ums, bike trails and
more pepper the region.
Hotels and inns named
in the vernacular
remind visitors of the
area's British history:
was one of the earliest
settlements in Canada
and the site of much
military action. Best of
all, lodging remains at
off-season prices well
into the Shaw Festival.
Not a theater buff?
\Vineries, spas and fine-
dining offerings beckon
to this comfortable, safe
and charming destina-
WHERE TO STAY
Located in a quiet resi-
dential area, the Pillar
Afternoon tea and spa treatments are among the offerings at
and Post Inn, Spa and
Niagara-on-the-Lake's Pillar and Post Inn.
Conference Centre is a
five-minute walk from
architect Jean Paul Viguier. Order a
the city's main street. Built in the
cocktail at the Sofitel's cool Le Bar,
late 1800s as a canning factory in the
which features a stylish modern
midst of Niagara's wine and fruit
motif, complete with glass walk.
region, it has been transformed into
specialty martinis and an inviting
a luxurious antiques-filled country
library area, while
Chicago, (312) 324
4000; sofitel.com .
Relax in an antiques-filled
country inn — originally
built as a canning factory
in the late 1800s.
Crave something international?
Ontario, Canada, is right in our back
yard. This exquisitely clean
picture-pretty town is brimming with
19th-century homes, manicured
lawns, gabled porches, English archi-
tecture and a boutique-filled down-
town. And it is a playgoers' paradise
— the Shaw Festival Theatre and its
10 plays by George Bernard Shaw
and his contemporaries opens its cur-
tain March 30. Galleries, bookshops,
inn, with many of its cozy 123 gue-
strooms offering fireplaces and four-
post king-size beds. Plush duvets.
afternoon tea and spa treatments at
100 Fountain Spa make this a relax-
ing choice. Niagara-on-the-Lake,
Ontario, (905) 468-2123,
TRAVEL TIME 15 minutes north
of Niagara Falls and four-and one-
half-hours from Detroit.
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