Why Niagara Falls is on our travel list


Whether you travel the world or prefer the quiet life, most families can agree that travelling is all about creating memories and sharing experiences together. That said, with a family as big as ours, it can be difficult to find tours or activities where all of us are included. That’s why we’re adding Niagara Falls to our list of must-see destinations, and here are a few more reasons if you need convincing…


The scenery is stunning

Who could visit Niagara Falls and not mention the breath-taking scenery? Millions of people visit the region every year, and it’s certainly not difficult to see why; on the one hand, you have the iconic Niagara Falls themselves, made up of the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls. The best way to see all three is by taking the Hornblower cruise up the Niagara River, sailing past each of them for photographs, which is perfect for our family as we can all stay together.

On the other hand, the Falls are located in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, with hundreds of hiking trails for us to follow. We can pack up a picnic, put on our walking boots, and have fun navigating our way through Niagara Gorge, as we take in the many sites of the Glen Nature Reserve.


It’s perfect for foodies

After all that exercise, my family is usually pretty hungry, and in Niagara Falls you’ll be spoilt for choice about where to go. Firstly, there are food markets, wine expos and food festivals held regularly, as it’s a world-renowned exporter of award-winning Icewine. No matter what your tastes are as a family, there’s bound to be something that appeals to you, from a refined afternoon tea to the annual Ribfest.

Secondly, there’s the Fallsview and Clifton Hill areas, packed with cool bars and restaurants. For the kids, I know they’d love to stop by the Rainforest Café, complete with its own 80ft bubbling volcano, while for something more sophisticated, I’d love to try the revolving dining room at the top of Skylon Tower. Thankfully, there’s practically a new Niagara Falls restaurant opening every month, so you’ll never be short of places to grab a bite to eat.


There’s tonnes of activities

Finally, all the tours around Niagara Falls cater to large groups and family outings brilliantly, as a lot of them are self-guided. For example, the Cave of the Winds and Journey Behind the Falls tours allow you to make your own way around the magnificent Falls, enjoying the sights, sounds and spray of the water on your face and clothes as a family.

As we’re all adrenaline-junkies too, I can’t wait for us to take the Whirlpool Aerocar out above the famous rapids, or take the new Mistrider Zipline attraction, sailing past Niagara Falls at tremendous speeds.


Have you been to Niagara Falls? Do leave us a comment with your own suggestions of attractions and places to visit.



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