Visiting Niagara Falls for the First Time

Unsurprisingly, the Niagara Falls are on many people’s “must see” list. They have been a popular tourist destination for nearly 200 years. The construction of the Erie Canal in 1825, made the area more accessible and people flocked to see this wonderful natural beauty.

If you want to visit the Falls, this quick guide will help you to plan your trip. Using it will help you to see and do everything you want and save money.


Stay in a nice hotel

Given the fact that it is a trip of a lifetime, it really is worth spending a little extra and booking yourself into somewhere like the Marriottonthefalls hotel. It is really worth booking a room with a view of the Niagara Falls, the bird’s eye view you get will really help you to appreciate the true majesty of this natural wonder.

It also means that you can see the entire light show and, if you are there at the right time of the year, the fireworks display. Because you are high up, you get to enjoy the full effect of these spectacular shows.

Plan how you will see the waterfalls

There are several ways to see the Niagara Falls. You can go on one of the boat trips that will take you right to the edge of the waterfall. Or, if you like to fly, enjoy a helicopter or balloon trip.

It is also possible to see the waterfalls on foot. You can even go behind the waterfalls, which is especially exciting. There are also several viewing platforms and towers that you can use to get a panoramic view of this natural wonder.

Go online and research the various tours and trips well in advance. At peak times of the year they get very busy, so to avoid disappointment you are going to want to reserve your tickets.

Book in advance

In fact, booking in advance is a good idea even outside of peak times. Doing this can potentially save you a lot of money. For those of you who are working on a tight budget, this article is well worth your reading. It contains dozens of tips and tricks you can use to keep the cost of your trip to an absolute minimum.

Plan other activities

If you are only planning to stay in the Falls area for a couple of days you may not have time to do much else but experience the waterfalls. In a way, this is a shame because the area has a lot more to offer.

A day spent hiking nearby is always enjoyable. You could also visit the butterfly park. There are also several theme parks in the area. The Fear Factory is an unusual one that is well worth a visit. A day out at the Fallsview Indoor Water Park is a great way to get away from the rain. On a hot day, it is the perfect way to cool down.

Regardless, of what type of traveller you are the Niagara Falls has something for you. The trick is to do a bit of research before you go. That way you will get far more from your trip and be able to really enjoy yourself.


Author: Joseph Hanover

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