We surprised the kids with a last-minute trip to Niagara Falls last weekend. I was super excited for a weekend with just the four of us and no real plans.
This trip might have been more about me than them. That's because I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic about the end of summer break. The craziness of the school year and after school activities mean the days are already blurring together. And when we are all home there's homework and chores and neighborhood friends and packing lunches and making dinner and ... the list never ends and bedtime comes too soon.
I really wanted a weekend away with just my babies and hubby —just time to connect and enjoy some fun together without any responsibilities.
So when I saw the Holiday Inn was offering a back-to-school deal of at least 20 percent off rooms I decided that was a perfect excuse to escape. I booked us a room at the Holiday Inn By the Falls on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and off we went to a place where:
- They have an indoor and outdoor pool and a hot tub.
- Kids eat (and stay) free.
- There is daily housekeeping and we don’t have to clean.
- We can explore the Falls and crazy Clifton Hill during a non-peak time of year.
The perfect place for just one last hurrah for our family before the official end of summer:
Hotel pool are the best.
A visit to the famous upside down house in Niagara Falls (No child was hurt in the making of this photo)
Kids eat free at Holiday Inn.
Go-Karts at Niagara Speedway.
I hope you have the opportunity to find some family fun together, to make memories together and just ENJOY each other this weekend! I hope you have a chance soon to take a day — or just a few hours—to skip the chores, skip the stress, and just bond. Take the chance to hug your babies tight because one day — way too soon —they won’t be fighting about who gets to sleep in mama’s bed at the hotel.
Want to book your own getaway? The Back-to-School Sale allows guests to save at least 20% on the Best Flexible Rate on stays through March 31, 2020 at thousands of hotels across the globe. Stays must be booked three days in advance and before September 26. You will automatically get the discount when you book through these links:
The author and her family were hosted by Holiday Inn, but all opinions are her own.