Millions of tourists visit the Niagara Falls every year, and that’s no surprise considering the myriad attractions and activities that await the visitor. If you have never been there or this is your first trip in a long time, here are some ideas for your itinerary:
The Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist Boat Tour
The Maid of the Mist tour will take you to the majestic American Falls, and from there your boat will take you to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. You may have seen the Falls in pictures and on TV, but it’s another thing to see and hear the roaring waters up close.
Visit the Fallsview Casino and Resort
The Fallsview Casino Resort is a huge complex with a 1,500 seat theater, shopping centers, a health spa and tons of space for conferences and meetings. And that is just for starters as the resort also has numerous first class restaurants, a five star hotel with more than 360 rooms, 150 gaming tables and more than a thousand slot machines. Best of all, the complex offers you a view of the Niagara Falls.
Marineland Amusement Park
The Marineland Amusement Park has always been one of the main attractions in Niagara thanks to its sea lion, walrus and dolphin shows, as well the amusement rides. You will also get a kick out of the killer whales and all the other exotic animals like the bears, buffaloes and deer.
Drop by the Botanical Gardens
Not far from the Niagara Falls is the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, and it’s worth a visit for the Butterfly Conservatory, where you can savor a beautifully simulated tropical environment and see more than 2,000 butterflies flying around, and if you’re luck they might even land on you.
The Bird Kingdom
The Bird Kingdom consists of a vast rainforest filled with over 400 different types of birds of all shapes, sizes and colors. If you’re a bird lover, this is a site not to be missed.
Experience Niagara in IMAX
If you want to enjoy a larger than life experience of the Falls, then grab a seat at the IMAX Theater Niagara Falls. The theater has a gigantic six-story high screen with the digital surround sound powered by 12,000 watts, and the sound and visuals are so powerful it’s like you’re in the middle of the action.
Go on a Helicopter Tour of the Falls
A lot of visitors at Niagara like to go on helicopter tours, and it’s easy to see why as a ride on a chopper provides you with a stunning bird’s eye view of the Falls and the surrounding areas. Not only will you get to enjoy some truly majestic sights, but you can also fly your way to one of the wineries.