Falls Avenue Resort Our Family Getaway #likenowhereelse @fallsavenue

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A couple of weekends ago I took my four kids to the Falls Avenue Resort located in Niagara Falls Ontario for the weekend as an Ambassador with PTPA. Knowing it was a three hour drive, I called ahead to make sure I had everything I needed. I was also worried I would get there too early for check in. The friendly lady at the front desk offered me early check in and also mentioned I could hangout in the waterpark if our room was not ready.  She also offered me late check out for the next day. This was an extra hour  and was very helpful.  After my sons Track & Field meet in London we drove to the Falls. It was a nice drive and one I never did on my own. Hubs was home sick and it was just me and the kids. Luckily 3 of my kids are teens, so not so bad. The GPS got us right to the door no headaches no hassle.  It was a beautiful day out and Niagara Falls was so busy. People visit there every year all year long from all around the world because it is like nowhere else. You can check out the ambassadors tweets using the #likenowhereelse hashtag on Twitter

We pulled into the check in parking and within minutes of going inside we were registered (we were even served samples from the Starbucks people while in line) . I took the kids up to our room, then proceeded to park. But first I had to check out the amazing view.  The Sheraton on the Falls is 4-diamond hotel; most of the guestrooms offer a spectacular view of the Falls (all fallsview rooms have floor to ceiling windows) Our room had a fireplace, two big beds and a pull out couch.

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We actually did not arrive as early as I had planned. So by the time we unpacked we were all hungry. We headed down to the Fallsview Restaurant for our dinner buffet. The kids loved the view and loved being able to pick and choose what they wanted for dinner. 4 kids (3 being teens) can really eat a lot! I loved the seafood and dessert table. The kids loved the beef cut on the spot and the kid friendly options. Our server was really nice and brought us our drinks. (Note drinks are not included in buffet price) The food, there was a bit of everything and it was all so good.

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We then went for a walk and checked out the main strip. It was a lot of fun and there were a lot of people. Shortly after we headed back to the resort and realized we had a couple of hours left to enjoy the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.  I did not get my swimsuit on but the kids all had a blast. Our bracelet allowed us to come and go during our stay as much as we wanted. They had everything we needed. Lockers, life jackets, towels, and FUN!

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They had something for everybody. My youngest enjoyed the smaller slides and splash area while my older kids went tubing. They also ventured to the long slides that were super fast. This was 3 acres of SUPER FUN!

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We had so much fun the kids were all in bed by 10PM as they were tired out. I was awake and enjoying the view. Our room was great. We had everything we needed including coffee, water bottles, a TV, mini bar with wine and robes. I requested extra towels a blanket and toiletries. They arrived very quickly to our room and were no extra charge.

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The next day we walked up the hill while it was quiet and grabbed breakfast. We also enjoyed some of the local attractions around the Falls Avenue Resort.  The Hotel is connected to the waterpark and dining, attractions, entertainment in Falls Avenue Resort via an indoor walkway.  The Hershey’s store was my fave as I LOVE everything chocolate. The kids had a blast in the arcade and loved checking out the themed decor throughout the resort.  Falls Avenue Resort is North America’s largest hotel and Waterpark Complex.  It is 20 acres in size and is located directly across from Niagara Falls.

We came back

Packed up our stuff

Checked out

Loaded the car and hit the water park again.

Before heading home we went to the Rain Forest Cafe for lunch and loved it. Elephants and Gorillas coming to life really made it feel like we were in the wild. Every 30 minutes there was also  live storms with thunder and lightening. At the entrance there were  real life animals ( a snake, a shark, tortoise and fish) . Also super energetic staff and great food. It was awesome.

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We could have spent more time at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. The temperature inside was warm (84 degrees)  I can see how people would visit all year long. Hanging out with my kids aged 4-19 there was no shortage of things to do. Each one had something that appealed to them. Size appropriate slides, pools and action packed tubing and high slides for the teens. There was even a cafe for me to grab a beverage. We had a blast. Loved that there was so many lounge chairs for comfy seating as well.  There were also endless lifeguards throughout the 3 acres park.

The kids are already planning on going back this summer. This time we will bring dad 🙂

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Have you been to Niagara Falls lately? Since it is like nowhere else I bet you would love to go. Check out the contest below for your chance to win. Good luck! 

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ENTER TO WIN!!!!

5 winners (1 per ambassador) will win the following

  • Fallsview Family Suite at the Sheraton on the Falls
  • Four passes to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
  • Celebration dinner at the Rainforest Cafe

Enter to win here!!!

You can also connect with Fallsview on Twitter and Facebook as well as www.fallsviewwaterpark.com and www.Sheratononthefalls.com

Disclosure- As a PTPA Falls Avenue Ambassador I received compensation of some form  for this post 

Comments

  1. Looks so awesome, Kim! I would love to take my children for a visit.
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  2. Looks like a blast. My kiddos would live in that waterpark if you let them!

  3. I have not been to Niagara Falls for several years now although I've been meaning to go with the kids. Looks like you had a fun filled weekend. Love that the Falls Avenue Resort is connected to everything – less time to get the kids packed up into the car etc.
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  4. Love going to Niagra Falls, especially as a family 🙂 So much to do and something for everyone and all within walking distance for the most part. Great pics! Looks like it was a great time 🙂

  5. Looks fantastic! I went to Niagara with my family two years ago but thinking it is time to go back. Now that my boys are older they'd love the waterpark (especially the biggest kid in our family – my husband!).
    So glad you and your family had such a great time.
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  6. we love Niagara Falls too, its such a fun place to be! When the boys are a little older we will be checking out that water park!
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  7. That sounds like such a great family vacation! SO many things to do there.

    Hubby and I are trying to think of something to do for our 10 year Anniversary – the romantic getaway sounds nice too.
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  8. I entered! I can't believe my kids have been half way around the world but not yet to Niagara Falls! gah!
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  9. I so would have loved to be there. How fun! I know my son would have a hoot there.
    Hmm…we have room in June to zoom over there… Great review, I hope to have a opportunity myself 😉

  10. 1heart1family says:

    That is a great experience! I would love to take my kids there as I know they would have a blast!! The kids haven't been to Niagra falls for awhile (hubs and I were there for his work Christmas party!) Great idea for a weekend summer adventure!

  11. oldermommystill says:

    Looks like an amazing time! I have not been to Niagara Falls in forever but I would certainly love to go back again sometime soon! My daughter was there a couple years ago and , like you, I am a HUGE chocolate fan. Knowing this she went to the Hershey museum and brought me home a gigantic peanut butter cup, it was SO good! Glad you had a fun time, these little getaways are great!
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  12. SO much fun! We loved our #LikeNowhereElse vacay too! My 4 yr old didn't want to leave!!! We're going back for her birthday! lol
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  13. Wow looks like you had fun!!! Love that water park looks like it would be great for adults too, not just the kids.

  14. Maple Leaf Mommy says:

    Truly like no where else. That looks like so much fun!

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