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Day trips from Niagara Falls

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The plentiful sights and sounds of Niagara Falls are not just restricted to the Falls themselves. There’s plenty to see and do of a quite spectacular nature in and around the township. There’s plenty of excellent accommodation in Niagara Falls to be had on our site and they make a fine base for explorations of the general area.

One of the prettiest towns you’ll ever see, Niagara-On-The-Lake is a quaint village located along the shore of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario and is just a 15 minute drive from the Falls. You’ll find antique shops and horse drawn carriage rides, hotels, B&B’s, restaurants and wineries, plus the prettiest 9 hole public golf course.

Close to the Falls is the Brock’s Monument & Park in Queenston. A self-guided tour of the Battle of Queenston Heights starts at the foot of the monument and includes a climb to the top for a magnificent view towards Lake Ontario in the north and Niagara Falls in the south. It’s a short day trip and the historic buildings, the monument and the gardens are a delight.

Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens is located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, just a 10 minute drive north of the Falls. They’re well worth a visit because the gardens, established in 1936, have more than 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens all laid out for easy walking pleasure. If you love nature, you’ll love the perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, the formal parterre garden, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, an aviary and the world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses.

 

The great outdoors in Niagara!

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There’s something about fresh air, wild rivers, scenic forests and color everywhere that draws people from across the country to Niagara Falls – for not just the Falls but the outdoor adventures too. Check Cheaprooms.com first of all and find a budget room incheap accommodation in Niagara Falls and get to know the wonderful parks and outdoor areas around Niagara.

Clearly, everyone is here to see the Falls and the best view is undoubtedly from the Canadian side. This is also where you climb aboard the Maid of the Mist for a closer look at the enormous power of this extraordinary natural phenomenon. But the view from the American side can be equally impressive. There’s a platform with stairs and decking that enables you to get very close and feel the mist on your face.

Once you’ve seen the Falls, take the time to explore the surrounding beauty that is greater Niagara Falls. The best way to do this is to spend time in the Niagara Falls State Park. It’s the oldest national park in the United States and is a cornucopia of wilderness delight. From hiking and biking to fishing and short walks, the State Park does us proud. There are splendid views of the Falls from many vantage points and it’s well worth a visit.

If you love a bit of up close and personal with nature then tackle the Niagara Gorge Trail. It’s a stiff walk but the payoff is enormous. There’s a boardwalk section next to one of the roughest bits of water on the river and the gorge itself is stunning.

 

Rekindle the Romance for Father’s Day!

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Niagara Falls have been a romantic hotspot for decades – your Grandma probably came here! ButCheap Rooms suggests an encore to Niagara. The place has changed since Grandma’s day and it’s all about entertainment plus the glorious spectacle of 5,000,000,000 gallons of water an hour.

That’s a lot of water and watching as it drops 180 feet in slow motion is extraordinary. Cheap Rooms has plenty of cheap hotels in Niagara Falls available for anyone wanting to get there this summer. What a great Father’s Day gift for your parents.

The most famous attraction is the Maid of the Mist and the Observation Tower, which is in Prospect Point Park. There’s a great view of the Falls and the surrounding area from the 282 feet tall tower. The refurbishment in 2001 has meant a huge increase in the observation area and it’s well worth a visit.

Still on the US side is the Cave of the Winds tour. The cave is a natural cave behind Bridal Veil Falls and was a regular on the tourist circuit until a rock fall caused damage. The Cave is now approached from the front of the Bridal Veil falls via a series of decks and walkways. Nature rears up with an almost tropical storm feel to the buffeting winds driven by the wall of water and the narrow confines.

On the Canadian side is the very pretty village of Niagara with cute boutique shops and old-fashioned sweet places. There are plenty of cafes and walks to interest everyone. Wine buffs might like to take a tour through the peninsula’s wineries – the area has developed a solid reputation for high quality white wine and you can taste test to your heart’s leisure or look out for a festival to coincide your visit with.

The Skylon Tower on the Canadian side delivers an impressive view across the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. This is where you’ll get a real sense of the grandeur of the Falls – and a view across two countries. The Tower includes a 3D theater, coffee and a bridge connecting it to the casino.

Who doesn’t love a good ventriloquist act?

 
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