Burlington
Canada
By Shaina Amienyi

Burlington is located on the shores of Lake Ontario and less than an hour from Toronto and Niagara Falls. The city boasts golf courses, trails, festivals, historical attractions, and more and is a great place to bring the family.

The closest airport to Burlington is John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM), but visitors can also fly in to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your flight to Burlington using the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Also, visit WhatsCheaper.com for assistance with choosing between Burlington’s varied accommodations. Click on the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to the hotel portion of our site for our top selection of hotels.

We at WhatsCheaper.com recommend visiting one of Burlington’s waterfalls to witness the natural beauty of the city. Boundary Falls, Snake Falls, and Lower Snake Falls are accessible along the Bruce Trail, Canada’s longest trail. The Bruce Trail runs along the entire Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that astounds visitors with its beautiful views. The Niagara Escarpment is a site to behold with, streams, beaches, wetlands, waterfalls, recreation areas, 1675 foot cliffs, and more.

If art is your passion, visit the Burlington Art Centre, which houses Canada’s chief collection of contemporary ceramic art and has exhibits featuring visual art, sculptures, pottery, and paintings. A trip to Burlington would not be complete without a visit to Canada’s largest botanical garden, the Royal Botanical Gardens. It offers year-round tours that allow visitors to explore trails and landscaped gardens with spectacular displays of lilacs, tulips, iris, and roses. In addition to touring the gardens, WhatsCheaper.com suggests attending the summer concert series at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Burlington hosts many free and fun festivals throughout the year. The Sound of Music Festivals features free music and activities all of Father’s Day weekend. Labor Day weekend brings people from all over to attend Canada’s Largest Ribfest and taste some of the best ribs in North America. Winter events include the Festival of Lights from December to January and Winter Carnival from January to February.

The shopping opportunities in Burlington are as diverse as the city’s festivals. Visit Artists Walk in Village for one-of-a-kind glass, ceramics, paintings, and toys made by Canadian artists. For shopping and beautiful views of the waterfront, WhatsCheaper.com recommends downtown Burlington with its collection of restaurants, shops, and spas. If you are looking for large shopping centers, try Burlington Mall or Mapleview Shopping Centre, where you are sure to find what you are looking for.

We at WhatsCheaper.com believe history buffs are sure to enjoy the Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm. The Joseph Brant Museum, which features over 10,000 artifacts, commemorates the Mohawk and British captain who fought during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution. A tour through Ireland House is like a journey into the past. Vacationers get to experience Hamilton life in the 1850s, 1890s, and 1920s.

Burlington’s natural beauty, outdoor activities, great attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and Bruce Trail, and entertaining festivals bring vacationers from all over. The city offers something to satisfy every taste. WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your vacation to Burlington using the above link.

MUST SEE IN Burlington LIST:

  • 1. WWII Navy Memorial
  • 2. Burlington Mall
  • 3. City Hall
  • 4. Brant Street
  • 5. Royal Botanical Gardens
  • 6. Burlington Art Centre
  • 7. Burlington Skyway Bridge
  • 8. Spencer Smith Park
  • 9. Joseph Brant Museum
  • 10. Ireland House

Burlington EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Taste of Burlington - February/March
  • 2. Annual Women's Show - March
  • 3. Burlington Mall Artisan Show - April
  • 4. Children's Festival - May
  • 5. Kite Festival - June
  • 6. Sound of Music Festival - June
  • 7. Canada's Outdoor Equine Expo - June
  • 8. Burlington's Canada Day - August
  • 9. Canada's Largest RibFest - August/September
  • 10. Festival of Lights - December/January

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Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Burlington
985 Syscon Road, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
By Dawn Isbell Wilson

Located on the shores of spectacular Lake Ontario and in close proximity to Niagara Falls, the city of Burlington could be your next perfect getaway. Approximately 30 minutes from either Lester B. Pearson Toronto Person International or Hamilton Airports, the Hilton Garden Inn is an excellent choice for your stay where you may check in at 3 p.m., or after.

The large guest rooms are modern yet inviting, with your choice of either one king or two queen beds. Have a seat in the comfortable chair provided for the spacious work desk and take advantage of free internet, two telephones with dual lines, speaker and voicemail.  Each room includes a hair dryer, ironing board with iron, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker with courtesy coffee and tea. Relax in the overstuffed chair or pull-out sofa and watch Lodgenet Movies on demand or play Nintendo® games on the 27" flat-screen.  An additional feature is that all of the alarm clocks include MP3 ports. Guest rooms with identical conveniences that are 100% ADA compliant are also available.

When you are not taking full advantage of all that Burlington has to offer, the Hilton Garden Inn has first-rate amenities.  An indoor pool and inviting hot tub for soothing relaxation after a great workout in the hotel's fitness room will invigorate your body and mind.  Then dine at The Great North American Grill which is situated in the main floor pavilion. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a casual dining experience with a variety of seasonal delights, chef's specials, a large wine list, cocktail lounge and outdoor patio (one of many this hotel has to offer).  Or visit the Pavilion Pantry, which is open 24 hours, for a snack and beverage you can take back to your room.  

Your check-out will be 12 p.m. which allows ample time for a hearty breakfast before you leave. Booking your next great vacation is as easy as clicking right here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center Burlington
3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON
By D. Gregory Perrin

The Holiday Inn® Hotel & Conference Center is one of the very best hotels in Burlington, Ontario. This hotel is located in Burlington which is a short drive south of the major airports in Toronto. Guests of the hotel can check in at 3 p.m. or after on the day they arrive into Burlington.

The rooms of the hotel come equipped with either one king bed, one queen bed, or two double beds. Cribs are available upon request for travelers with an infant. Guests can request the room that best fits their needs. There is a 32 inch color television in each room with cable for guests to keep up with their favorite programming. If you would like to watch a recent movie, pay per view options are available for a minimal fee. High speed wireless internet service is available at the hotel at no cost to the patrons. Also, the rooms include a hairdryer, microwave oven, mini refrigerator and coffee maker. All room of the hotel are non smoking to promote a healthy environment.

The Holiday Inn® has some great amenities for guests to take advantage of while in Burlington. There is an indoor pool for guests to relax in or swim for exercise. Also, the hotel features a fitness center so guests can keep up with their normal workout routines while on the road. Business travelers will just love the center devoted to them, where they can seek services such as printing, faxing, copying among others. And lastly, for food options, the Holiday Inn® really delivers; there is the Alloro Restaurant and Bar which is option all three meals of the day. Then there is a Pizza Hut® Express that is open lunch and dinner. Also, the hotel has the Club 54 bar which guests can frequent to grab a refreshing adult beverage after a long day of sightseeing.

Overall, the Holiday Inn® Hotel & Conference Center is just the hotel for you. Check-out from the hotel is at 12 p.m. on the day of departure from the city. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your reservation today by clicking right here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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