I am currently in Montreal and planning to take a 3 day / 2 nights trips to Toronto and Niagara Falls (Canadian side). I intend to stay one night in Toronto but am not sure about where to stop for the other night.
I am afraid that Niagara Falls might be very touristy and expensive with little to do in the evening anyway.
Is it the case? Could anyone recommand a pleasant little town in the vicinity of Niagara Falls with unexpensive accomodation?
Thank you in advance
There are plenty of things to do at night in Niagara Falls...kind of mini Las Vegas.
For cheap places, even under 100 dollar, go as far as possible towards the outskirts of town (or stay on the american side, but there's nothing to do at night).
Thank you very much for the advice.
If you travel mid-week you can get the best prices on hotels, even the ones close to the Falls. And as we get into the cooler weather, the prices will begin to drop even more. I've stayed at many of the hotels in the area. Prices will also be lower the farther you get up Lundy's Lane. For one night, I would recommend staying closer to the Falls and the nightlife (which there is PLENTY to do!!!). There are two beautiful casinos and nightclubs, bars and restaurants galore. A bed and breakfast might also be a cheaper option for you. If you have ANY more questions, don't hesitate to contact me, I live about 45 minutes from the Falls and can offer more information.
Thank you very much for the tip cruisegirl. I have finally booked a B&B for Bank Holiday week end. I am really looking forward to it.
Are there any restaurants and bars you would particularly recommand in Niagara Falls?
Hmmm...restaurants? Well depending on what you want...
Breakfast: The Pilgram on Clifton Hill
Lunch: Ruby Tuesdays for burgers and stuff. Pretty much anywhere serves an okay lunch.
Dinner: The Keg (steak and seafood), Cafe Tu Tu Tango (all appetizer-size servings, so order 3 or 4 items.....delicious! One of my personal favourites. Might be open for lunch as well, depending on the day), Wolfgang Puck's (right below Tu Tu Tango)
Those are my personal favourites, but there are a million places lining Clifton Hill and Lundy's Lane. Everything from big chains such as the Rainforest Cafe, Hard Rock, Planet Hollywood, Kelsey's, Boston Pizza, etc. to smaller family owned spots.
And if I may make a suggestion for sightseeing, please don't miss the Maid of the Mist! It's cheap ($12 canadian a person I think) and offers the most incredible view of the Falls, from a totally different vantage point. It's a ferry that goes up to the base of the Falls. It is fantastic!
How many nights are you booked to stay in Niagara for?