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Niagara on a Budget

This article details my first trip to Can-A-da (aka Michael Scott “The Office” joke).  I have never been out of the country and I honestly was so excited to use my passport.

Me and my husband decided to drive from Philly to Niagara Falls, Canada for a much needed getaway.  With two weeks to plan this trip and going in with a limited budget, I was trying to plan a Niagara on a Budget Vacation.  First, I went to Hotels.com to look for cheap rates in the main area on Niagara. I was surprised to find the Econo Lodge by the Falls (located at 5781 Victoria Ave. Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L6) was a great rate. I reserved (August 18-22, 2019) four nights and five days for just $427.48 – (CAD), which is $327.11 – (USD). I was on a high that i cannot even explain, to get this price in the middle of August was such a great deal.

View from my Balcony at the Econo Lodge by the Falls

I was also able to find a page Full of Coupons, Discounts and Special Offers for Niagara Attractions! (Don’t miss out on these awesome deals)

Next, I went onto Groupon to look at deals that I could use for our getaway. I was pleasantly surprised at what I found. Check out some of the deals that I found :

1. Hornblower Cruise – Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour (Canada) #InTheMist

Entrance to Niagara Hornblower Cruise
Entrance to Niagara Hornblower Cruise

Hop aboard to make your way to an experience no one ever forgets. Hornblower Niagara Cruises incredible 20-minute Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour is the only boat tour in Niagara Falls, Canada (please note this cruise sails from Niagara Falls in Canada; when travelling from the U.S. please ensure you have proper passports/documentation before purchasing).Sail with Hornblower to get up close and personal with the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and the breathtaking Niagara Gorge – and the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist that come along with these natural wonders. Or, ride after sunset for a light mist experience (that’s still heavy on the magic) with illumination of the Falls. Plus, your ticket admission includes a ride on the brand new Hornblower Niagara Funicular where you’ll see the Niagara Gorge like never before! With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry onto the cruise.

Purchase:  Niagara Falls, Canada: Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour in Canada $25.62 (USD)

💡Tip: Make sure you purchase this before your trip so you can avoid the long lines.

Check out our Video Voyage into the Falls on YouTube.

2. Complimentary Ice Wine Tasting (FREE Tickets) #monasterycellars

Monastery Cellars
Monastery Cellars

Print this voucher for a complimentary tasting of Award-Winning Icewine. The Tasting bar is open seven days a week, 9am – 5pm April to October and 10am – 5pm November to March. No reservations required. @monasterycellars

Located: 7020 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls Ontario Canada, L2G 7B7 (905) 933-5972

Get:  Free Tickets to a Complimentary Ice Wine Tasting

💡 Tip: Make sure you print the number of people that will be in your party, each ticket is for one per person

3. Niagara Falls Day & Night (FREE) – #niagarafalls

Niagara Falls at Night

This was a take your breathe away type of experience that everyone must do. Check out my Short Video of the Horseshoe Falls in Ontario, Canada

 

4. Clifton Hill Attractions – #cliftonhillfun #fallsfunfantastic

Clifton Hill
Clifton Hill
Mosey over to Clifton Hill, a major promenade near Niagara Falls offering a variety of amusements sure to please your family and friends. With your Fun Pass, enjoy admission to six top attractions at a low price — less than if you visited each site separately. Located: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3N4 Canada
  • Niagara SkyWheel, 4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3N4 Canada (Duration: 15 minutes)
  • Wizard Golf, 4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3N4 Canada (Duration: 1 hour)
  • Dinosaur Adventure Golf, 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3N4 Canada (Duration: 1 hour)
  • Movieland Wax Museum, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6S8 Canada (Duration: 1 hour)
  • Zombie Attack, 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3N4 Canada (Duration: 10 minutes)
  • The Great Canadian Midway, Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada

Purchase: Clifton Hill Fun Pass: Top 6 Attractions $26.50

💡Tip: Each pass is “One per person” and make sure you Purchase this before your trip to avoid long lines at the ticket counter.

5. Lakeview Winery or Any Winery #lakeviewwineco

Lakeview Wine Company
Lakeview Wine Company

Located in the heart of Niagara Wine country, The Lakeview Wine Co. boasts a large selection of top-selling VQA wine brands including EastDell, Lakeview, 20 Bees & FRESH wines. All of the products are crafted on-site in the 43,000 square foot wine making facility, which showcases 2-storey wine tanks and over 800 wine barrels. Guests can enjoy wine sampling in The Lakeview Wine Co.’s brand new tasting centre – which offers a wide selection of whites, reds, roses, sparkling & icewines. Located: 1067 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Purchase: Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two $18.00

💡 Tip: They do have options for more than a party of two, You will need to make a reservation for your visit.

6. Queen Victoria Place – #queenvictoriaplace

Queen Victoria Place
Queen Victoria Place Restaurant

Constructed in 1904, the stately building now known as Queen Victoria Place was the former residence of the Commissioners of Niagara Parks. As it enters its 113th year in the heart of Queen Victoria Park, Queen Victoria Place Restaurant offers the very best of Niagara through Chef Sidney Krick’s locally sourced menu, paired with a diverse Niagara VQA wine list and craft beer menu.

Check out their Menu & Reserve a Table.

7. Smoke’s Poutinerie – #SmokesPoutinerie

Smokes Poutinerie in Ontario Canada

Ahh, I don’t even know where to begin… This is something I want to eat for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  If you love French Fries then this is for you.  Poutine is French Fries with A Delicious Gravy & Topped with Cheese Curd. YUMMY… You have to try this place when you go to Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada.  Make sure you are there early enough, because they close at 5pm.  Located: 5869 Victoria Ave Niagara Falls ON L2G 3L6 | Niagara Falls, L2G 3L6

Visit: Smoke’s Poutinerie Menu

 

8. Greg Frewin Magic Show

Greg Frewin Magic Show

The Greg Frewin Show was a great date night for me and my hubby.  They do offer a food and drink menu at your table to order while watching the show.  As expected, he sawed his female assistant in half, did a card trick involving the audience and brought out his beautiful tigers.  This was my first magic show and I was pleasantly surprised at how entertaining it was. The hotel was literally a few steps away from our hotel.  Location: 5781 Ellen Avenue, Niagara Falls ON L2G 3P8.

Get Tickets: Greg Frewin “Wild Magic Show” Ticktets

Greg Frewin Tickets

Thanks for checking out my adventure in Niagara Falls, ON! Lets us know below where you have been or want to visit in Niagara Falls.

Also, Check out PrettySweet.com and see how Missy scores travel deals for her family!

Niagara on a Budget

 

 

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Chiara

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