Niagara Falls

I love waterfalls and Canadian chocolate, so a trip to Niagara Falls  is perfect for both ! If you have never been to Niagara it’s simply stunning and accessible for everyone ! Adults will need a passport to cross the border into Canada , but kids ( under the age of 16) accompanied by a parent can get through with their  original birth certificate. Niagara is its own little community , everything is within walking distance and there is no lack of entertainment. If you love nature, there are parks on each side of the falls that offer great views of the falls and are perfect for people watching. If you want to get a better view of the falls, the Canadian side offers a fantastic boat ride through “Hornblower Niagara “,  an up close look from behind the falls with  “Journey Behind The Falls” tour, zip lining and a needle point view. We did everything except the zip lining ( we had to save something for next time ).  My favorite  activity was a toss up between  “Journey Behind The Falls” and the “Niagara Hornblower Cruise “, they both get you really close to the falls and are both  a lot of fun! Niagara is also great for couples or adult only trips. It offers a wide variety of casinos and shopping.  ( tip… if you want to exchange your U.S. currency for Canadian currency  the casinos do it for free!) Our favorite store to visit while we are in Niagara  is the Hershey store. We always spend more money in the Hershey store then we do on anywhere else.  Canada’s Hershey recipe is a bit different than what we use here in the states,  so their  Hershey bars are a lot creamier  ( they have  light blue stripe with writing on the outside of the package ). Another favorite chocolate we love is Kinder chocolate!  It can be found and most of the gift shops and convenience stores.  Most kids who watch YouTube  will know what a ” Kinder Surprise Egg” is ! They are hard to find in the US at the moment, although Kinder is coming out with a US version  ( fingers crossed its as good as the Canadian version ). Our favorite place to stay  in Niagara is the “Double Tree by Hilton” on the Canadian side, it has a fantastic saltwater pool and spa. It’s only a few short blocks from the falls and from Clifton Hill.  Clifton Hill is full of places to eat ( fast food and such ), touristy little shops and entertainment. It truly reminds me of downtown Gatlinburg, TN. If you’re looking for a great long weekend getaway Niagara is great place to explore.


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