Niagara Falls: Tourist Trap or Great Destination?

Niagara Falls is great place to visit if you know where you are going and what to do!

Niagara Falls: Tourist Trap or Great Destination?

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Rockyhorror1978 on July 31, 2007

Niagara Falls is known as the honeymoon capital of the world and home of one of the natural wonders of the world. It is more than just the falls, it is also a region to be explored. The Falls themselves are beautiful and breathtaking, but the area around the Falls is riddled with Vegas-like tourist traps. Clifton Hill offers the glitz of Vegas but none of the pizzazz or charm of it. The Niagara Region is full of history and culture. Taking day trips and bus tours to places such as the Welland Canal, the wineries, and Niagara-on-the-Lake are worthy of the expense. ${QuickSuggestions} 1. Pay in Canadian currency. A lot of the places in Niagara Region will accept American money but at a poor exchange rate and will give you the change in Canadian currency. 2. Check out Pulse Magazine for events going on in the region. 3. Attractions owned and operated by the Niagara Parks Commission are worth visiting. They are often rich in experience and reasonably priced. 4. If you plan to cross the border into the States, remember your passport and allow time for an immigration check. During peak seasons this can take hours! 5. Toronto is only an hour or an hour and a half away.${BestWay} Most of the attractions around the Falls are within walking distance from the hotels. Some hotels are off the beaten path but bus and shuttle services are available. A 'people mover' is available at a reasonable rate and will get you to all of the Niagara Park Commission attractions. Bus tours are available to areas outside of Niagara Falls such as the Welland Canal and Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is worth renting a car for a day or two and exploring the region at your own pace.

Frank's Tomato Pie

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Rockyhorror1978 on July 31, 2007

A restaurant offering something for everyone, including families. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is definitely trendy.

Daily specials give patrons a chance to try a variety of different dishes and are reasonably priced. There is also a wide variety of vegetarian dishes available on the menu.

In the downstairs area of the restaurant is a martini bar that features jazz bands on the weekend. The drinks are a bit pricey but it's worth the money to try one of the exotic martinis available.

Definitely worth trying: the brushetta bread as an appetizer and the fried bananas as a dessert!
Frank's Tomato Pie
6889 Lundy's Lane
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 1V7
(905) 371-9111

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