I’ve not long returned from a wonderful trip to the USA and I wanted to write about my favourite moments! Here is my take on the beautiful Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls was our first stop of the trip, and it was certainly extremely memorable. The sheer magnitude of the falls completely captivates you and takes your breath away.
I have compiled a list of my top tips for visiting this beautiful natural wonder.
- Make sure you do both the American and Canadian sides, but do the American side first! – Horseshoe Falls connects from the American to the Canadian side, and the American and Bridal Veil Falls are solely on the American side, separated from the mainland by Goat and Luna islands. This means that although most of the action is on the American side, you get a much more fabulous view from the Canadian side.
- On the American side, Goat Island to be exact, I’d recommend doing Cave of the Winds. You start by learning the history of the Falls, and then you take an elevator down to beneath the Bridal Veil Falls. This is the smallest of the three by far, but still incredibly powerful! Be prepared to get wet! You do get provided sandals and a poncho which is included in the admission price. Also, beware of the millions of seagulls as I found out, as they are happy to poo on everyone including myself. The poncho had multiple uses…
3. Spend some time on Main Street on the Canadian side. There are many souvenir stores, food places and activities for all the family to enjoy
4. If you’re staying on the Canadian side, keep in mind the extra expenses on top of the hotel price. The parking at the Sheraton where we stayed was an additional 40 Canadian dollars a night and the wifi was 20 canadian dollars a night. Other hotels may have been a little cheaper but none that I saw had free parking. A small price to pay really to stay beside the beautiful falls but something to bear in mind aa it is not always clear at the time of booking. The American side may be the same but we stayed in a Quality Inn about 10 minutes from the falls rather than literally beside it as we did on the Canadian side.
5. If you want to get up close and personal with the falls – Take a boat! There are boat tours from both sides and they seemed to go continuously throughout the day. I didn’t go on it because it was a little chilly and I didn’t want to get soaked and cold but I do regret it now, so make sure you learn from my mistakes!
6. Have an amazing time! Take pictures. Savour the moment. Enjoy.
I really hope you enjoyed this post! Have you ever been to Niagara Falls and would you add anything to this list? Perhaps you’ve been somewhere else that blew you away like Niagara did to me? Or maybe Niagara is on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments below! X
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