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Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020
History buffs will enjoy exploring Hamilton, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, live music scene, and popular theater scene. Culturally-rich and vibrant, this city will delight tourists with its museums, waterfalls, and art. Top sights in the city include FirstOntario Centre, Royal Botanical Gardens, and African Lion Safari.
Known for its museums, live music, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, and Hamilton Place Theatre. Attractions like African Lion Safari, Wild Waterworks, and Little Ray's Reptile Zoo are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Dundurn Castle, Central Presbyterian Church, and HMCS Haida National Historic Site.
In Hamilton, you'll be able to select from 105 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
Other favorite sights in Hamilton include FirstOntario Centre, Royal Botanical Gardens, and Lake Erie. Popular places to visit outside the city include Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre, 17.6 mi/28.3 km from the heart of the city, and Toronto Premium Outlets, which is 22.2 mi/35.7 km away.
If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Hamilton GO Centre, Burlington Aldershot Station, or Grimsby Station. Hamilton may not have many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.