Nicknamed the “waterfall capital of the world,” Hamilton is a beautiful port city in Ontario, Canada that is rich in culture and history. There are numerous National Historic Sites, renowned museums, and diverse architecture with plenty of opportunities for adventure. Whether you’re a solo traveler looking to experience nature at its finest or a family seeking fun-filled days, there is something for everyone to enjoy during a visit to Hamilton.
Things to Do in Hamilton
The thing that Hamilton is known best for is its waterfalls. Some of its most famous ones to visit include Albion Falls, Webster’s Falls, Devil’s Punch Bowl (which is a staggering 121 feet high), Princess Falls, and Ancaster Heights Falls. If you happen to be visiting Hamilton towards the end of September, you won’t want to miss the Roots en Route Arts Festival—an annual celebration that showcases a variety of performances by artists and works in music, film, dance, and more. Hamilton is big on the arts, with numerous galleries, theatres, and music venues to choose from. Be sure to visit AGH Design Annex, a creativity lab where experimental exhibitions are on display along with intimate performances. The Anchor Bar is a great place to catch local live music and is located inside Jackson Square in downtown Hamilton; it is also the home of the original buffalo chicken wing. The Brott Music Festival is the largest non-profit orchestral music festival in Canada with a full-time, professional residence orchestra. Go for a stroll in Battlefield Park in Stoney Creek, which is home to a restored 1920s garden with stunning, tiered garden ways and walkways. Take the entire family to Adventure Village, which features an 18-hole miniature golf course, nine batting cages, rock climbing, gemstone mining, bumper cars, and an arcade. You can also see over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that large free in the large Game Reserved of African Lion Safari on Cooper Road.
Day Trips Near Hamilton
Toronto is only 45 minutes away from Hamilton by car, making it an easy drive along Highway 403. Buffalo, New York is 63 miles away from Hamilton by car, making it another great day trip. Niagara Falls is just under an hour away from Hamilton and makes for a stunning trip by car. If you’re looking to explore more of Canada, the city of Ottawa is four and a half hours north east by car, and Montreal is another two hours east of Ottawa.
Hamilton is a very expansive, mixed city with lots of diverse neighborhoods and places to stay. Ancaster is one of the more affluent parts of town that located on the Niagara Escarpment and has many beautiful, spacious homes with large lawns and yards. Downtown Hamilton has many condos, high-rises and townhomes that are located near all of the best restaurants, bars, and nightlife. Other nice areas to stay where you can book a single family home include Dundas—which has tree-lined streets and 19th century buildings; and Flamborough—another large suburban community.
Transportation in Hamilton
Hamilton has various forms of transportation available to the public, making it easy and convenient to get around. Hamilton has bus connections that link to cities in southern Ontario and western New York. In the city, the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) provides transportation around the lower city and partial service on the mountain. The GO Train and GO Bus Services make regular trips from Toronto Union Station to Hamilton. There are also many rental car companies available, as well as taxi cab services.
Vacation Rentals in Hamilton
Looking for a vacation rental in Hamilton? Tripping.com has 304 vacation rental homes available in Hamilton. You'll find 0 studios, 199 1-bedroom, 55 2-bedroom and 50 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Hamilton is €104 while the average price of a weekly rental is €911. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Hamilton home is €4201.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 61 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Hamilton. In addition to accommodating pets, Hamilton rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 284 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 226 have TV and/or cable and 63 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Hamilton where the top providers in that area are Booking.com, HomeAway, and TripAdvisor. There are 81 Booking.com rentals, 78 HomeAway short term rentals and 60 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.