Windsor, Ontario, shares its booming industrial past with its sister city across the river, Detroit. Nowadays, this quiet Canadian city is known for nature more than machines. Windsor becomes more reminiscent of its roots as a French agricultural town daily, as tourists embark on Windsor vacations for a piece of economical serenity. Known for its proud multicultural population, Windsor's small-town feel but big city cosmopolitanism make for an ideal combination.
Simply strolling through Windsor and stopping in all the cultural shops and restaurants is attraction enough. Start in downtown and head east to visit the North African and Middle Eastern neighborhoods, west to taste some Asian influences, and south to experience Windsor's Little Italy. Don't miss the Serbian Heritage Museum for more multicultural fun, and Willistead Manor for a taste of Windsor's sophisticated past. Head to the Dieppe Gardens by the river for a relaxing environment and extraordinary view of Detroit's skyline. And no vacation in Windsor is complete without visiting Odette Sculpture Park, heralded as an outdoor museum.
Reflective of its multicultural atmosphere, Windsor has a variety of festivals throughout the year. Patriotic people should search for Windsor vacation packages in July to experience the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival, a joint celebration of Canada Day and American Independence day. Later in July is Bluesfest International, a fantastic event showcasing local music which appeals to music lovers everywhere. But the most famous festival of all is the Windsor Emancipation Celebration Festival in early August. In the past, more than a quarter million people flocked from all over to attend this event in Windsor, the largest of its kind. While the event is no longer quite so huge, it still has all the wonders and fervor of years past.
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