A weekend getaway in Niagara Falls
Travel in Niagara Falls in Canada it’s a great pleasure for me. So when my boyfriend and I decided to plan a trip to Niagara this spring, I vowed that this time I would do things right. A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO NIAGARA FALLS.If you, too, think a weekend at the falls sounds like fun. Believe me, that is the best option for you here’s a look at our itinerary: Niagara Falls Getaway Packages.
A stroll through Niagara Falls State Park
Being so close to the park means that it makes for a perfect after-dinner stroll. We got up close to the American Falls at Prospect Point, and then took the pedestrian bridge over to Goat Island where Terrapin Point gets you close to Horseshoe Falls. Did you know that this is the oldest state park in America?
Every Friday and Sunday during the summer, Niagara Falls puts on a fireworks show at 10 p.m. On the American side, the best spot to watch the show is at Prospect Point. NIAGARA FALLS GETAWAYS AND PACKAGES. Afterwards, you should be able to see the falls illuminated (though admittedly the view of this is much better from the Canadian side). Be warned, though: it gets crowded. Niagara Falls Trip Itineraries.
Niagara Falls State Park
After a late rise and a leisurely breakfast, we headed back to the state park for a second look at the falls up close. It all looks completely different in the sun vs. under clouds!
Cave of the Winds
Even though the name is slightly deceiving (there’s not really much of a “cave” involved), this U.S.-side attraction is definitely worth checking out. You get outfitted in sandals and a brightly-colored poncho, and then take an elevator down into the Niagara Gorge. From here, a series of boardwalks lead to a “Hurricane Deck” basically right beneath Bridal Veil Falls. Yes, you WILL get wet, but it’s pretty cool to get so close to a surging waterfall. The Best Niagara Falls Vacation Packages 2017
Lunch at Top of the Falls
Located on Goat Island, Top of the Falls is a family-friendly restaurant with views out towards Horseshoe Falls. The food isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s not every day you can eat lunch somewhere with this kind of view.
Maid of the Mist
No trip to Niagara Falls would be complete without a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist. You can take boat tours from both sides of the falls, but the original Maid of the Mist boats ONLY operate from the American side these days (in 2013, Hornblower Cruises took over the Canadian side operation). The experience includes access to the observation tower, an elevator rides down to the river, and then a cruise that puts you right in the middle of the thundering action of Horseshoe Falls. You’re given a poncho for the ride, but be warned that you probably WILL get wet — the word “mist” is used lightly.
Cross the Rainbow Bridge into Canada
We decided we wanted to experience both sides of Niagara Falls, and so crossed the border in the evening.
Even though our hot tub was calling, we decided to venture out once more to see the Falls illuminated. While you can’t truly appreciate this effect from the American side, the view from Canada is stunning. Both the Horseshoe and American falls are illuminated by giant colored spotlights starting around dusk each night. This year-round feature was begun in 1925 and is definitely worth seeing, no matter how tired your feet are. THEN it was time for hot tubbing.
It was an amazing experience in my live. I love this place so much. I think your guy’s love this a you should travel Niagara Falls.