Top ten things to see and do while in
Niagara Falls !
We receive many inquiries
regarding what "not to
miss" while visiting our area so we've compiled this list
1. In Niagara Falls Canada a walk along the
gorge from the Rainbow Bridge to Table Rock is something
everyone will want to do. Along the way you can view both the
American & Canadian Falls while enjoying the beautifully
Queen Victoria Park and Oakes Gardens.
2. A visit to the
Maid of the Mist boat ride is
usually at the top of everybody's "to do" list. You can board
their vessels from either the USA or Canada. In the USA board
from Prospect Point Park and in Canada you board from Queen
Victoria Park near the base of Clifton Hill. If you do board
from NY you will have the opportunity to ride on the observation
tower elevator and walk up the foot path towards the brink of the
3. Do you want to get really close to the Falls?
Then visit the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island in Niagara Falls
NY. While you are there walk out to the "Three Sisters Islands"
for a beautiful view of the upper Niagara River.
4. We have to mention "Journey Behind the Falls"
located at the Table Rock area in Queen Victoria Park. This
attraction gives you a beautiful perspective of the Horseshoe
Falls. If you don't have the time to try Cave of the Winds, this
is the next best thing.
5. Even though it's a fifteen to twenty minute
drive from the Falls a ride on the
Whirlpool Jetboat is an
amazing experience which rivals the Maid of the Mist boat ride.
The views are just phenomenal and the rush of riding through the
rapids will leave you speechless.
6. If you don't want to get wet but want to see
the Lower Niagara River Rapids up close you have three options.
For the quick in and out you can take an elevator to the bottom
of the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls Canada at the "White Water Walk".
Otherwise if you are somewhat athletic you can hike down into
the gorge from Whirlpool State Park in the USA or in Niagara
Falls Canada you can try the Niagara Glen trail near the
7. You've seen and done everything so far? Nope!
Nothing is more satisfying than fine dining with a view of the
Falls. All the major Fallsview hotels have restaurants with a
view but two in particular are at the top of the list. The
Watermark restaurant at the Hilton Fallsview is spectacular. You
get an equal view of both the American and Canadian Falls. The
Keg restaurant at the Embassy Suites is much closer to the
Horseshoe Falls and is almost as impressive. Their atmosphere is
a bit more lively (and louder) but the food and service is as
equally good. Final word: It's not cheap! Plan on $100.00 plus
8. Stay in a
Fallsview Hotel! Even though I live
here in Niagara Falls I was awestruck the first time I
viewed the Falls from a living room. What a concept! Imagine
being able to kick back and relax with a view of the Falls.
There are quite a few fallsview hotels each with it's own
qualities. The hotel which we think has the best view possible
is the Junior Presidential Suites at the Embassy Suites hotel.
It's a three way tie on second best. In no particular order the
Marriott (upscale), Hilton (best view of both Falls) and
Sheraton on the Falls (great location for getting around).
9. Now that your wallet is almost empty a ride
on the Whirlpool Aero Car is an interesting way to spend a half
hour without breaking the bank. A suspended cable car crosses the gorge directly over the
giant whirlpool on the Niagara River. Access is only from Canada
and is about a five minute drive from the Falls.
10. If you have any money left and want to try
something unique go for a
tour over the Falls. There are
several outfits which offer rides on both sides of the border.
There are two really great things about doing this. First is if
you have never taken a helicopter ride they are really cool!
Secondly if you are going to take a helicopter ride what better
place than Niagara Falls.
And that's our take on the top ten
things to do in Niagara Falls!