Econo Lodge By the Falls
5781 Victoria Ave.
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L6
Phone: (905) 356-2034
Fax: (905) 374-2866
Chocolate lovers will truly think they have died & gone to heaven; such is the effect of the Hershey Store on children & adults alike. Though eating chocolate was always delightful, never before was it such an adventure. Wandering through this store is like exploring a theme park of sorts, what with the life-size chocolate bars & the chocolate characters Kiss & Reese strolling around. The delectable treats available here are always freshly made & enticing in the extreme.
A small shop opened for business in 1927; today it is the largest independent bookstore in western New York. The location has changed over the years, but the extensive collection of books and first-class service has remained constant. The store sells or will order just about any title. On the shelves you will find a wide selection of books about the Niagara region and western New York. The store includes three floors with colorfully painted walls and local artwork. Nearby attractions include Schoellkopf Geological Museum.
If you're going to visit Niagara Falls, you probably want to bring back a souvenir of your trip. Be sure to check out Souvenir City, which offers the largest selection of gift items in the area. This 15,000-square-foot (1394 square meter) complex is comprised for several distinct area. The First Nation Craft Store offers a variety of Native-Canadian crafts, while the Niagara Artistic Glassblowing Studio features glass blowing demonstrations and items for purchase. Indulge your sweet tooth in the varieties of chocolates available at 1,800 square feet (167 square meters) of chocolate and chocolate-related items in Chocolate World. You can grab a bite to eat or buy locally-made food items in The Marketplace.
Located within the Niagara Glen Nature Areas, part of the Niagara Parks Commission, this store is dedicated to birds in particular and nature in general. Among the items to be found are bird feeders, houses, bird-seeds, bird art, carved birds, bird-embellished clothing, and coffee mugs. The store also serves as the starting point for local area guided tours as well as hikes down the Niagara Gorge. Nearby attractions include the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, world-renowned Butterfly Conservatory.
Located on the edge of the downtown area and close to the City Market, this store specializes in collectable comics, fantasy games, and superhero figurines as well as military games, statues and kits of all sorts. This unique store is willing to buy and trade items and also holds a monthly auction for those looking to find the missing comic book or model needed to complete their collection. The store is only a few blocks from the Rainbow Center Factory Outlet and the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
Located west of Queen Elizabeth Way on historic Lundy's Lane, this factory outlet carries world-class brand names at the lowest prices possible. Aside from the stores, which include Nike, Levi's Outlet, Reebok, Rockport, Danier Leather, and Roots, the facility also has its own currency exchange for international tourists and an extensive food court where shoppers can take a break. Shop at this center for lucrative bargains and deals.
Located in Oakwood Drive, Walmart has everything that you require - all under one roof. Think of it, and Walmart stocks it! Its range of items is impressive and the awesome discounts and deals tempt further. Walmart is most convenient for those who find shopping boring because it is the quickest way to get through the grocery list. Do step in and enjoy the experience.
Anyone who loves to shop will love this mega-mall located in Niagara Falls' west end along Queen Elizabeth Way. With more than 80 stores, food courts and services, the mall has something for everyone. Among the major stores that can be found here include, the Bay, Zellers, and Shoppers Drug Mart. The mall is an easy drive from the major hotels and motels in the city.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is a one-stop-shop for buyers. The mall is home to a virtual waterfall of men's, women's, and children's designer clothing labels including The Gap, Old Navy, J Crew, and so many more. Some high-end names include Burberry and Coach. There are a number of specialty stores such as Fragrance Outlet, Sunglass Hut, Kitchen Collection, and so much more. After a long day of bargain hunting, drop in at La Rosa Pizza, Pita Gourmet, Subway, or Dunkin' Donuts for a bite to eat. Credit card acceptance varies according to stores.
This two-story shop carries a variety of unique home décor items, antiques, gifts, cards, stationery, gourmet foods and even a sock monkey or two. It is housed in a vintage 1910 building that was originally an ice cream parlor. It still has the original pressed tin ceiling and walls and the original mirrors line the front walls of the shop. On a warm day, you may want to linger in the air-conditioned second floor, where items are displayed in rooms that once served as an apartment above the shop. -Christine A. Smyczynski
The first DiCamillo Bakery was opened in Niagara Falls in 1920 by Tomaso and Addolorata DiCamillo. Today the bakery, which is still family run, has five locations in Western New York, including the one on Center Street in Lewiston. One of their most popular products is thick crusted, hearth-baked Italian bread, sold sliced or unsliced. It is made with no sugar, shortening, preservatives or artificial flavors. Other items sold include classic Italian cookies, donuts, cakes, turnovers, pizza and bagels, as well as pizza dough and sauce. The Lewiston location has a few small tables in the front of the shop, as well as some out on the sidewalk during the summer months. -Christine A. Smyczynski
The sign out front advertises that all items, including handbags, scarves, and jewelry, are USD20 or less, but you would never know it once you step inside. All items, which indeed are less than USD20, are of good quality and fashionable and are nicely displayed. They have a variety of sunglasses, all in the latest fashion, along with handbags, wallets, glass cases, hats, and scarves. You can also find cute little sewing kits to keep in your purse, cosmetic bags, and a large selection of jewelry, for both little girls and adults. This is a great place to buy a gift; you'll even be able to get something for yourself because prices are so reasonable. -Christine A. Smyczynski