One Night in Niagara

A few weeks ago, I posted this wicked deal for Niagara Falls ($69 overnight stay, $40 dinner credit at the Keg and $40 gaming card at Dave and Busters) and this Travel Hugger had to take of advantage of it.  I couldn’t pass up this great deal. Here are some highlights from my trip:

1. Niagara on the Lake

A cute restaurant on Queen Street, Niagara on the Lake

If you have never been to Niagara on the Lake, you must go! It’s about a 20 minute drive from the Falls and the drive is gorgeous! The scenery is just amazing and the homes are insane!! Just like the song “I want to be a billionaire” so I can purchase one of those homes.  The historic downtown along Queen St is where you will find cute boutique shops and restaurants. One of my fav stores is Ten Thousand Villages.  I ended up buying a really cute bracelet.  (fyi: There are stores across Canada and the U.S).  Niagara on the Lake is such a pretty town and a must see!

2. Dave and Busters

I kicked my husbands ass in one of the street car games but he did beat me at air hockey so I guess we were even.

3. The Keg at Embassy Suites

Dinner at the Keg was amazing. You’re on the 9th floor and you get a great view of the falls. We had dinner @ 9pm which was perfect because we got to see the fireworks @ 10pm. Everyone in the restaurant enjoyed the show so much we all applauded!

4. Fallsview Casino

Never play more than $20 on slots. That’s my rule and I’m sticking to it.  Everyone around us kept winning though.  I never win on slots. Most I won was $100.  But I love playing slots. It’s addictive.

5. Ramada Niagara Falls

The Ramada Niagara Falls was meh. Your typical standard room with an early morning visitor.  The kind of visitor you can’t see. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a hint – Casper.  Yeah that’s right, our room was haunted. Unless it’s normal to have the tap in the bathroom to turn on by itself.  And let me tell you, it was hard to turn the water on in the bathroom. It was on full blast too and it woke me up. I thought my husband was in the bathroom, but he was sleeping. Then I thought, maybe the guests next door are taking a shower? or maybe it’s the toilet making noises?  So I got out of bed (yeah just like in the horror movies, the dumb girl always goes alone and ends up dead first – good thing it wasn’t a horror movie).  As I approach the bathroom, all I see is the water on full blast.  Okay, time to get up and go! We had a two minute convo with Casper telling him that we were leaving soon and not to worry.  I asked the lady at front desk if this hotel was haunted. Nope, first time she’s ever heard about it.  For some reason, I wasn’t too freaked out about it. Maybe because it was morning and not late at night.

Overall, it was nice to get away for the night (even with a visit from Casper).  Now where should we go next?


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