Best weekend getaway: Niagara Falls, New York

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Hello Globetrotters,

One of the best weekend getaways I had until now was my trip to the Niagara Falls in New York. Many of my friends as well as thousands of people travel from all over the world just to see them and experience the wonder of these incredible water falls the nature gave us.

To experience that beauty many people choose the great Niagra Falls for a weekend getaway and also because it isn´t hard to keep occupied around it. I once read that it is also a favourite destination for a honeymoon.

Best weekend getaway Niagara Falls, New York. Discovering a natural wonder.

 Every normal person flys up to Buffalo and rents a car to drive the 10 minutes to the Falls but I decided to drive up their. Back then I was in Providence, Rhode Island and it took me 8 hours of driving but on the way I took some stops to see some other things.

Withing the area around the Niagara Falls there are several places to stay, things to do and of course things to see. Most people don´t know it but there are numerous other fantastic places to see and places to visit.

Maid of the Mist 

The Maid of the Mist is a boats tour starting at the american side of the falls. The tour passes them and enters the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls. 

I wanted to take the tour but was a week to early because the boats will not operate until the end of April.

Where to take pictures? 

To take a picture of the Niagara Falls, NY is easy and many people had the honor to take them. Many of them bring more equipment than clothes in their suitcases every year. But who can be mad at them when the Falls are a spectacular wonder of the world, the tourists just want to make sure they capture pictures of it to cherish it forever.

Niagara Falls is most popular in summer but this doesn´t mean there are no visitors during the other seasons. The pictures you see on here were taken in April and I got to see a big layer of ice infront of the falls, which was really impressive. Each and every view is unique and spectacular in itself. Two of the most photographed perspectives are the attractions Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds.

It is hard to tell you the perfect spot to take a good picture because all spots are perfect here.

If you like to enjoy the evening after an exciting day at the Falls many Bed & Breakfasts as well as Hotels offer their service and are easy to find. The best way here is to look them up online and read some reviews. My choice was the Holiday Inn in Downtown Buffalo, which was convinient at that time because I still had a voucher from back home in Austria.

Some people prefer more intimate accommodations and some others want a luxurious hotel.

Place to visit close to Niagara Falls

Of course with the right ID you can enter and go to the Canadian side as well but besides that around Buffalo are many things to see and discover. Pay a visit to old Fort Niagara, discover Niagara as it was 250 years ago. Get soem history in a visit the USS Croaker at the Erie County Naval & Military Park only 30 minutes away.

If you want something with animals involved go see the aquarium in Niagara Falls. But not just only those couple of things no many others are in and around Niagara to find you just have to look for them.

PS.: Did you ever have the chance to visit them?


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