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
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY
Fully refundable
The price is Rs5,920 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,915 reviews)
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"I tried to book the room with a Jacuzzi tub. Apparently the listing wasn’t right and I didn’t have the jacuzzi. Thanks to the casino being awesome they upgraded me for just $50 a night more. But I thought I had already booked that room. You need to be more explanation of the tub. Thank you."

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2021

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
4 out of 5
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is Rs6,014 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
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 ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,758 reviews)
"That everything is very close to walk"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

Sheraton Niagara Falls
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
3 out of 5
310 Rainbow Blvd S, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is Rs6,698 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
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. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,732 reviews)
"The property was clean, room was comfortable, staff was friendly; great location in proximity to the Park and falls. My only complaint is that was no onsite parking…had to utilize a parking garage across the street"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2021

Hyatt Place 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 Horseshoe Falls Villa- 6BR Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino
The Horseshoe Falls Villa- 6BR Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino
3 out of 5
1205 Ferry Ave, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is Rs4,210 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Situated in the historical district, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls State Park and Seneca ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Very convenient and clean"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

The Horseshoe Falls Villa- 6BR Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino
The Iron Scow - With Private Yard & Parking, Near Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
The Iron Scow - With Private Yard & Parking, Near Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
3 out of 5
442 5th St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is Rs7,066 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Niagara Falls State ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Beautiful home, Minutes from the falls, grocery and party store around the corner!! Would book with again!!"

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2021

The Iron Scow - With Private Yard & Parking, Near Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
Texas Hold-em Duplex- 3BR Free Parking
Texas Hold-em Duplex- 3BR Free Parking
3 out of 5
440 12th St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is Rs4,210 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Situated in the historical district, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Niagara Falls State Park. Seneca ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"This was a great experience overall, the house is big and spacious. The neighborhood is great too, quite and parking was extremely easy. Strongly recommend this place."

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2021

Texas Hold-em Duplex- 3BR Free Parking
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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