Hamilton
Canada
By Shaina Amienyi

Hamilton is a great place to experience some of the best attractions and sites Ontario has to offer. It is close to wineries, Toronto, and Niagara Falls and is home to some of Canada’s most popular attractions, including the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to book your flight into John C. Munro International Airport (YHM) using the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php).  From campgrounds to bed and breakfasts to modern, downtown hotels, Hamilton’s accommodations are as varied as the tastes of the vacationers they service. For assistance booking accommodations, click on the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to view the hotel portion of WhatsCheaper.com for our recommended selection of hotels.

We at WhatsCheaper.com believe the Royal Botanical Gardens are truly a sight to see. The gardens are always in bloom and feature over 2,600 hybrid and climbing roses in full bloom at the Rose Garden. If you love animals, you will enjoy the African Lion Safari, with its 5 game reserves featuring over a thousand exotic birds and animals, such as the white rhino, cheetah, and Asian elephant. Art lovers will appreciate the Art Gallery of Hamilton; the museum contains over 9,000 works of art and houses one of Canada’s principal collections of 19th century European art.

History lovers can immerse themselves in another era with Hamilton’s many museums, historical homes, and monuments. WhatsCheaper.com suggests visiting Dundurn Castle, one of Canada’s most spectacular National Historic Sites, features costumed guides leading you through over 40 rooms decorated in the style of the 1850s. Adjacent to Dundurn is the Hamilton Military Museum, which presents a look at Canada’s participation in the War of 1812, the Boer War, and World War I. The Museum even has a fully reconstructed World War I trench. In 2012 the city will commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 with events and historical reenactments. Another popular museum is the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, which

Hamilton offers an abundance of recreational activities, from fishing, swimming, hiking and biking to ice climbing and cross country skiing. The city has 11 conservation areas, so there is no shortage of places for the family to enjoy the outdoors. WhatsCheaper.com suggests visiting Confederation Park, one of the most popular conservation areas. At Confederation Park you can enjoy water slides, race go carts, stroll down the Hamilton Beach Trail, and more.

Hamilton provides access to the renowned Bruce Trail, the longest trail in Canada. Some of the city’s waterfalls, including Devil’s Punchbowl Falls, with a 120 foot overhang, and Tew’s Falls, with a 134 foot overhang, connect to the trail. The city is home to 125 waterfalls, making it the “City of Waterfalls. We at WhatsCheaper.com urge you to witness the natural beauty in Hamilton.

Shopping in Hamilton is as enjoyable as sightseeing, thanks to the city’s unique shopping areas and malls. Lime Ridge Mall is a fashionista’s paradise; it features a full range of the most popular retail stores selling apparel, shoes, accessories, and jewelry. International Village provides an alternative shopping, dining, and entertaining experience. Located downtown, International Village has some of the best shops, restaurants, and entertainment hot spots, all with an international theme.

Hamilton offers plenty to keep vacationers entertained. Whether you like golfing, hiking, fishing, shopping, attending museums, or listening to live music, Hamilton has an attraction or event that we at WhatsCheaper.com guarantee you will enjoy. Book your next vacation to this family-friendly city by clicking on the above link to WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN Hamilton LIST:

  • 1. Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
  • 2. Waterfalls of Hamilton
  • 3. African Lion Safari
  • 4. Dundurn Castle
  • 5. Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • 6. HMCS Haida
  • 7. Royal Botanical Gardens
  • 8. Hamilton Waterfront Trolley
  • 9. Spencer Gorge Conservation Area
  • 10. McMaster Museum of Art

Hamilton EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Food & Drink Fest - March
  • 2. Hamilton Literary Festival - March/April
  • 3. Hamilton Waterfront Wingfest - June
  • 4. Hamilton Fringe Festival - July
  • 5. Lock Street Festival - September
  • 6. Apple Festival - September
  • 7. Country Wine & Harvest Festival - October
  • 8. Hamilton Film Festival - November
  • 9. Canadian Aboriginal Festival - November
  • 10. Festival of Lights - December

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Sheraton Hamilton
116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
By Angel Castaner

Welcome to the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, an upscale locale in the heart of Hamilton´s bustling downtown.  Located just 11 kilometers from Hamilton´s John C. Munro International Airport, taxis and other convenient transit options link the hotel with the airborne traveler. For those driving, there is self- and valet parking for a small fee. Guests can check in with the knowledgeable, multilingual concierge after 3 p.m., and bellhops and porters are available to help with luggage. The concierge offers recommendations for nearby attractions, twenty-four hour attention, and express check-in and check-out. For those not ready to check in or out, the front desk also offers luggage storage.

Keeping with Sheraton´s reputation for comfort and elegance, each standard room features a welcoming, smoke-free environment for the discerning traveler. Each room features Sheraton´s signature Sweet Sleeper Bed with a posturpedic mattress and crisp linens. In addition, each room comes with high speed internet, a large work desk for the business traveler, a coffee maker and a newspaper delivered to the door each morning.  Each room also includes Sheraton Signature Bath Amenities, a bathroom telephone, and even bathrobes upon request.

For the selective diner, the Sheraton Hamilton features two world-class restaurants, Chagall´s, which features continental dining throughout the day, and Loft, a chic bar with a more casual fare overlooking the hotel lobby. After a long day of sightseeing or working, the hotel also offers a soothing whirlpool and indoor heated pool, after which guests can dry off at the sun deck. There is also a fitness center with a variety of exercise machines and amenities. For Sheraton Club members, the Club Lounge offers complimentary internet and other services for businesspeople.

Checkout from the Sheraton Hamilton is at 12 p.m. If you are looking for ways to make the most of your stay in Hamilton, the concierge can provide recommendations, such as the 100-plus golf courses and the adjacent art gallery. WhatsCheaper.com can help you book your trip and make the most of your stay here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php)!

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Holiday Inn Express Hamilton-Stoney Creek
51 Keefer Court, Hamilton, ON
By D. Gregory Perrin

The Holiday Inn Express® in Hamilton, Ontario is an excellent option for any traveler in the area. This hotel is located only one hour drive over the U.S. border and it is near the John C. Munro International Airport. The hotel’s 136 guestrooms provide ample room for a large number of vacationers so vacancy is usually not a problem. The hotel also has one room that is equipped with accessible standards for travelers who need extra assistance. Guests of the hotel can check in at 2 p.m. or after on the day that they arrive into Hamilton. If travelers have valuables they would like extra protection for, the hotel has a safety deposit box at the front desk that guests can utilize.

The guest rooms come with a color TV that has cable. There is also a stereo and in-room video games to play. The hotel offers a crib to any guests who are traveling with a new born, and there are rollaway beds available for a small fee if guests require extra bedding options. Each room has an air conditioning unit that is controlled by the guests, and the windows are double glazed to keep the rooms from getting overheated from the sun.

The Holiday Inn Express® knows that fitness is important to a large number of guests so it has 2 treadmills and 1 exercise bike available for guests to work out on. There is a business center for travelers who are on the job. This center offers all the options a business traveler needs like copying, printing, courier service, faxing, secretarial services, and high speed internet.

In the mornings, guests can wake up and read their morning newspaper that is delivered to the room, then enjoy a complimentary breakfast provided by the hotel. Check out on the day of departure is at 11 a.m. Guests can either check-out at the front desk or through video check out in their rooms. Here at WhatsCheaper.com, we know that you will not be disappointed with the Holiday Inn Express® in Hamilton, Ontario. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to book your hotel experience today.

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