Niagara Falls Trip 10/5-10/7

Aug 31st, 2007, 12:15 PM
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Niagara Falls Trip 10/5-10/7

Author: brittany21 ([email protected])
Date: 08/27/2007, 05:01 pm
We are planning our first trip to the falls. 10/5-10/7. It will be another couple, my bf and I. I was hoping for some suggestions on resturants. We will be going to the skylon tower fri night. I have heard about another resturant in the embassy suites hotel. KEG? I was considering this play for night 2. We will be staying at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel. Any input is greatly appreciated.



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Aug 31st, 2007, 02:39 PM
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I don't usually recommend the Skylon to visitors because it falls into that pricy dining experience that is big on view, overpriced on quality of food... There are now several free tower views of the Falls that compare to Skylon so think about eating separately from viewing the falls...

The Keg is a Steakhouse chain and there are 4 within the Niagara Region... consider changing your plans to have dinner in Niagara on the Lake... there are dozens of choices depending on how much you want to spend... the Keg in the Embassy Suites includes the view, so if you must eat while gawking at the falls, you get better food for the money... Better food in that area includes 17Noir in the Fallsview Casino and for more casual, Wolfgang Puck....

Search Niagara on the Lake for much better food choices...

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Sep 1st, 2007, 06:24 AM
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"There are now several free tower views of the Falls"

Please share!

We were thinking about going on the SkyWheel. Is it worth it? It seems like the London Eye, which we liked.

We are going next Friday, can't wait! Thinking about eating at Mama Mia's, and cancelling our Keg reservation. We are also going to NOTL on Sunday and I'm not sure how much wine I can bring back. I can't seem to find official information on this.
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Sep 1st, 2007, 05:28 PM
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All of the new high rise hotels have elevators that run to the top floors, many with falls views... the Keg has a bar and a view and the casino also has higher floors with views... also at the casino is an outdoor viewing area... as well as the best view of all from the street on the Canadian side... you don't have to be up high to enjoy the view.... also consider the US viewing tower and just walking across the rainbow bridge...
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Oct 10th, 2007, 01:03 PM
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ok trip report!
We had a very very nice time. Here is how it went.
Friday 10/5 we arrived at 3pm for check in. Very satisifed with the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel. We got in the room and changed clothes to head down the incline ($2.00 each way) to the Table Rock Plaza where their is some gift shopping and JBTF. We liked JBTF, but it was not spectacular. We then ran into some trouble. I had moved all the money we saved for the trip from savings to checking with the intent of using my Visa Debit card for everything. Well it was denied at the gift shop, and unable to authorize at the ATM in the little mall. After some investigating we found that certain ATM's in the area would not accept accounts from out of the Country. We had to rush to a bank that was open until 8pm and withdraw Canadian Cash.
After we got over that bump in the road, we went back to the room to get ready for dinner. We ate at the KEG resturant. It was very nice, but more expensive then we had anticipated. Our meal with 2 drinks each was about $120.00 . I was under the impression that the fire works had ended for the season, however at 10pm sharp as we were walking back to the hotel room, they went off over the American Falls only.
Day 2-
We woke up and had a breakfast at the TGI Fridays 8.99 buffet. It was ok, nothing special really.
Then walked to the Maid Of The Mist. That was the highlight of the trip. We really really enjoyed that. Back to the hotel, dip in the pool before getting ready for dinner. We had 8 pm reservations for the Skylon Tower. We anticipated the expense here, but did not expect the limited menu. Our bill here with one drink each was about 125.00
Topped the night off at the Casino, lost about $40 and headed back to the hotel.
Room service was done for the night, so we ordered Pizza from Dominos.
The following morning before heading home we did some more shopping and went for breakfast. Tim Horntons was highly recomended by a friend of mine, but we got there after 12. We had to settle for burger town, which was ridiculously priced and really not very good at all. We still had a very nice time, I am looking forward to making a winter trip up there to see the frosty falls.
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