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Colors of Niagara Falls - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

American Falls The main symbol of the city of Niagara is definitely a grand waterfall of the same name. Unique natural landmark is far not the one and only spot of tourist interest in the area. The city features interesting and original cultural life. Tourists visiting the city in the period from November till January will have a chance to participate in one of the major ethnic fests – the Winter Festival of Lights. The grand folk fest is accompanied with various entertaining programs. Bright music concerts and street artists’ performances are an essential part of the festival.
This city is located on the border of America and Canada. The same named river divides the city into two conventional parts - the U.S. and Canada ones, which are connected by a bridge. Every … Open
The climax of the fest is considered to be a pyrotechnic show and breath taking light performances giving the name to the festival. Annually the area along the main road of the city is equipped with more than one hundred of incredible compositions, decorated with specially chosen illuminating lights. The length of this exposition is more than six kilometers. The unbelievable exhibition attracts annually more than a million of foreign guests.
The compositions are illuminated with more than three millions of small beaming lights each of them taking its specially allotted place. The compositions look much more impressive at nighttime that is why a major part of the entertaining events of the festival takes place at nightfall. The city of Niagara is often called the Honeymoon Capital of the World as the city is heavily visited by the newly married couples. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Niagara's main attraction is wonderful waterfalls of the same name - an amazing natural sight of world significance. This city is perfect for families with children, its guests can see … Open
It is considered that the city has got this nickname due to the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1804 Jerome visited the romantic city with his bride. Since that time his suite is followed by millions of people from all over the world. The city has also another specific nickname being the small Las Vegas. The city turned to the popular touristic center in the middle of the 20th century when the legendary movie “Niagara” with hot Marilyn Monroe just appeared in cinemas.
American Falls Increase of the tourist traffic to the city resulted in inevitable expansion of entertaining centers and casinos which are scattered all over the city. The city of majestic beauty and charm has its own unique culture. The city of Niagara attracts as romantic people looking for solace so extreme seekers looking for bright sensations and new emotions the best source of which are festivals and gambling centers. Unique and complicated culture as well as inimitable atmosphere of hospitality and cordiality turned the city of Niagara into the attractive tourist center for millions of travelers from all over the world.
A scenic small city of Niagara attracts tourists not only with its unique landmarks and sights but with plenty of gastronomy destinations of the area. Upscale restaurants and small cozy … Open
Niagara Falls (or simply Niagara) can offer its visitors many other, no less beautiful festivals. For example, the Memorial Day Block Party held at the end of May would be of interest to those traveling with children. A lot of interesting activities are organized here for the latter. The event involves a gastronomic program, live concerts, workshops, rides and games for young visitors. All this can be enjoyed in picturesque Niagara Falls State Park. This is a significant holiday in the life of North Americans standing to the Independence Day in importance and honoring the memory of those who died during military service in the US Army. Apart from the festive program, the townspeople attend parades and visit cemeteries and memorial complexes.
Niagara Falls The next holiday is held in mid-June and also involves a lot of activities for children. The festival called the Summer Solstice Celebration has been held in Artpark for years. Rides, master classes, dance performances are just a small part of what the event actually offers. It is noteworthy that many children come in their best costumes of favorite characters. The end of the first summer month is marked by the Lockport Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival, during which one can find street artists presenting their dance programs, art exhibitions, as well as musicians playing live music on Lockport Street. At the event, visitors have a great opportunity to become a bodypainting model.
The main spot of tourist interest in the city is the Niagara Fall being a unique natural landmark which is currently well known in every nook of the globe. The suburbs of the water fall are … Open
Those enthusiastic about the colorful regatta will have a great time at the Canal Fest of the Tonawanda’s held in mid-July over 8 days. During this time, people come to Main Street to witness music concerts, a craft fair, and theatrical performances. And, of course, the event wouldn't be complete without a colorful parade. But the most interesting part takes place along the Niagara River embankment - namely, a spectacular yacht show. A visit to the festival during this period of time should certainly be combined with a cruise on the picturesque Niagara. Organizers of the fest do not forget about kids for whom rides are installed on the waterfront. The culmination of the event is the wonderful fireworks.
Niagara Falls At the end of July, Niagara Falls welcomes all gourmets and connoisseurs of fine wines. The occasion is the USA Wine Festival, the venues for which are restaurants and cafes on the central streets of Niagara - there are more than seventeen of them. The festival cannot do without live music (live performances in restaurants and cafes at night), workshops on making and choosing wine, as well as tastings of drinks and snacks to them. It is worth noting that the city is famous for its rich wine-making traditions, and in particular production of ice wine.
Apart from breath taking vibrant panoramas of grand water fall the city of Niagara offers its guests a vast selection of original entertainments. The city has justly got its nickname of … Open
The Lewiston Art Festival that falls at the beginning of August is no less significant for the city. Its essential part is Chalk Walk Competition - a chalk drawing competition where the streets serve as a huge canvas. Art exhibitions, a craft fair, live music, a gastronomic program - these are just some of the reasons to attend the festival. All this can be seen on the central streets of the city. Tourists are invited to admire colorful military parades at the end of September when Niagara Falls pays tribute to the Anglo-American War of 1812. The venue is Old Fort Niagara, one of the strongholds of that war.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Niagara Falls
♥   National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, Lewiston, 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Catharines, 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo, 27.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of St. Adalbert, Buffalo, 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine, Lackawanna, 35.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Paul’s Basilica, Toronto, 67.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, Toronto, 67.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Niagara Falls
♥   Castle 'Cary Castle' , 64.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Chorley Park' , 70.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Casa Loma' , 70.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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IHG Brings Its voco Brand to Scotland

As hotels in Scotland might open in April or May, the opening of two new hotels is a signal that life is slowly going back to normal and leisure travel will resume closer to summer. The name of the brand – voco – means “invite” or “call together” in Latin. The Glasgow hotel will be the first property by this brand in Scotland. The voco Grand Central Glasgow is a rebranded property open instead of the existing Grand Central Hotel. IHG reimagined the popular place, retaining its original charm. The new Glasgow hotel now features 230 rooms, meeting and event spaces, and an interesting option – a possibility to contact resident experts known as voco hosts who are ready to explore the most interesting parts of the city together with guests. voco Grand Central is a perfectly suitable choice for both leisure and business travelers. Read this

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Traditions and festivals in cities around Niagara Falls

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Niagara Falls. Learn the best periods to visit Niagara Falls to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Niagara Falls.
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