Archive for November, 2011

What to See at Niagara Falls Canada?

Niagara Falls is actually a Canadian city by the side of Niagara River. It is located in the Golden Horseshoes region of Ontario. Niagara Falls New York is on the other side of river. To attract the tourists to the Niagara Falls Ontario, many appealing sites are made on the basis of the natural atmosphere there. There are some other attractions that are not related to natural environment including casinos and other entertainments. Here in this article I am going to describe some of these attractions.

1. Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory

It is actually a butterfly zoo that allows the visitors to see more than 2000 butterflies flying here and there. It is a very good place for families having children with them. This conservatory is located within Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens which provide an abundance of green place to the kids to play and enjoy there. If you plan a visit to this conservatory then keep in mind to wear bright clothes to attract butterflies towards you.

2. Maid of the Mist

Maid of the Mist is actually a ride on a double-decker boat that takes you near the Falls. It is a 20 minutes ride. The boat also stops and hangs on at the foot of Niagara Falls providing you with an immense pleasure of watching the Falls closely.

3. Skylon Tower

It is an observation tower which provides the facility to the visitors to have a look both on American Falls and Horseshoe Falls in Canada. Visiting this tower will not only provide you an opportunity to watch the beautiful Falls but also there are two restaurants where you can enjoy a meal with your family. One of the restaurants is Revolving Dinning Room which revolves after every hour. The other restaurant is Summit Suite Dinning Room where you can enjoy casual dinning experience.

4. IMAX Theatre

You should visit IMAX Theatre because it has astounding features including six stories high screen and a shaking floor that gives you a feeling that you are a part of the action being shown on the screen.

5. Marineland

It is a themed and animal exhibition park providing you to watch those animals closely that you have never seen before. Here the attractions include:

Friendship Cove: It is a whale habitat where you can see killer whales. There is also a Splash Session there in which you can see whales jumping and splashing.

Arctic Cove: Here you can see beluga whales. Visitors are also given an opportunity to feed the whales by paying a small fee. This session continues throughout the day.

The King Waldorf Stadium Show: This section has sea lions, walrus and bottlenose Dolphins. Here you can see the dolphins jumping in the air. Sea lions also amuse the people with their funny actions.

Aquarium Dome: Here you can see different types of sea lions and seals.

Other animals exhibited here include bears, fallow deer, elks and buffaloes.

6. Journey Behind the Falls

It is another popular attraction near Niagara Falls where the visitors are guided through a tunnel to a place behind the Falls. After reaching there, you can enjoy to hear the sound of falling water and beautiful scenery.

These were some of the attractions and places to see near Niagara Falls. I hope that after reading this article you will definitely plan a tour to Niagara Falls.

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Spend Your Holidays in Mexico

Mexico is one of the beautiful countries of the world having rich Mayan culture. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.  Its beaches, Mayan civilization ruins, restaurants and shopping malls attract the people to spend their holidays in this stunning and splendid country. The best time to visit Mexico is from December to mid summer. If you are planning a holiday then visit Mexico this time. Here I am giving description of some of its best vacation spots and attractions.

Cancun

If you have planned to visit this city then get ready to have the most magnificent experience of your life. It is famous all over the world because of its white sand beaches. Here in Cancun, the water bodies are so clear near the beaches that you can easily watch the sea life. If you want to spend some time on beach, you can have the facility of renting a beach home to enjoy your holidays with your family. The city has a large number of other activities that you can enjoy including sailing, water surfing and paragliding. For young and thrilled visitors, there are night clubs where they can enjoy doing salsa and cumba dance. It is also among one of the most liked honeymoon destinations that fills the hearts of newly married couples with immense pleasure.

Mexico City

Mexico City is capital of the country and provides you chances of enjoyment and fun. It is a complete package for families as it has attractions both for kids and adults. For history lovers, there are museums like National Museum of Anthropology, El Palenque and Teotihuacan having the worth-seeing things including the Pyramid of Moon, Pyramid of the Sun and much more. For kids, there is the largest zoo of Mexico located in Mexico City. Its name is Chapultepec Park and it has many unique species of different animals. There is also a museum for kids in this city named Papalote Museo del Nino.

