Niagara, My Favourite Sight In The World

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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.

niagara rainbow

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.


niagara falls

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.

niagara falls at night
Have you been to Niagara? If you haven’t what’s your favourite site in the world?
September 22, 2015
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  • Niagara Falls looks absolutely amazing, I would love to see it up close on day.

    • It really is a place I think everyone needs to go at some point. x

  • I love Niagara Falls too! I'm a huge fan of America in general but this took my breath away. I've been to almost 30 states now and I want to see them all! So much beauty. Great post, sounds like you had so much fun and it was fab to see you mention food as well 😉


    • It really is beautiful, it's so hard to explain to people. Wow you've done so well to get to 30 states, i've mainly done California/ Nervada and then the East coast. So much more to explore. x

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  • It's amazing how much more affordable America is now compared to what it used to be! x

  • It is a beautiful sight, definitely something everyone must experience at least once x

  • those are really stunning shots, how beautiful :)

  • i was there 3 weeks ago! on the canadian side. i absolutely loved it. so beautiful day and night

  • This looks beautiful. I can't wait to go one day and I love the sound of the boat trips! Glad you had a great time again even though you have been before :) x

    • It really is and is quite close to so many bits. The American side is technically in New York but it's ages away from New York, New York. x

  • I visited Niagara Falls a few years and loved it so much. It is so impressive and I really want to go back one day x

    • I'm glad you enjoyed it, it's certainly worth another visit as there is so much more there now x

  • I would love to go here, its so beautiful. would love to go on the boat trip!

    • It really is, especially in their summer weather it's beautiful x

  • This looks so beautiful, I very much want to go. Your photo's are lovely

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  • To be honest even though part of the falls are in NY it is like 7 hours away but certainly something you should see! So jealous you lived in NY, it's a mission of mine at some point in my life to live there even if it's just a month! x

  • Laura

    These pictures look gorgeous! I can imagine it's even more incredible in real life. Sounds like you had an amazing time :)

    • Thanks, I did. It really is incredible in real life x

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