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.

Where to stay in Windsor

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Windsor
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Windsor
2.5 out of 5
2530 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON
The price is £49 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Devonshire Mall, Detroit Windsor Tunnel and Adventure Bay Family Water Park. Caesars ...
3.2/5 (985 reviews)
"This was an ideal place for a overnight stay during a business trip! No complaints!!"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Windsor
Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
2.5 out of 5
277 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, ON
The price is £86 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,880 reviews)
"Lovely views"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
Caesars Windsor
Caesars Windsor
4 out of 5
377 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, ON
The price is £106 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Located in the heart of Windsor, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of GM Renaissance Center, Fox Theatre and Ford Field. Comerica Park and Little ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"The overall stay was excellent"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

Caesars Windsor
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.
Olde Walkerville Private 1BD/1BA Main Floor Apt.
Olde Walkerville Private 1BD/1BA Main Floor Apt.
1207 Monmouth Rd, 1, Windsor, ON
Located in Walkerville, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Walkerville Brewery and within 3 miles (5 km) of Detroit Windsor Tunnel and Caesars Casino. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Great location, quiet area. Market one block away served all our needs. Access to restaurants very close. Will return if in the area and would recommend to friends and family."

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2021

Olde Walkerville Private 1BD/1BA Main Floor Apt.
RIVERSIDE AREA-STEPS FROM RIVERSIDE DRIVE
RIVERSIDE AREA-STEPS FROM RIVERSIDE DRIVE
411 Belle Isle View Blvd, Windsor, ON
Located in Riverside, this holiday home is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Lake Saint Clair and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Windsor Family Credit Union Centre. Walkerville Brewery ...
3.8/5 Good! (5 reviews)
Family Getaway
"This rental gave myself, my 2 daughters, and 2 grand-daughters lots of space to enjoy some time together. The back yard and pool was an added plus. Host was friendly and quick to respond if we had any questions. We enjoyed our get-together and would definitely rent again."

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2021

RIVERSIDE AREA-STEPS FROM RIVERSIDE DRIVE
In the heart of downtown Windsor Penthouse Suite  Change listing
In the heart of downtown Windsor Penthouse Suite Change listing
150 Park St W, Windsor, ON
Located in the heart of Windsor, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Adventure Bay Family Water Park and Detroit Windsor Tunnel. Caesars Casino and Mariners' ...
In the heart of downtown Windsor Penthouse Suite Change listing
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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