Niagra Falls USA/Canada
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What a spectacular site the Falls are, a must see. I would love to go back some day. Maybe in winter next time. At 9:00 pm each night the light show goes on, it is beautiful from both sides of the falls. The view is better from the Canadian side, although I enjoyed the US side better. We got close to the top of the falls (I believe we were near the Bridal falls), and I got great photos, plus enjoyed the roar of the falls. The falls are beautiful by viewing, but they are also beautiful to hear, so majestic, so powerful. I do recommend a flashlight on the American side at night as the park is not well lit, probably to enhance the light show. In some parts it was really hard to see where you were going.
We were blessed to have went on Memorial Day weekend and saw a spectacular fireworks display courtesy of our Canadian neighbors.
We did most of the tourist things, which I recommend. The Maid of the Mist (yes, you get a little wet, but they provide a plastic cover up), I took a disposable camera. Journey behind the Falls is on the Canadian side and gives a unique expierence looking out at the falls from behind them (you can't see through them, thats a lot of water). I was fortunate enough to capture a photograph of a double rainbow from the outside overlook of the falls at this destination.
The best place to eat that we tried was on the American side. The Canadian side is all neon and nightlife, however the American side is mostly park. There is one shiny new casino on the main drag to the falls and it has an incredible buffet. If theres a line it moves super fast and the food is terrific. A friend recommended a restaurant on the Canadian side, a tower, but we did not try it. Although, I will pass on her recommendation to you, that she said it is well worth the price. I would imagine the view is incredible too, since it is a tower.
The Canadian side has a ferris wheel of sorts thats gives you a great view of the falls. I do love to go up and look around, I like a view and am not afraid of heights. We also did the wax museum (which I don't care for these in general, just a preference for me, not that this one was bad). We did one of those vitual ride things, where you are in a movie theatre of sorts and the chairs move, etc. That was great fun.
Well, enjoy the photos, that I will be uploading shortly.