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Niagara FallsUnited States of America

Nicknamed the world’s honeymoon capital, this spot is a natural wonder attracting newlyweds, families, cross-country travelers and waterfall fans.

If you’re traveling near western New York, visit Niagara Falls to see spectacular waterfalls. Water flows at a rate of 150,000 gallons per second (568,000 liters) on the U.S. side. See plunging water, hear the roaring falls and feel mist swirling up from the gorge.

The Niagara River, which separates the U.S. and Canada, flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Watch the water curve dramatically, then drop up to 110 feet (33 meters) in American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side.

Three state parks offer vistas of the falls and river. Niagara Falls State Park is the launch point for activities at the falls itself. Don a yellow poncho and walk to Cave of the Winds below Bridal Veil Falls. Ride on the Maid of the Mist boat that has brought tourists in raingear near the falls for nearly 170 years. Hike along gorge trails to Goat Island to view Canada’s Horseshoe Falls.

Whirlpool State Park juts into the gorge overlooking a giant whirlpool and water rapids downstream of the falls. At Devil’s Hole State Park, take the stone stairs to the base of the gorge to see rushing rapids. Walk upstream along the river toward the whirlpool.

Consider beginning your marriage here. The area has multiple wedding chapels along with honeymoon suites with beds and Jacuzzis in heart shapes. Your guests will enjoy many activities in the area when not engaged in wedding events. Try your luck at the casino, shop at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA and explore the Aquarium of Niagara. Gaze at the falls illuminated at night.

The falls are glorious in summer with light mist cooling a hot day. Bundle up in winter to enjoy a frosty wonderland. Ice forms over the base of the falls, creating a bridge up to 50 feet (15 meters) thick.

If you have time and your passport, after enjoying Niagara Falls in the U.S., cross the Rainbow Bridge to Canada to see Horseshoe Falls, another portion of the river’s amazing drop.

Top Hotels in Niagara Falls

Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
4 out of 5
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is CA $111 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Observation Tower. Niagara Falls State Park and ...

4/5Very Good! (1,813 reviews)

"This was a great location for an affordable price. The staff was very helpful. I would stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Sheraton Niagara Falls
Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls
Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls
3 out of 5
333 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $78 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Falls Street and Niagara Falls State Park. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,130 reviews)

"It's clean. Easy to check in & out. Great location. Free parking of you're staying at the hotel. The restaurant attached was lousy, but there's so many nearby it didn't matter."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls
Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls
Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls
3 out of 5
443 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is CA $79 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara Falls State Park, Aquarium of Niagara and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,165 reviews)

"I felt that we were not giving enough information regarding the times the restaurant was open for business. Also, minor but there was not enough toilet paper in the room and had to ask front desk for more. The room we had was okay but very limited storage space. Was very convenient that it was in ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls
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

4BR Niagara Falls Home - 5 Minutes to Waterfalls!
4BR Niagara Falls Home - 5 Minutes to Waterfalls!
928 Mckinley Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY

Situated in Niagara Falls, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Niagara River Gorge and within 3 miles (5 km) of Niagara Falls State Park and Aquarium of ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!

"The house is very clean, the beds comfortable, the kitchen is fully equipped, the furniture is comfortable, the decor is fun, and the location is perfect. Niagara Falls, Lewiston, The Niagara Outlet Mall, and Canada are all a few minutes away. Bruce is a fantastic host! He is available and accommodating ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2019

4BR Niagara Falls Home - 5 Minutes to Waterfalls!
Entire Condo Minutes From Niagara Falls
Entire Condo Minutes From Niagara Falls
502 25th St, Upper Unit, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is CA $112 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Situated in Niagara Falls, this romantic condo is within 2 miles (3 km) of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls State Park and Seneca Niagara ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Great Stay

"This was a humble stay for us. We needed a clean, comfy spot to sleep for a night while we visited the falls. It was great. Simple and easy process. If you don’t care for luxury or anything super fancy then you will find a simple and easy home here."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Entire Condo Minutes From Niagara Falls
A Perfect Corner of the World Historic Mansion Overlooking Niagara Gorge
A Perfect Corner of the World Historic Mansion Overlooking Niagara Gorge
210 Center Street, Lewiston, NY
The price is CA $722 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in the heart of Lewiston, this historic holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Niagara River Gorge and within 6 miles (10 km) of Niagara University and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
Beautiful Wedding Venue at the Historic Mansion Overlooking the Niagara Gorge in Lewiston

"This is a very nice historic home built over 200 years ago. This spacious home and 4,000 sf stone patio were a perfect venue for our daughter’s wedding. We had all our children and grandchildren stay at the home with us. The home is walking distance to the town of Lewiston which is very quaint. It ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 25, 2020

A Perfect Corner of the World Historic Mansion Overlooking Niagara Gorge
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

Niagara Falls State Park
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Niagara Falls State Park

4.5/5(2,208 reviews)

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

Rainbow Bridge
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Rainbow Bridge

4/5(992 reviews)

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

Cave of the Winds
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Cave of the Winds

4/5(509 reviews)

Get close to the thunderous torrent of Niagara Falls on this once-in-a-lifetime tour, which will leave you both soaked and exhilarated. 

Top things to do in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat
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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat

CA $158
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Day Trip from New York to Niagara Falls by Air
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Day Trip from New York to Niagara Falls by Air

CA $843
Per adult
Niagara Falls Tour with Maid of the Mist & Hard Rock Cafe Meal
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Niagara Falls Tour with Maid of the Mist & Hard Rock Cafe Meal

CA $165
Per adult
American-Side Tour of Niagara Falls with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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American-Side Tour of Niagara Falls with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

CA $152
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls in One day Tour from New York City
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Niagara Falls in One day Tour from New York City

CA $290
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Shop and Play Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
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Shop and Play Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls

CA $20
Per adult

Reviews of Niagara Falls

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 54.0084388185654%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 13.291139240506329%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 16, 2020

Highly recommended

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 15, 2020

It was off season so we didn’t really sure see or do tourist things but there were many other things to do.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 3, 2020

Like it and will definitely come again.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 2, 2020

Have been there many times before so did not go to the many attractions. Would like there to be more stores for shopping wiyhout having to get in a car and travel to a mall. Only souvenier shops in the are.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Dec 1, 2019

Drivers are aggressive and not courteous. Roads are busy during peak times so allow extra time getting around popular areas.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 1, 2019

Great spot to go Black Friday shopping! Especially for electronics! :)

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