Niagara Falls are one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and a top destination not to be missed on an overseas trip, whether visiting the northeastern part of the United States, or the southeastern part of Canada.
Many times the visit is carried out with day tour from New York or Toronto, but more and more tourists arrive with a rental car and decide to staying near Niagara Falls, to enjoy the suggestive show even at night and to make a more complete experience.
The famous Niagara Falls are one of the most recognized images in the world and one of the most famous tourist destinations. The visit of the falls is super recommended, it would be a shame to get to "a few steps" and miss this exceptional spectacle of nature. Their notoriety is due not only for their beauty, but also for being a precious source of hydroelectric energy.
Where to sleep in Niagara Falls
You want to know which hotel to book or at least which one it is the best area to stay near the falls? First, it is good to know that the Niagara River and its falls separate the twin cities of Niagara Falls, in the State of New York on the American side, and the city of Niagara Falls, in Ontario on the Canadian side.
Staying in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canadian side)
Fallsview Boulevard: Best area ever
Staying in one or the other city of Niagara Falls is always a good choice, but the best area of all is Fallsview Boulevard, in the Canadian side city of Niagara Falls in Ontario. In this avenue there are the best hotels in the city and many hotels offer rooms with spectacular views of the falls.
In the area and nearby are present many tourist attractions, such as: bars, restaurants, theaters, cinemas and shopping centers. The boulevard is the main tourist area and the hotels in the south allow you to easily reach the falls on foot.
Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Hilton Niagara Falls/ Fallsview Hotel and Suites
Tower Hotel at Fallsview
Ramada by Wyndham Niagara Falls/Fallsview - good economic solution
Wyndham Garden Niagara Falls Fallsview - good economic solution
Lundy's Lane: the cheapest area to sleep
Lundy's Lane is a very lively neighborhood at any time of the day and year. In the area they are present many attractions such as water parks, golf courses, bars, restaurants, shops, theaters and live music venues. The hotel offer is also quite wide and there are numerous budget hotels.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Niagara Falls
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Niagara Falls
7 Days Inn Niagara Falls by Elevate Rooms - best quality / price ratio
Skyline Hotel & Waterpark
Days Inn by Wyndham Niagara Falls Lundys Lane
Clifton Hill: the area with the most attractions and entertainment
The Clifton Hill area is one of the most famous areas of the city. For fun lovers it's the best area, there are numerous attractions, like the giant Skywheel and a water park. The entertainment offer does not end there, there are also theaters, museums, theaters, casinos and even a horror house, for the bravest and adventurous.
In addition to many restaurants, there are numerous bars, discos and clubs with live music. L'hotel offer is quite wide and ranges from luxurious rooms in 4 and 5 star hotels to budget accommodation. The area is discreetly served by public transport.
The Falls Hotel & Inn
Howard Johnson by Wyndham by the Falls Niagara Falls - best quality / price ratio
Sheraton on the Falls
Crowne Plaza Hotel-Niagara Falls/Falls View
Downtown Niagara Falls: for business travel
Downtown Niagara Falls rappresenta the financial district of the city. It is the best area to stay for business travelers, in the neighborhood there are many offices and many of the government buildings. The area is well connected by public transport to other areas of the city.
There are few hotels and rates are high during the week and lower on weekends, as offices are closed and business tourism drops. Among the advantages the presence of some museums and the proximity to the main attractions. Area not recommended for tourism reasons.
Hostelling International Niagara Falls
Staying in Niagara Falls, New York State (American side)
While it doesn't have as many tourist attractions as its twin on the Canadian side, the city of Niagara Falls, New York State, can also be a good choice to stay. In the central area the hotels are quite expensive, but in the suburbs there are many economic solutions. This area on the American side also offers numerous attractions and entertainment for the tourist.
Among the main attractions, the boat ride on the Maid of the Mist to visit the falls up close, or “Cavern of the Winds”, a very exciting descent in the lift. There are a few casinos and museums in the city, as well as many bars and restaurants. There is no shortage of shops and you can do some great shopping.
Downtown Niagara Falls: The best area on the American side
The Downtown area is also on the American side it's a good option to sleep in, indeed in this city it is the best area to stay for various reasons. Among the main reasons: there are most of the accommodations in the city; various entertainment options including casinos, bars and various clubs; and proximity to the falls.
Comfort Inn The Pointe Niagara Falls
Kalika Hotel - the best economic solution
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls-Scenic Downtown
The Giacomo, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
When to visit Niagara Falls
Any time of year is a good time to visit Niagara Falls. In each period they offer a different aspect, for example in spring they reach the greatest flow of water and therefore it is the period where they offer the most intense expression of the force of nature, or in winter on many days they are partially or completely frozen.
The best times to visit Niagara Falls are there spring andautunnoWhen the accommodation rates are good, you can do practically all the activities and there are hardly any queues to access the various attractions or to do the various activities.
The peak of visitors occurs in summer, when Niagara Falls are both a daytime and evening attraction. On the Canadian side, floodlights illuminate both sides of the falls for several hours after sunset (until midnight). As a result, even though it is a good time to visit, there can be lines for some activities on some days and accommodation rates are the highest of the year, especially in July and August.
THE winter it is the best time for those who want to enjoy the spectacle of the freezing waterfalls and for those looking for cheap rates for accommodation. In the festive period of Christmas and New Year the rates return to increase. During the winter some activities are not possible due to the climatic conditions.
How to visit the falls
Even if the ride on a boat under the falls is the most classic and used way to see the falls up close, there are other ways to see the falls, such as on foot or by helicopter, or also using the various attractions present near this extraordinary spectacle of nature.
On a boat
THEoldest and best known tourist attraction is the Maid of the Mist boat cruise, which departs from the American side. If you want to leave from the Canadian side you can use the Hornblower Cruises boats.
From the observation tower
If you want to enjoy the best view of the falls you can climb the Skylon Tower. This observation tower is located in the Niagara Falls area of Ontario, and offers the best panoramic view of Niagara Falls. The cost of the ticket is 20 dollars, but by buying the ticket online you can save on the price.Niagara Falls helicopter tour from the Canadian side
From the Ferris wheel
The Niagara Skywheel definitely is the most romantic solution to admire Niagara Falls. This Ferris wheel reaches a height of 53 meters, which adds to the difference in height of the falls, becoming a very exciting experience.Buy the reduced ticket for the Ferris wheel
The wheel offers 42 fully enclosed, air-conditioned cabins with warm air in the winter and fresh air in the warmer months. The whole tour lasts about 12-15 minutes. The attraction is open all year round from 9:00 in the morning to 01:00 in the night. The cost of the ticket is 13 dollars, but by buying the ticket online you can save on the price.