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    Daycationing Over the Border

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    From Forever Young WNY:

    The word daycation may be relatively new, but the concept isn’t. It dates back to the early days of railway excursions, when Victorians using Day Tripper tickets would travel to a scenic spot for a day out. This way of travelling is somewhat of a lost art, but it’s a time efficient and less expensive way to make the most of our short summers.

    What would your ideal daycation look like? A first-rate theater performance followed by a decadent chocolate creation? Perhaps a forested hike to a stunning waterfall? What about the thrill of big city sports game? Wine tasting? Farmers market? With so many choices waiting over the border (and such a favorable exchange rate), there’s no time like the present to take advantage of what Ontario has to offer this summer.

    GLYNN: Clifton Hill pace bound to get a lot faster

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    It seems forever that tourists have questioned why there’s so little to do here compared with all the action on the Canadian side.

    The answer is quite simple: Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ont., offers countless attractions, running the gamut from the 175-foot-high Niagara Sky Wheel to the rebuilt Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Other crowd pleasers include “Movieland: Wax Museum of the Stars “ and the Dinosaur Adventure Golf, including a 50-foot high “active” steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through an eerie, cavernous setting on the way to the 18th hole. The Wizards Golf: Glow in the Dark Mini Putt, is a challenging course too. And, of course, we can’t ignore the fact that from the Ontario side, visitors have the better view of the natural wonder.

    I Tried To Find the Worst Bar in Niagara Falls

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    From Vice:

    …Knowing my relationship with Niagara, my editor pitched me an article. VICE has a series where we try to find a city’s worst bar. The rules are simple: get a drink at what you consider the worst bar in town. Ask the patrons at that establishment what they consider to be the town’s worst bar, then go drink there. Continue the process until you can’t take it anymore. I accepted the assignment but put off the trip to Niagara for months. I don’t like going back, and worried about the old ghosts and tourist traps that shaped me. Eventually—after a lot of mental preparation and a few false starts—I spent a night drunkenly wandering the streets looking for meaning amongst the tourists, fast food, and heart shaped jacuzzis. Here is what happened when I tried to find Niagara’s worst bar…

    Niagara Falls Casinos Prepare for Thousands of Dollars Invested over the Next Years

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    From CasinoReports.ca:

    Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment officially took control over the management of Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara, the two gaming hotspots in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This week was a special one as it saw the closing of the deal that would guarantee the future operation of the two gambling venues, as well as the Niagara Falls Entertainment Center over the span of the next 21 years.

    The local gambling field is in for exciting development, as the US-based tribal casino operator is making its first steps in the Canadian market. This is not the first branching out for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, as the operator is working on its US$5 billion resort at Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The Inspire project is going to be the largest entertainment area on a national level with its very own air terminal welcoming guests.

    Hyatt Expected to Triple Canada Presence by 2022

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    From Hotel Business:

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation expects to open more than 20 new hotels in Canada by the end of 2022, tripling the global hospitality brand’s presence in the country.

    The newly announced properties include three hotels in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls, Ontario, expected to open in 2022: a dual-branded Hyatt Centric Niagara Falls and Hyatt Regency Niagara Falls project, with 150 guestrooms and 350 guestrooms, respectively, and the 200-room Hyatt Place Niagara Falls.

    The Ultimate Ontario Bucket List

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    From Canada.com:

    …Explore Niagara Falls
    One of the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is a popular destination for tourists visiting Ontario. Take the Hornblower into the Horseshoe, Tour Behind the Falls, enjoy family fun at Clifton Hill and test your luck at Fallsview Casino. The entertainment and shopping at Niagara Falls are incomparable. Plan your trip to Niagara Falls today!…

    Niagara Falls Spa Joins the Top 10 Spas in Ontario

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    From a PR Web press release:

    A near perfect score has boosted Serenity Spa by the Falls to the ranks of prestigious Spas in the Province. The Niagara Falls Spa is now rated in the Top 10 Best Spas in Ontario on TripAdvisor.

    Guest experiences at Serenity Spa have been shared in 320 reviews on TripAdvisor – the World’s largest online travel community. A trusted source of customer driven content, TripAdvisor hosts more than 600 million unbiased travel reviews.

    This 8-km Trail Of Lights Will Transform Niagara Falls Into A Dreamy Winter Wonderland

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    From Narcity.com:

    Three enchanting places, two million lights and one legendary waterfall. That’s what’s involved in Niagara Falls’ annual Winter Festival of Lights, the most dazzling holiday tradition in Ontario.

    Spearheaded by the Ontario Power Generation, the event is Canada’s largest illumination festival, attraction over 1.5 million visitors and 750 motor coaches each year. Beautiful coloured lights and animated installations are set up throughout the Falls, the Niagara Parkway and the Dufferin Islands, making up an epic 8-km trail of glowing lights.

    Editorial: Niagara Falls has to seize the moment

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Lockport’s good news is a reminder of what Niagara Falls should be doing and isn’t. At least, not enough of it. It’s crazy that both Lockport and Niagara Falls, Ont., are able to move ahead on tourism development, but that on this bank of the international river, things can’t seem to happen very quickly.

    Niagara Falls travelblog: Trying out Canada

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    From NewsOK:

    Oh, Canada.

    I love Canada. Love the people. Love the land. Love the concept – a sister nation, just as free, just as quirky, sitting right on top of us, with a slightly different history.

    My trips to Canada have been far too few. But our week last year on Prince Edward Island made me want to see even more of Canada. So when Trish the Dish and I decided to take a few days between the OU-Ohio State game and the OSU-Pitt game to visit Niagara Falls, I decided to stay on the Canada side.

    It’s a little dicey. The phones can be screwed up and were. The televisions can be different and were. The money is different. You never know about customs.

    But this I knew. The Canadian side of Niagara Falls always has seemed more hopping than the American side of Niagara Falls. And stunningly, when I compared Courtyard by Marriott prices, the Ontario hotel was a little cheaper than the New York state hotel.

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