Niagara Falls
Travel Guide

Niagara Falls in New York



The famous Niagara Falls is situated along the Niagara River, which separates the U.S. state of New York from the Canadian province of Ontario. Niagara Falls is also the name of two cities adjacent to the Falls, one located in New York and the other across in Ontario. The majestic Niagara Falls is a wonder of nature and the second most visited destination in New York (after Manhattan in New York City), attracting more than 12 million visitors each year.


The Falls
Niagara Falls is situated within Niagara Falls State Park and includes the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the falls while the Bridal Veil Falls is the smallest. Within Niagara Falls State Park are Goat Island and Luna Island for closer views of the Falls. You can either walk around Niagara Falls State Park or ride on the Niagara Falls Scenic Trolley, which stops at several locations in the park. You can also view the Niagara Falls from across in Canada for a different view of the Falls.

Niagara Falls, New York State

Niagara Falls by Mwanner

Staying in Niagara Falls
The city’s downtown area is adjacent to Niagara Falls State Park and therefore a convenient location if you plan to stay and be near the park. Besides the state park, the downtown area is also the city’s main tourist district with its accommodations, shops, and restaurants – you can get around the downtown area by walking. Most of the hotels and inns here are in the two to three-star categories, offering comfortable rooms with good amenities. For cheaper stays, head to the inns and motels at Niagara Falls Boulevard located four to eight miles (6 to13 km) from downtown.

Welcome sign to Niagara Falls, New York State

Welcome sign to Niagara Falls by Billy Hathorn


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