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Niagara Falls travel guide

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You're Going to Love Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls offers experiences unlike any other vacation destination in America.

Imagine standing on the viewing platforms above Niagara Falls, the waters of the Niagara River crashing down 180 feet and sunlight creating a rainbow in the water as it cascades to the valley floor below.

Take a river cruise to the base of the falls and see as the peaceful water crests the rim and turns into a raging torrent, or stand in the Cave of the Winds and feel the power of the falls as they rush past.

Then, take it easy in one of the country's premier tourist destinations. Enjoy a drink at Players Sports Bar, take a wine tour, gamble at the Seneca Niagara Resort, or play a few rounds at Hyde Park or Seneca Hickory Stick golf courses.

Few places in the world blend the majesty of nature with such a warm welcome for tourists, so make Niagara Falls your next vacation destination.

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When to Visit Niagara Falls

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Summertime is the best time to visit Niagara Falls, but it's also peak tourist season. If you can deal with the crowds and don't mind paying peak prices, visiting between July and August is ideal. On the other hand, a Christmas break can also be appealing, with the Winter Festival of Lights on the Canadian side of the border. Winter can be pretty cold, although spring comes quickly between March and May - a good time to snap up affordable accommodation and enjoy some fine weather.

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Where to Stay in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of America's most popular tourist destinations, so there's no shortage of places to stay, with options to suit most budgets and needs. A good affordable choice with old world charm is the The Red Coach Inn, where you receive free champagne, fruit, and cheese on arrival. For students and backpackers few places can beat the Wanderfalls Guesthouse, with cheap dorm beds. At the other end of the scale, the Best Western Summit in provides a luxury service and stunning views of the falls.

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Shopping Streets

Because the city attracts so many international visitors, Niagara Falls has plenty of shopping malls, offering a choice of boutiques and discount outlets. The biggest of them all is Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. Located near the airport, this mall is the place to go for big names like Gap, Ralph Lauren, and Sak's Fifth Avenue - all at discount prices. Other major shopping centers include Pine Plaza and Niagara Consumer Square.

Groceries and Other

Buying groceries in the center of Niagara isn't a problem. You'll find branches of Tops and Save-a-lot scattered around town, while there's a Walmart Supercenter next to the Fashion Outlets Mall. Grocery prices in the city are reasonable. Expect to pay $2.50 for 12 eggs and $1.75 for a pound of apples.

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Where to Eat in Niagara Falls

Choosing where to dine out in Niagara Falls isn't simple, with hundreds of restaurants vying for your attention. Some of the finest high-end eateries include Fortuna's on 19th Street, which serves Italian dishes like gnocchi and ravioli, El Cubilete, a Mexican place on Niagara Falls Blvd, and Top of the Falls on Goat Island. For cheaper eats, Kohinoor Indian Restaurant offers a wide range of spicy dishes, Polish Nook serves up Eastern European cuisine, while Mighty Taco is the town's number one street food outlet. Expect to pay around $15 for a good sit down meal and anything above $30 per head at the most expensive restaurants.

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