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Check here each week to discover a new FUN activity available when you attend the AHNA annual conference 

June 5 to 10, 2018 in Niagara Falls, NY 

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2 Weeks to the Conference 

Local Dining: Savor


Savor, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute's (NFCI) fine dining restaurant, provides a real-world hands-on learning experience for students enrolled in the Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts and Hospitality programs. Savor features an open kitchen where student chefs are on "display" to showcase their talents to the guests.

Students work in rotation throughout Savor, including the wood-stone oven, serving fine dining cuisine. The goal is to expose students to classically prepared cuisine, presented in today's modern style, with an emphasis on using high quality local ingredients, all in a state-of-the-art kitchen.

Product used in the restaurant are purchased from nearby farmers to help support the local economy and showcase the great home-grown produce of Niagara County. Savor's menu changes with the four seasons to give student chefs opportunities to work with and sell the freshest ingredients.

Hours: Sunday and Monday: Closed
Tuesday through Thursday:
Lunch 11:30am-3pm and Dinner 5pm-9pm
Friday and Saturday:
Lunch 11:30am-3pm and Dinner 5pm-10pm

Address: 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Phone: 716-210-2525


3 Weeks to the Conference

Local Dining: Michael's Italian Dining

Michael's Italian Dining

Homestyle pastas, meats & some American picks in giant portions at this casual Italian stalwart. One of the highest rated restaurants in the Niagara Falls area, stop by and see what the fuss is about!

Hours: 11:00 am - 10:45 pm

Address: 3011 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls NY

Phone: 716.282.4043


4 Weeks to the Conference

Local Attractions: Niagara Skywheel

Niagara Skywheel

Soar 175 feet above Niagara Falls for the most spectacular view you will ever experience. Climate controlled gondolas provide year round sightseeing comfort, day and night.

Are you ready for a unique sightseeing opportunity with breathtaking views of the Falls and beyond? Then head on down to Clifton Hill and take a ride on Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel. Towering 175 feet (53 metres) over the Niagara Falls horizon, the Niagara SkyWheel is the newest, most exciting way to see Niagara Falls.

From this vantage point you will be treated to memorable views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River Niagara Parks and other landmarks.

The Niagara SkyWheel is a world-class ride featuring fully enclosed gondolas, each equipped with heating and air conditioning for year-round comfort and enjoyment... You can ride day or night, in any season.

The ride duration varies from 8 to 12 minutes with spectacular aerial views for miles in every direction. Evening rides offer dazzling views of the glittering lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline.

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario CANADA • L2G 3N4

Phone: 905-358-4793

5 Weeks to the Conference

Local Dining: Watermark FallsView Restaurant

Watermark FallsView Restaurant

The Watermark FallsView restaurant elevates guests’ dining experiences to new heights. Enjoy panoramic views of both the American and Horseshoe falls. Located on the 33rd floor, the signature restaurant at Hilton hotel and Suites Niagara falls/Fallsview, the watermark’s elegant, contemporary ambiance is reminiscent of the majestic Niagara Falls itself.

Hours: Daily from 5:00pm – 10:00pm Breakfast Saturday and Sunday - 7:00am – 11:00am

Address6361 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, ON Canada L2G 3V9

Phone: 905-353-7138


6 Weeks to the Conference

Local Attractions: Butterfly Conservatory

Butterfly Conservatory

Located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, visitors to the Butterfly Conservatory are transported to a tropical paradise full of lush vegetation, trickling waterfalls and thousands of vibrantly coloured butterflies. Over 2,000 butterflies, made up of 45 different species, call this beautiful space home. The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation. Price: $14.55

Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Phone: (905) 358-0025

Address: 2565 Niagara Parkway, L0S 1J0

(905) 358-0025
(905) 358-0025

7 Weeks to the Conference

Local Dining: Wind Restaurant

Wind Restaurant

Vibrant, stylish outpost offering all-you-can-eat Japanese & Thai dishes & cocktails.

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 A.M. - 10 P.M Saturday-Sunday Noon - 10 P.M.

Address: 7241 Lundy's Ln, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1W3, Canada

Phone: 1 905-371-3888


8 Weeks to the Conference

Local Attraction: Queen Victoria Park

Queen Victoria Park

Bounded by the steep fallsview moraine and the Niagara River Great Gorge, Queen Victoria Park contains a valuable collection of unique native and international plants and beautifully maintained gardens.

Walking through the park beside the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, you’ll find a rock garden, hanging baskets, a Hybrid tea rose garden and attractive carpet-bedding displays. Park benches and well-groomed lawns are perfect spots to relax or take some photos.

Address: 6345 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, L2E 6X8

1 (877) 642-7275


9 Weeks to the Conference

Annual 100 American Craftsmen

Annual 100 American Craftsmen

Gorgeous, handmade objects from pottery to jewelry to sculpture, created by talented artists from around the country can be yours

Dates: June 2nd-June 4th

Address: 433 LOCUST ST LOCKPORT, NY 14094

Phone: 716-433-2617


10 Weeks to Conference

U-Pick Strawberries

U-Pick Strawberries

Nothing Says Summer like ripe, luscious strawberries. Pick as many pints as you want at one of Niagara falls USA’s farms. 

Hours: 10am-5pm

Address: 3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067 

Phone: (716) 772-2211


11 Weeks to the Conference

Local Dining: The Village Bake Shoppe

The Village Bake Shoppe

For over 20 years, the Village Bake Shoppe has provided millions of dessert lovers with made-from-scratch, quality desserts. Only using the finest and freshest ingredients, The Village Bake Shoppe is a top destination for desserts fans from all over the world!           

