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Niagara FallsCanada

One of the most celebrated national parks in the world and a popular honeymoon destination, the largest waterfalls in North America know how to draw a crowd. 

There are actually three waterfalls that make up “Niagara Falls”: Horsehoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. The falls straddle the state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario.

Enjoy views of the falls from both sides of the Niagara Gorge. Observation points are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The cascades are lit after sunset, and fireworks brighten the sky every Friday, Sunday and holiday night from mid-May to early September.

In the United States, Niagara Falls State Park offers views from several vantage points, including the Observation Tower, Prospect Point and Terrapin Point. Picnic areas, hiking trails, a visitor center and restaurants are all close by.

While in the area, don’t miss the Aquarium of Niagara. It has aquatic exhibits from the Great Lakes to the Amazon along with sea lion shows and shark feedings.

Downstream, use the Rainbow Bridge to cross the Niagara River, and the U.S.-Canadian border, on foot, by bicycle or car. Be sure to have your passport and travel documents.

On the Canadian side, visit the Skylon Tower, where you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the falls and their surroundings. The 520-foot-tall (158-meter) tower has shops, two restaurants and a food court. There’s also a huge entertainment precinct called Clifton Hill with the Movieland Wax Museum and Galaxy Golf, an 18-hole, glow-in-the-dark mini golf course. It’s best to buy a multiple attraction pass. Take a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel, which carries you 175 feet (53 meters) above the falls in climate-controlled capsules.

Hop aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat for a 30-minute journey around the bottom of the falls. Guided tours go to Bridal Veil Falls on the American side or Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side. More adventurous visitors can jump on board jet boats. Take a trip to the Cave of the Winds for a close up perspective of the water’s awesome power under Bridal Veil Falls.

Once you’ve had your fill of the falls, stop by the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Southern Ontario. It’s surrounded by wineries and is home to the world-famous Shaw Festival Theatre.

Niagara Falls Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Skylon Tower showing a skyscraper and modern architecture

Fallsview

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,689 area reviews)

Visitors to Fallsview rave about its enchanting waterfalls, first-class casinos, and eye-catching views. You might also want to make some time to see Fallsview Casino or Skylon Tower while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Fallsview
Niagara Falls which includes modern architecture and a bridge

Downtown Niagara Falls

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Downtown Niagara Falls is noteworthy for its waterfalls, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Queen Street District and Niagara River Gorge.

Downtown Niagara Falls
Niagara-on-the-Lake showing a park

Old Town Historic District

5/5Exceptional!(106 area reviews)

Old Town Historic District is known for its lake views, and you can plan a trip to Shaw Festival Theatre and Lake Ontario while you're in town.

Old Town Historic District
Gardens at White Oaks

Glendale

4.5/5Wonderful!(94 area reviews)

Glendale might not have many top sights, but Outlet Collection at Niagara and St. Catharine's Museum are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Glendale
Sun acts as a spotlight on the top of the Courthouse Theatre in downtown St. Catharines, with the #blue sky set to go dark after sunset

Downtown

If you're spending some time in Downtown, Meridian Centre and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre are top sights worth seeing.

Downtown
Municipal Beach in St. Catharines.. Where there is not surprisingly a movement to rename it Sunset Beach #niagara #stcatharines #lakeontario #goldenhour #bestof5 #beachbound

Port Weller

While visiting Port Weller, you might make a stop by sights like Lake Ontario and Happy Rolph's Bird Sanctuary.

Port Weller

Top Hotels in Niagara Falls

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is ¥8,605 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (9,278 reviews)

"Great hotel in a fantastic location. Room had a great view"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
4 out of 5
5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is ¥7,314 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

This family-friendly Niagara Falls hotel is located on a river, within a 5-minute walk of Oakes Garden Theatre, Casino Niagara, and Crystal Caves. Fallsview ...

4/5Very Good! (4,437 reviews)

"unique location, clean and well renovated room, nice staff"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is ¥8,455 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10

Located in Fallsview, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Horseshoe Falls and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,431 reviews)

"View from our room at 15th floor executive suite was excellent. Check in was smooth. Valet parking is 45 dollars. Hand sanitizer is widely available in Lobby. My only concern is that hotel didn't capture any contact information for contact tracing because of Covid 19 which they initially mentioned ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
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.

