#Week 3 #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 with Instacuppa “Here is Why Visiting Niagara Fall is My Favorite Travel Memory
It was 3 years ago when we moved from India to the USA. During these 3 years of the time period, we had visited lots of great places (New York, Washington D.Sc. Boston, Los Angeles etc.) however, Niagara fall was one of those bucket-list places, which we did not get chance to visit, to explore!
I always had a dream of seeing this world famous tourist spot and nature’s wonder.Luckily, during last summer when my parents came to the USA; we were thrilled to meet them again, after an extended period of separation. And we had planned our long-awaited “first Niagara fall tour” along with them, with great enthusiasm.
I could say confidently that visiting Niagara fall is one of my most favourite travel memories.
I would love to share some important things and tips about this greatest tourist spot as a part of week #3 of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 (as a response to given prompt #Favourite travel memories)
History of Niagara fall
Niagara fall is a city on the Niagara River, in the New York state. It is a collective name for three waterfalls which straddle the international border between the Canadian province Ontario and the American state of New York. It is famed for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.
Niagara fall is America’s oldest state park that is expanded in the area of 400 acres of beautiful landscape. The falls are 17 miles north-northwest of Buffalo, New York, and 75 miles south, southeast of Toronto, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York.
When to visit?
Summer is the best and ideal time to visit and explore the Niagara fall. Especially between the months of June to August, visiting in summer months allows you to take full advantage of beautiful weather and awesome attractions. So many people visited this awesome spot during fall, spring and winter too. Fall is open year around for viewing the attractions. However, some of the attractions are seasonal and remains open until November only.
There are various ways to get from Columbus to Niagara Falls. Either by bus, car, train or plane. And you can choose any option according to your preference. The Driving distance between Dublin (Dublin is nearby town to Columbus and we stay here) and Niagara fall is 346.09 miles and it takes around 5 hours and 20 minutes by car.
We had planned our visit in the first week of June with a rental car, with good mood and great enthusiasm. It was like dream come true for us. We had done lots of pre-preparation before travel, such as research activities at our destination, book the hotel, prepare some homemade food and snacks etc. (will share more information about this in next section)
Top visiting tourist attractions of Niagara fall
- There are plenty of things to do in the Niagara fall. Such as,
- Maid of Mist
- Cave of wind
- Niagara Glen Nature reserve
- Journey behind the falls
- Niagara sky wheel
- Sky lone tower
- Old Fort Niagara
- Max theatre
- Butterfly Conservatory
- Niagara aquarium
Personally, I would say, “Among these all awesome spots, waterfalls are the main attraction of Niagara Falls and there is the range of ways to explore it. You can see it from their foot on the awesome maid of mist boat tours, from behind in caves of wind (by accessible elevator), or sky hovering in the helicopter.
As we had 2 days 1-night stay tour, we had visited these spots.
Maid of Mist
Maid of mist is one of the most famous and awesome tourist spots of Niagara fall. It is a boat tour of Niagara fall that starts from the calm part of the Niagara River near the rainbow bridge, take its passenger to America’s Bridal Veil Falls. The tour starts and returns on the USA side of the river. We had loads of fun during this tour. Nature’s beauty and awesomeness is at their highest point during this tour.
Cave of wind
Cave of wind is a natural cave behind the Bridal Veil Falls (at the Niagara Falls). It is also one of the most famous and must visit spot. Here is an elevator that takes people from the area between American and Canadian falls down, the level of the Niagara River at the base of the American falls.
There is a series of the redwood platform that allows visitor to go up at the base of bridal veil falls and enjoy the experience of water crushing down right on them.
When we went to see the beauty of fall from this point, we were amazed to see that how close we get to the falls and loved being able to witness the powerful rush of water up so close.
Journey behind the falls
It was the third point that we had explored! It is a point where you shall be able to stand directly behind the sheet of water. An elevator takes you down to a tunnel system to view the falls and learn facts and history about them. This spot is pretty chilly and you need to take extra care while visiting it.
During the first day, we had visited these 3 awesome spots during daytime and after having lunch and a short nap, we went to Max theatre. Max theatre is another great spot to visit, especially if you want to learn the facts and history of the origin of Niagara Falls.
Max theatre plays an awesome movie on an enormous screen that explains the history and origin of Niagara fall so wonderfully. We had a great time while watching this movie.
At night, we had seen a spectacular display of fireworks over Niagara Falls. Fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions like high wind or rain. Watching the fireworks display was an unforgettable experience and we had a great fun while watching this spectacular Niagara fall firework show.
