To get a better view, we hopped on the bridge connecting U.S. to Canada. Here you could get a much better view of the falls without leaving the country. However, we did continue through the Canadian side on foot over the bridge. If you decide to do this, here's a tip. Bring Quarters! We didn't realize we were going to have to pay a 50¢ toll per person to come back into the U.S. and they do not accept credit cards. We had to leave the bridge crossing to find an ATM machine just so we could come back home.
On the Canadian side, we walked the pathways taking in all the beauty that Niagara Falls had to offer.
We did the touristy thing and decided to board the boats for an up close and personal encounter. We paid about $75 for 1 child and 3 adult tickets. You do get a free poncho with the ticket purchase, but it is pretty flimsy and unless you have it tied super tight, you're going to get soaked! The mist is really powerful and made it hard to see, but once you pull away from the rushing water, you get such an incredible view!
Curly girlies- Don't bother with the hair straightener before heading out. It won't last!
Jason was encouraged to get a hotel with a view of the falls. He thought the girls would find it fascinating, but in all honesty, they looked out the window for about 5 minutes and were over it. If you are going to spend all day admiring it on foot, I really wouldn't suggest forking out the exorbitant fees they charge for a room with a view.
After resting our feet for a bit and grabbing dinner, we went back down to see the beauty at night.
When you've had your fill of the falls, walk over to the strip for more fun. It kind of reminds me of a mini carnival town, with lots of eateries, shops, and haunted houses.
All in all, it was a fabulous way to start off our vacation!
Have you been to Niagara Falls? If not, is it on your travel bucket list?