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Things to do in Niagara Falls, NY
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Bridal Veil Falls which includes a city, a waterfall and landscape views

Niagara Falls Attractions

Although the area remains one of the classic honeymoon spots for newlywed couples, there are plenty of things to do in Niagara Falls that have nothing to do with being recently united in marriage. Niagara Falls is one of the best vacation destinations for families and other groups of people who enjoy spending time together, and nature lovers frequently take advantage of Niagara Falls tours and other popular activities. Travelers come from all over the world to get a glimpse of Horseshoe Falls, which is considered to be among the most breathtaking waterfalls in the Western Hemisphere. If you are interested in visiting Niagara Falls NY, you should contact our offices here at Expedia for the best deals on the map. We will provide you with information on Niagara Falls activities, the must see places, and can even offer you insights on lodging. Most tourist activity in Niagara Falls, New York, occurs during the summer season. However, those who like to experience local flavor when they travel frequently visit this area during the winter months. Even though not all Niagara Falls excursions most people enjoy during the summer are available during the winter, it's possible to get great deals on rooms during the off-season. If you are the type of person who doesn't care much for large tourist crowds, you will appreciate being able to enjoy attractions in Niagara Falls without having to fight the crowds. Niagara Falls in the winter also has a special ambiance those who visit in the summer don't get to experience. Our professional travel experts here at Expedia can get you the lowest possible rates on top lodging accommodations in Niagara Falls as well as advise you on things to do in Niagara Falls. No matter what time of year you want to visit or whether you are looking for a honeymoon destination or a place for a family vacation, Niagara Falls is a destination you should explore in the near future.

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Niagara Falls must see attractions

1. Niagara Falls State Park

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

2. Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge was built between 1940 and ’41 to replace the Falls View Bridge, which was also known as “Honeymoon Bridge.” It collapsed in January 1938, the result of an ice jam. The new bridge was constructed atop 50-foot (15-meter) abutments to avoid a repeat of the disaster. It is 950-feet (290-meters) long and sits 202 feet (62 meters) above the Niagara River. The bridge is on the border of Canada and the USA.
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Walk, cycle, or drive across the border and enjoy an unimpeded view of Niagara Falls.

3. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

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.
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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.

4. Cave of the Winds

Take the spectacular Cave of the Winds tour at Niagara Falls, one of the world’s largest cascades. Bring a waterproof camera and prepare to get wet; this tour brings you within exhilarating striking distance of the torrential waters.
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Get close to the thunderous torrent of Niagara Falls on this once-in-a-lifetime tour, which will leave you both soaked and exhilarated. 

5. American Falls

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.
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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.

6. Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls

With a visit to Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, a popular shopping spot in Niagara Falls, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Check out the casinos and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.
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With a visit to Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, a popular shopping spot in Niagara Falls, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Check out the casinos and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

7. Aquarium of Niagara

The Aquarium of Niagara is small, but packed with things to do and see. Feed a Humboldt penguin from Peru. Watch California sea lions frolic, balance balls on their noses, then applaud themselves. Learn about rescued harbor seals while the trainers introduce each one by name and feed them. In summer, you can even help with feeding the animals. Wonder at tidal pool creatures such as anemones, clams and baby sole as they are fed individually by hand. Or, just wander at your leisure among the range of themed aquariums. You’ll see Great Lakes fish, such as sturgeon and trout, as well as creatures of the Amazon, including piranhas and seahorses.
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See aquatic animals from the Great Lakes to the Amazon River, and be entertained by sea lion shows and penguin feedings.

8. Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is the central cascade of the three that make up Niagara Falls. It's the smallest of the falls, at just 56-feet (17-meters) wide. This cascade of water is separated from the American Falls by tiny Luna Island. It falls a total of just over 180 feet (55 meters), including the final cascade over boulders down to the Maid of the Mist pool. One of the must-see attraction’s of Niagara Falls is here at Bridal Veil Falls. The Cave of the Winds tour brings you just a few feet from the water — close enough to feel the spray on your face — for a unique perspective.
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The smallest of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls is still impressive, especially with a visit to the Cave of the Winds.

9. Conference Center Niagara Falls

After visiting Conference Center Niagara Falls, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Niagara Falls. Discover the area's casinos, or seek out its local tours.
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After visiting Conference Center Niagara Falls, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Niagara Falls. Discover the area's casinos, or seek out its local tours.

What to do in Niagara Falls

Free Things to Do in Niagara Falls, USA

Traveling on a lean budget in Niagara Falls, USA? Spend time instead of cash on awesome experiences.

Niagara University

- Architecture expert or not, prepare to be wowed by this landmark's modern design.

Whitney Mansion

- If you're intrigued by history and heritage, this is one stop you really should visit.

Prospect Point

- Appreciate the stark contrast between the urban jungle and nature's beauty at this breathtaking place.

Gill Creek Park

- Refresh your mind and soul by spending some time in nature.

Things to Do in Niagara Falls, USA with Kids

There are lots of amazing experiences in Niagara Falls, USA that the whole gang will enjoy. Here are some of the most popular family friendly experiences around.


 

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