New York February 08, 2017
The Day Trip Of A Lifetime You Can Only Take In New York
Every state has that one mind blowing attraction that’s unlike any other. And for a state that’s well known for having an abundance of waterfalls, it should come as no surprise that many of our residents consider Niagara Falls to be our greatest natural wonder. Right in one of our most beautiful cities, you’ll want to take this day trip of a lifetime that you can only experience in the Empire State.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
First things first, before you start this epic adventure you'll want to fuel up at Top of the Falls Restaurant.
What better way to start off the day than to grab something to eat at a restaurant that also features a view of the attraction you're about to go explore? At Top of the Falls Restaurant right on Goat Island, you'll be able to dine and look at the large picture windows that gives you a beautiful view of Niagara Falls. How many other state parks do you know of that have such a wonderful restaurant?
To find out more information about this restaurant,
How to get here:
24 Buffalo Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14303
After you're done dining and strolling around Niagara Falls State Park, you can begin the real adventure.
Make your way down to the Maid of the Mist, an attraction that's been loved for over 150 years!
Enjoy the beautiful mist from American Falls pouring down into the gorgeous water.
Allowing you to have an unforgettable view of American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, you won't believe how powerful these falls are.
You certainly won't find any other boat tours in New York like this one.
The double-deck boat can almost always be found full of excited passengers, all who are looking to cross this epic adventure off of their bucket list.
What many consider to be their favorite part of visiting this city, you have to take this boat tour at least once in your lifetime.
To find out more information about these unbelievable boat tours, click here.
Already taken a ride on the Maid of the Mist? Then maybe it's time you explore the Cave of the Winds!
If taking an unforgettable boat tour didn't get you close enough to the falls, then you'll love being blown away by a tour of the Cave of the Winds. Each year, the beautiful wooden boardwalks are rebuilt for visitors to come and explore the amazing area at the base of the falls. The tour provides you with footwear that will help keep you safe on this wet and slippery adventure, along with a poncho. An experience of epic proportions, you'll never forget this part of your day trip.
To find out more information about taking a tour of the Cave of the Winds, click here.
If you have no interest in soaking yourself in mist created by the falls, then don't worry! The Niagara Falls Observation Tower can provide you with a jaw-dropping experience.
It's hard to believe just how many amazing attractions surround this New York natural wonder, but here they are! With a height of 282 feet, this observation tower gives you sweeping views of Niagara Falls. Just east of the American Falls, visitors can walk out onto the tower to have a stunning view from up above.
After a day of exploring you'll want to find somewhere to eat, and possibly rest your head for the night.
The Red Coach Inn is so close to Niagara Falls that you'll be able to hear the falls from here.
The historic inn has been operating since 1923 and will make you feel right at home if you decide to stay for the night.
But if you only decide to stop in for a meal, you'll have an equally charming experience.
Open to all visitors every day of the year (except Christmas), you'll be able to stop in here to feast on their delectable menu. If you were to take a visit now, you'd be able to cozy up inside where a roaring fireplace awaits you in the Grill Room. During the summer months, guests can experience the Rapids Room, where you'll have panoramic views of the Niagara Rapids. Seems too good to be true, huh?
To find out more information about this inn and its restaurant or to book your stay,
How to get here:
2 Buffalo Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14303
After dining at the inn, you can experience the falls once more with the daily Light Show that can be seen on display each and every night.
It was only a couple of months ago that the falls unveiled their new LED light system, making the show even more spectacular.
A recent $4 million dollar renovation has turned the Niagara Falls light show into something even more unforgettable. Seeing the falls vibrantly light up at night is a sight you'll never forget and the perfect way to conclude your unique day trip.
For the entire month of February, the light show will begin every night at 6:30PM, lasting until Midnight. Another bonus? Starting back up in May, the falls will begin their fireworks displays again!
With the times of the light show changing quite frequent, you can view the entire 2017 schedule if you click here.
What’s your favorite thing to do when you take a day trip to Niagara Falls? For more unforgettable adventures, add these
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