No matter when you visit, there are always plenty of things to do in Niagara Falls. Enjoy the beautiful Niagara Falls and have an experience that will last a lifetime. Niagara USA is not only home to the Falls but it is a place rich in history, culture, outdoor life, shopping, adventure and agriculture. From performing arts centers and museums like the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum to historic and cultural sites like Old Fort Niagara, Niagara Falls is a remarkable place to visit. There are hundreds of attractions and things to do in Niagara Falls year-round. Here are a few favorites!
Niagara Falls -
It would be a waste to travel far and wide to Buffalo and not catch even just a glimpse of the world-famous Niagara Falls. This 12,000-year-old natural world wonder can be traced even further back, with its formation having decidedly started millions of years in the past. A rich history of native inhabitants followed by European settlers leaves behind compelling myths and legends of the landmark that visitors can indulge in on one of many daily, year-round tours. Book a visit and get a close look at the real magnificence of these Falls-and bring an umbrella!
Maid of the Mist -
Step aboard the legendary Maid of the Mist and experience the power and majesty of the combined waters of four Great Lakes. Savor the spectacular views, the thundering roar, the delicate mists and shimmering rainbows of this true national treasure. This world-famous boat takes its passengers right into the heart of the Falls. You can catch the boat every 15 minutes between April and the end of October. Beware - you might get a little misty, but from the moment you put on your giant blue poncho, you'll know you're having a one-of-a-kind experience.
Cave of the Winds -
Be sure to visit the wondrous Cave of the Winds. Get face-to-face with the pounding waters of Niagara Falls and get soaked on the Hurricane Deck where you are just feet from the thundering waters! You cannot get any closer to the Falls! Niagara Falls vacations are truly magical and inspiring, with mother nature at her best! Located on Goat Island, this was once a cave but water erosion has made it too dangerous to explore. An elevator takes visitors to the base of the American Falls where wooden stairs and pathways bring them within 25 feet of the falls. You're advised to wear the raincoat and foot coverings as splashings are frequent. There is also a walk called the Gorge Trip with an incredible view.
Aquarium of Niagara -
Known as Niagara's "Other Water Wonder", this aquarium presents an ongoing display of fish and aquatic life from the Great Lakes to the Coral Reef. There are almost 2,000 species ranging from sharks and California sea lions to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Originally known as the "First Inland Oceanarium" when it opened 30 years ago, the aquarium has grown to over 50 exhibits. Visitors stop to watch the marine demonstrations at 90-minute intervals.
Bedore Tours -
In the business of showing off the Falls since 1950, this tour company offers individualized and group packages-with individual tours running from mid-April to the end of October and group tours year round. During peak season, tours run three times daily using a fleet of 14-passenger air-conditioned vans. Pick-ups are available from all hotels and fees include attractions, parking and any tolls. Multilingual and licensed step-on guides are there to answer any questions and to direct passengers to the sites. Prices vary; call for details.
Niagara Wine Trails and Wineries -
Located along the lower river below the roaring waters of the Falls, is the Niagara Wine Trail. These delightful Niagara wineries offer selections for all tastes. The fertile soil and adequate rainfall of the Niagara region contribute to the excellent growing conditions on the vineyards. The Niagara region has a unique microclimate for the production of world class wines, along with a beautiful countryside. Niagara wine tours, events and festivals are held year-round to offer the wine tasting experience to all visitors of Niagara Falls.
Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst Hotel - New York (NY)Located at
1881 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, New York, 14228