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Niagara Falls
Travel Guide

Bridal Veil Falls which includes a city, landscape views and a waterfall

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.

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Adults Only
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Adults Only
4 out of 5
310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is CA $105 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Niagara Falls State Park. Rainbow Bridge and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,717 reviews)
"Very nice, clean room. View wasnt really worth paying extra for, but all and all, would definitely go back!"

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2021

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - Adults Only
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
3 out of 5
310 Rainbow Blvd S, Niagara Falls, NY
Free cancellation
The price is CA $95 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge, Niagara Falls State Park, and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,458 reviews)
"Nice clean hotel"

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
4 out of 5
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is CA $106 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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 ...
3.9/5Good! (1,858 reviews)
"Love the falls. Need to go to the Canada side next"

Reviewed on Apr. 16, 2021

Sheraton 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.
The Iron Scow - With Private Yard & Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
The Iron Scow - With Private Yard & Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
3 out of 5
442 5th St, Niagara Falls, NY
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge, Niagara Falls State Park, and Seneca Niagara Resort ...
The Iron Scow - With Private Yard & Free Parking, Minutes From Falls & Casino by Niagara Hospitality
Walking Distance to the Falls, Casino, and Canada
Walking Distance to the Falls, Casino, and Canada
Niagara Falls, NY
The price is CA $188 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this family-friendly Niagara Falls vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara Wedding Chapel, Seneca Niagara Resort ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Well Done
"Great location, well supplied, friendly host. Family and I enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Apr. 5, 2021

Walking Distance to the Falls, Casino, and Canada
Rain-beau by the Falls
Rain-beau by the Falls
Niagara Falls, NY
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge and Aquarium of Niagara. Niagara Falls State Park and ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Niagra Falls getaway!
"The place is beautifully decorated and so clean. We had everything we needed. It’s across the street from a park which lead to the falls. We enjoyed walking along the river. Great find!"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Rain-beau by the 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.

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Feb 16, 2020

Highly recommended

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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

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Jan 3, 2020

Like it and will definitely come again.

4/5 - Good

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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

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Dec 1, 2019

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

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Dec 1, 2019

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

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