Niagara Falls Vacations
Planning a Trip to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a small city located just over the United States border with New York; it is best known as the location of the waterfall of the same name. However, the town has more to offer than waterfall gazing, and you will have no trouble finding activities during your stay. With Orbitz.com, you can book everything from flights to tours of Niagara Falls destinations.
The centerpiece of Niagara Falls is the waterfall itself, which thunders over the cliffs just outside of town. Millions of visitors from Canada and abroad come to see the falls each year. Away from the falls, you'll find everything from a wine tour at Niagara-on-the-Lake to an afternoon of golf at a nearby course.
Best time to take a vacation to Niagara Falls
The most pleasant time to visit Niagara Falls is in the late spring, summer or early fall. Temperatures during this period usually hover between 70F and 80F. All of the local attractions are running, including the boat tours of the falls. Winters in Niagara Falls are cold, with temperatures frequently dropping to 20F. Even in the winter, when ice covers parts of the falls, you'll find crowds of people looking to have a good time. Lake-effect snow is common in Niagara Falls from late November through early April.
Insider tips for Niagara Falls travel
Winter Festival of Lights
From November to January, Queen Victoria Park is lit with thousands of twinkling lights, and the city hosts a number of concerts and community events.
Niagara Botanical Gardens
Located on the Niagara Parkway, the Botanical Gardens cover 99 acres and include a butterfly conservatory.
Oh, Canada Eh Dinner Theatre,
For a comical evening, head to this dinner theater, which pokes fun at Canadian stereotypes and guarantees plenty of laughter.
If you want to get a bird's-eye view of the city, head up to the top of the Skylon Tower for panoramic views.
When you need a break from sightseeing, rest your sore muscles at one of Niagara Falls' many day spas.
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Niagara Falls Vacation Packages
6700 Fallsview Boulevard Map
Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception
Niagara high-rise overlooking the FallsThe Embassy Suites Niagara Falls Fallsview is the closest hotel to the falls with all 513 suites delivering breathtaking views that overlook the falls. Other amenities include a cooked-to-order breakfast, complimentary evening... More
6755 Fallsview Boulevard Map
Rate includes breakfast
All rooms overlook the falls at AAA 4-diamond hotel with indoor pool The Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway on the Falls is Niagara's premier upscale property, a venue with an unrelenting commitment to excellence. Rooms are sleek, stylish and overlook the falls.... More
6740 Fallsview Blvd Map
Rate includes breakfast
AAA 4-diamond award winning hotel adjacent to Fallsview casinoWith its AAA 4-diamond distinction, the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa is an area destination, a top-of-the-line property offering every conceivable amenity. Rooms and suites are impeccable... More
6546 Fallsview Boulevard Map
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Closest hotel to Horseshoe Falls in the heart of FallsviewLuxury meets convenience at the Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls, the closest hotel to the Horseshoe Falls and a premier Fallsview property. Guest rooms are well appointed with every modern convenience and... More
6039 Fallsview Boulevard Map
Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in
Natural, rustic elegance steps from Niagara?s majestic fallsJust two blocks from the majestic falls, the upscale DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls is a statement in elegance, a tranquil resort that's ever-so-close to all of Niagara's... More
5950 Victoria Ave Map
Rate includes breakfast
Full-featured, AAA 3 diamond hotel, one block from Niagara FallsWith its AAA 3 diamond distinction, the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls hotel assures travelers of hospitality excellence, a full-featured property ideally located just one block from Niagara Falls. Rooms... More
6361 Fallsview Boulevard Map
Rate includes a $50 USD daily hotel credit
Elegance and comfort in the heart of Niagara, overlooking the fallsSetting a high standard for luxury in Niagara, the Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview embraces guests with its graceful elegance, a polished package of services and amenities for business and... More
6455 Fallsview Boulevard Map
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Deluxe, eco- and family-friendly hotel near top Niagara attractionsThe Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview boasts a 4 diamond hotel rating by AAA, a testament to its high standards and amenities. Guest rooms exude style and comfort and feature the Sheraton... More
Intimate and luxurious Niagara Falls hotel, ideal for romantic getawaysThe Sterling Inn & Spa is a true oasis of calm that caters to couples and those seeking an intimate travel experience. Guest rooms are contemporary with clean lines and warm tones, welcoming spaces... More
First class comfort and luxury offering magnificent views of the fallsLocated in Niagara's Fallsview district with spectacular views of the Canadian and American Falls, the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel is a deluxe, 4-diamond property. Featuring every modern convenience and... More
*Savings based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings of 5 or more nights with individual calculable components on www.orbitz.com from January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates, and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.
Niagara Falls highlights
Maid of the Mist Tour
One of the most popular ways to see Niagara Falls is aboard the Maid of the Mist boat tour, which runs close to the base of the falls.
Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
Just outside of the city, this reserve has walking trails and offers numerous activities for hiking, biking and picnicking.
Whirlpool Aero Car
Ride this antique cable car above the river for a spectacular view of the Niagara Whirlpool.
Spend a night on the town at this sprawling casino, where you can enjoy everything from table games to slot machines.
Wine Route of Ontario
If you're interested in wine, drive along the Wine Route of Ontario, which connects over 50 vineyards.
Greg Frewin Theatre Magic Show
If you're traveling with your family, check out this unforgettable show, which includes a special segment with a live tiger.
Nightmares Fear Factory
Test the limits of your courage at this haunted house, which sits on the site of an old factory.
Check out the falls from above in this Ferris wheel, which features enclosed gondolas and panoramic views.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
If it is raining, you can enjoy water slides at this indoor water park, which features 16 slides and an indoor wave pool.
Find your sense of direction in this extensive mirror maze, which is situated in a series of caves.