Having visited destinations all over the world, CAA Niagara's Travel Consultants are some of the most trusted travel experts out there. One place that they undoubtedly know like the back of their hand is the Niagara Region. There's so much to see and do in this hotbed for fun and just like the old saying goes, "There's no place like home." Check out their favourite parts of Niagara below and experience the area like never before.
Whether you explore by feet or car, the Niagara Parkway is an all-time favourite. There's a smooth balance of peaceful scenery, thundering water falls and quiet little beaches. No matter the season, there is always something to do. From flying down the down the Niagara Gorge in a jet boat to cruising the Festival of Lights in your warm vehicle, each visit offers a truly unique experience.
If you love nature and being active, then you should definitely take to the many great trails Niagara has to offer. In addition to the Niagara Gorge, St. Johns Conservation Area & Short Hills Provincial Park are great places to explore. The famous Bruce Trail extends throughout the area as well! Each location varies in degree of difficulty making it an activity the entire family can enjoy.
Also known by many as "NOTL", Niagara-on-the-Lake is a local gem. A historical area, it has maintained a small town feel with little shops and vintage architecture. The plethora of wineries and restaurants accessible throughout its many neighbourhoods are flush with satisfy flavours for all palettes. Make it a weekend and attend an evening performance at local theatre or enjoy a round of golf at a nearby course.
Given its position between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, Niagara has a wide variety of options for those looking to enjoy a nice day on the beach. In some cases, you can even drive your car right to the shoreline - like Nickel Beach in Port Colborne. Crystal Beach in nearby Fort Erie is popular place in summer as well. There are plenty of interesting things to see along the way and family-friendly parks with lots of shade for those who need a break from the sun.
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As you can see, our agents know a thing or two about the best spots to visit in Niagara. If you have any questions or need some more tips before your next outing, make sure you contact an agent. They'll happily help you get the most out of your experience!