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Niagara FallsUnited States of America

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

Rainbow Bridge which includes a bridge, mist or fog and landscape views

Downtown Niagara Falls

4/5Very Good!(2,198 area reviews)

The enchanting waterfalls and first-class casinos are just a few highlights of Downtown Niagara Falls. Make a stop by Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino or Rainbow Bridge while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Niagara Falls

Top Hotels in Niagara Falls

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
4 out of 5
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is $99 per night

Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Observation Tower, Niagara Falls State Park, and Aquarium of Niagara. Devil's ...

4/5Very Good! (1,691 reviews)

"So we stay overnight,it was clean and quiet.Servise was good."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Sheraton Niagara Falls
Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls
Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls
3 out of 5
333 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night

Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Falls Street and Niagara Falls State Park. Rainbow Bridge and Cave of the Winds ...

4/5Very Good! (2,120 reviews)

"Very clean with friendly staff. Short walking distance to the Falls"…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls
Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls
Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls
3 out of 5
443 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is $75 per night

Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Niagara Falls State Park and Aquarium of Niagara. Cave of the Winds and American ...

4/5Very Good! (1,151 reviews)

"Good location, clean, Starbucks onsite,friendly stafff"…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls

Popular places to visit in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls State Park
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Niagara Falls State Park

4.5/5(3,740 reviews)

This glorious American landmark in Western New York State is the perfect adventure for families and all those who love nature.

Rainbow Bridge
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Rainbow Bridge

4.5/5(1,925 reviews)

Walk, cycle, or drive across the border and enjoy an unimpeded view of Niagara Falls.

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
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Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

4/5(552 reviews)

Why not try your luck with a visit to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Niagara Falls? Discover the area's casinos, or seek out its local tours.

Cave of the Winds
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Cave of the Winds

4.5/5(1,247 reviews)

Get close to the thunderous torrent of Niagara Falls on this once-in-a-lifetime tour, which will leave you both soaked and exhilarated. 

American Falls
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American Falls

4.5/5(3,548 reviews)

Explore American Falls, a popular spot to commune with nature in Niagara Falls, and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls. Wander the area's riverfront or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Aquarium of Niagara
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Aquarium of Niagara

4/5(742 reviews)

See aquatic animals from the Great Lakes to the Amazon River, and be entertained by sea lion shows and penguin feedings.

Top things to do in Niagara Falls

American-Side Tour of Niagara Falls with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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American-Side Tour of Niagara Falls with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

$115
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat
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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat

$108
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls in One day Tour from New York City
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Niagara Falls in One day Tour from New York City

$220
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tour Of Canadian & American Side
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Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tour Of Canadian & American Side

$160
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Niagara Falls Canada Tour & Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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Niagara Falls Canada Tour & Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

$120
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Uncork Your Senses Passport / Five Best Kept Secret Attractions in Niagara
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Uncork Your Senses Passport / Five Best Kept Secret Attractions in Niagara

$75
Per adult

Reviews of Niagara Falls

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
1495
5 - Excellent 62.84153005464481%
4 - Good
696
4 - Good 29.255989911727617%
3 - Okay
156
3 - Okay 6.557377049180328%
2 - Disappointing
22
2 - Disappointing 0.9247583018074821%
1 - Terrible
10
1 - Terrible 0.4203446826397646%

5/5 - Excellent

Daniel

May 27, 2020

Unbelievable. Majestic. Powerful. No words to describe the beauty & power adequately. You can feel God's wonderous power there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

Absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommended.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Absolutely wonderful this time of year!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

The Falls is beautiful. The city is a ghost city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

Lots of stuff closed right now due to coronavirus but the state park is open and beautiful

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

Everything was closed due to covid -19, but the overlook wasn’t crowded At least. Kind of a dirtier town on the American side, figured the town would be Nicer being a tourist town. The motel was Very dirty for being a Holiday Hotel.

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