Niagara is famous for its magnificent Falls and stunning natural beauty, but one you check in to the Marriott on the Falls hotel, where should you go from there? Here are just the top 10 must-see places to get you started…
Take the Niagara Wine Tour
With world-renowned vineyards and award-winning wines on offer, no trip to Niagara would be complete without a tour of the wine country. You’ll be taken by tour bus to learn all about the wine-making process, and even get the chance to try Canada’s famous Icewine.
Explore the Kurtz Orchards
The quaint Kurtz Orchards comprise of over 50 acres of land, all situated beside Niagara River. Not only is it the perfect picnic spot, but you can even pick up the home-grown produce, including jams, jellies and fruit syrups, at their regular markets.
Watch the light show
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch the spectacular light show over Niagara Falls, with showings almost every evening. There’s no excuse for missing this multi-coloured exhibition!
Take the Hornblower Cruise
One of the oldest and most popular attractions in Niagara Falls, the Hornblower Cruise allows you to sail up Niagara River, taking photographs of the American and Bridal Veil Falls, before arriving at the Horseshoe basin for a soaking.
Brave the Aerocar
The Whirlpool Aerocar is a vintage carriage suspended above the fearsome white water rapids and Niagara Whirlpool. It may sound scary, but the unparalleled views are worth the ride.
Take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens
Head just 10 minutes north of the Falls to find tranquillity in Niagara’s Botanical Gardens. Not only is it home to hundreds of flower and plant species threaded throughout manicured gardens, but you’ll also find the tropical Butterfly Sanctuary hidden in its grounds.
Hike through Niagara Gorge
Go on a geological excursion with a local tour guide, or head off on a self-guided hike to discover the wonders of the ancient Gorge. From landscape features to the untamed natural beauty of the wilderness, there’s plenty to discover.
Take photographs in Dufferin Islands
One of the most photographed areas in Niagara, the cluster of Dufferin Islands is popular with nature lovers in particular. The quiet and solitude away from the noise of the main attractions, offers the perfect secluded spot for meditation and reflection.
Dine out at heights
If you’re looking for a new restaurant experience, why not eat at a revolving dining room 775ft above the Falls? With outstanding views, the Skylon Tower restaurant takes eating out to new levels – literally!
See Niagara in style
Finally, there are plenty of ways for you to see Niagara without walking. Why not take to the skies in a helicopter ride, jump on the MistRider Zipline that whizzes you past the main attractions, or take an adrenalin-fuelled jetboat ride across Niagara River?
If you have any more activity ideas, leave them in the comments below…