Hours: Daily from 7am-8pm

Address:  417 Center St, Lewiston, NY 14092 

Phone: (716) 754-2300


12 Weeks to the Conference

Maid of the Mist

The Maid of the Mist

The Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls, New York, US. (The actual boats used are also named Maid of the Mist, followed by a different Roman numeral in each case.) The boat starts off at a calm part of the Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge, and takes its passengers past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls. The tour is available starting from the American side of the river, returning to the U.S. landing. . Price: S18.25 (Per Person)

Hours: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Address: 151 Buffalo Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Phone: 716-284-8897


13 Weeks to the Conference

Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruise

Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruise

A unique, two-hour experience the whole family will love. Highlights include seeing legendary, manually operated, wooden locks known as the “Flight of Five”, hearing colorful stories about the City of Lockport from your Coast Guard licensed captains and “locking through” when your boat is raised and lowered nearly 50 feet to move through Locks 34 and 35, the only double set on the Erie Canal. Price: $17.50 (Per Person

Hours: 9am-5pm  

Phone: (716) 433-6155 

Address: 210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094 


14 Weeks to the Conference

Local Dining: Roaming Table Food Tour

Roaming Table Food Tour

Enjoy a culinary Food Tour through the historic Village of Lewiston. Sample food and beverages from restaurants nationally featured on Food Network's "Man v. Food" and The Travel Channel's "Best of the Road" along with local favorites. Price: $49          

Hours: 1pm-4pm (Wednesday-Saturday)

Center St, Lewiston, NY 14092

Phone: (800) 656-0713


15 Weeks to the Conference

Old Fort Niagara

Old Fort Niagara

Old Fort Niagara offers an incredibly detailed look into one of the most important eras of our nation’s history. You will experience the sights, sound, even smells of the 18 th century, as blacksmiths and trappers work their trades, soldiers guard the perimeter and cooks prepare meals for the troops. However, the real, heart-stopping excitement begins with an authentic battle reenactment, where the battlefield is cloaked in thick white smoke; frantic shouts fill the air; and the scent of gunpowder surrounds you. Old Fort Niagara is an extraordinary place where you can spend hours marveling at how so many things in life have changed; but that our country is, ceaseless dedication for freedom has not. Price: $11 (Per Person)          

Hours: 9am-5pm

AddressYoungstown, NY 14174

Phone:(716) 745-7611


16 Weeks to the Conference

Local Dining: Becker Farms

Becker Farms

From berry, cherry and apple picking to wine sampling at the family owned Viscera Vineyards, there is something for everyone down on the farm. Stop by the Becker Brewing Company for a beer, burgers, pizzas and seasonal snacks, or join the team for one of their monthly four-course food and wine dinners. Even stay overnight at the eco-friendly Press Vineyard cabins, with private verandas that overlook fruit orchards and vineyards.

Hours: 11am-6pm, 10am-9pm (Friday & Saturday)

Address: 3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067

Phone: (716) 772-2211


17 Weeks to the Conference

Goat Island

Goat Island

Nestled between the Bridal Veil and Horseshoe falls, offers spectacular views from a different perspective and is home to the Nikola tesla monument. On the south side of Goat Island lies Three Sisters Islands. Bridges connect these tiny islands, so you can cross the mighty Niagara River while strolling from one to another.  Price: $10 (Parking Fee)

Address: Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 14303


18 Weeks to the Conference

Local Dining: The Silo

The Silo

Famed steak subs out of an old coal silo & ice cream from a caboose overlooking the Niagara River.                                   

Hours: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Address: 115 N Water St, Lewiston, NY 14092 

Phone: (716) 754-9680


19 Weeks to the Conference

Whirlpool Aero Car

Whirlpool Aero Car

Designed by renowned Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo, the Whirlpool Aero Car has been soaring the Niagara Gorge since 1916. The antique cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers spectacular views of the swirling Niagara Whirlpool and the Class 6 whitewater rapids of the Niagara River.

Although the Whirlpool Aero Car travels between two points on the Canadian shore, riders of this historic cable car actually cross the international border line between Canada and the United States a total of four times each trip due to the way the river elbows. Price: $14.55

Hours: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Address: 3850 Niagara Parkway, L2E 3E8

Phone: 1 (877) 642-7275


20 Weeks to the Conference

Falls Illumination

 Falls Illumination

Every evening beginning at dusk, Niagara Falls is illuminated in an array of colors. In 2016, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board launched an ambitious project to replace Xenon lights with new LED technology, increasing both the display’s brightness and energy efficiency. 

Hours: June 1- July 22: 8:45 pm – 2:00 am

21 Weeks to the Conference

Local Dining: Carmelo's Restaurant


Carmelo's Restaurant

Dining at Carmelo’s is an adventure. Enjoy the taste sensations of this season, while looking forward to the next. Because we maintain only fresh ingredients and create fresh presentations, our menu varies from day to day Hours: 5pm-9pm (Tuesday-Saturday) 

Address: 425 Center St, Lewiston, NY 14092

Phone(716) 754-2311


22 Weeks to the Conference

 Observation Tower

Observation Tower

Elevators at the Observation Tower provide access to the base of the gorge and the boarding site for the Maid of the Mist boat tour. For a multi-sensory view of the American Falls, visitors can go to the base of the gorge and climb a series of stairs to the Crow’s Nest, where the views come with complimentary air conditioning and blasts of misty Niagara spray.  Price $1 (Per Person) 

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:45 pm

Address:  333 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, 

Phone: (716) 278-1796



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