Niagara Falls, ON

May 30, 2015 by Angie

Our big trip this year was to Ontario, Canada. We flew into Buffalo, New York, got a rental car, drove across the border to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, then went on to Toronto for the remainder of our trip. Here is the Niagara Falls part!

We stayed at the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa for one night. We were both very impressed with the hotel. We got a fallsview room on the 21st floor. The view was amazing. You can see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls very clearly right from our room!

View from our hotel room

 View from our room at the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

hotel view

Another view from our room

another hotel view

Hotel view with a rainbow

hotel and its hood

Here’s a look at our hotel and the surrounding area from the other side.

sunset view from our hotel

And one more at sunset 🙂

The food situation in Niagara Falls is very chain restaurant blah. We managed to find a great pizza place, magically. We walked to Antica Pizzeria & Ristorante for dinner. We had oven baked garlic bread for our appetizer and coal oven baked Margherita pizza with a side of extra sauce for our entree. The wait staff was really nice and helpful. I love Canadians. We had a delicious bottle of Pinot Noir with our meal.

Robbie at Antica Pizzeria

Robbie and the Pinot Noir at Antica Pizzeria

Angie at Antica Pizzeria

Angie with wine bottles in the background at Antica Pizzeria

After dinner we walked down to the falls. The sunset was really late so we got to see everything in the daylight.

Tulips on Murray Street

Pretty tulips on Murray Street

American Falls

American and Bridal Falls

Falls selfie

Falls selfie

Horseshoe Falls near sunset

Horseshoe Falls at sunset

We stopped in at the Fallsview Casino Resort to see what all the fuss was about. It was a pretty depressing place featuring a lot of older people plugged in with an umbilical cord-esque card situation to slot machines. We had a round at the bar. The bartender was very nice. We played the video poker game located on the bar. We lost 🙁

Robbie at the casino bar

 Robbie at the casino bar

The next morning we walked to the falls bright and early for our 8:45 a.m.Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour with Hornblower Niagara Cruises. We booked the boat tour online several weeks before our trip which made boarding quite painless. They gave us plastic ponchos to wear. We rode with about 75 European teenagers and Asian tourists right up to the falls. You will get wet!

Hornblower Cruise

 On the Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat tour!

Angie in front of the Horseshoe Falls

Angie in front of the Horseshoe Falls

Robbie in front of Horseshoe Falls

Robbie in front of the Horseshoe Falls

misty Angie

Misty Angie

we got a little misted

We got a little “misted”. The ponchos – they do nothing.

cruise kiss

Falls kiss

After our cruise we walked to Table Rock Centre to get a good look at the edge of the Horseshoe Falls. Even after looking at Niagara Falls for twenty four hours, it’s still breathtaking.

Table Rock Centre Angie

Angie in front of the Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock Centre

Table Rock Centre Robbie

Table Rock Centre Robbie facing us

Robbie in front of the Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock Centre

Horseshoe Falls from the side

A side view

Mighty Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls from Table Rock Centre

Serious waterfall


After getting cleaned up and checking out of our hotel, we walked to the The Kasbah Mediterranean Qsine for lunch. I, regretably, didn’t get any photos of the food. Robbie got the vegan red lentil soup and soy veggie burger. I had the tabouleh salad and a falafel/hummus/baba ghanoush/pita slices combo. We were really happy to find yummy vegetarian food in Niagara Falls. It’s a chain restaurant disaster in that city.

The Kasbah

The outside of The Kasbah – a great, locally owned Mediterranean restaurant in the land of Outback Ruby Friday’s

Adorable sign

 Heisenberg drives erratically when it’s freezing outside?

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