27 Dec Niagra Fall | Simply The Beauty of The Nature
One of the great attractions of a trip to the United States is undoubtedly the Niagara Falls , which I visited during my last trip to that country, on its Canadian side .
Previously, my friend Salvador Samaranch spoke to me about the falls , who during his trip from coast to coast in the United States , had the experience of visiting them, but on the United States side .
Well, indeed, the famous falls can be seen both from the shore of the United States and from Canada , since they delimit the border of both great nations.
How to visit Niagara Falls in the United States
But how do you visit Niagara Falls on the United States side ?
This great tourist attraction is framed in the so-called Niagara Falls State Park , which is the first national park in the United States since it was established in 1885.
The visit to Niagara Falls is a very common excursion from New York , and you can arrive in 30 minutes from the Buffalo-Niagara airport , located next to the closest city to them on the United States side.
The falls are surrounded by a large park , which is always open for visits, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you travel by rental car , you have three parking lots distributed in the park, whose stay prices vary between 8 and 10 dollars.
The access to the park Niagara Falls is free , so you can view them from different viewpoints that extend along the edge of the river, and walk in the park.
What to see and what to do in Niagara Falls
However, around these falls there are various attractions , of which there are also similar activities on the shore of Canada.
Niagara Falls Activities Sightseeing Pass
Each of these activities has its respective ticket prices , but if you want to fully enjoy your visit to the falls from the United States side, it is recommended that you buy the Niagara USA Discovery Pass .
It is a pass with which you have a 35 percent discount on the price of all the attractions, although this year of the health crisis due to Covid19 it is not available due to capacity limitations and the maintenance of some closed attractions.
For information, I’ll tell you that the price of the Niagara USA Discovery Pass is $ 46 for adults; $ 35 for children ages 6-12; and free admission for children under 6 years old.
This pass includes visits to the following attractions , for which we give you the ticket prices in case you prefer to do only one of these activities during your visit.
If you visit the Canada side, you have the equivalent pass, specifically, the Niagara Parks Experience Pass , which you can purchase in advance of your trip.
Niagara Adventure Theather
Access to the Niagara Adventure Theater , where you can see the movie Niagara Adventures – legends, myths and reality , which you see with a large screen and surround sound with a duration of 30 minutes and passes every 45 minutes.
If you just want to see this movie, the price of admission to the Niagara Adventure Theater is $ 12, and for children 6-12 years, $ 9.
Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls
The Cave of the Winds (Cave of the Winds ) is a tour you do wearing a raincoat wooden platforms that allow you to reach the base of the waterfall Bridal Veil Falls.
If you only decide to do this activity, the price of admission to the Cave of the Winds is $ 19 for adults and $ 16 for children 6-12 years old.
Maid of the Mist Boat Tour in Niagara Falls
The Maid of the Mist boat tour is one of the most popular activities in Niagara Falls .
Also dressed in a raincoat, this boat takes you sailing to the base of one of the two main falls, the one known as Horseshoe Falls.
The price of the tour at the Maid of the Mist is $ 22.25 for adults and $ 13 for children 6-12 years old.
Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
Another of the activities included in the aforementioned tourist pass is a visit to the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and access to the hiking trails that extend into the natural environment of Niagara Falls .
This separate visit is priced at $ 3 for adults and $ 2 for children.
How to get to Niagara Falls
For your visit, this information on how to get to Niagara Falls will be useful if you prefer to sign up for an organized tour .
To get to know this spectacular natural enclave from New York , you can sign up for an excursion by plane to Niagara Falls , which is carried out with the company of a guide in Spanish , and where you will be between eight or nine hours.
You also have the option of the 2-day tour to Niagara Falls , in which after taking the bus trip with a guide in Spanish, you will be able to see them and enjoy the most outstanding attractions on both sides, the United States and Canada.
Here you have extensive information on how to go to Niagara Falls from New York and other places like Boston or Toronto .
And if you are flying on your own to the Niagara-Buffalo airport , you may be interested in the transfer from the airport to your hotel on the Canadian side in Ontario.
Tours to fly over Niagara Falls by helicopter or plane
Besides, outside the state park grounds, another very popular tourist activity is the helicopter tour over Niagara Falls , a very different way to see this impressive natural enclave.
And you also have the alternative of flying by plane over Niagara Falls , a 30-minute excursion that will also take you along the course of the Niagara River , in the area of lakes Ontario and Eire .