If you’re visiting Niagara Falls with the kids, you’re almost guaranteed to be pulled in by the touristy area on Clifton Hills near the falls. Here you and the kids can revel in souvenir shops, museums, haunted houses, a huge Ferris wheel — and some lovely family-friendly restaurants.
Many area attractions offer summer package deals that can get you tickets to other attractions in the area or dining credits you can use at restaurants like the Rainforest Cafe or The Flying Saucer Drive-In. Your kids will still be talking about these fun restaurants even after you’ve been home for weeks.
The Flying Saucer Drive-In
The Flying Saucer Drive-In offers a truly otherworldly experience just minutes away from the falls. Eat your delicious, affordable meal in a “real” spaceship. The Flying Saucer Drive-In stays open late, too, so if you’re looking for a bite to eat after a long day of sightseeing, look no further. If you’re in the mood for an award-winning breakfast, you’ll find familiar favorites and new creations side-by-side on the menu here, with early bird specials available until 10:00 a.m.
The Rainforest Cafe is more than just a restaurant — it’s an interactive experience that teaches kids about the rainforest and its animals. Kids at the Rainforest Cafe can come face-to-face with animals like the red foot tortoise and the white-lipped python. Animal encounters are supervised by experts, who teach the children fascinating facts about each of the creatures.
When not involved in an encounter, the animals are displayed at the entrance to the restaurant. Here you’ll also find a 5,500-gallon aquarium that’s home to a white-tip reef shark, as well as blue damsels, horse-eyed jacks and other fish. A 750-gallen tropical fish tank displays puffer fish, angel fish, wrasse fish, tangs and other species.
A favorite with the locals since 1971, Zappi’s Pizza offers a great selection of reasonably-priced, tasty food. If you’re looking for a laid-back, hassle-free dining experience with the kids, choose Zappi’s. Here you can order family-size meals or order individual meals from the menu. Is one of your kids having a birthday? Celebrate with a build-your-own pizza birthday party package. Let your birthday boy or girl build his or her own pizza, while wearing his or her own personal chef’s hat! Spaghetti and meatballs or pizza cupcakes are included with the package.
If you’re visiting Niagara Falls with the kids, you’ll find there’s plenty to keep them entertained. After a long day taking in the raw power and majestic beauty of the falls, you may want to perk the kids up with a dining. On the other hand, if you’ve spent the day traipsing up and down Clifton Hills, playing mini golf, painting pottery at Crock A Doodle Niagara and souvenir shopping, you may want to wind down with a subdued meal at a down-to-earth, family-friendly establishment. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find it — for the whole family — at Niagara Falls.