Whilst the world-renowned waterfalls here bring tourists in their droves, the city of Niagara Falls has plenty else to offer once they arrive. Packed with historic sites, amusements, museums, eateries and other attractions, it’s not hard to see why this city is one of the most visited in the world. Head off the beaten track for some peace and reflection by all means but the magnificent backdrop of this astounding natural wonder will keep pulling you back. Packed with activities for whole family, Niagara Falls is a definite must-see for any visitor to Ontario.
Areas & Neighbourhoods in Niagara Falls
Clifton Hill — Lit by dazzling lights from dozens of amusement rides, popular restaurants, gift shops and video arcades, Clifton Hill is home to the city’s main attractions, including the Skylon Tower and the Niagara SkyWheel. It also has a funky nightlife that’s sure to keep party-goers entertained.
Fallsview Tourist Area — The launching pad for countless guided boat tours and viewing experiences, the Fallsview Tourist Area promises dramatic views across the Niagara River and is packed with all the amenities and restaurants you could hope to choose from.
Queen Victoria Park — Safe to say, there’s no park in the world quite like this one. It has immaculately maintained lawns and a floral rainbow of spring and summer blooms. But what really makes this park unique is its unbeatable location right beside the Niagara Falls.
Chippawa — Often overlooked, the nearby village of Chippawa offers welcome respite from the excitement of Niagara Falls. Brimful with charming architecture and heritage museums, Chippawa offers a glimpse into the region’s history and its peaceful parks promise a well-earned moment of peace and quiet.
Things to See in Niagara Falls
Many don’t realise that Niagara Falls is actually the collective name for three separate waterfalls, the largest and most iconic of which are the Horseshoe Falls in Ontario. Although from here the smaller Bridal Veil Falls are obscured from view, the region promises an unbeaten scene across the Niagara River to the American Falls, which as the name suggests, reside on the US side of the border. Enhance the view by taking the Niagara Gorge Wine Tour or, if you have a head for heights rather than a clouded vision, be sure to take a snap of Niagara Falls’ fantastically futuristic skyline, dominated by the Skylon Tower.
Things to Do in Niagara Falls
Fancy a dip? Don’t tumble over the falls in a barrel – the more sensible option is to head to Fallsview Indoor Water Park! Great fun for adults and kids, the park has a wave machine, several fast-paced waterslides, an outdoor pool and all the amenities you need for a fun-packed family day out. Top it off with a boat tour or helicopter experience across Niagara Falls, visit Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks or get hands-on with exotic reptiles and feathered friends at Bird Kingdom. You can also discover the city’s lesser-known gems with an Urban Adventure Tour.
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