As a natural wonder of the world, Niagara Falls has been on my bucket list for a very long time so when visiting New York, a place only 450 miles away, I just had to go! 450 many sound a lot, but considering from London to the Falls its 3,560 miles, I think 450 is definitely worth it!
After a 9 hour train journey we finally arrived at our hotel; the Sheraton. It was a 5 minute walk from the American side of the Falls. The first thing we did was the Maid of the Mist boat ride which is an ESSENTIAL! Once suited up in your ponchos (which made the experience even better), you hop onto the big boat which takes you up close the falls. The fact that it was raining at the time, made it even better.
We finished the day by getting a great view of the falls on the observation deck, and walking along to the Cave of the Winds. Despite what you may think, there is actually no proper cave behind the falls(which I thought there was!). You just get to walk right up close to the falls and experience the water falling on you at high speed, which I will admitt, I found extremely cool.
The next day we walked across the rainbow bridge to Canada. All you do is walk through a gate and present your documents (passport ect…) at the Canadian side and then your in Canada! It was so easily done as millions of tourists every year make the same journey to enjoy the falls in Canada. I personally think the views were much better on that side, and there were lots more tourist shops as well, perfect for buying those necessary fridge magnets and gifts.
The first place we went to was Clifton Hill, a tourist area with mini golf and even a ferris wheel 175 feet above the falls – giving the best views. There were multiple sweet shops and an arcade that you just can’t resist!
This day was much hotter and with the sun shining, we could even see a rainbow over the falls. Just sitting on the grass watching the world go by with the relaxing sound of the water falling, was definitely a highlight.
This was definitely a must see part to my USA holiday. So, why aren’t you booking your tickets to the Falls yet?