The town of Niagara Falls is right on the border with the United States, and as such a bustling mecca for tourists from both sides of the border. The Falls can be seen from both sides, but the Canadian side boasts a thriving scene that includes decidedly touristy attractions like wax museums, a giant ferris wheel and a casino overlooking the falls. It’s got a small-town feel with a big city heart, and there is entertainment galore, whether you enjoy history, sightseeing or indulging in the many fine restaurants and spas after a busy day touring local wineries.
The falls are one of the seven wonders of the world, and definitely the main attrac- tion here. There are many ways to enjoy them whether you seek an up close experience or prefer to admire them from afar. Aside from the falls, you might think of Niagara Falls as a ‘little Las Vegas’, with its neon-lined streets, kitchy tourist attractions, street performers, nightlife and diversions of all kinds. Once considered the honeymoon capital of the world, it is as rich with luxury as it is with history and family fun.