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Niagara Falls
Travel Guide

Bridal Veil Falls showing landscape views, a waterfall and a city

Nicknamed the world’s honeymoon capital, this spot is a natural wonder attracting newlyweds, families, cross-country travelers and waterfall fans.

If you’re traveling near western New York, visit Niagara Falls to see spectacular waterfalls. Water flows at a rate of 150,000 gallons per second (568,000 liters) on the U.S. side. See plunging water, hear the roaring falls and feel mist swirling up from the gorge.

The Niagara River, which separates the U.S. and Canada, flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Watch the water curve dramatically, then drop up to 110 feet (33 meters) in American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side.

Three state parks offer vistas of the falls and river. Niagara Falls State Park is the launch point for activities at the falls itself. Don a yellow poncho and walk to Cave of the Winds below Bridal Veil Falls. Ride on the Maid of the Mist boat that has brought tourists in raingear near the falls for nearly 170 years. Hike along gorge trails to Goat Island to view Canada’s Horseshoe Falls.

Whirlpool State Park juts into the gorge overlooking a giant whirlpool and water rapids downstream of the falls. At Devil’s Hole State Park, take the stone stairs to the base of the gorge to see rushing rapids. Walk upstream along the river toward the whirlpool.

Consider beginning your marriage here. The area has multiple wedding chapels along with honeymoon suites with beds and Jacuzzis in heart shapes. Your guests will enjoy many activities in the area when not engaged in wedding events. Try your luck at the casino, shop at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA and explore the Aquarium of Niagara. Gaze at the falls illuminated at night.

The falls are glorious in summer with light mist cooling a hot day. Bundle up in winter to enjoy a frosty wonderland. Ice forms over the base of the falls, creating a bridge up to 50 feet (15 meters) thick.

If you have time and your passport, after enjoying Niagara Falls in the U.S., cross the Rainbow Bridge to Canada to see Horseshoe Falls, another portion of the river’s amazing drop.

Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Adults Only
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Adults Only
4 out of 5
310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY
Free cancellation
The price is Rs6,290 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Niagara Falls State Park. Rainbow Bridge and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,717 reviews)
"Very nice, clean room. View wasnt really worth paying extra for, but all and all, would definitely go back!"

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2021

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Adults Only
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
3 out of 5
310 Rainbow Blvd S, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is Rs5,664 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge, Niagara Falls State Park and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,458 reviews)
"Nice clean hotel"

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021

Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
4 out of 5
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,335 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Observation Tower. Niagara Falls State Park and ...
3.9/5Good! (1,858 reviews)
"Love the falls. Need to go to the Canada side next"

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2021

Sheraton Niagara Falls
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Iron Scow - With Private Yard & Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
The Iron Scow - With Private Yard & Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
3 out of 5
442 5th St, Niagara Falls, NY
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge, Niagara Falls State Park and Seneca Niagara Resort & ...
The Iron Scow - With Private Yard & Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
THE STONE CASTLE- With Private Yard & Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
THE STONE CASTLE- With Private Yard & Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
3 out of 5
1701 Ferry Ave, Niagara Falls, NY
Located in the heart of Niagara Falls, this golf apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls State Park ...
THE STONE CASTLE- With Private Yard & Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
The Pub- with Private Yard & free Parking, Minutes From the Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
The Pub- with Private Yard & free Parking, Minutes From the Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
3.5 out of 5
137 24th St, Niagara Falls, NY
Located in the heart of Niagara Falls, this golf apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls State Park, ...
The Pub- with Private Yard & free Parking, Minutes From the Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Niagara Falls

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

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17 Nov 2019

Truly amazing Wonderful views

5/5 - Excellent

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14 Oct 2019

This is a place you have to go to . It is breathtaking and unforgettable.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Oct 2019

Get the 48hr wego plus pass and all the major attractions are included.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Oct 2019

My dreams same true. Wonderful place to visit.

3/5 - Okay

M&S

26 Sep 2019

Needs a bit more cleaning up , Good free bus service, Some old industrial buildings need cleaning up,a bit run down in places

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Sep 2019

Beautiful area

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