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Niagara Falls, NY

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Bridal Veil Falls which includes a city, a waterfall and landscape views

Nicknamed the world’s honeymoon capital, this spot is a natural wonder attracting newlyweds, families, cross-country travelers and waterfall fans.

If you’re traveling near western New York, visit Niagara Falls to see spectacular waterfalls. Water flows at a rate of 150,000 gallons per second (568,000 liters) on the U.S. side. See plunging water, hear the roaring falls and feel mist swirling up from the gorge.

The Niagara River, which separates the U.S. and Canada, flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Watch the water curve dramatically, then drop up to 110 feet (33 meters) in American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side.

Three state parks offer vistas of the falls and river. Niagara Falls State Park is the launch point for activities at the falls itself. Don a yellow poncho and walk to Cave of the Winds below Bridal Veil Falls. Ride on the Maid of the Mist boat that has brought tourists in raingear near the falls for nearly 170 years. Hike along gorge trails to Goat Island to view Canada’s Horseshoe Falls.

Whirlpool State Park juts into the gorge overlooking a giant whirlpool and water rapids downstream of the falls. At Devil’s Hole State Park, take the stone stairs to the base of the gorge to see rushing rapids. Walk upstream along the river toward the whirlpool.

Consider beginning your marriage here. The area has multiple wedding chapels along with honeymoon suites with beds and Jacuzzis in heart shapes. Your guests will enjoy many activities in the area when not engaged in wedding events. Try your luck at the casino, shop at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA and explore the Aquarium of Niagara. Gaze at the falls illuminated at night.

The falls are glorious in summer with light mist cooling a hot day. Bundle up in winter to enjoy a frosty wonderland. Ice forms over the base of the falls, creating a bridge up to 50 feet (15 meters) thick.

If you have time and your passport, after enjoying Niagara Falls in the U.S., cross the Rainbow Bridge to Canada to see Horseshoe Falls, another portion of the river’s amazing drop.

Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Comfort Inn & Suites Niagara Falls Blvd USA
Comfort Inn & Suites Niagara Falls Blvd USA
2.5 out of 5
6115 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is $112 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Situated in Niagara Falls, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, and Niagara Falls State Park. Cave ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (541 reviews)
"The property was clean and the staff were very nice. Was surprised by the size of the pool but other than that the hotel was great."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Comfort Inn & Suites Niagara Falls Blvd USA
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is $116 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Niagara Falls State Park. Rainbow Bridge and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,776 reviews)
"Would recommend this place to anyone visiting Niagara Falls! Nothing bad to say about it!"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
4 out of 5
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is $206 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Observation Tower. Niagara Falls State Park and ...
3.9/5Good! (1,874 reviews)
"Their pool was the warmest pool our family has ever gone in at any hotel. We enjoyed it very much. Loved everything about this hotel."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Sheraton Niagara Falls
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Walking Distance to Falls . 1 Block From State Park and Aquarium
Walking Distance to Falls . 1 Block From State Park and Aquarium
Niagara Falls, NY
The price is $199 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge and Aquarium of Niagara. Niagara Falls State Park and Seneca ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Excellent place to stay with family or friends, cleanliness is 100%. Highly recommended for stay
"Great experience. Feel like staying at our own house. Good neighborhood and nearby to the Niagara state park and also there is a very big supermarket nearby where you can get everything for your needs. I'll definitely recommend and stay again in future plans."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Walking Distance to Falls . 1 Block From State Park and Aquarium
The Hideaway House-Private Yard & Parking
The Hideaway House-Private Yard & Parking
2010 Niagara St, Niagara Falls, NY
Situated in the historical district, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls State Park, and Seneca ...
The Hideaway House-Private Yard & Parking
#2208p Discount Stay 8-min to Falls
#2208p Discount Stay 8-min to Falls
Niagara Falls, NY
Situated in Niagara Falls, this vacation home is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Niagara River Gorge and within 3 mi (5 km) of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Niagara ...
1.5/5 (2 reviews)
"The Pictures are looking very nice but it is not the same ase the pictures!!!!! the house is unsafe and not clean the shower tab was terrible the water was satacking on the tab the shower it self was very low even you could not stand to wash your self."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

#2208p Discount Stay 8-min to Falls
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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