The Niagara Falls is a fantastic destination for any type of traveller. It does not matter what you like to do and see, you will find it there, or nearby. This is not really surprising given the fact that the people of the area have been looking after tourists for over 200 years.
If you are thinking of visiting the area and are wondering what there is to see and do there, you just need to read on. Below, I have pulled together details of some of the best attractions, hotels, experiences, bars and restaurants in the area.
Where to stay
Niagara Falls hotels are for the most part very good. There are a lot of them competing for business, something that helps to keep the standards quite high. The bigger, luxury hotels seem to be refurbished frequently, so if you stay in one of them you usually end up with a pristine room and good facilities. If you can afford to do so, treat yourself to a room with a view of the Falls. It will be an unforgettable experience.
Visiting the waterfalls
Naturally, the focus of most visitors is the waterfalls. That is what they are really there to see and most people are not disappointed when they do. The waterfalls are majestic, impressive and very beautiful.
See the Falls from above
If you have the budget to do so, try to see them from as many different angles as possible. The sheer scale of the Falls complex only really becomes apparent when you view them from above. So, take a helicopter trip or climb up to one of the high observation points. For example, the Skylon Tower, from there, you get a remarkable view.
Visit the very base of the waterfalls
It is also worth taking one of the boat trips. This is the best way to really understand how powerful these waterfalls are. Every second 3260 ft of water pours over the edge and down into the pools below the Falls. Witnessing this is a phenomenal experience that you will be talking about for years to come. With a Niagara Falls tour you can combine the boat tour along with a hike!
Go behind the Falls
On the American side, you can even go behind the waterfalls. There is a cave system that leads you to a wooden walkway that is located opposite the base of the Falls. It is a truly awesome experience that is the perfect way for anyone who does not like boats to get up close to this exciting natural feature.
Walk alongside the racing Niagara River
If you like hiking, take the White Water Walk. It is yet another way of enjoying the fast flowing water.
Get close to nature
Remember, that you are staying in an area of natural beauty and on land that has been protected for decades. So, there are plenty of chances to enjoy nature. You can visit the butterfly conservatory, take a walk through the botanical gardens or enjoy all sorts of activities in the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve.
The above suggestions really are just the tip of the iceberg. You can find out about 100 Niagara Falls activities from the official American tourist website for the destination. When you go to the Canadian site, you are presented with almost as many activity suggestions. You could come back to the area for many years before you have experienced everything that is on offer.