The sheer beauty of Niagara Falls can mesmerize any individual with its grandeur. The imposing sight of Niagara Falls happens to fill everyone with awe. This natural wonder is located on the boundary of United States and Canada and is spread across a large area. These are composed of three separate sections namely Canadian falls, Bridal Veil Falls and American Falls.
The Canadian falls have a unique horse shoe shape which has earned them the title Horseshoe Falls. Tourists on the American side can get awfully close to the top, up to 20 yards from the top of the falls. The Goat Island lies between American and Canadian Falls. American Falls are separated from Bridal Veil Falls by a small island.
Visiting Niagara Falls is completely free of charge. One may walk around the region and savor the sight of nature at its best. A pedestrian bridge allows tourists to walk to the Goat Island. There are a couple of tourist attractions, tours and rides which can be enjoyed by the tourists. These include Maid of Mist, Cave of Winds, whirlpool tours and helicopter rides.
Maid of the Mist is the name given to the boat that takes tourists up to bottom of the falls. A guide provides interesting facts about the falls and the surrounding region during the ride. Tourists are also provided watertight garment known as the poncho, to protect them from getting wet. In fact, this boat runs from both sides of the border, American and Canadian sides.
Tourists can enjoy an elevator ride, named Cave of the Winds. Visitors are taken on guided tours along the bottom of the falls on the American side. They are provided with watertight garments to prevent getting wet. Other prominent places of attraction include Niagara Adventure Theater, Aquarium of Niagara and The Niagara Gorge Discovery Center etc.
It is possible to enjoy all these attractions by getting a Niagara USA Discovery pass. This pass is available at most places around here and can be had by paying a small fee. Enjoying helicopter tours is a popular activity. Whirlpool Tours or jet boat rides too, are popular here.
One may enjoy cuisines from all around the world at numerous hotels and restaurants here. Italian, Chinese, Mexican, French and American food items are available here. Oliver Street is a renowned place for having alcohol. In fact, it has been on the Guinness Book of World records for housing maximum number of bars. The total number of bars on this street exceeds one hundred!
There are numerous ways of reaching at Niagara Falls. Buffalo happens to be the nearest international airport which is connected with most major cities in the world and across the USA. Tourists can even avail the shuttle service from Buffalo airport to Niagara airport. Though Niagara airport is an international airport as well, but has a limited connectivity.
One may even drive to Niagara Falls from Buffalo, New York and Chicago on US side and from Toronto on the Canadian side. There are plenty of attractions nearby which can be enjoyed on foot as well as on car.