Vacation Rentals in Niagara Falls

Sherkston Shores RV Resort
Sherkston Shores RV Resort
2.5 out of 5
490 Empire Road, Port Colborne, ON

This family-friendly Sherkston cottage is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Erie and Pleasant Beach. Humberstone Centennial Park Beach and Humberstone ...

Sherkston Shores RV Resort
The Swayze Cottage
The Swayze Cottage
3.5 out of 5
226 Regent Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Located in Old Town Historic District, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge and Shaw Festival Theatre. Royal George Theatre and Museum ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Enjoyed

"Loved the location, and the historical Features of the house. Worked for our young family"…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2017

The Swayze Cottage
Crystal Beach Cottage And Vacations
Crystal Beach Cottage And Vacations
3 out of 5
202 Derby Rd, Crystal Beach, ON

Situated in a rural location, this cottage is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Lake Erie and within 9 mi (15 km) of Safari Niagara and Humberstone Marsh Conservation Area. ...

Crystal Beach Cottage And Vacations
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.

Popular places to visit in Niagara Falls

Fallsview Casino
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Fallsview Casino

4/5(938 reviews)

Why not try your luck with a visit to Fallsview Casino where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Niagara Falls? Discover the area's beautiful waterfalls and casinos.

Niagara Falls State Park
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Niagara Falls State Park

4.5/5(3,740 reviews)

This glorious American landmark in Western New York State is the perfect adventure for families and all those who love nature.

Clifton Hill
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Clifton Hill

4.5/5(1,315 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Clifton Hill, a popular shopping spot in Niagara Falls. Take in the entertainment choices and beautiful waterfalls in this family-friendly area.

Skylon Tower
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Skylon Tower

4.5/5(1,118 reviews)

Head skywards for 360-degree views of Niagara Falls and, on a clear day, from Lake Erie and Buffalo to Lake Ontario and Toronto.

Horseshoe Falls
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Horseshoe Falls

5/5(4,085 reviews)

Admire the largest of the three waterfalls that make up the world famous Niagara Falls and take a boat ride to the fall’s basin.

Rainbow Bridge
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Rainbow Bridge

4.5/5(1,925 reviews)

Walk, cycle, or drive across the border and enjoy an unimpeded view of Niagara Falls.

Top things to do in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

¥9,926
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Wine tasting & Hornblower Cruise
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Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Wine tasting & Hornblower Cruise

¥9,755
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Bird Kingdom Niagara Falls
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Bird Kingdom Niagara Falls

¥1,436
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls SkyWheel Admission Ticket
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Niagara Falls SkyWheel Admission Ticket

¥1,166
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto

¥7,070
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
The Compromise Tour - 4 Premium Locations - Winery, Winery&Cidery, 2 Breweries
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The Compromise Tour - 4 Premium Locations - Winery, Winery&Cidery, 2 Breweries

¥9,171
Per adult

Reviews of Niagara Falls

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2915
5 - Excellent 65.71235347159603%
4 - Good
1269
4 - Good 28.606853020739404%
3 - Okay
209
3 - Okay 4.711451758340847%
2 - Disappointing
30
2 - Disappointing 0.6762849413886384%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.29305680793507666%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 28, 2020

The general area is good. Day or night it is very good. What more can I tell you, if you want to get away as a couple this is the best place.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

If you have never been to the Falls it is a must do! Canadian side to me is much better than American side but your right there do both sides!!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 23, 2020

Every place we went to visit and eat at the people working were amazing. I will definitely go back again.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

Excellent but EVERYTHING was closed due to CORONA VIRUS.

5/5 - Excellent

Jessica

Mar 16, 2020

I love how culturally diverse and rich in history Niagara Falls is. It is also an easy drive.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

So beautiful place.

Cities near Niagara Falls

Buffalo which includes a city and central business district

Buffalo

Ontario showing a cascade

Niagara Falls

Hamilton which includes a garden and a house

Hamilton