There are a few suggestive places in the world that confront you with the vastness and beauty of nature. One of them is certainly the Niagara Falls. Located north-east of North America – between the USA and Canada – they are among the most famous water jumps in the world due to their water flow, although they are not particularly high (only 52m).

Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the globe, certainly to be included in the list of things to see at least once in a lifetime. The vastness, scenic beauty and fame make Niagara Falls a true wonder. For this reason, in our Travel Tips column today we want to dedicate a special mention to them, discovering together how to reach them and what to do to appreciate them in all their splendor.

How to get to Niagara Falls

As anticipated, the Niagara Falls are located in a really strategic position, halfway between the United States and Canada, ideal for those who organize a tour in these two countries and do not want them. The closer cities are Buffalo in the USA and St. Catharines in Canada. Not too far away from this attraction we can also find Toronto (about 130 km away) and New York (about 650 km away also by bus). Since it is a super popular destination, there are many organized tours to visit them and it will not be difficult to organize a visit there: you can take a boat tour (for the more daring who are not afraid of getting wet) or an official tour. The best known is the Hornblower Niagara Cruises, which starts from the Canadian area called Clifton Hills.

What to see at Niagara Falls

Despite popular beliefs, the Niagara Falls are actually three different waterfalls and they take their common name from the river where they are located on, the Niagara River. The three majestic waterfalls are called Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Fall. Their particular names are due to the appearance of the locations: the Horseshoe (“horseshoe” for their U shape) is the most powerful, while Bridal Veil (“bridal veil” as they appear when viewed from below) is the smallest. Beside the waterfalls, another beautiful attraction in the area are the islands. Despite being small and uninhabited, some of them are worth visiting, such as the suggestive Goat Island, Three Sisters Island and Luna Island, where you will be able to enjoy a different and equally spectacular point of view on Niagara Falls.

The only requirement to visit this wonderful site, therefore, is to be well covered, both in summer and in winter, with thermal and waterproof clothing.

Follow these useful tips and prepare the next trip to the wonderful Niagara Falls!

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