Celebrate Mother’s Day in Niagara Falls

We’ve been finding ways to make moms feel special in Niagara Falls for years.

Visit with her this Mother’s Day and we’ll show you how it’s done. To get things started, here’s a tip: Book a nice room in a hotel that is centrally situated so you can easily get to all the spots there are to see here (and there are a lot of them).

Example: the Holiday Inn By The Falls.

It is situated on Murray Street right at the top of the hill that leads to Queen Victoria Park, Table Rock and the falls themselves.

It’s an easy walk, but if you’d rather ride there is the Incline Railway, just down the street. Not only will it take you up and down the escarpment, you’ll get a breathtaking view of the falls while you’re riding, and the ride only lasts for a minute or so.

Or if you want to stay up top, the hotel is pretty much right next door to the massive Niagara Fallsview Casino, home to more than 3,000 slot machines, video poker, table games and a ton of shopping opportunities.

If mom prefers a quiet day inside, the Holiday Inn offers an indoor pool, fitness centre and dining at either Coco’s Steakhouse and Terrace Grill or the Fallsview Terrace Patio and Tiki Bar.

OK, so she wants to explore the city? Just up the Niagara Parkway in Niagara-on-the-Lake, she could enjoy tea on the patio at historic McFarland House.

On your way, you’ll pass by the botanical gardens and the butterfly conservatory. A WeGo bus will take you there, and it’s a beautiful way to spend a spring afternoon.

Closer to home – i.e., the Holiday Inn By The Falls – she’s sure to enjoy a trip on the Hornblower Cruises, a boat ride that will take her to the very bottom of the mighty cataracts themselves.

That’s a view you won’t get anywhere else!

Nearby, too, is the Niagara Parks Commission’s floral showhouse. It has been such a long, cold, snowy winter that a walk on the mild side with beautiful spring flowers might be just what she needs.

If you hop on one of the WeGo tourist buses that are all over the neighbourhood, you’re just a few stops away from historic Clifton Hill, known as the Street of Fun.

Quirky museums, 3-D rides, Casino Niagara and one of the largest indoor waterparks in Canada are all within walking distance once you’re there.

Heading back to the hotel, you might first take mom to the top of the Skylon Tower for another of those one-in-a-million views Niagara Falls is famous for.

Now you’re ready to relax for the night – dinner at Coco’s in the Holiday Inn, then settle in for the night in your room.

That’s how you please a mom in Niagara Falls!


Holiday Inn By The Falls.


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