- By Kevin
- On Jul 12, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Where to Stay in Niagara Falls for Sightseeing?Book and go with the Niagara Falls tours for a summer vacation.We receive many inquiries regarding what“not to miss”while visiting our area so we’ve compiled this list for you.
1.In Niagara Falls Canada a walk along the gorge from the Rainbow Bridge to Table Rock is something everyone will want to do.Along the way you can view both the American&Canadian Falls while enjoying the beautifully landscaped Queen Victoria Park and Oakes Gardens.If you are only visiting on the US side of Niagara Falls you will want to visit Prospect Point&Goat Island.
2.A boat ride in to the mist of Niagara Falls is usually at the top of everybody’s“to do”list.You can board from either the USA or Canada.In the USA board from Prospect Point Park and in Canada you board from Queen Victoria Park near the base of Clifton Hill.If you do board from NY you will have the opportunity to ride on the observation tower elevator and walk up the foot path towards the brink of the American Falls.
3.Do you want to get really close to the Falls?Then visit the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island in Niagara Falls NY.While you are there walk out to the“Three Sisters Islands”for a beautiful view of the upper Niagara River.
4.We have to mention Journey Behind the Falls located at the Table Rock area in Queen Victoria Park.This attraction gives you a beautiful perspective of the Horseshoe Falls.If you don’t have the time to try Cave of the Winds,this is the next best thing.
5.Even though it’s a fifteen to twenty minute drive from the Falls a ride on the Whirlpool Jetboat is an amazing experience which rivals the Maid of the Mist boat ride.The views are just phenomenal and the rush of riding through the rapids will leave you speechless.
6.If you don’t want to get wet but want to see the Lower Niagara River Rapids up close you have three options.For the quick in and out you can take an elevator to the bottom of the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls Canada at the White Water Walk.Otherwise if you are somewhat athletic you can hike down into the gorge from Whirlpool State Park in the USA or in Niagara Falls Canada you can try the Niagara Glen trail near the Butterfly Museum.
7.You’ve seen and done everything so far?Nope!Nothing is more satisfying than fine dining with a view of the Falls.All the major Fallsview hotels have restaurants with a view but two in particular are at the top of the list.The Watermark restaurant at the Hilton Fallsview is spectacular.You get an equal view of both the American and Canadian Falls.The Keg restaurant at the Embassy Suites is much closer to the Horseshoe Falls and is almost as impressive.Their atmosphere is a bit more lively(and louder)but the food and service is as equally good.Final word:It’s not cheap!Plan on$125.00 plus per person.