A Guide to the Best Activities at Niagara Falls

[Guest post by Sandy James]

The Niagara Falls is one of the most majestic and awe-inspiring waterfalls on the planet, and millions of people from around the world travel to them to experience them in person. Whether you choose to visit the New York side or the Canadian side of these famous falls, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. From getting down beneath the falls to seeing them from up above, there are plenty of attractions that will give you the opportunity to view this natural wonder from a variety of angles. Have your camera ready and be prepared to make some memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

For a list of some of the fun things that you can do during your trip to the Niagara Falls, continue reading.

Maid of the Mist Boat Tour

The Maid of the Mist Boat Tour is probably the most well-known attraction at the Niagara Falls, and there really isn’t anything else like it either. You will board a boat that will take you right up to where the falls cascade into the water below, and you will feel the rush of the water as it slams down. Be prepared to wear a poncho and get really wet throughout the ride, but rest assured that it is completely safe and it is operated by people who are highly experienced in navigating the waters that surround the falls.

Maid of the Mist

Niagara SkyWheel

The Niagara SkyWheel is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls and also offers an unforgettable experience like no other in the area. Known as the largest observation wheel in all of Canada, the Niagara SkyWheel rises an incredible 175 feet above the Niagara Falls, giving you unparalleled views of the waterfalls themselves as well as the surrounding areas.

This new attraction has been welcoming guests into its many enclosed gondolas, where they can sit comfortably as they make their way up, higher and higher into the sky, until they can experience amazing panoramic views of the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, as well as other local landmarks, such as Niagara Parks and Niagara River.

The ride is open every day of the year, thanks to each gondola providing heating and air conditioning to make the experience comfortable, and you can also choose to ride during the day or at night, when the Falls are lit in all of the colors of the rainbow.

Niagara Falls Illuminated

Skylon Tower

The Skylon Tower is also located on the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls and it is one of the most famous places to go for incredible views of the falls and the surrounding areas. Ride to the top of the tower and experience both indoor and outdoor observation decks. Visit this attraction at night to see the falls lit up in brilliant colors. You will also be able to experience unforgettable views of the Great Gorge and Buffalo, New York, as well as nearby Toronto, Canada. While there, you can also enjoy fine dining, entertainment, and shopping for souvenirs to take home with you to remember your trip.

Sandy James is a travel blogger who enjoys seeing the world and then telling everyone about the best places to go and the fun things that they can do and see while there. For any trip to the Niagara Falls, she highly recommends staying at the luxurious Sheraton on the Falls for an unforgettable experience.

Photos courtesy of  Niagara USA