With their waters crashing down at over 100km per hour, and 2,271,247 liters of liquid tipping over their edge every second, it isn’t hard to see why the Niagara Falls attract a staggering 12 million tourists every year. Of course, given its popularity, it’s not surprising that this isn’t the only tourist spot in the region any more. With dozens of tours and excursions, this beautiful spot of Ontario has a lot to offer. If you’re planning on taking a trip out there soon, this brief travel guide should help you decide where to go.
Where To Stay
Niagara Falls is a favorite destination of honeymooners and couples, so you’ll find plenty of accommodation to suit your tastes and budgets. For that truly luxurious feel, you should head over to Marriott on the Falls; not only do you get a room where each morning you’re greeted to a view of the Falls on your doorstep, but you have those added touches to make your stay extra special. If a personal hot tub, king-size bed and panoramic views are to your liking, then this is the place for you.
Of course, when you’re looking at where you want to stay, you should always consider the attractions you want to visit. The Marriott is only a short walk from the Falls themselves, which is a great location, but there are plenty of accommodation types further towards Fallsview that can offer you good transport connections for other types of excursions.
Things To Do
Speaking of excursions, there’s never a dull moment in the Niagara region when there are so many tours to take, hiking trails to explore or gardens to marvel at. If you prefer the peace and quiet, a calming guided tour through the world-famous wine country might be right up your street. An expert will take you to award-winning wineries, so that you can sample the very best that Canadian vineyards have to offer.
If you prefer to be where the action is though, then the Hornblower Cruise that takes you right up to the base of the Falls, or the popular Cave of the Winds tour are always great choices. You’ll begin by taking a 175-foot elevator ride into the heart of Niagara Gorge. Put on your rain poncho and specially designed sandals, and head up the wooden walkways along Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck. You’ll see the ferocious waters of Niagara Falls through the dense mist, in perfect tropical storm-like weather – a truly breathtaking experience.
You don’t have to stay confined to this area in Niagara though; you can always go off-road and take a hiking trail into Niagara Park. In fact, many experts around the area will tell you about the stunning natural gems you will unearth if you travel the lesser known paths of Niagara Gorge. Not only will you see stunning scenery, but you’ll be relatively undisturbed given that few tourists know about them!
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