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Getting Home Safe with your smart phone

August 7 , 2015

With all the fabulous restaurants, festivals and attractions in Niagara Falls and the Niagara region, a Panoramic Properties apartment on Pell Street in Chippawa or at Weinbrenner Place makes the perfect home for anyone who wants to work and play in this beautiful area of southwestern Ontario.     Getting around Niagara Falls is easy, thanks to the well-marked tourist-friendly streets, readily-available taxis and extensive public transit service. Here are some tips on how to get home safe in the Niagara region using your smartphone:     Thanks to the renewed popularity of Clifton Hill, parking in this area can be costly. For example, parking at Casino Niagara (also known as the 'old' casino), located one block away from Clifton Hill costs $20 per visit. While parking on a side street might be tempting, don't do it - Niagara Falls is notorious for having strict parking bylaw officers who work 24 hours a day to ticket both locals and visitors who try to avoid parking in a pay lot.     If you're willing to walk a few extra blocks, you can find discounted parking lots for as little as $5 a day near attractions like the SkyWheel and Ripley's Museum. To make sure you can find your car again after an evening exploring the wacky attractions on Clifton Hill, use the GPS feature on your smartphone to 'bookmark' the location of your vehicle. By downloading a free app such as Find My Car you'll never again have to wonder where you parked.     Whether you're planning on having a few drinks at the vibrant Fallsview Casino resort or you'd rather not drive on a dark snowy night to see the magnificent Winter Festival of LIghts, taking public transit offers a safe, affordable alternative to taking a taxi. The Niagara Region Transit service operates 365 days a year and seniors over the age of 65 ride free throughout the summer. To receive up-to-date information about area transit on your smartphone, download the Niagara on the Lake Transit App. This app provides information about regional transit as well as additional info about current events in the area.