For as long as I remember, visiting Niagara Falls has been top of my bucket list. Ever since my dad went with his work when I was little I was stare for hours at the photos he had taken at Niagara Falls dreaming of one day visiting this magnificent natural wonder.
When I travel I also love to see the local side of a place, and visiting Niagara Falls is no different. There are many ways to explore this wonderful region, but one of the best ways is to go vintage! If you are anything like me, when you go on holiday you still like to indulge your love of all things vintage.
I’ve listed some of my favourite ways to explore the more alternative Niagara Falls!
So it’s time to tick another off your Bucket List Adventures…
What is Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is one of the famous locations in North America, situated in the state of Ontario. Niagara Falls is a world famous waterfall linked with the U.S. by the Rainbow Bridge. It’s site if the also magnificent Horseshoe Falls, and tourists can see the falls by land, air and sea. You can take a flight above the falls, take a boat trip under the falls or you can walk around the falls. There is also a promenade alongside 520-ft.-high Skylon Tower with an observation deck.
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Is Niagara Falls in Canada or USA
Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls at the southern end of Niagara Gorge, between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. The largest is Horseshoe Falls, also known as Canadian Falls, which straddles the international border between Canada and the United States. (Credit: Wikipedia)
What side do I visit at Niagara Falls
Everyone always says the Canadian side, because the views are much better from the Canadian side, but its Niagara Falls so either side is still going to be amazing! So I wouldn’t worry too much depending on where you are visiting from.
You will probably also want to take a boat ride, as mentioned previously. If you are in Canada, you’ll take the Hornblower and on the USA side you will go with Maid of the Mist.
A journey on The Hornblower takes 20 minute tour and you’ll also see American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
What is the best time of the year to go to Niagara Falls
The best time to visit Niagara Falls is June to August when the weather is mild and the rain is less likely. Summer is peak season, and is super busy!
Where to stay at Niagara Falls
There is one thing I must tell you about….. I discovered that some of the five-star hotels in the area offer guests with rooms that have panoramic views of the waterfalls themselves. Of course, staying in these hotels tend to be expensive, however staying in a room like that with a stunning view is a once in a lifetime experience. So it really is worth treating yourself to at least one night in this type of hotel room.
For this reason alone I’d recommend staying at the Marriott On The Falls for the best views in the region. If you don’t have the budget to stay longer you could always book yourself into one of the area’s vintage hotels or bed and breakfast for the rest of your stay.
How much does it cost to go to Niagara Falls
The Niagara USA Discovery Pass allows you to bundle the tickets for different attractions in the Niagara Falls area in order to save money. The cost is $46 for adults and $35 for children between the ages of 6 and 12, and is available seasonally. (Credit: Niagara Falls State Park)
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Activities at Niagara Falls
Most people only visit Niagara Falls for one day, so I’ve pulled together a little guide to spending one day here:
- Cave of the Winds
- Niagara Falls State Park
- American Falls
- Niagara Falls
- Horseshoe Falls
- Niagara Parks
- Journey Behind the Falls
- Skylon Tower
- Clifton Hill
- Niagara SkyWheel
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