Welcome to Volume 1 of our North East mini series! Over the next few weeks, we've written specific posts about each of our East coast stops! First stop? Niagara Falls. One of the seven wonders of the world, located at the border of Canada and the United States near Buffalo, NY, is one of the most spectacular phenomenon one can ever see. Niagara served as the first stop on our 10 day tour of the Northeast. While Niagara Falls basically speaks for itself, here are a few tips to make your experience go more smoothly.
1. Seeing Niagara from the "Canada side" is a must. The Canada side (pictures toward the bottom) showcase a much more impressive side of the falls.
2. That said, you should still see the NY side. The sky deck highlights some amazing views of the falls from above.
3. The food is bad. This is a touristy town, and thus, the food is overpriced and leaves PLENTY to be desired.
4. The Maid of the Mist boat ride is a must. Not only is it particularly romantic, but it also gives undeniably breathtaking views of the falls from up close and personal. The $18 boat ride lasts about 20 minutes, but is one "tourist attraction" that is well worth the price of admission. I would encourage you to take the boat ride later in the day. We rode the boat at 7:30 PM and didn't have to deal with any line, wait, or a large crowd.
5. At dusk, certain times of the year, there are fireworks over the falls. From the Canadian side, you can see some of the greatest fireworks around, free of admission.
We're back next Sunday with volume two, a look at Saratoga Springs, New York!
Thanks for reading,