Monterrey

This site is full of mesmerizing valleys and hills so it is called the ‘City of Mountains’. Some of the attractions in this city include:

  • Museo del Vidrio
  • Ancient Village named Pueblo de Santiago
  • Bioparque Estrella Park
  • Canon de la Huasteca Mountain

Here in this city, you can also enjoy an ultimate shopping experience. Its markets are filled with items of leather, items of arts and crafts that have very reasonable prices. Some inexpensive hotels in this city also offer some exciting packages related to trekking in the mountains.

Puerto Vallarta

This city is blessed with nature beauty and mesmerizing scenes. Here the people are quite friendly and hospitable making your visit memorable and enjoyable. This city also provides you a chance to see the traditional bull fights. Other sources of enjoyment also include live concerts on the sea shore. This place is truly called the soul of Mexico.

Puebla

This city is featured with cathedrals and religious buildings of 16th and 17th century. That’s why it has an honor of being UNESCO World Heritage Center. The main attractions in this city are:

  • Cathedral of Puebla
  • Cantona Archaeological Ruins
  • Church of Santo Domingo

The houses and buildings of this city are also worth-seeing as they present the combination of American and European style of construction.

Guadalajara

Being the 2nd largest city of Mexico, it is a striking place providing you to experience the taste of both past and present. The attractions of this city include cathedrals, amusement parks, zoos and rodeos. The climate of this city is very good and calm which makes the visit even more enjoyable and unforgettable.

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Most Popular Attractions in Venice

Venice is a major city of Italy and is considered as one of the romantic cities in the world. It is well-known and popular among the tourists for its canals, Gothic architecture, religious buildings, bridges, government buildings and other structures. There are also a large number of markets, plazas and other shopping places. In short, it is a perfect place to visit for tourists. Some of its most popular attractions include the following.

Doge’s Palace

It is a major attraction in Venice and one of the oldest government buildings. It is an impressive building displaying a combination of gothic and neo-classical architecture. Here you can see a number of attractions including:

  • Golden Staircase
  • 16th Century Prisons
  • Salons
  • Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs is a structure nearby this palace connecting Doge’s Palace with old prison that is located on the other side of canal. The Doge’s palace and this bridge are such attractions in Venice which should not be missed at any cost.

Lido

Lido is an island in Venice and one of the most popular and well-known tourist’s attractions. The most loved activity of the tourists in Lido is to ride a bike around the island. Here you can also explore sandy shores, hidden bays and a lot of places where you can experience fine dinning and shopping.

Jewish Ghetto of Venice

Most of the tourists don’t give any importance to Jewish Ghetto of Venice but it is a worth-seeing place. Actually it is a district having Jewish shops, bakeries and restaurants. It is an enthralling place where you can walk through twisting streets. If you have a wish to visit this place then don’t go there on Saturdays because many of the shops remain closed because of worship.

Gondola Ride

It is a unique experience to have gondola ride across the most famous and loved canals of Venice. It should be a part of your trip to Venice as it is quite enjoyable. Water buses are available to get a ride of canals. It is recommended to take a ride on the back canals which provide a quiet and peaceful ride. The ride in Grand Canal is cheap but it is always crowded which mars the fun and thrill of this ride. A gondola ride will provide you a new experience and you will enjoy seeing a different view of Venice.

The Rialto Bridge

It is one of the most ancient bridges in Venice. It must be visited because it has been beautifully made with white stones. It has a breath-taking doorway in the center making it a master-piece of craftsmanship. It is a landmark of Venice and to add more charm and beauty to this ancient bridge, there are rows of shops at both entry ramps.

St. Mark’s Basilica

It is a famous church of Venice and an example of beautiful Byzantine architecture. There are ceilings adorned with mosaics, statues made of bronze and columns made of gorgeous marbles. It is a must-see attraction in Venice.

These were some of the most popular attractions in Venice, Italy. I hope that you will definitely plan holidays in Venice after reading this article.

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