Home to a little more than 50,000 people, Niagara Falls is also where you can find the country's oldest state park that bears it name. The city and the park is getting a facelift over the next few years because the State Government has just infused $25 million to the project. Still, you can get on a bus rental in Niagara Falls, NY, visit the city, and enjoy its other offerings.
The Niagara Falls State Park (Niagara Falls, NY 14303) has the iconic falls along with 400 acres of wildlife and landscape. The falls have been drawing visitors for more than 400 years because of its natural beauty, coupled by the power and roar that contradicts what your eyes see.
Aside from the falls, there are several visit-worthy attractions here. You can get up close to the raging waters on the Hurricane Deck of the Cave of the Winds, or ride the Maid of the Mist, which will take you right up to the falls. Better yet, go to Luna Island and get the best views of the Bridal Veil Falls and the American Falls. Check out the history of the Niagara Falls with hourly shows at the Adventure Theater, or check out the educational exhibits at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center.
Other attractions here include:
Be sure to stay late, too. The falls are illuminated at night and, if you are lucky, you might visit on a night when there is a fireworks display scheduled.
Outdoor fun does not start and end at the Niagara Falls here. There are several state parks that offer a different experience. Check out:
After a day of being in the outdoors, you might be craving to do something indoors or in an air conditioned space. How about some shopping? The city has the Fashion Outlets of Niagara, where you get more than 150 stores 10 minutes away from the falls itself. The city also has great antique shops for your vintage fetish. If you want to try out the things that you can only see here, then check out DiCamillo Bakery, Little Italy and Niagara Falls Boulevard for some Niagara-only items.
Getting hungry yet? The city boasts the best pizza places in the region, so go ahead and try out a slice of pizza in various pizza places you see here. Or check out the city's best restaurants:
The city has some of the best wines in the area, so go on the Niagara Wine Trail to sample wines from the best wineries here. You can take a bus rental in Niagara Falls, NY to tour the wine trail and have your fill of merlots, fruit varietals, Rieslings, cabernets and chardonnays. Nobody from your group has to drive, especially when you all get tipsy, because a professional and courteous driver will do all the driving for you.