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Niagara Falls - A Family Friendly Destination

With very little time to spend as a family unit these days, it’s important to make sure that they choose their excursions wisely. Making Niagara Falls your destination for a fall vacation is not only a first-class selection for the parents, but also a wonderful one for the kids. Check out the Top 10 Niagara attractions brought to you by Marriott Niagara, the closest hotels to the brink of the falls:

10. Clifton Hill — Last, but certainly not least is the famous Clifton Hill. Filled with arcades to haunted houses, an afternoon could be easily lost exploring all the wonders this strip has to offer. Get right beside your favorite celebrity at one of the wax museums, have a real scare at Nightmares Haunted House, relax at Rainforest Cafe for a bite to eat with the family and then finish the night on the SkyWheel — all on one street.

9. Fort George – Situated by the Niagara River, Fort George served as the headquarters of the Central Division for the British Army, until it was captured by the Americans. Seven months later, the Fort was taken back by the British and later abandoned after the war. Not only does this historic Fort deliver beautiful scenery of the Niagara River and surrounding landscape, but it offers a knowledgeable history lesson about the importance of the war of 1812.

8. Oh Canada Eh! Dinner – Food is an important part of every vacation, so why not make it more exciting than your plain out chain restaurant? Oh Canada Eh! Dinner theatre offers a unique Canadian experience through song, dance and great food.

7. Butterfly Conservatory – The conservatory offers the ability to walk amongst a wide range of butterflies, from Native species to more exotic varieties. Make sure you wear bright colors — you might just have a butterfly land on you!

6. Journey Behind the Falls – While it’s beautiful to view the Falls from the front, going behind the raging waters is an incredible experience. Located at Table Rock, the Journey Behind the Falls will bring you through paths that literally take you behind the scenes of one the world’s most power waterfalls.

5. Marineland – The amusement park boasts not only thrilling rides and an impressive arcade; they have numerous species of marine animals. From dolphin shows to petting a Beluga whale, Marineland is a terrific place to spend the afternoon with the kids.

4. Maid of the Mist
– One of the most iconic attractions in the falls is also a terrific one for the whole family. No other way can you get that close to the raging Niagara Falls and live to tell about it. If you don’t mind getting a little wet, you should make sure to experience the Maid of the Mist.

3. Niagara Helicopter
– Viewing the falls from the Marriott is spectacular, but with Niagara Helicopters you have the ability to get a bird’s eye view. Take the trip up in the air and see not only Niagara Falls but also the beautiful scenery of the whole region.

2. Whirlpool Jet Boats – Just minutes down the Niagara River from the Falls, are the infamous Whirlpool rapids. Experience them first hand with one of the most exhilarating attractions in Niagara Falls, the Whirlpool Jet Boats. Hop on board and go into the heart of the roughest white water in the region — be prepared to get wet!

1. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark – As Niagara’s largest water park, the kids won’t want to miss this place while visiting. This three-acre palace of thrilling waterslides and a massive indoor wave pool will keep the kids active and occupied for the afternoon.

Niagara is the place for family fun. Little travelers and teens alike will be wowed by indoor water parks and the many other family-fun attractions in Niagara. Discover the countless ways to enjoy Niagara and keep the kids active and unplugged. Check out these great family packages from Niagara Falls Marriott:
Marriott Fallsview: Kids Love Niagara Attractions
Marriott Gateway: Family Adventure by Niagara Falls

About the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa:

Overlooking the crest of Niagara Falls, the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa is the closest hotel to the Falls and affords you an escape from the ordinary with 432 luxury fallsview guest suites, enjoy fine dining at Terrapin Grille Fallsview Restaurant and the ultimate in relaxation at the Serenity Spa by the Falls.

Follow the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa on Twitter @FallsMarriott and Like it on Facebook.

About the Marriott Gateway on the Falls:

Located in the heart of the vibrant Niagara Falls Fallsview district, the Marriott Gateway on the Falls is the largest Marriott conference facility in Canada. The closest hotel to the Scotiabank Convention Centre, the Marriott Gateway features more than 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space with the latest in multi-media technology, a full-service business centre, 405 guest suites — including lofts with 19-ft. floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the majestic Niagara Falls — an open concept lounge, fallsview dining and a concierge lounge.

Follow the Marriott Gateway on the Falls on Twitter @GatewayMarriott and Like it on Facebook.
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