorated trees in energy-efficient lights. Then, bundle up and take in 15 acres of beautiful holiday light displays at Fatima Shrine’s Festival of Lights, or tour one of the oldest buildings on the Great Lakes at Old Fort Niagara’s Castle by Candlelight. Every weekend in December, the Niagara Wine Trail, USA hosts its annual Holiday Happening. Visit over 20 wineries, sample wine, mead and cider, and collect an ornament at each location to create a winery train Discover all the sights, sounds and fun of the holidays this winter in Niagara Falls USA.
Experience the Niagara River
Take in the amazing sites of the Niagara Gorge while travelling through the class 5 rapids of Devils Hole and experience the magnitude of the Whirlpool. Whirlpool Jetboat Tours offers a Niagra Adventure Package with two days transportation with Niagara Parks Commission WEGO, admission to Horn blower Niagara Cruises, Journey Behind the Falls, White Water Walk and Niagara Fury. Packages are available through October! Located about a 25 minute drive from Niagara Falls along the beautiful Niagara Parkway in Niagara-on-the-Lake!
With crisp weather and inspiring landscapes, now is the perfect time to capitalize on this fall’s free guided hikes. Explore scenic venues like Whirlpool State Park, Devil’s Hole State Park and Artpark on foot, or hit the water and cast your worries away on a fishing charter. New to fishing? November 11th is Free Fishing Day—no licenses required! If you’ve ever wanted to give it a try, this day is for you. >MORE
Get toasty with our local spirits
The Niagara region is not only scenic, it’s home to the Niagara Wine Trail, USA, where you can tour wineries, breweries and cideries. Spend the day indoors, toasting your relaxing getaway. And if you like ALL kinds of spirits, you can also visit the Winery at Marjim Manor where ghostly apparitions join the other spirits on the menu. If you’re looking to experience the award-winning wines, be sure to get a Vino Visa Passport. It is full of coupons for local transportation, dining and lodging, the passport is a great way to experience the flavor of the region.
The Niagara region is filled with warm, welcoming restaurants. Enjoy modern American cuisine with a view at Water Street Landing. Feast on classic Italian cuisine at Fortuna’s. Local Restaurant Week in Western New York is March 20-25 with speccial dining features starting as low as $20. e & Café. Or experience the raw bar at Remington Tavern. Concoct the perfect date night. Niagara Falls has long been a destination for romance. Make a date to enjoy the new Pulse Arena. And enjoy a romantic table for two. Eat, drink and binge on chocolate! For Foodie Fun, visit a chocolate factory. Tour the Niagara Wine Trail, USA. Sample brews at The Art of Beer. Can you smell fall in the air? It’s actually the scent of fall delicacies and delights coming from the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute! Offering classes for both adults and children, and ranging from Thanksgiving stuffing and gingerbread houses, to Mediterranean sandwiches and everything in between, you couldn’t pick a better time to create your own gourmet dishes.
Stay the Weekend
Discover the brand new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls located in downtown Niagara Falls. Features an indoor pool, Parkway Prime Restaurant and signature chocolate chip cookies. Just minutes away from the Niagara Falls State Park, attractions, restaurants and the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, this new property features 192 modern, spacious guests rooms.
A Free Ride To Adventure
The Discover Niagara Shuttle is the perfect way to experience Niagara Falls USA’s iconic landscape and rich history. Offered 7 days a week, this free shuttle connects to a variety of destination sites from “Falls to the Fort” along the scenic Niagara River. Park your car and climb aboard for air conditioning, WiFi and a day of amazement! It’s easy to get caught up in the breathtaking scenery of Niagara Falls USA along the 14-mile route on the Discover Niagara Shuttle. Experience a variety of things to do from hiking trails in the Niagara Gorge to boutique shopping, decadent cuisine, historic reenactments and thrilling high-speed jet boat rides through Class V rapids. Operating daily from May to October, the shuttle provides convenience for visitors looking to venture forth in the region.
Living on the Edge
High atop the Niagara River Gorge, a celebration of the arts happens every summer at Artpark. See bands and musicians spanning all decades and genres, then immerse yourself in art, culture and community with festivals and family-friendly activities. Western New York’s premier summer performing and visual arts destination offers a diverse schedule ranging from popular concerts to art installations to international, local and regional artistic collaborations and more. >MORE