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Windsor is comprised of many smaller neighbourhoods all woven together to form one tightly knit little city. In any one of them you’ll find lovely walking routes, neighbourhood parks and green spaces, the beautiful architecture of schools built in the early 1900’s, and a community of citizens that know and support each other. Sound like something out of Mayberry? Windsor is that perfect size city, small enough to be intimate, large enough to escape into; it is a big city with a small town vibe. The first question you ask when you meet someone in Windsor is, “Where did you go to school?” – We know all the schools, we know people that went to those schools, and we love connecting the dots about how we all know each other. Welcome to Windsor, baby!
The riverfront features a 5 km walkway that’s lined with sculpture art, parks, memorials, lush gardens and premium seating views of the Detroit skyline. Visit the flocks of geese that stalk the area with their goslings, and be amazed by their majestic flight as they float or soar along the banks. The festival season literally ignites with one of the finest fireworks displays cracking, bringing on average over a million people to both riverfronts. The river has a romantic energy all year round befitting a Woody Allen movie; don’t be surprised to see steamy windows on cars parked at the river on warm nights.
In Windsor, the restaurants are as good as it gets and feature a bit of everything. A little Italy hosts fine Italian dining and lights up Erie St. with a buzz. Award winning pizza is available from local Armando’s and Johnny Piez. Rino’s, Bubi’s, and Motor Burger have all been featured on the hit television show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Windsor also boasts undiscovered neighbourhood gems all over the place like Marco’s. Downtown highlights include several pub dining options like The Loose Goose and locations like The City Grill and The Bistro At The River. Windsor’s restaurants are as diverse as its neighbourhoods are with worldly options like Mazaar Lebanese Cuisine, Hikari, Sushi California Japanese Restaurant, Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant, and Shawarma Palace to name but a few to satisfy your tastes. Yes, there is something for everyone here.
One of the reasons there are so many places to eat in Windsor is because there is so much to do in Windsor for entertainment. Who doesn’t love dinner and a show? Perhaps the largest venue is Casino Windsor, but that is merely the tip of the iceberg. Windsor is home to sports teams like the Express and the beloved Spitfires. It has several options to see quality theatre including the WSO, Windsor Light Music Theatre, Korda Artistic Productions, the Purple Theatre Company, University Players, and Windsor Dance Experience. Venues like the Colosseum and WFCU Centre feature topnotch concerts and shows as well. Film festivals, parades, museums, aquatic adventure, and so much more one could write a book on Entertaining Windsor.
Just a quick drive south, the county of Essex has so much to offer visitors and locals alike. Award winning wineries lace the area from Amherstburg through Kingsville in a stunning drive along the shore of Lake Erie. Wine not your thing? Stop at several farm fresh vegetable stands throughout the county and buy local quality food. You can experience a bit of the nineteenth century historic settlements like John R. Park Homestead and Fort Malden, or watch the sun set over the lake in a beautiful blaze of color.