What to do at the Falls:
- Visit the American side of the Falls and admire Goat Island and the 3 Sisters Island. At sunset enjoy splendid views and lots of colors and reflections on the water.
- Visit the Canadian Side with the famous Horseshoe the highest point of the Falls that resemble the shape of a horseshoe.
- Take the Maid of the Mist Cruise - When in season, from April to October, the mini cruise takes you right up to the Falls: Exciting! Instead, during the winter season, you reach the Falls by walking inside the panoramic Tunnels.
- Admire the evening lighting show and Fireworks display - In the evening, the Falls are illuminated in different colors and in some periods of the year fireworks will be shot in the sky, something you don’t want to miss, here is the calendar for Lights and Fireworks Shows 2021
Itinerary: Niagara Falls Tour in 2 Days
1st Day: Niagara Falls from New York (via Finger Lakes)
In the morning you will depart from the Big Apple heading north on your way to Buffalo you will pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Here you will stop for a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon and visit the stunning waterfalls (During Winter when the Watkins Glen Park is not accessible you will visit the waterfall Montour
), after the sightseeing you will continue towards Seneca Lake to reach Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Once arrived at Niagara Falls you will visit the American Side of the Falls including Goat Island and Sister Island and at night you will tour the falls to appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. You will spend the night at the: Executive Inn Super 8
2nd Day: Niagara Falls – New York
Leaving the hotel in the morning you will have a chance to explore the falls up-close from the Horse Shoe Falls and you will then hop onboard the historic vessel Maid of the Mist (May-October) for a scenic cruise where you will be able to almost “touch” the falls. In winter (November to April) you will instead tour the Scenic Tunnels, a journey behind the falls, where you have a great photo opportunity. At noon, you leave Niagara Falls and on the way back to New York you will stop for a shopping spree at one of the largest outlet malls along the way, find your own bargain! Evening arrival in New York.
Images from the Niagara Falls Tour
Up to 1885, the Falls were privately owned and tourists had to pay a ticket for admiring the natural wonder from viewing platforms otherwise obstructed by the surrounding fences; it was only with the purchase of the land by the State of New York that began the creation of the National Park. Since 1925, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board provides night illumination of Niagara Falls to the delight of all.
Map of Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest park in the United States, but the falls are geologically very young. Every year, millions of visitors flock to the border between Canada and the United States to admire the beauty of the Falls. To connect the two sides, the American and the Canadian is the Rainbow Bridge, more than 150,000 cubic meters of the waterfalls every day.
The lighting includes a range of colors that alternate throughout the evening. The fireworks are shot from May 1 to October 31 and on holidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Canadian festivities. Shows start at 10 pm.
Available: Monday, Thursday & Saturday, Year-round
Free Cancellation until 72 hours before your reservation starts.