5 Fun Things to Do in Niagara Falls (That You Might Not Know About)

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  1. The Roaming Family

    This is fantastic! OUr family loves to travel and sometimes I forget about classic family vacation spots. We have traveled all over SE Asia and the Middle East and we have yet to see places that are right in our own country! Thanks for this!

  2. The Adventure Ahead

    This is such a comprehensive article – some great ideas for non traditional activities! We hope to make a trip out there soon, and I will be keeping these ideas in mind! Thanks!

  3. Gil

    Just learned more about Niagara Falls than I did the times we went there. No mention of being able able to buy fireworks. That was a big deal for my my younger brother and me.

  4. Leigh

    Great suggestions Lisa. We used to hike along a lower section of the Niagara River that few people knew about – not as terrifying as some sections but still very awe inspiring.

  5. Leah

    Thanks for this. We are headed to Ottawa next month and I debated about a stopover in Niagara because it is such a touristy place, but after learning more about the White Water Walk, I think we need to make a visit. 🙂

  6. Lisa Goodmurphy

    Thanks for your comment, Gil! Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about whether or not you can buy fireworks. There is a spectacular series of fireworks over the Falls that is held every year though – it’s definitely worth seeing!!

  7. Lisa Goodmurphy

    Thanks for your comment, Leah! There is no doubt that Niagara Falls is a touristy place but it is still so incredibly beautiful that it’s worth a stop. If you have time then stop by Niagara-on-the-Lake as well – it is such a pretty little town!

  8. Nancy

    We took your advice on our trip to Niagara Faalls with our granddaughters, 6 &8th, and it was invaluable. Thank you so much for your blog!

  9. Lisa Goodmurphy

    Nancy, thanks so much for coming back to let me know that you enjoyed visiting Niagara Falls with your granddaughters! I love hearing that readers have found my advice useful and that it helped to plan a successful trip!

  10. Nancy

    I just stumbled across your article. We are planning a trip up north and would LOVE to see the Falls. Do you and your family typically stay on the US or Canada side? I think I am going to purchase the Adventure Pass – – but want to make sure we are staying close enough to use it and the buses. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  11. Lisa Goodmurphy

    Hi Nancy, I’m only familiar with the Canadian side as we live in Canada and I haven’t spent any time on the American side. I think the general consensus is that there is more to do on the Canadian side, however, it might be fun to do both as I think there are different activities available around the Falls on each side. The Adventure Pass that I referred to is available on the Canadian side.

  12. Melissa

    Are you a wine lover? Another great thing to do is visit a local winery! Book one here with King’s Court Estate Winery, in St.Catharines! Just a 20minute drive from Niagara Falls.

  13. Diane

    Great tips, thank you so much! This is very helpful! Any other ways to help save money? We hope to see many attractions but need to keep to a budget of course. Thanks!

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