They say that some destinations deserved to be visited at least once in your life, and one of these is none other than Niagara Falls. The best thing about this tourist spot is that you can see and experience it in many ways from both the side of Ontario and New York.
A favorite destination among families, couples, and even solo travelers, Niagara Falls offers a host of fun and exciting activities to try and do. Some of them are the following:
Hornblower, originally the Maid of the Mist, might be old but it still good. This remains to be the most popular attraction in the area that has been in operation since 1846 as it shuttles people across to the United States border.
By 1885, they decided to run as tourist attractions giving passengers the chance to see the falls personal and up close. This can be a very thrilling experience as you get near the falling water. Hornblower goes right within the horseshoe and you get surrounded by thundering water.
Expect to get wet during this activity but you don’t have to worry as they provide rain jackets to the tourists.
While it is not necessarily located in Niagara Falls, you still need to make a quick trip to the falls to reach Whirlpool Jetboat.
The Whirlpool Jetboat tour is only a short drive of 10 minutes from Niagara Falls up to the Niagara Parkway that is guaranteed to give you pure rush of adrenaline.
You can choose to stay dry or get wet as you take a trip along Niagara River to the whirlpool’s Class 6 rapid. Everything that goes right into the whirlpool will never come out but the action-filled ride will take you right next to it.
Get the chance to feel Niagara River’s true power while you cut through the rapids with the triple turbo diesel water jet system for steering and propulsion.
This is truly a once in a lifetime adventure you wouldn’t want to miss.
Journey Behind the Falls
While the most popular attraction in Niagara Falls remains to be the Hornblower, the Journey Behind the Falls is something you will surely love even more. This descends 125 feet from the top of the falls down to the middle of the cascade. You will then be able to explore the tunnels that are already 130 years old weaving at the back of the waterfalls.
This is the best way for you to hear the thunder and experience Niagara’s power.
Once you are down taking a look behind the scenes, proceed to the observation deck next to the falls where you could watch them first hand.
Yet again, expect this attraction to leave you with very wet clothes.
A Niagara Falls visit will never be complete if you don’t drop by at the museums and shops lining the Street of Fun. From haunted houses, to wax museums, Dracula’s castle, and more, Clifton Hill got something in store for both young and old alike. While you are at it, experience an ultimate 1970s throwback by going inside one of its haunted houses.
Many people have visited Niagara Falls several times but not a lot of them ever bothered stopping at the Botanical Gardens. What they don’t realize is that this is a quiet retreat and is also the best spot where you can take some stunning photos you can share in your social media accounts.
You might not consider this as an interesting tourist attraction at the world’s most famous falls but there are loads of fun that await you at the Butterfly Conservatory.
Step into this climate-controlled rainforest to be surrounded by colorful butterflies flying in the air as you stroll along the walkway. Some of these butterflies might even decide to land on you during your visit.
Nightmares Fear Factory
If you want your blood to get pumped all over again, the Nightmares Fear Factory is the best place to be. This scary haunted house can be found perching on the peak of Clifton Hill just across Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Nightmares Fear Factory is a must-visit for anyone who just loves a hair-raising scare. And yes, it is scary.
To add to this scare, legend even has it that this was built right on the spot of an old coffin factory. Its proprietor died during a prank that went bad and since then, he was believed to have been haunting the walls. You can always go out if you get too scared as you find your way around the maze of nightmares. You don’t need to feel bad if you do since there are more than 95,000 people who also chickened out through the years.
Fallsview Casino Resort
Even if you are not a big fan of gambling, you will surely have a great time visiting Fallsview Casino Resort. This is not just your ordinary kind of casino as it is more of a resort complete with 5-star dining and international music acts. There are five different restaurants, two nightclubs, and shopping available here.
Take a Tour of the Niagara Wine Region
Once you get tired from exploring the adventure-filled attractions in Niagara Falls, it is time for you to tour the wine region of Niagara on the Lake.
Just 15 minutes away from Niagara Falls, you will find the award-winning winery just waiting for you to explore and discover. You just need to ride the bus from the falls to join the wine tour. This is the easiest option coming from the falls.
However, if you got a car or you choose to stay in the Niagara on the Lake, it would be great go on your own by renting a bicycle or you can take part in a bicycle tour instead.
There are also horse tours, funky bus tours, limo tours, and others so you can drink wine as much as you want with no need to worry about driving. Some of the most popular wineries in Niagara Falls include Vineland Estates, Wayne Gretzkys’, Two Sisters, Triues, Inniskillin, and Peller Estates.