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Windsor
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Tour the historic distillery of one of Canada’s most famous liquors and see Ontario’s largest casino in this Canadian-American border town.

Discover Windsor, the Canadian border town just across the Detroit River from Detroit’s city center, known for its heritage architecture and fine whiskeys. Windsor has long been the go-to town for Americans seeking Canada’s laxer alcohol laws. During the Prohibition era, Windsor was a liquor-smuggling hub. Today, its club strip is filled with American 19- and 20-year-olds enjoying an early first drink. Beyond the city’s exciting nightlife, Windsor is a delightful historic town, home to numerous parks and an old town district based around one of Canada’s most famous distilleries.

Find Walkerville, a historic neighborhood just south of the river that once was its own town. Walkerville is named after the American entrepreneur Hiram Walker, who founded a whiskey distillery here in 1858 and proceeded to build a town around it. Stroll through this neighborhood to find heritage buildings and Hiram Walker’s son’s lavish estate, Willistead Manor. Take a tour of the English-style country mansion in July and December.

While in Walkerville, don’t miss the Canadian Club Distillery, the whiskey distillery that started it all. Learn about the whiskey-distilling process on a tour and enjoy a whiskey sample at the tour’s end.

Explore the Windsor riverfront, where you will find a line of grassy parks with views of the Detroit skyline. Rent a bike to ride the path along the river. Tour the Dieppe Gardens, a nicely landscaped flower garden filled with monuments to the Canadian military. The nearby Odette Sculpture Park features 31 contemporary sculptures, including a silver flying saucer and a bronze elephant.

To experience Windsor’s famed nightlife, visit Caesars Windsor, a waterfront casino just across the river from Detroit’s General Motors Company headquarters. This smoke-free casino has a 27-story luxury hotel and a 24-hour poker room.

To reach Windsor, fly into Detroit’s international airport and cross the Canadian-American border via the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Windsor’s reputation may be wild, but it is one of Canada’s safest cities and offers plenty of family-friendly attractions.

Four Points by Sheraton Windsor Downtown
Four Points by Sheraton Windsor Downtown
3 out of 5
430 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ON
The price is CA $98 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Located in the heart of Windsor, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chrysler Theatre and Adventure Bay Family Water Park. Caesars Casino and Ford Field ...
4.2/5Excellent! (189 reviews)
"Clean, elegant, nice I love it."

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Windsor Downtown
Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
2.5 out of 5
277 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON
The price is CA $99 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in the heart of Windsor, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Adventure Bay Family Water Park and Caesars Casino. Detroit Windsor Tunnel and Ambassador ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,032 reviews)
"Nice check in lady who went beyond"

Reviewed on Jun. 19, 2021

Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor
2.5 out of 5
1840 Huron Church Road, Windsor, ON
The price is CA $112 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated in Windsor, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from University of Windsor and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Ambassador Bridge. Detroit Windsor Tunnel and Caesars ...
4.1/5Very Good! (867 reviews)
"I was disappointed that the A/C controls were set up to be remote with no in-room override. I did find it very hot in the room and was not able to lower the temperature."

Reviewed on Jun. 18, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor
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Cozy and Intimate Getaway!
Cozy and Intimate Getaway!
Amherstburg, ON
Situated in Amherstburg, this vacation home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Lake Erie and within 20 mi (32 km) of St. Clair College and Devonshire Mall. MGM Grand Detroit ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great long weekend with family
"A nice little country get away for my family and I. Several fun things to do close by."

Reviewed on Jun. 10, 2021

Cozy and Intimate Getaway!
Drifted Inn - Riverfront Cottage
Drifted Inn - Riverfront Cottage
Amherstburg, ON
Nestled on the beach, this Amherstburg cottage is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Fort Malden National Historic Site and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Lake Erie. Essex County ATV ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (63 reviews)
Birds and boats
"Had a relaxing weekend watching the birds and boats from the dock. Just what we needed."

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Drifted Inn - Riverfront Cottage
Waterfront Cottage in a 200 Acre Conservation Area
Waterfront Cottage in a 200 Acre Conservation Area
Amherstburg, ON
This family-friendly Amherstburg cottage is located on the waterfront, 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Lake Erie, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Devonshire Mall and Ambassador ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Beautiful getaway!
"If your looking for quite and relaxing place - This is it. This beautiful hidden gem is a place to be for a quick getaway. The place is cute and modern. Pretty much has everything you need from utensils to linens to towels. Exactly as described. The beach was gorgeous. We were lucky to book when ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2021

Waterfront Cottage in a 200 Acre Conservation Area
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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