Niagara Falls may be the iconic American vacation destination. With its blowing winds and powerful water, there is no better place to appreciate the forces of nature. The falls are not just pretty, but also very powerful; more water passes over these waterfalls than any other waterfall in the world. Whether you are a nature buff or not, Niagara Falls State Park is a fascinating place to explore.
Start your day at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, where you can appreciate interactive displays and movies and even try rock climbing. Talk to one of the friendly staff members at the Discovery Center for tips on which hike is right for you and your family. No matter your energy or skill level, you can find a hike that is right for you. Guided tours are offered in the summer months.
Hop on the Niagara Scenic Trolley for an overview of the park and waterfall. Take an unforgettable ride on the Maid of the Mist boat, which takes you close to the rushing water at the lower river level. Stand on the Hurricane Deck during a Cave of the Winds tour and experience the roar and mist of Bridal Veil Falls dropping close to you. Finish a summer day watching a round of fireworks over the waterfall, best viewed from the Observation Deck.
Drive to Niagara Falls State Park in 30 minutes from Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Public transportation is available from the airport via shuttle. Use the free Discover Niagara Shuttle to travel between multiple destinations beside the river.
Reach Niagara Falls State Park by train from a variety of destinations via the Amtrak station located 3 miles (5 kilometers) away. The entire park is located on the American side of the border, but a passport is required for the Rainbow Bridge, a footpath that takes you to the Canadian side.
Closest hotel to Niagara Falls. Enjoy Fallsview dining and free cooked-to-order breakfast at this all-suite Fallsview Hotel, located next to Niagara Falls and Fallsview Casino.
Located directly across from Niagara Falls on the 20 acre Falls Avenue Resort, Sheraton offers Indoor access to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark & Casino Niagara. Just steps to the Clifton Hill Entertainment District
Connected by a glass-enclosed walkway to the Fallsview Casino, this Niagara Falls luxury resort hotel is 1 block from the Horseshoe Falls and less than a mile from Clifton Hill.
Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview places guests less than a mile from the world-famous cascades. The hotel is connected to Fallsview Casino and is within a mile of IMAX® Theatre Niagara Falls and the Skylon Tower. Guests travel 2 miles (3.2 km) for Hornblower Niagara boat tours.
Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls is situated in the heart of the Fallsview Boulevard tourist district, steps away from the Niagara Falls and within walking distance to the area attractions, Fallsview Casino and Scotiabank Convention Centre.
This hotel, with a skywalk to Fallsview Casino, is 100 m (109 yd) from the brink of Niagara Falls and 1 km (a half-mile) from Maid of the Mist boat tours, and the Clifton Hill entertainment district.
This Niagara Falls hotel overlooks the Horseshoe Falls; Fallsview Casino is next door, and Clifton Hill's world famous Street of Fun by the Falls is less than 2 km (1 mi) away.
Situated in Niagara Falls, this hotel is steps from Greg Frewin Theatre and Niagara SkyWheel.