Next day, we had visited the Aquarium of Niagara
Aquarium of Niagara
It is a great spot for kids; it offers plenty of sea animals such as sea lion, penguin, and etc. kids had enjoyed a lot and we had clicked some cool pictures here.
Travel tips for visiting Niagara Falls
For making your visit smooth, here I am sharing some handy tips.
- Check the weather- as I had mentioned earlier, it is very important to check the weather forecast, before travel to avoid any end moment problem.
- Book an adventure pass before your visit. There are various packages available online and you could choose any one according to your preference.
- Shortlisted your activities and visiting spots before the visit.
- Make some handmade food and snacks for travel
- Do a proper research about where to stay? And where to dine?
Luckily, there are lots of Indians in Niagara Falls, and you can get good Indian food and accommodation here, at the affordable rate.
So, we had loads of fun during these 2 days of a short trip. And I would love to go again and again there to recreate this magic. I cannot explain the joy and happiness in words that we had experienced during this tour. I just say as a conclusion “it was my best #Travel memory”.
What were your favourite travel memories? Did you have visited this awesome place? What was your experience? Please share with us!
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We visited Canada back in 2008, and being November half the things were closed. Not to forget it was icy cold!
Really well summed up post! Lovely clicks!
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Lovely photos! Loved the in-depth guide to visiting Niagra. One day!
Wow, the way you describe the falls it simply sounds marvelous. I have seen Niagara on TV and it always used to look breathtakingly beautiful. I love natural beauty. Not only that I have also read that several people have tried to jump using a barrel and some have even lived to tell the tale. Wonderful article bringing out nature's bountiful beauty. #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa
Nice post , I had been to US few weeks back , visited some cities but missed enjoying this Niagara falls , Will try Next time 🙂
I would like to see the fall from all the 3 views you have written here and given the pictures. Your description of the place makes me pack my bags this Summer only and take the kids to enjoy the waterfall.
First of all, Lovely Clicks. This destination as your have elaborated should be on everyone's bucket list. Nice description, I should say that I saw Niagara through your eyes 🙂
This is also in my bucket list. Although I visited US in 2017, but I only went to Houston ☹️
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Never been to US…Have seen it on screen and magazines. My InlaWS went there ladt year, they were also very excited about the place and its beauty. You summed up things well. I'll keep in mind the suggestions. Thanks for sharing.
The Novice Soul
I really dread the idea of traveling that far to the other end of the world. Naive of me I know. But I loved your experience of visiting the Niagara Falls.
I am in love with this post and pics as well. I wish to visit the fall some time in future. #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa
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Thanks Jay, I am so glad you liked the post, thanks again for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts!
I am glad you liked the post, and I am sure you will love this place, please try to visit next time, thanks a lot for visiting my blog!
Oh! I am so glad you liked the post, yes!it is a must visit place, I am sure you will loved it. Thanks a lot for your visit!
yes! it is an amazing place! thanks a lot for visiting my blog!
I am so glad you liked the post and pics, thanks a lot Shipra for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts!
I am glad you liked the post, Thanks a lot for your visit!
I am glad you liked the post, thanks a lot for visting my blog and sharing your thoughts!
This post brought back memories of my own trip to the falls . For some reason I was scared to go under the water and reluctantly went on the Maid of the Mist. But once there , I enjoyed it .
mahathi ramya A
Our trip to Niagara was memorable too. We couldn't go to the journey behind falls and aquarium. Will surely visit one more time. Nice travelogue.
I am so glad Mugdha you liked the post, thanks a lot for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts!
Yes! it is an experience that can not describe in the words, thanks a lot for your visit!
Yes! Mahathi, it is just awesome, thanks a lot for your visit!
I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Niagara Falls! I live close by. It is truly a wonder of the world and I am so happy that I live close to it. I would suggest that one of the more beautiful times of the year to visit is the least expected… during the winter, after a freeze and a big snowfall. When it has been cold for quite some time, the water flowing over the falls freezes and turns to ice. Because Niagara Falls is so big, the image of it covered in ice is really impressive. Sometimes, in the ice, you can see a double rainbow. It is an amazing spectacle, and I think that you would enjoy it very much.
Sheela K Kumar
A nicely summed up travel post! Will bookmark it for the future use! Thanks for the share.
I have always wanted to visit the Niagara falls! Very detailed and informative post. Saved for my reference 😀