- By kevin
- On May 22, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
We talk about the things you need to know before your Niagara Falls trip. And you can book the Boston to Niagara Falls bus tour on the Globerouter.com website with great discount now. The American Falls are best seen from Prospect Point Park, which has a 282-foot-tall observation tower for visitors. The Maid of the Mist boat tours picks up passengers at the bottom of the falls.
Niagara Falls is three separate waterfalls that straddle the U.S.-Canada border; the American and Bridal Veils Falls in New York state and the Horseshoe Falls (also called the Canadian Falls) in Ontario, Canada. The Horseshoe Falls are separated from the other two by Goat Island (part of the U.S.), which is accessible by car or foot and provides spectacular views of the rapids and drop-offs.
Best Times to Visit Niagara Falls:
The best time to visit Niagara Falls is June to August. Summer is peak season, and with good reason: Average highs rest in the low 80s. Mists and breezes from the waterfalls can make the area feel cooler. You'll spend more money and face more crowds, but visiting in summer will allow you take full advantage of the weather and attractions. Plus, the free Discover Niagara Shuttle is in full operation during the summer season, making it easy to get from one attraction to another.
Spring and fall welcome fewer tourists thanks to the plummeting temps, but there are a few advantages to each season. Fall constitutes harvest season at local wineries, while spring's warming temperatures usher in colorful blooms at the botanical gardens. Winter sees below-freezing temperatures, causing many attractions, such as the Maid of the Mist boat tours, to shut down. However, the frigid climate does drive down hotel rates.
Pick a side:
You can view the falls from either the Ontario or the New York side. Most visitors prefer the Canadian side, which also has a nicer selection of restaurants and hotels.
Canada's official currency is the Canadian dollar, but U.S. dollars, as well as major credit cards, will be accepted on the either side. On the other hand, exchanging money before crossing into Canada and taking advantage of the exchange rate isn't a bad idea, depending on the fluctuating currencies.
Consider an activities pass
There are multiple passes that grant discounted admission to several top attractions, including the Journey Behind the Falls, Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist, for one price. Research your options to decide which is best for your itinerary.