How is the visit of Niagara Falls in the United States


Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls

In our road trip through the United States, before getting out from trip to Niagara Falls we headed straight to the neighborhood of Cleveland where is the central market of fruits and vegetables, which we visited.

In a style similar to the markets of our country, we walk through a very nice area and take the opportunity to go to the supermarket Safeway To buy dinner that night.

Then, road tomorrow until Niagara Falls, at United States side.

Panoramic views of Niagara Falls from Canada

Nice route with wide, comfortable roads, as always, with large bridges.

As soon as we reach the area of ​​the falls, we park the car very close to them and approach to see them. Watching and / or admiring these falls is free.

Niagara Falls attractions in the United States

Then at one of the ticket offices we bought a general ticket that allowed us to visit all the attractions associated with the falls on the United States side.

Specifically, the Lady of the Fog (Maid of de Mist), the Cave of the winds (Cave of the Winds) and the movie Adventures in Niagara.

Obviously, there is a very sophisticated and complete tourism infrastructure that offers a multitude of recreational possibilities, both in the American and Canadian areas.

Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls

Some of them are far from the same waterfalls, but they are well distributed throughout both neighboring and border towns.

Among these tourist alternatives is the flight over the Niagara Falls by helicopter, which really should offer a fantastic view of the falls, as well as the rivers and lakes that surround them.

There are two main waterfalls: Bridal Veil Fallsor Waterfall of the Veil of the Bride, and the Horseshoe Fallsor Horseshoe Waterfall.

The names correspond to the shapes of both waterfalls.

On the American side of the Niagara Falls, the walking tour Cave of the winds (Cave of the Winds) leads hikers, dressed in beach shoes and a large yellow raincoat (new, included in the price), to wooden platforms below the waterfall's waterfall Bridal Veil Falls.

Panoramic views of Niagara Falls from Canada

It is a very special experience.

First you descend by elevator to the rocks at the base of the falls, where you can walk up to seven meters from the same fall of the water, feeling the tremendous power of noise, wind and water.

For their part, the ships Maid of the Mist they provide a very exciting way of visit the Niagara Falls, as they take you directly to the base of the waterfalls, especially very close to the water fall in Horseshoe Falls.

Raincoats are also provided to passengers, in this case, blue.

In both attractions you end up completely soaked, so the use of these raincoats is totally necessary.

Niagara Falls from the American side


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During winters, the waterfall falls freezing, and the dew forms mountains of ice up to 35 meters high, which are spectacular to contemplate.

We have verified it through the exposed photos and videos.

To end our visit, we have taken a complete general walk through the parks, gardens and trails that surround the Niagara Falls on the side of the United States.

Then we have continued through the city, really touristy, full of hotels, casinos, souvenirs and attractions always related to the waterfall.

In one of those parks, in a half store, half museum building, we attended the screening of the film Niagara Adventures film - legends, myths and reality.

Niagara Falls

It was interesting to see it and you can corroborate or discard some of the stories and legends that are told about the falls.

When it was dark, we crossed the border and entered again Canada, without any problem.

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In summary, despite being a very touristy place, the falls are stunning, beautiful, full of nature symbolisms and even emotional for those most sensitive people.

Also, like the gods They have helped us by offering us a sunny day, with a perfect temperature and on a clear day because total harmony!

Upon arriving at the Canadian side we headed directly to our hotel located about two miles from the falls.