A travel guide to Niagara Falls

This travel guide to Niagara Falls will help you get the most out of your stay there ... photo by CC user yesika on pixabay

Photo by CC user yesika on pixabay

Canada has many beautiful national parks, many city skylines worthy of the most expert photographer, and many reasons why tourists continue to flock there in their droves every year. One reason is that the iconic Niagara Falls is still just as powerful and awe-inspiring as it ever has been.

If you’re thinking of heading out there soon, or if you have your flights booked but no idea what to do when you get there, then don’t panic. Hopefully, this brief travel guide to Niagara Falls will give you the leg-up you need in organisation.

Where can I stay?

Niagara Falls attracts over 12 million tourists each year, so you definitely won’t be in short supply of hotels in this area. Whether it’s a romantic, luxury retreat, or simply a modern, comfortable room you’re after, then this Fallsview hotel should fit the bill. The main reason why people check in here is because of the magnificent view that will greet you every morning, as the Marriott on the Falls will make you feel as though you’re teetering on the edge of this giant. With the sunset on the horizon and a glass of wine in hand, what could be better?

Where can I eat?

Being such a popular tourist destination, everything from traditional poutine to steak houses and seafood can be found in this part of the country. One of the best restaurants in the area has to be Elements on the Falls (more information), where your food will be served only steps away from the crashing waters. You’ll also be able to go on excursions into the wine country that pair Canada’s finest wines with their perfect gastronomic partners. Or, if that’s not to your taste, why not sample their award-winning craft beers instead?

What can I do?

With such a high volume of people gathering around the Falls each year, it will come as no surprise to learn that there are dozens of attractions in the area. On the one hand, there are many tours focusing on the Falls themselves, such as Niagara’s Fury, the Journey Behind the Falls and the White Water Walk. All of these tours are designed for you to experience the ferocity and natural beauty of the Falls from a safe distance, but to really get up close and personal, why not take a Hornblower cruise right up to the base?

If you want to venture outside of the Falls area, you can head 10 minutes north to the Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory. There are 99 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, while the Conservatory is the exotic home of over 2,000 butterflies. Then you can have your picture taken next to the second most photographed feature in the area: the unique floral clock, made up of over 16,000 carpet bedding plants.

I hope this travel guide has been of use to you. Have you been to visit Niagara Falls? Please leave a comment with your own travel expertise if you have any tips.