July 26, 2010

Explore the beautiful natural wonder of Niagara Falls

Everyone has heard of the Niagara Falls, undoubtedly the most famous waterfall on the planet. The first time I saw them I was 8 and seem to me so huge! In 2005, while living in Dublin, I decided to go back for a visit to see how well I remembered the place.

From Dublin, you can find some Cheap Flights to Toronto so it’s a good place to start your holidays. From Toronto, you can get the Niagara Falls by bus or by rental car.

At the border of Ontario, Canada and the state of New York, the falls themselves are separated into two major sections - Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and the American as well as smaller Bridal Veil falls on the American side of the border.

The top 5 activities in Niagara Falls are:

1. Maid of the Mist
On a boat, protected by blue jackets, you go as close to the waterfalls as you can get to feel the power. Prepare yourself to be soaked! A great experience! The tour operates from late April to late October (depend of the weather) and costs 11 Euros per adult.


2. The Cave of the Winds
To get even closer to the waters of Niagara Falls, go to the Cave of the Winds on the American side. Ride an elevator 53 meters deep into the Niagara Gorge then put a yellow poncho and special footwear provided. The tour guide will bring you to the famous “Hurricane Deck” through wooden walkways. Here you stand at 6 meters from the torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. Although you don’t go into the falls, the falls come to you! Rainbows can be seen day and night. Open every day, the entrance costs 9 Euros per adult.


3. Take a walk along the Promenade
A boardwalk overlooking the river runs from the touristy Clifton Hill area all the way to Horseshoe Falls/Table Rock on the Canadian side of the river. A walk along the boardwalk offers some of the best views of the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe falls. Be sure to take a stroll in the evening as well when the falls are lit with colorful lights.


4. Skylon Tower
Standing at 236 meters high, the observation deck of Skylon Tower offers spectacular views of the falls as well as the surrounding town and area. It was built on the Canadian side and opened as an attraction in 1965.The observation deck is reached by riding in one of the 3 yellow elevators that traverse the outside of the tower. At the top there are too a gift shop and a gourmet restaurant revolving the full 360 degrees once an hour.  The ride costs 10 Euros per adult.


5. Niagara Whirlpool Aero car Ride   
The aero car spans the river about 6 kilometers north of Niagara Falls. You cross the river above the Niagara Whirlpool offering a beautiful view of the gorge. The whirlpool is formed at the end of the river rapids where the river makes an abrupt 90 degree turn forcing the river to churn counterclockwise exiting at the narrowest part of the gorge. Operating from early spring to November, a ticket costs 9 Euros per adult.


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Luray va accommodations said...

Yes, Niagara Falls has lots of magnificent attractions to explore including the world famous Maid of the Mist boat ride. It offers to visitors for the best selection of sightseeing tours, winery tours, airline discounts and hotel packages.