Celebrate your honeymoon, observe one of the world’s natural wonders or pursue history, wine and outdoor sports interests.
Not just for honeymooners, Western New York’s Niagara Falls offers inspiring views of one of the world’s most famous waterfalls, along with history, wine and adventure. The American falls drop over 180 feet (55 meters) along the Niagara River separating the U.S. and Canada, with stellar views from both countries. Gaze down from the top of the gorge, surrounded by the roar and mist from the falls. Then enjoy numerous other adventures.
Feel a wet breeze as water rushes past you at the Cave of the Winds, just a few feet from Bridal Veil Falls. Ride on the Maid of the Mist boat to see all three falls sections plunging down from above. Access these attractions from Niagara Falls State Park, a 400-acre (160-hectare) landscaped space designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Hike, bike and fish here overlooking the falls.
View the river from a different perspective in a jet boat as you speed through the Class V whirlpool at Devil’s Hole. Helicopter over the gorge to see the full horseshoe of the falls stretching between the U.S. and Canada.
Just downstream of the falls is the NYPA Niagara Power Project, a great spot for adding educational fun to your visit. View more than 50 exhibits and learn about the practical aspects of the falls. More than 50 percent of the Niagara River’s water is diverted for hydroelectric power generation.
Visit marine animals, including penguins, octopi, sea horses and sharks at the Aquarium of Niagara. Learn about attempted falls jumps at the Daredevil Museum. Investigate 300 years of history at Old Fort Niagara.
More than 20 wineries await you on the Niagara Wine Trail, USA downstream from the falls. Stay, play or dine at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino.
Many Niagara Falls attractions are open year-round, although some gorge trips close for winter. Summer visits to Niagara Falls are very popular. Enjoy fall foliage on an autumn trip to Western New York. See ice over parts of the falls during winter.