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Please help plan my 2 day trip to NOTL

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Please help plan my 2 day trip to NOTL

For once I would like someone to plan my trip. I haven't been to this area so I am not sure where everything is located. Is there any one out there that could put together what they think would be a fun 2 night 3 day trip to NOTL. We're looking for:

1 play at the Shaw Festival

2 Dinners

Winery Tour

Shopping

anything else?

Thanks for helping!

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1. Re: Please help plan my 2 day trip to NOTL

If you read through the forum a little you'll find lots of information there for you~

The Shaw Festival plays are getting very good reviews with Mack and Mabel, Saint Joan, A Month in the Country and The Circle among those. If you have preferences then that alone could determine your schedule somewhat. We find matinees leave time to enjoy a leisurely dinner so don't discount spending the afternoon at the theatre.

http://www.shawfest.com/

Dinners can range from casual bistro/pub to fine dining at any number of the restaurants in Niagara on the Lake. A recent discussion about the selections will give you more to go on, and websites to check menus and prices---both usually a deciding factor.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g154999-i270-k1252…

Winery tours are offered at most of the wineries in the area, usually at specific times so you may want to plan a visit, tour and perhaps lunch around one. I usually find one tour is enough, and going somewhere that I would be interested in doing tastings is generally recommended. Chateau des Charmes and Hillebrand are some of the larger wineries with tours though smaller wineries like Pillitteri usually give more personal attention. Check their websites for times. Hillebrand has a restaurant, as does Peller (requires reservations), Strewn and several in the Twenty Valley region.

http://www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com/

http://20valley.ca

Shopping in Niagara on the Lake can be an afternoon in itself with all kinds of galleries, shops and cafe stops available, depending on your stamina. :) The Chamber of Commerce website lists shops in categories so if you are only interested in clothing, then you can have a look at those listings;

http://www.niagaraonthelake.com/

Personally I would recommend spending a day in the Twenty Valley area visiting wineries along the Wine Route (Vineland, Peninsula Ridge, Tawse and Angels Gate) stopping in Jordan (Cave Spring Winery) to see the shops and perhaps have some refreshment or lunch at the Jordan Tavern or Inn on the Twenty---if you haven't already had lunch at a winery. There's a great little map of the village on this site:

http://www.jordanhouse.ca/explore_jordan.php

Probably my favourite store in Jordan and in Niagara on the Lake is the Copper Leaf----garden and outdoor accents, but everyone has their own. For many I'm sure it's the Just Christmas store.

http://www.thecopperleaf.com

I also really love visiting the Trisha Romance Gallery just off main street in Niagara on the Lake, but that depends on your taste of course.

www.romancecollection.com/directions.html

I'm not sure where you're coming from but if you aren't crossing a border and are driving, then I would also recommend a stop in Virgil at Tony De Luca's Cheese Shop---great selection and well worthwhile. Pillitteri winery is almost across the way, next to a fruit market, which makes for a nice stop.

http://www.delucascheesemarket.com/

Lastly, I'd say read through a few trip reports if you see them. They can be most helpful.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g154999-i270-k6531…

From Niagara on the Lake you can, of course, spend part of a day in Niagara Falls and see sights in between the two along the Niagara Parkway. Finding parking is usually a challenge, but not impossible, and seeing the falls is always awe-inspiring. We also like the Butterfly Conservatory and the Gardens, though there are more active pursuits as well if you want to hike or bike in the area.

www.infoniagara.com/attractions/indexf.html

You will have no problem filling 3 days with activities. :)

Hope that gets you started with your plans!

London, Canada
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2. Re: Please help plan my 2 day trip to NOTL

If you read through the forum a little you'll find lots of information there for you~

The Shaw Festival plays are getting very good reviews with Mack and Mabel, Saint Joan, A Month in the Country and The Circle among those. If you have preferences then that alone could determine your schedule somewhat. We find matinees leave time to enjoy a leisurely dinner so don't discount spending the afternoon at the theatre.

http://www.shawfest.com/

Dinners can range from casual bistro/pub to fine dining at any number of the restaurants in Niagara on the Lake. A recent discussion about the selections will give you more to go on, and websites to check menus and prices---both usually a deciding factor.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g154999-i270-k1252…

Winery tours are offered at most of the wineries in the area, usually at specific times so you may want to plan a visit, tour and perhaps lunch around one. I usually find one tour is enough, and going somewhere that I would be interested in doing tastings is generally recommended. Chateau des Charmes and Hillebrand are some of the larger wineries with tours though smaller wineries like Pillitteri usually give more personal attention. Check their websites for times. Hillebrand has a restaurant, as does Peller (requires reservations), Strewn and several in the Twenty Valley region.

http://www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com/

http://20valley.ca

Shopping in Niagara on the Lake can be an afternoon in itself with all kinds of galleries, shops and cafe stops available, depending on your stamina. :) The Chamber of Commerce website lists shops in categories so if you are only interested in clothing, then you can have a look at those listings;

http://www.niagaraonthelake.com/

Personally I would recommend spending a day in the Twenty Valley area visiting wineries along the Wine Route (Vineland, Peninsula Ridge, Tawse and Angels Gate) stopping in Jordan (Cave Spring Winery) to see the shops and perhaps have some refreshment or lunch at the Jordan Tavern or Inn on the Twenty---if you haven't already had lunch at a winery. There's a great little map of the village on this site:

http://www.jordanhouse.ca/explore_jordan.php

Probably my favourite store in Jordan and in Niagara on the Lake is the Copper Leaf----garden and outdoor accents, but everyone has their own. For many I'm sure it's the Just Christmas store.

http://www.thecopperleaf.com

I also really love visiting the Trisha Romance Gallery just off main street in Niagara on the Lake, but that depends on your taste of course.

www.romancecollection.com/directions.html

I'm not sure where you're coming from but if you aren't crossing a border and are driving, then I would also recommend a stop in Virgil at Tony De Luca's Cheese Shop---great selection and well worthwhile. Pillitteri winery is almost across the way, next to a fruit market, which makes for a nice stop.

http://www.delucascheesemarket.com/

Lastly, I'd say read through a few trip reports if you see them. They can be most helpful.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g154999-i270-k6531…

From Niagara on the Lake you can, of course, spend part of a day in Niagara Falls and see sights in between the two along the Niagara Parkway. Finding parking is usually a challenge, but not impossible, and seeing the falls is always awe-inspiring. We also like the Butterfly Conservatory and the Gardens, though there are more active pursuits as well if you want to hike or bike in the area.

www.infoniagara.com/attractions/indexf.html

You will have no problem filling 3 days with activities. :)

Hope that gets you started with your plans!

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