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Most Essential Options for Visiting Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls, located between the United States and Canada, approximately 650 km north of New York, is one of the top destinations for tourists from around the world.Although the water jump is not particularly high, having a height of “only” 52 meters , what takes your breath away is above all the extraordinary visual impact that the falls give to the millions of visitors who come to admire them every year.

The Location of the fall

The falls are “wedged” between the buildings of two cities, in the USA and Canada, which have the same name: Niagara Falls, a sort of union between natural and human. The cities are tourist classics, but it doesn’t matter because the real attractions are offered by nature.

Niagara Falls is made up of three falls: the Horseshoe Falls, the famous horseshoe waterfall on the Canadian side, Goat Island on the American side, and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls.But the three waterfalls, besides being a perfect subject for your photographs, also offer you a varied range of activities to make your visit truly unforgettable.

  • Niagara Falls are located between the state of New York and the province of Ontario, at the southern end of the Niagara River gorge: they are located just over 120 kilometers away from the city of Toronto, which compared to them it is located in the northwest, and less than 30 kilometers away from the city of Buffalo, which is located in the southeast.

The peculiarity of the falls is that their location is between the city of Niagara Falls, in the state of New York, and the city of Niagara Falls, in Ontario. With the Niagara Falls Limo you can head for the place.

Necessary documents

You must have a valid passport even if you are staying in the American zone. If you enter the Canadian area on foot or by car, you do not need to apply for an eTA (the Canadian equivalent of the ESTA) and therefore a passport alone is sufficient.

Day tour from New York by flight

If you’ve always dreamed of seeing Niagara Falls, then this is the tour for you. Dedicate a day of your New York vacation to the most famous waterfalls in the world. In just 14 hours this fully guided tour includes:

  • Transfer from Manhattan to the airport and vice versa
  • Return flight from New York to Toronto or Buffalo
  • Transfer from Buffalo or Toronto airport to the fall
  • Guided tour of the fall on the American and Canadian sides
  • Buffet lunch
  • Tickets for the Maid of the Mist boat
  • Buffet lunch in a restaurant overlooking the falls
  • Check the prices and book

Day tour from New York by bus

A cheap alternative is to visit Niagara Falls in one day, but with a bus transfer. The departure is very early in the morning, but you save a lot of money.

Originating from the Niagara River, the falls are divided, by the islet of Goat Island, into American Falls (American, 55 m high and 305 m wide) and Horseshoe Falls (wider Canadian, 692m and beautiful, with a characteristic crescent shape) .

Niagara falls with children: the Canadian-city side

The town of Niagara Falls is located in the Ontario region about an hour’s drive from Toronto.Famous honeymoon destination, it is equipped with facilities suitable to meet the needs of the approximately 14 million people who visit it every year.

Personal opinion: the city is a disappointment; it is a cross between a miniature Las Vegas (with casinos, lights, restaurants and various attractions that often turn out to be “one”) and customs, given the proximity to the American border.So dispassionate advice: stay two nights at most, but one is enough and more.

Author

Clare Louise