Niagara Falls, NY Family Vacations

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Families Will Love

  • Largest waterfall in North America
  • Amazing views of this dramatic natural wonder
  • Non-falls family-friendly activities

Niagara Falls, NY Family Vacations Overview

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Once upon a time, the largest waterfall in North America was a mecca for honeymooners. But nowadays, foreign tourists and families flock to Niagara, perched on the border of the United States and Canada.

There's been constant debate about which view of this dramatic natural wonder is the best -- the U.S. side, which retains a more wild look and allows you to get closer to the Falls, or the Canadian side, which features manicured gardens and larger perspective on the Falls as a whole. But as long as you have your passports, you can easily check out both perspectives and decide for yourselves. (Americans must have passports to cross into Canada, which is easy to do via the car and foot bridges. However, if you do not have a passport, you can still enjoy the falls entirely from the U.S. perspective.)

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Once upon a time, the largest waterfall in North America was a mecca for honeymooners. But nowadays, foreign tourists and families flock to Niagara, perched on the border of the United States and Canada.

There's been constant debate about which view of this dramatic natural wonder is the best -- the U.S. side, which retains a more wild look and allows you to get closer to the Falls, or the Canadian side, which features manicured gardens and larger perspective on the Falls as a whole. But as long as you have your passports, you can easily check out both perspectives and decide for yourselves. (Americans must have passports to cross into Canada, which is easy to do via the car and foot bridges. However, if you do not have a passport, you can still enjoy the falls entirely from the U.S. perspective.)

There are numerous ways to check out the Falls itself -- by helicopter, cable car or boat; from behind, beneath, above or right next to it -- but there's also quite a few fabulous non-falls family-friendly activities in the area (and that's not even counting exploring the rings of chain restaurants, cheap motels and cheesy tchotchke shops and attractions that encircle the Falls itself). Here's how to find the fun in Niagara.

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Latest Niagara Falls, NY Family Vacation Reviews

jbsc4ever

09/16/2014

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We visited Niagara falls 2012.We all agreed that this have been the best trip so far. Looking at the falls gives inner peace. We took the shuttle everywhere which we purchase the passes on line "Adveture Passport" great idea if you stay in a hotel not near the Falls. The kids enjoyed the H ... We visited Niagara falls 2012.We all agreed that this have been the best trip so far. Looking at the falls gives inner peace. We took the shuttle everywhere which we purchase the passes on line "Adveture Passport" great idea if you stay in a hotel not near the Falls. The kids enjoyed the Hard Rock Cafe and the Rain Forest Cafe. We did the Maid of the mist, my favorite. Every night the did the lighting of the falls and to end our vacation they have fireworks on Friday night's. What a great place to visit. Plenty of things to do. A week was not enough to do everything. We will definitely go back. Read More Read Less

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