Niagara FallsUnited States of America

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Nicknamed the world’s honeymoon capital, this spot is a natural wonder attracting newlyweds, families, cross-country travelers and waterfall fans.

If you’re traveling near western New York, visit Niagara Falls to see spectacular waterfalls. Water flows at a rate of 150,000 gallons per second (568,000 liters) on the U.S. side. See plunging water, hear the roaring falls and feel mist swirling up from the gorge.

The Niagara River, which separates the U.S. and Canada, flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Watch the water curve dramatically, then drop up to 110 feet (33 meters) in American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side.

Three state parks offer vistas of the falls and river. Niagara Falls State Park is the launch point for activities at the falls itself. Don a yellow poncho and walk to Cave of the Winds below Bridal Veil Falls. Ride on the Maid of the Mist boat that has brought tourists in raingear near the falls for nearly 170 years. Hike along gorge trails to Goat Island to view Canada’s Horseshoe Falls.

Whirlpool State Park juts into the gorge overlooking a giant whirlpool and water rapids downstream of the falls. At Devil’s Hole State Park, take the stone stairs to the base of the gorge to see rushing rapids. Walk upstream along the river toward the whirlpool.

Consider beginning your marriage here. The area has multiple wedding chapels along with honeymoon suites with beds and Jacuzzis in heart shapes. Your guests will enjoy many activities in the area when not engaged in wedding events. Try your luck at the casino, shop at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA and explore the Aquarium of Niagara. Gaze at the falls illuminated at night.

The falls are glorious in summer with light mist cooling a hot day. Bundle up in winter to enjoy a frosty wonderland. Ice forms over the base of the falls, creating a bridge up to 50 feet (15 meters) thick.

If you have time and your passport, after enjoying Niagara Falls in the U.S., cross the Rainbow Bridge to Canada to see Horseshoe Falls, another portion of the river’s amazing drop.

Top hotels in Niagara Falls

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
4 out of 5
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY
NZ$136
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Observation Tower, Niagara Falls State Park and Aquarium of Niagara. Devil's ...

4/5Very Good! (1,990 reviews)

"Rooms are clean and pool area is awesome ........."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

Sheraton Niagara Falls
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY
NZ$131
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Falls Street and Niagara Falls State Park. Aquarium of Niagara and Rainbow ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,143 reviews)

"Our first time in a hotel/casino. We loved every minute of our stay. Only one thing was disappointing...when I heard buffet...I was thinking oh wow a real super duper ayce set up. I was disappointed that it looked really badly thrown together with a price of Vegas but no woes to serve. It’s smelled ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2020

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
3 out of 5
310 Rainbow Blvd S, Niagara Falls, NY
NZ$120
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Niagara River Gorge and Niagara Falls State Park. Cave of the Winds and Fallsview ...

4.2/5Excellent! (891 reviews)

"Parking was poor. Not the greatest part of town. Breakfast was okay but not great"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2020

Hyatt Place Niagara Falls

Popular activities in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls State Park
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Niagara Falls State Park

5/5(22 reviews)

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

Caves of the Mist
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Caves of the Mist

4.5/5(21 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. 

Rainbow Bridge
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Rainbow Bridge

4.5/5(12 reviews)

See the Niagara Falls in all their glory whilst walking, cycling or driving along this stunning bridge.

Top activities in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in One day Tour from New York City
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Niagara Falls in One day Tour from New York City

80% of travellers recommend
NZ$339
Per adult
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat
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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat

88% of travellers recommend
NZ$169
Per adult
Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tour Of Canadian & American Side
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Niagara Falls Sightseeing Tour Of Canadian & American Side

96% of travellers recommend
NZ$262
Per adult
Niagara Falls Tour with Maid of the Mist & Hard Rock Cafe Meal
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Niagara Falls Tour with Maid of the Mist & Hard Rock Cafe Meal

NZ$146
Per adult
Niagara Falls Canada Tour & Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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Niagara Falls Canada Tour & Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

90% of travellers recommend
NZ$185
Per adult
Shop and Dine Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls NY
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Shop and Dine Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls NY

NZ$54
Per adult

Reviews of Niagara Falls

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 20, 2019

The Niagara Falls experience was enhanced by doing it from the Canadian side, where the Hornblower boat, the Behind the Falls viewing and Cable Car over the Whirlpool were not available from USA side. Easy walk from US to Canada side.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 13, 2019

We didn’t know anything about Clifton Hill before visiting Niagara Falls, so were pleasantly surprised that there were plenty of things to do instead of just looking at the falls. Canada is “Marijuana Central”, so could be an issue for anyone else.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 1, 2019

Well worth the visit. Absolutely, spectacular. The Casino, Seneca Niagara has a brilliant buffet lunch!

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