A few days ago I came back from a fleeting 8 day trip to the States in which I visited four key places, travelled through about seven states and travelled around 1200 miles. It was a tough week of travelling but it was made worthwhile by the places I visited. Niagara was second on the trip after New York and even though i’ve been there before it still remains my favourite site. Some people might say but it’s only a waterfall, but it’s incredible. It’s hard to describe so enjoy the photos which give you a glimpse into what it’s like.
Niagara falls sit on the border between America and Canada with the main horseshoe falls being on the Canadian side and the Bridal falls being on the American side. The main town of Niagara is on the Canadian side and it has changed so much since I was last there five years ago with so many added attractions to keep you busy. I’m talking Madame Tussards, Ripleys World, A Haunted House, Crazy golf, An upside down house, Bird kingdom, A water park, A butterfly conservatory, Botanical gardens and much more.
While I didn’t do any of the things above I still had plenty to do. The hornblower cruise (formally known as the Maid of the Mist) is a boat ride which takes you pretty much straight into the falls. You get incredibly wet despite the poncho you’re wearing, but it’s one of the best experiences i’ve had. It’s so much fun and you don’t mind getting soaked because it feels incredible.
Later in the day we did the journey behind the falls where you come out right next to the falls and get an amazing view of the waves crashing over the edge, and yes yet again you get soaked. This was something that I didn’t do last time so I was super excited to get to do this.
In the evening we decided to have dinner up the Skylon tower because they had a buffet which worked out at less than £20 each and it was insane. It’s not just your standard buffet there was steak, salmon, chicken, muscles and a whole host of different food. And don’t get me started on the deserts; brownies, cupcakes, chocolate cake, trifle, you name it they had it.
Each evening from around 8pm the falls are illuminated to give you a different view of them and this was a fantastic view to see at the end of our visit. It might have only been fleeting but I know i’ll be back in Niagara. The easiest way to see it if you don’t want to go to just Niagara is to do a day trip from Toronto in Canada as it’s pretty close. I think it’s one of those sights everyone needs to see.