Niagara Falls Journals

Fun Family Time at the Falls

A July 2004 trip to Niagara Falls by travelwhiz1799

Horeshoe Falls Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario More Photos
Quote: Our vacation started out as a quick, insignificant trip, but provided us with a lifetime of memories.

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel

Hotel | "Sheraton On The Falls"

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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We selected to stay at this hotel because of its fantastic view of both the Horseshoe and Canadian falls. Although it is a bit pricey, my family did think it was worth it, as the accommodations were quite pleasant. A highlight for us was when at night (if you're lucky to be on the right side of the hotel) the falls were lit up and we could just stand out on our balcony and watch the light show begin. The Sheraton is also located right in the center of everything and is in easy walking distance of both the Maid of the Mist and shopping area. The bed in our room was to die for, too!!! It was so comfy; I honestly don’t remember the last time that I slept that well in a hotel, or even at home for that mat...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 5, 2006

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E6W7
(905) 374-4445

Marineland

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Attraction

Marineland Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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This place has its hits and misses. As far as the amusement park at this place was concerned, my family really enjoyed it and we were all able to find a ride we liked. Although be warned that the lines are huge at times!! It is also quite obvious that this place is in it to get your money, too, because you can’t walk 2 feet without a gift shop or food cart of something of another. They also charge an arm and a leg for you to get the chance to pet their dolphins and beluga whales. Nevertheless, getting the chance to pet them is something that I do recommend, because if you’re like me, it was a once-in-a-life time opportunity! The shows that the animals perform are also really fun to go and see and had ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 6, 2006

Marineland
7657 Portage Rd
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X8
(905) 356-9565

Maid of the Mist

Attraction

Maid of the Mist Photo, Niagara Falls, New York
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I absolutely recommend this tour 100%!! From the cute complementary raincoats they give you to the drenched hair, it was a blast! The ride starts off nice and slow, giving you a tour of Horseshoe and Bridal falls, and then ends with the boat driving into a wall of mist. It feels like you're inside the falls, you get so wet (and yes, I too was scared at first), and you get so close to them! This trip is definitely worth your money for the half-hour ride and lifetime full of memories that you get in return!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 6, 2006

Maid of the Mist
Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point
Niagara Falls, New York 14303
(716) 284-8897

Horeshoe Falls Photo, Niagara Falls, Ontario
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Niagara is truly a city that never sleeps! At all hours of the day you can find something to do, and it is extremely family-friendly. My kids enjoyed the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, the Maid of the Mist, Marineland, and casting their hands in wax. For me and my husband, we liked the closeness of everything and the great restaurants located all around the hotel (Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Cafe, Rainforest Cafe, etc.).