The river symbolizes life; out here on the breathtaking Niagara Falls, life simply flows. If the splendid views of the river as it pours thousands of gallons of water on the falls doesn’t awe inspire you, I don’t know what to think of you. Nah, every traveler has their particular tickling spots. Nonetheless, your Niagara Falls tour is a complete package. You can even reach it via an amazing road trip. By the way, don’t forget to bring your ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) Visa with you for an awesome travel experience.
There are basically two sides of the Niagara Falls, one belongs to Canada whilst the other belongs to the US. The most popular and frequently visited side is the Canadian side since it offers better views. However, due to commercialization, the Canadian side is simply overcrowded. On the plus note, the US side has been declared a State Park so you’ll be assured of a pristine travel destination.
The closest hotel is about a mile away, the Niagara Falls Hostel. On the other hand, the Best Western Summit Inn offers more amenities compared to the other hotels plus its proximity to the Niagara Falls, Fashion Outlet Mall, and Norampac makes it more convenient.
There are practically many vantage points overlooking the Niagara Falls offering various ways to experience the Niagara Falls. They all offer unique but equally breathtaking views. Some offer more than your average sightseeing tour though.
First on the list is the Cave of the Winds. It has an elevator that brings you down to the Bridal Veil Falls. Whilst you’re going down, you’ll feel the exhilaration of being under the falls. Savor the feeling because this is the closest that you can get to the falls; expect to get wet and you’re probably won’t hear a single word said by the travel guide so be prepared.
Another way to experience the falls is through a boat. Whilst the boat travels closer to the falls, you’ll hear and feel its power. Without a good poncho, you’ll be soaking wet in no time. When you look up, you’ll revere the might of the falls as it kisses you with its mist and taunts you with its breathtaking views.
If you want to be a bit nerdy, the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center is going to answer all your nerdy questions like the fall’s geology and why it never stops pouring water. Nonetheless, there’s no harm in discovering a little bit more of the famous Niagara Falls.
If you rather want to see the falls from up above, the Helicopter Rides Howard Johnson’s on Rainbow Blvd will provide you with one. It may not be as exciting as feeling the power of the falls up close, but it certainly is marvelous looking at the bigger picture complete with the backdrop of lush vegetation and the magnificent and gigantic river.
For an easy tour of the Niagara Falls, you can simply combine all of the above tours in one package; the Niagara USA Discovery pass is available at any of the mentioned attractions. Have fun.
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