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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
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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
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Closest hotel to Horseshoe Falls in the heart of FallsviewNiagara's boutique style Fallsview hotel, Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls is the closest hotel to the Horseshoe Falls, next door to the Fallsview Casino and a premier Fallsview property. Guest rooms are well... More
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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
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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
AAA 4-diamond winner at Niagara landmark hotel and casinoA multiple AAA 4-diamond award winner, the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino is the largest hotel in Western New York and includes a landmark casino with 4,200 slots and 100 games tables. Three on-site venues feature... More
Upscale Buffalo hotel, connected to Buffalo Conference CenterThe Hyatt Regency Buffalo is a deluxe hotel suited for business and leisure travelers, strategically located in the heart of Buffalo's theater and entertainment districts. Guest rooms feature every modern... More
Niagara Falls Hotel Offers Perfect Location on the New York and Canada Border Welcome to the Holiday Inn Niagara Falls Hotel . Located at the New York and Ontario, Canada Border, our hotel at Niagara Falls is close to not only the falls but many other area attractions, as... More
Luxury meeting and convention hotel, steps away from convention centerLocated at the waterfront and just steps away from Buffalo's Convention Center, the Adam's Mark Buffalo hotel is the area's premier convention hotel, with 72,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition... More
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Top features and amenities in the heart of downtown Niagara FallsJust steps away from the top Niagara Falls sites and attractions, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Niagara Falls is a first-class property and is called “the Place to Meet” because it boasts more than 24,000 square... More
Steps from the magnificent Niagara River, Wyndham Garden Niagara Falls Fallsview offers contemporary amenities in a breathtaking natural setting. Easily access the areas biggest attractions including Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Maid of the Mist boat ride... More
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.
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