What to do at Niagara Falls? When we think of Niagara Falls, our minds instantly wander to the group of three waterfalls that span the border between the province of Ontario in Canada and the state of New York in the United States. The image we have in our heads has been printed on millions upon millions of postcards and sent around the world by the estimated 13 million visitors that go each year.
Niagara Falls is a unique location and has a lot more to offer than just the waterfalls. The great thing about a trip to Niagara Falls is that you can do so heaps of activities in a short period of time. If you’re looking to get the most out of your weekend away, here’s a list of five of the best things to do.
Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three main waterfalls in Niagara and even though it is an obvious pick, your trip would not be complete without a visit.
Additionally, if you want to experience the falls firsthand, you can take a boat trip and get upfront and centre. Be ready to get a little wet!
When it comes to nightlife, gambling is something that is at the heart of Niagara Falls, on both sides of the river! There’s a great selection of casinos so you won’t find it difficult to find one you like. If you’re in the mood for gambling, try your hand at online sports betting. You can take in the excitement of a game and the activities of Niagara Falls at the same time. A win-win to me!
Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens & Butterfly Conservatory
Horseshoe Falls is spectacular, but if you are looking for the perfect peaceful follow-up, then head on over to Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens & Butterfly Conservatory. The site is an amazing 100-acre space, which is home to thousands of species of plants, including an amazing collection of butterflies.
WildPlay Mistrider Zipline
If you can’t get enough of the waterfalls, there is another exciting way to get the perfect view! The zipline allows you to fly 67 metres high and reach speeds of 40 mph. ? If you want to be one with nature, I can’t think of a more hands-on approach!
If you’re not feeling adventurous, or want to unwind after the zip line, this is a sightseeing opportunity you don’t want to miss out on. It is Canada’s largest observation wheel, towering 53 metres, and is the perfect way to round off your trip. Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views of both the Horseshoe, American Falls, and the Niagara River.
Next time someone says that the only thing Niagara Falls has to offer is the waterfall, you know what to tell them! I hope you enjoy your trip.