Silver Spring Journals

NY State Road Trip

A September 2006 trip to Silver Spring by NotYourBroom

Quote: We drove up from Silver Spring to stay with a friend in Rochester, and then drove over to Niagara Falls.
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This is your typical Best Western. It's not amazing lodging but you stay there for the price anyway. The hotel was clean. The staff could have used some training, but we complained and got a discount, so no hard feelings here. The location isn't great, but it's not horrible either. You have to drive to the falls but it's not a long drive. I'd recommend it to hose on a budget.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 9, 2006

Best Western Summit Inn
9500 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Niagara Falls, New York 14304
(716) 297-5050

Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurant

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I usually don't go to these unless I'm desperate, but we were pretty desperate at this point. It's your typical Hard Rock—the food is decent, plays good music, the memorabilia is fun. The best thing is the location ride on the edge of the Niagara Falls State Park.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 9, 2006

Hard Rock Cafe
333 Prospect St.
Niagara Falls, New York 14303
(716) 282-0007

Olive Tree

Restaurant | "The Olive Tree"

Quote:
The food is great. This is authentic Greek dining, which I've never had before. The atmosphere is romantic, with candles and such. Definitely recommend it while you are in Rochester.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 9, 2006

Olive Tree
165 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, New York 14607
(585) 454-3510

Ruby Tuesday's

Restaurant

Quote:
This is located right in the heart of the Niagara Falls tourism strip. We asked a local what good, Canadian food was and she said Ruby Tuesday's, which is odd considering their website says 'Simple, Fresh American Dining'. Guess they don't really have Canadian food? The food is decent just like any other Ruby Tuesday's you've ever been to. The service was bad, but that's the only complaint. Niagara Falls is really lacking non-chain restaurants.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 9, 2006

Ruby Tuesday's
4943 Clifton Hill
Niagara Falls, Ontario
(905) 357-4330

Wegman's

Restaurant

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Dining area in the Wegman's grocery store. Great selection of buffet items, good food, decent price. And a nice middle spot between Silver Spring and Rochester.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 9, 2006

Wegman's
201 Williams St.
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
(570) 320-8778

Maid of the Mist

Attraction | "Maid in the Mist"

Quote:
A boat ride to the falls takes you right up to the falls. An interesting way to view the falls, but not as fun as cave in the Winds.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 9, 2006

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

Cave of the Winds Tour

Attraction | "Cave in the Winds"

Quote:
This is the best thing to do in Niagara Falls. You walk right up to one of the smaller falls. The highest deck is called the hurricane zone and that is exactly what it feels like.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 9, 2006

Cave of the Winds Tour
Base of the American Falls
Niagara Falls, New York 14303
(716) 278-1730

Rainbow Bridge

Attraction

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Walk this bridge into Canada instead of driving. It's a beautiful view that you appreciate more if you are not stuck in a car, and the line for customs is nonexistent because everyone else is driving.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 9, 2006

Rainbow Bridge
Downtown
Niagara Falls, New York

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