If you’re sick of waterfalls, it might be time to head north. Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect destination if you want to get away from the tourist bustle and smell the roses instead. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, this destination is known for more than just its wineries. Here is a list of the top things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake when you visit this summer.
While it’s impossible to visit the city without sipping on some of their best wines, there are a variety of things to do to keep you entertained in the city both morning and night.
You can stroll through history as you wander through the town that has been standing since the 18th century. Known for its beautiful flowers and mouth-watering restaurants, the city square is the perfect place to spend the afternoon.
If you become sick of wine, you can also stop at one of the city’s multiple breweries that offer a variety of suds. After your stomachs are full of both local food and drinks, you can head out to the water to see the beautiful views the area has to offer.
Of course, no visit is complete without taking home some handmade sweets from one of the many cute candy shops that are sprinkled across the town.
So, get your walking shoes ready, because it’s time to start exploring the multiple things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Have Brunch At Zees Grill
If you’re looking to start off you day with some food, Zees Grill is the place to stop for the most mouth-watering brunch.
With an adorable outdoor patio, you can people watch as you enjoy one of the many options on their menu. My favourite dish in the banana bread french toast.
Catch A Show At The Shaw Festival Theatre
Enjoy one of the many theatrical performances that are put on by the Shaw Festival Theatre every year. From Sherlock Homes to Prince Caspian, you can be whisked away to a magical world for the evening.
Make sure to check for ticket availability and hours before heading out as some dates have changed.
Sip Wine At A Stunning Castle
Konzelmann Estate Winery is the perfect place to visit if you want to feel like royalty. The castle-like venue, and sweeping fields of vineyards will make you forget that you are actually in Ontario.
You can spend the afternoon sipping wine and indulging in a charcuterie board at their summer patio.
Take In The View At Queen’s Royal Park
If you’re looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of wine country, this location is the perfect place to soak up some sun.
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, this park overlooks the stunning water. You can even spot the shores of New York in the distance.
Walk The Streets Of The Town
Travel back in time to the 1920s by wandering the beautiful streets of the Heritage District. Filled with tiny shops, food and tons of beautiful flowers, you’ll want to explore every nook and cranny.
You can also stop for ice cream at one of the many local shops that are scattered throughout the area.
Get Colourful At Small Talk Vineyards
If you’re looking for things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Small Talk Vineyards is the perfect place to explore. Feeling like you have just stepped foot into a rainbow, this place is one of the brightest wineries you can visit in all of Ontario.
You can sip on a variety of wine and ciders while getting that perfect Instagram photo.
Stuff Your Face At Old Tyme Candy Shoppe
Let your sweet tooth shine at this local candy shop. Offering every single candy that you can imagine, it’s the perfect place to energize yourself before continuing the rest of your day.
While it may not be Willy Wonka’s candy factory, it’s pretty darn close.
Silversmith Brewing Company
If you start getting sick of sipping on wine, you can head out to Silversmith Brewing Company for a change of pace.
With “Walking on Sunshine” and “The Black Lager” the variety of beer is endless. You can also sip on your favourite suds while chomping on one of their famous sandwiches.
Have A Fancy Dinner At Treadwell Restaurant
If you’re looking for a fancy night on the town, this is one of our favourite restaurants to go to. Whether it’s your anniversary, birthday, or just a special night, this place gives us all the right vibes.
This farm to table cuisine always has the best menu. The venue also offers the opportunity to slide into the chef’s counter, where you can see all the action happen.
If you can’t make it out to the city this summer, you can always bring the winery to you. There are a variety of local spots that will deliver wine right to your doorstep.