Sunday, October 5, 2014

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

In Niagara Falls, Ontario, MarineLand is the place to go... just kidding, it's really not. 

However, there are lots of other worthwhile things to do on a short trip to Niagara Falls! 

Spend some time enjoying the falls. I mean, really enjoying the falls. It's easy to spend just a few minutes there to be able to say you've seen Niagara Falls, but you could also spend a couple of hours walking along the boardwalk area and taking in the majestic power of this natural beauty. 

Another great way to view the falls is by getting up close and personal! You could choose to take a boat ride through Hornblower Cruises on the Canadian side or "Maid of the Mist" on the U.S. side of the border. I was also a big fan of the Journey Behind the Falls, which is literally just that - a chance to see the falls from the other side, get a bit of information on the history from the falls, and actually feel the mist.

Journey Behind the Falls - photo taken with iPhone 5.
If you're in the city for only a short time, or visiting for a romantic getaway, avoid Clifton Hills. It's the most touristy area - full of arcades, chain restaurants, and gimmick-y museums. It can be a fun area to explore (my husband and I went on a Groupon and fully enjoyed spending a rainy few hours at an arcade with the deal we got), but really shouldn't be a priority in my opinion.

Although I just mentioned to avoid the touist locations, check out Skylon Tower by night if you get a chance. It's not too expensive, and the view of the fireworks is well worth the price. 

Photo taken with iPhone 5. 
Niagara Falls is definitely a city worth spending a little time in, without having to spend a lot of money.

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