Touring Niagara Falls & Surrounding AreaWritten by Clint Leung
Niagara Falls has certainly grown over last thirty years. When I was a kid, I remember that it was Niagara Falls itself as only real attraction here. This natural wonder of world consists of two main falls; semi-circular shaped Horseshoe Falls where daredevils in buckets have thrown themselves off and smaller American Falls to left of it. The Floral Clock, Maid of Mist boat rides that take visitors up close to falls were already there as well as cable gondola over whirlpool just minutes up north but that was about it. The Minolta Tower was also there but newer Skylon Tower had not been built yet. Niagara Falls was still known as a honeymooner's destination with hotels that had heart shaped jacuzzis and other romantic features. Today, Maid of Mist and other original attractions are still there but city of Niagara Falls has exploded with growth in hotels and tourist attractions including a large casino added in recent years.
Niagara Falls is 30 minutes from Buffalo airport and 90 minutes from Toronto airport. Although there are hotels on both US and Canadian sides, most tourist facilities and attractions are on Canadian side. The best views of both falls are from Canadian side as well. There are hotels and motels that suit every budget from large hotel chains, smaller well known motel chains down to independents. The same with restaurants as there’s lots of fast food outlets up to classiest restaurants with views of colored lit falls during evenings. Attractions now include high tech rides, an Imax theatre, power jet boat rides and much more. Some folks say that growth of touristy side of Niagara Falls has made destination a bit tackier with addition of such attractions as mini-golf, was museums and Ripley's Believe It or Not. This is part of Niagara Falls trying to be something for everyone including families.
Martinsville, Indiana, Lunch Is Easy With Maracas Fast & Fresh Food Authentic Mexican Cuisine Written by Melody Schubert
In mood for a sizzling fajita or hot, delicious enchiladas and burritos, then head down to Maracas Restaurante Mexicano at 1010 Morton Avenue on 39 By Pass in Martinsville, Indiana. Maracas serves an extensive menu of popular Mexican selections or spice up life with something new from menu of fresh and hearty entrees. Whether you dine in their spacious dining area or order carryout you'll receive freshest Authentic Mexican food and courteous service at affordable prices.
Take bite out of fast food blues. Tired of waiting in line for lunch? Maracas daily lunch specials make it a snap to order fast and fresh Authentic Mexican food. Dine in or for carryout just call 765-352-1366 for Maracas $3.99 lunch special that is served everyday until 3pm. Maracas numbered entrees make it easy to order your favorites. Add extra touches to your meal like lettuce and sour cream at no additional charge. Among authentic Mexican fair served during lunch are fabulous Fajita's, salads, burritos, quesadillas, and chimichangas.
Maracas Lunch Menu has a variety of choices for every taste: Lunch #22, a delicious chicken or beef Fajita, served with rice, beans, and two tortillas. Lunch #20, Maracas Vegetarian Fajita's are a light alternative. The Vegetarian Fajita's are filled with a mix of broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, squash, and tomatoes. Lunch #15, Taco Salad de Fajitas, is a served with your choice of steak, chicken or shrimp cooked with bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. The fresh selections are then placed inside a crispy flour tortilla shell with beans and cheese, and topped off with lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes and guacamole. Lunch #35, Tacoechi is two mouth watering corn tortillas, one beef and other chicken topped with cheese, red sauce, lettuce, sour cream, and tomatoes.
In May Maracas Restaurante Mexicano will celebrate their two year anniversary as a favorite dining destination for authentic Mexican cuisine. Maracas location at 1010 Morton Avenue on 39 By Pass in Martinsville is just minutes off Highway 37; making it a perfect stop for fast, fresh food.