This is my roundup of the best things to do in Niagara Falls. Information and pricing can be found through the Niagara Falls Tourism website.
Niagara Falls is more than ‘just’ the falls.
The falls are great, but you can’t spend the whole week on the Maid of the Mist. Thankfully there’s plenty to do.
In the heart of it all is Clifton Hill.
That’s where you have the big Skywheel, the dinosaur and glow in the dark mini-put, all the Ripley’s stuff and the Guiness World of Records stuff. There’s also a few different wax museums.
What I loved about the Hill is that most places had this ‘open air / outdoor market’ feel at the front and you could buy tickets to see more. Our first tour of Clifton Hill we didn’t actually go into any of the attractions – we just experienced what was right there in front of us and the front-end of the attractions! Ice cream shops, fudge, souvenirs, games… The whole thing has a carnival feel and it’s all been cleverly built into the landscape of the hill.
The falls are great, and there’s plenty to do and see there as well. My kids wouldn’t do the white water walk and the journey behind the falls would be too complicated with the stroller but with older children this is definitely a great choice. And who can forget the Maid of the Mist? You might think it’s just a boat and some water – but it’s not. Its experiencing in ‘live HD’ the forces of nature. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget and is worth getting a little wet for.
The best view of the falls – We almost went on this but by the time Date Night rolled around we were too exhausted. Our hotel had special pricing tickets available and it was about 50% off! Definitely worth it.
Botanical gardens, butterfly conservatories, flower clocks, walking trails – A few minutes on the WEGO and you’re there. The kids will love the opportunity to run wild and spend some pent up energy and you’ll enjoy the tranquility of the parks.
Upscale restaurants, the Fallsview Casino, higher-end hotels… If you want to indulge, this is the place to do it!
If you love to shop this is the place to do it! Factory outlets, boutiques, originals… you name it!
Marineland, Safari Niagara, Waterparks – something for everyone! Bring sunscreen and enjoy the attractions and unique experiences!
I’ve had these tickets for a private wine tour for ages but we never seem to get around to it. Last year I was pregnant so we cancelled our trip, and this year we didn’t have time! A short drive away you’ll find some of Ontario’s finest wineries. Many offer free tours, with deluxe / private tasting tours available. Cheers!
Whatever your tastes, whatever you decide – there’s something for everyone. Check out my survival guide in the next tab for smooth (er) traveling with kids!