Top 5 Ways to See Niagara Falls

So you’ve made it to Niagara Falls, but now what? Where do you start, what do you see and where from which vantage point?

By boat
If up close and personal is what you want, then up close and personal is what you will get on the Hornblower Niagara Cruises. Jump on a boat, don the red waterproof cape and go forth into the falls! Beware, that pretty little red cape will only protect about 15 percent of your body from water so be prepared to be soaked.

This is where you will feel the immense intensity of the falls, as you go full steam ahead into the breaking point of Horizontal Falls. Don’t forget to look out for the rainbow on the way back.

By air
It’s hard to describe the exhilarating feeling you get in a helicopter. It’s one of those things you need to experience for yourself. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see the falls from above, but from previous rides in helicopters, I can imagine it is breathtaking.

From down low
If heights aren’t your thing, get down low. On the Canadian side, there’s ‘Journey Behind the Falls’, on the US side it’s ‘Cave of the Winds’. Both let you go backstage of the event; walking through tunnels behind the falls and seeing the powerful waves crashing in front of you. The sound of the water is thunderous.

From up high
The Skylon Tower in Canada has an observation deck which is particularly spectacular at nighttime when the light show starts.

And hey if none of these are your thing, there was a pretty spectacular view straight from my hotel bed!

The view matters

The view matters

So what about you?  Tweet us your favorite way to enjoy Niagara Falls.

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