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- Private room
- Niagara Falls
Lovely home from the 1920's. Roku,central air, internet.The space is walking distance from the falls itself. This room is for up to two persons. Public transport available. Other amenities. Backyard, bicycle available. Free parking. Coffee and snacks for morning. Use bicycle at own risk. NO GUEST PETS. No one under 18
- Private room
- Niagara Falls
Beautiful bedroom walking distance to the Falls, Clifton hill and all the other attractions. House has been totally renovated with new furnishings and high end beddings. Large eat in kitchen with Keurig. Air conditioning. Two bathrooms and living area shared. Free parking. Free wifi and cable
- Private room
- Niagara Falls
-Located in Canada -Close to the Falls and main attractions - Spacious and bright pillow top double bed - Smart TV with cable and Netflix - High-Speed Wifi - Comfortable heating and air conditioning - Private locked room - Complimentary Coffee, and tea - All the essentials needed for a comfortable stay - Free Parking
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Your guide to Niagara Falls
Welcome to Niagara Falls
Count them among North America’s top wonders: Niagara Falls’ trio of thundering cascades show off the sheer force of nature with dramatic flourish and, of course, plenty of rainbows. Unsurprisingly, it’s this misty spectacle that draws the vast majority of sightseers to this busy little city — also known as Niagara Falls — on the western banks of the Niagara River. Here you’ll find three separate waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, the largest and most famous, on the Canadian side of the border, and the smaller but equally spectacular American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the United States side.
Put on a waterproof poncho for a close-up cruise, climb through a tunnel behind the falls, or see them tumble as you gaze from the deck of the observation tower. Beyond the falls, the city’s oddball museums and kitschy attractions bring out crowds, especially in the Clifton Hill area. But it only takes veering off into one of the historic neighborhoods or heading out for a scenic drive into Niagara Gorge to get a truer sense of the region’s local character.
How do I get around Niagara Falls?
The Niagara River marks Canada’s national border with the United States. The International Rainbow Bridge connects Niagara Falls, Ontario, with the smaller city of Niagara Falls, New York. It takes about an hour and a half by car to reach the area from Toronto, the largest city in Ontario. If you’re flying, Toronto is home to the nation’s largest and busiest airport: Toronto Pearson International (YYZ), but the closest major airport is Buffalo Niagara International (BUF), about a 30-minute drive across the border in Buffalo, New York.
Once you’re here in Niagara Falls, you’ll find two public bus systems serving the Canadian city and surrounding areas in the province: WEGO primarily caters to visitors and Niagara Falls Transit offers more comprehensive local service. It’s easy to explore Niagara Falls’s most popular sites on foot. For trips farther afield, it’s convenient to have a car, especially if you want to head out for hikes in Niagara Gorge or tasting tours through wine country, though many private outfitters offer chauffeured day trips.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Niagara Falls?
Summer is Niagara Falls’ peak season, with July and August bringing the warmest, sunniest weather as well as the most visitors to river cruises and observation sites. All the major attractions typically remain open into early fall, making September and October ideal times to explore with cooler temperatures and a more laid-back vibe at the region’s hot spots. Fall has two big perks: You’ll see bright colors arrive in the forests. It’s also harvest season at the Niagara Peninsula’s wineries — perfect for a tasting tour.
Many destinations and local businesses close or operate limited hours in winter, when the area often gets icy with below-freezing temperatures. Even so, the holidays in December and January show an equally romantic side to the falls, when the white mist of the rapids seems to fade into the surrounding snowy landscapes.
What are the top things to do in Niagara Falls?
Take a spin along a designated scenic highway that traces the banks of the Niagara River. Along this 34-mile (55-kilometer) route, day-trippers get views of the churning rapids, Horseshoe Falls, and popular attractions such as a butterfly conservatory and botanical gardens. The road slices through the city’s central tourist district, passing manicured parks filled with flowers in the spring and summer, with plenty of grassy spots to pause for a waterside picnic.
Niagara Peninsula wineries
Wine may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Ontario, but the Niagara Peninsula claims the largest and most diverse grape-growing region in Canada. Around 100 wineries dot the landscape, where vintners specialize in cool-climate varietals including Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, and Pinot Gris. Map out a tasting tour to sip and swirl through this relatively young vino destination, where small-lot and boutique producers increasingly earn international recognition.
Set out on a day trip to explore this network of hiking trails carved into the rocky walls of Niagara Gorge. The popular River Trail gives you views of the fierce rapids and the swirling waters of the Niagara Whirlpool. Make sure you follow the signs warning you not to venture off the trails, as the rushing waters pose grave danger to even the strongest swimmers. This natural reserve also ranks as a top spot in the region for bouldering.