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Last Tuesday and Wednesday my boyfriend surprised me with a last minute outing to Niagara Falls. He and I rented a car from Avis for just over a 24 hour period which the prices are fairly decent and booked a one night hotel stay at Americana Waterpark Resort and Spa. Here was my recommendations and demotions of our trip!
When we first arrived at Niagara Falls parking was packed even for a weekday. By the Skylon Tower there are a few parking lots. If you’re looking for cheap and don’t mind a fair walk to the Falls. I recommend parking there. At the actually Skylon Tower parking lot it’s $10 all day but if you actually drive right beside it there’s a gravel pit that only charges $5 for the whole day. There’s even a path beside it that cuts right through the forestry and brings you closer and faster to the Falls than walking around.
This is a picture of the Skylon Tower and our rented 2012 Hyundai Sonata. It was damn sexy!
Trail to Niagara Falls from the Skylon Tower parking lot
If you’re not interested in spending money, a picnic by the Falls is time well spent. I haven’t seen the Falls since 2006 and the sight is still amazing every time. There are even flower gardens near the Falls that I’ve never been to before. I would like to one day try the Maid of the Mist (the Falls boat ride) and go behind the Falls but I heard the experience leaves you soaking wet
Niagara Attraction Recommendations
If you’re interested in some of the attractions, each attraction ranges about $10 – $15 per adult.
The Haunted House
The Haunted House scared the heck out of me! I’m one who’s always into something scary but for some reason I was shitting my pants! I would recommend The Haunted House. *spoiler* for those of you who must know, people do not jump out at you in this attraction but that’s at least when I went there lol.
Glow-In-The-Dark Mini Golf
Glow-In-The-Dark mini golf is actually pretty fun! It’s not a fairly big area but the decorations were actually quite intriguing. In this attraction, there are other areas that have lazertag and two other games which I wasn’t too sure how to play. You can easily buy packages for 2 or 3 or even all 4 attractions. There’s also Dave and Busters in the same attraction as well.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
This was my favourite attraction! It’s full of bizzare figures and facts and even some Guinness World record items. The show cases ranges from tiny match stick figures to torture devices to unusual mutated animals. This is definitely one of the attractions you’ll want to see if any.
Here are just some of the items in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
- Buddah made of shredded 3 million American dollars
- An oversized chair made for an oversized man
- The tallest man; 8’11 1/2
- A one-eyed piglet
- A prehistoric shark called the Megaladon (the full size bite is taller than me, 5’4)
Our stay was at the Americana Waterpark Resort and Spa. It’s about a 10 minute drive from the Falls and about 5 minutes away from an outlet plaza. I booked the hotel through hotels.com and for a last minute order the price wasn’t hefty. For the upgrade to a king sized bed the price was only $99 a night including a jet water tub, a gas fireplace, a microwave and a mini fridge. In the hotel, there’s a restaurant called Jack Tanner’s that provides quite delectable food. You can also purchase a hotel package that gives you access to the waterpark in the hotel. My boyfriend and I were going to go to the spa but didn’t have time. There was also a fitness room. I give Americana a 9/10. My only complaint was the TV. It was on satellite and in the room that we were in the TV was on zoom and we couldn’t figure how to change it :/
We wanted to go to a place that wasn’t easily accessible in the downtown GTA area. If you love pizza, Antica Pizzeria is a wood burning stove pizza restaurant. We started with risotto balls. OMG! I’ve never had risotto before and for my first taste Antica made delicious ones. Then we decided to order what they’re known for: pizza. Here was one of the most tasty pizzas I’ve ever had and there prices were fair.
Do Not Recommend
Funhouse Attraction: This was a downer. There was some exciting moments but wasn’t worth the $22 for two. It was too short and felt like the people who made it put everything together in the last minute.
Ripley’s 4D ride: The ride had nothing to do with Ripley’s Believe It or Not which I assumed some relevance would be there. The ride itself was stale. There was no real exciting moments.
Well, here was my spontaneous vacation and there’s no better person I would have spent every moment with
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