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An attraction so gigantic it literally stands astride two nations, Niagara Falls crosses the border between the State of New York and the Canadian Province of Ontario.

Featuring three distinct falls – the Horseshow Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls – the Niagara River can be seen to drain unstoppably into Lake Ontario from Lake Erie in the south.

With such an awe-inspiringly large natural formation in their wake, it is no surprise that The Falls are home to two twin cities – Niagara Falls, Ontario to the north, and Niagara Falls, New York to the south. To enjoy the complete Niagara Falls experience, you simply must visit both. In this tale of two cities, it’s important to understand how the experience differs, although you can enjoy boat cruises from either side.

From the American side the best views of the Falls can be observed from the Prospect Point Park Observation Tower – an 86m tower of glass and steel which provides visitors the opportunity to enter the attraction at gorge level before ascending to the viewing platform. The viewing tower is also significant due to the fact it is the loading platform for the famous Maid of the Mist boat tour which takes guests on an initially serene tour past the American and Bridal Veil Falls before moving into the dense mist of the more violent Horseshoe Falls.

From Ontario, the Falls can best be viewed from the manicured gardens and platforms of Queen Victoria Park. From here, the American and Horseshoe Falls can be observed superbly, not least if you take the underground walkways that take you to observation rooms just inches from the falling water – a hugely popular spot for souvenir pictures.

At 160m high, the Skylon Tower offers perhaps the most spectacular view of them all, although the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara might provide even greater excitement for some.

As an added bonus, visitors on the Canadian side can look forward to spectacular illuminations of the Falls after dark fall – truly a magical way to enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions.

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Where to stay in Niagara Falls

Skylon Tower which includes a skyscraper and modern architecture

Fallsview

4/5Very Good!(95 area reviews)

Are you interested in enchanting waterfalls, first-class casinos and eye-catching views? A visit to Fallsview might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower.

Fallsview
Niagara-on-the-Lake which includes a garden

Old Town Historic District

5/5Exceptional!(7 area reviews)

Old Town Historic District is popular for its lake views, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Niagara River Gorge or Lake Ontario.

Old Town Historic District
Niagara-on-the-Lake which includes a garden

Historic Old Town

5/5Exceptional!(18 area reviews)

While visiting Historic Old Town, you might make a stop by sights like Shaw Festival Theatre and Niagara River Gorge.

Historic Old Town
Niagara Falls which includes hiking or walking, a garden and landscape views

Downtown Niagara Falls

Downtown Niagara Falls is noteworthy for its waterfalls, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Niagara River Gorge and Queen Street District.

Downtown Niagara Falls
Glendale, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Glendale

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in Glendale, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Outlet Collection at Niagara and Niagara Riding Stables.

Glendale
Downtown, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Downtown

If you're spending some time in Downtown, Meridian Centre and Montebello Park are top sights worth seeing.

Downtown

Top hotels in Niagara Falls

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is £79 per night

Located in Fallsview, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Clifton Hill and Horseshoe Falls are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (15,963 reviews)

"I’ll begin by saying this has been my best experience at the falls so far! We had a view of both falls which was absolutely stunning. You could even see the view from the jet tub. My only issues were: we had to be switched rooms as the first room had a leaky toilet, there weren’t any instructions ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 May 2020

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls
3 out of 5
5339 Murray St, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is £55 per night

Located in Fallsview, this hotel is steps away from Niagara River Gorge and Fallsview Casino. Skylon Tower and Scotiabank Convention Centre are also within 15 ...

4/5Very Good! (2,129 reviews)

"Quick, easy check in. Convenient location. Rooms were spacious and clean."…"

Reviewed on 19 May 2020

Holiday Inn Niagara Falls - By The Falls
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
6740 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON
The price is £95 per night

Located in Fallsview, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fallsview Casino and Skylon Tower. Horseshoe Falls and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (8,055 reviews)

"Due to covid we were unable to get amenities Room was great View was great"…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2020

Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa

Popular places to visit in Niagara Falls

Fallsview Casino
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Fallsview Casino

3.5/5(10 reviews)

Why not try your luck with a visit to Fallsview Casino where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Niagara Falls? Discover the area's beautiful waterfalls and casinos.

Niagara Falls State Park
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Niagara Falls State Park

4.5/5(59 reviews)

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

Clifton Hill
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Clifton Hill

3.5/5(31 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Clifton Hill, a popular shopping spot in Niagara Falls. Take in the entertainment choices and beautiful waterfalls in this family-friendly area.

Horseshoe Falls
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Horseshoe Falls

5/5(88 reviews)

Admire the largest of the three waterfalls that make up the world famous Niagara Falls and take a boat ride to the fall’s basin.

Cave of the Winds
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Cave of the Winds

4.5/5(33 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. 

Skylon Tower
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Skylon Tower

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Head skywards for 360-degree views of Niagara Falls and, on a clear day, from Lake Erie and Buffalo to Lake Ontario and Toronto.

Top things to do in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto
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Niagara Falls Tour with Lunch from Toronto

92% of travellers recommend
£73
Per adult
Clifton Hill Fun Pass to 6 Niagara Falls Attractions
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Clifton Hill Fun Pass to 6 Niagara Falls Attractions

88% of travellers recommend
£20
Per adult
Best of Niagara Falls Tour
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Best of Niagara Falls Tour

96% of travellers recommend
£94
Per adult
Niagara Falls SkyWheel Admission Ticket
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Niagara Falls SkyWheel Admission Ticket

86% of travellers recommend
£9
Per adult
Oh Canada Eh Dinner & Show, Niagara Falls, Maple Seating
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Oh Canada Eh Dinner & Show, Niagara Falls, Maple Seating

94% of travellers recommend
£42
Per adult
Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting
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Guided Tour of Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake with Wine tasting

88% of travellers recommend
£70
Per adult

Reviews of Niagara Falls

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Nov 2019

Niagara Falls is breathtaking - beyond your imagination. We couldn't stop looking at it. We had a wonderful view from our room then we ate at the IHOP fallsview where the view was stunning. We did the Niagara Zipline and the boat tour - amazing!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Nov 2019

Definitely worth a visit and recommend staying at this hotel

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Nov 2019

Best seen from Canadian side, behind falls & maid of mist a must. Zipline letdown for me, done 100mph & over a mile in Wales, UK

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Nov 2019

First time visit for my friend, who thoroughly enjoyed Niagara Falls. We did the main attractions, hornblower boat trip, journey behind the falls, white water walk. My friend did the whirlpool aero car by herself as I don’t like heights

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Nov 2019

It is absolutely amazing and breathtaking it has to be one of the great wonders of the world, you are simply in awe. You have to go for a ride on the Hornblower boat you get up close and personal to Niagara it was so much fun & enlightening.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

Better than expected. Lots to do, easy to get across the boarder driving with passports, no queues.

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