People walk along the path around Niagara Falls
Top Attractions In Niagara Falls To Visit That Aren't The Waterfall
In Ontario, Canada, this serene paradise above the Niagara River has guided tours for all levels of hikers. For a more extreme activity, try bouldering.
Niagara Glen Reserve
If ziplining across one of the world's most extensive sets of waterfalls sounds appealing, WildPlay Niagara Falls Zipline To The Falls offers guests a unique experience.
If you want pictures, you can bring your GoPro or a selfie stick. For shorter wait times, you can buy a skip-the-line pass or arrive around 10 A.M. or after 4 P.M.
You'll always remember a helicopter ride over the falls due to the adrenaline rush and the excitement of catching a proper aerial view of Niagara Falls.
Helicopter Ride
Niagara Helicopters in Ontario offers tours over Niagara Falls. Though the ride is only 12 minutes long, it's a memorable and colorful experience.
At one point, the helicopter switches directions as it follows the route of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. When this happens, rainbows are said to appear everywhere.
While many associate Niagara Falls as the ultimate family-friendly destination, New York's Niagara Wine Trail can also make for a great girls' trip.
Niagara Wine Trail
The trail covers over 60 miles and 12 wineries, with the most common varietals being Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay.
Legend says buffalo wings were created in 1964 at Buffalo’s Anchor Bar as a late-night snack, so it prides itself on being "home to the original buffalo wing."
Buffalo's Food Scene
At Schwabl's, try beef on weck, a German-style French dip commonly found in the area. Its roots stem from the large influx of German emigrants to Buffalo in the 1800s.
Buffalo also has plenty of breweries and many contemporary and fine-dining establishments. If you want to play trivia in a rustic dive bar setting, head to Founding Fathers Pub.
You walk from the U.S. to Canada on the Rainbow Bridge. Despite looking massive and connecting two countries, it's only 950 feet long.
Cross The Bridge
Walking across takes five to ten minutes, though you'll want to stop to take plenty of photos of the falls from different angles. Take your time, but remember your passport.