From the beef-on-weck at the beloved Red Coach Inn to the best spots to plant yourself for the seasonal fireworks display, a cascade of our favorite Niagara Falls USA attractions and establishments are in the national spotlight care of writer Alexis Kelly's recent piece on Fodor's Travel. In "Niagara 101: Everything You Need to Know about Visiting the Most Famous Waterfall in America," Kelly shares her tips on how to make the most of an unforgettable trip to the Falls:
"If you want to get up close to all three falls, Niagara Falls State Park on the American side is your best bet. Within the park, you can look over Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island’s Terrapin Point, get up close and personal with the Bridal Veil Falls from the Cave of the Winds—you will get drenched despite your free poncho and sandals—the “Hurricane Deck.” You can take a ride on the Maid of the Mist, where you’ll also get soaked (wear the sandals from Cave of the Winds), but have the awe-inspiring experience of being enveloped in the spray from the American and Horseshoe Falls. You can walk out on the Prospect Point Observation Tower platform to view the Falls, and you can take an elevator down to the base of the Niagara Gorge to see the remains of the former Schoellkopf Power Plant and get another unique view of the Falls."