One of my family’s longtime favorite road trip destinations is Niagara Falls, Ontario. It’s been a favorite of ours since I was little, and to this day I’ve had a vivid picture in my mind of the beauty of the falls and the surrounding area of them. I’ll never forget the tourist attractions of the falls, from the wax museums, haunted rides and arcades to the patriotic and cultural gift shops.
Although I’m not as into the typical touristy attractions as I used to be, riding around and going down the memory lane of how much fun I used to have at them will never be marked off my Canadian to-do list. Niagara on the lake, a town not so far off from the falls, is what I was looking forward to most. The town that’s on the smaller side included bakeries like Niagara Home and Victoria Gallery that were beautifully and festively decorated for the upcoming holidays. When I was little, I remember visiting the town summers ago and walking around with relatives, eating a grilled corn on the cob snack that had been sold on one of the town’s sidewalks. This thanksgiving, the grilled corn was replaced by Starbucks’s newly released juniper latte. I’ve seriously had yet to see a cuter Starbucks than the one at Niagara on the lake. Unfortunately, we ended up not spending much time at Niagara on the Lake, since that day got unexpectedly rained out. So my family and I also had to switch when we were going to view the falls up close and personal to the last day we were there, but regardless of the setback seeing the falls alone made up for it. No matter how many past times I’ve come to those falls, I’m as in awe of them as when my family and I first started visiting.