Ten Things to Do on a Niagara Falls Vacation

Ten Things to Do on a Niagara Falls Vacation

There’s a lot to learn about Niagara Falls; a lot of events on the calendar and a lot of things to do and see. Where to start? Well, here are a few quick tips to give you some ideas on what to consider and what to look for in Niagara Falls:

  • There’s more than one way to see the Falls. Hornblower Niagara Cruises takes passengers right up to the Falls at eye level. Journey Behind the Falls takes guests behind the Falls, different vantage points on the Niagara Parkway provide an interesting view, as does the mid-point of the Niagara Rainbow Bridge.
  • It’s wine country. There’s a wine event at just about every point in the year. Days of Wine and Chocolate, the Icewine Festival, the New Vintage Festival – Niagara is a major winemaking region and its events calendar reflects that. Take advantage of it!
  • For family entertainment, all roads lead to Clifton Hill. Attractions for young and old alike congregate along Clifton Hill’s streets in a festival-esque atmosphere.
  • It’s easy to have fun for free. Sure, the biggest attractions have a ticket price, but there are plenty of free events to supplement your vacation with plenty of festival concerts and fireworks displays throughout the year (summer being the peak period).
  • The Falls aren’t the only geographical sight to see. Downstream from the Falls, the Niagara Whirlpool is a massive spinning body of water you can gawk at from a bird’s eye view on a cable car running across the river. And the natural forests of Niagara Glen aren’t far away.
  • There’s a big diversity in after-hours night clubs. The younger crowd of the Dragonfly, the cocktails of Margaritaville or Milestones, the New Orleans vibe of Club Mardi Gras, and so on.
  • The Niagara region is great for live entertainment. From world famous Greg Frewin magic shows to the Shaw festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake – and that’s not even including the Fallsview star-studded concerts and events.
  • Niagara is still for the thrill-seekers. Ok, so you may not be legally allowed to throw yourself off the Falls in a barrel anymore, but with skydiving , zip lining and extreme water sports on offer there’s still an opportunity for extreme thrills in Niagara.
  • Don’t forget about WEGO. This bus system is one of the best ways to get around town. Secure a pass or use packages and event passes that include WEGO credit.
  • Learn about the event packages. Offered by hotels on-site or via packages, or on-site tour companies with transportation, event and attraction packages can help make planning simpler.

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