Big adventure and major memories await in Niagara Falls USA. Gather your best pals and head for the Falls, where you can see an incredible natural wonder, followed by everything from wine tastings to haunted tours and helicopter rides.
Discover the Falls
“Group photo!” Nothing says, “We’ve arrived!” like a photo of friends grouped together at Niagara Falls State Park. From the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls to the close-enough-to-touch Horseshoe Falls, prepare to be wowed by the wonder — and the thunder! A tip? Consider bringing a picnic to the park to really be at one with nature.
Tour Niagara County Winelands
Sometimes you need to stop and smell the rosé! Did you know that Niagara Wine Trail, USA is home to over 22 wineries, producing everything from zesty reds to luxurious ice-wines? You can stumble upon the vineyards on-spec or book a bus or limo package so all your friends can treat themselves. Fancy a sleepover? You can even stay the night in one of the region’s charming lodges or bed and breakfasts.
Hit the Road in Niagara County
Road trip! The Niagara Falls hinterland offers plenty of off-the-beaten gems to discover. For history lovers, take a drive north to Youngstown where you’ll find the exceptional Old Fort Niagara on the shores of Lake Ontario. After, head east to Golden Hill State Park and visit the historic Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse and climb the tower for more scenic views.
Seek Some Adventure
If you and your friends have a thirst for adventure, you’re sure to get your thrill-seeking fix in Niagara Falls USA. Got a head for heights? Catch a helicopter ride over the Falls with Rainbow Air Inc., Helicopter Tours or brave a sky-dive over the county’s gorgeous winelands. If water is more your scene, choose from two jet boat adventure companies zipping over the Class V rapids of the Niagara River. Whatever you do — pack the GoPro! And one more — don’t miss the Niagara Zipper in Lockport for ziplines over 600 feet in length.
Toast the Niagara County Beer Scene
What could more perfect for sharing than a flight of Niagara County craft beers? Well, you’re in luck. Niagara County boasts a “hoppening” beer scene where a network of super-cool breweries and tap-houses are creating beers to suit every palate. Apples more your flavor? You’ve your pick of some fantastic cideries here, too.
Find Your Foodie Fix
Any city with its own culinary institute — a.k.a. the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute — can fancy itself a foodie hub. And Niagara Falls boasts quite the menu. From world-class fine-dining and mom-and-pop restaurants to artisan patisseries and famous chicken wings at Anchor Bar, you and your friends can dine on-point. With these tips, you’ll be eating like a local in no time.
Fancy tapping into your spiritual side? There are a number of historic houses across Niagara County offering spooky-but-fun ghost tours and experiences. Together you’ll be brave enough to try candlelight tours at Van Horn Mansion (available September and October) in the town of Newfane, or visit the Winery at Marjim Manor where you can partake in ghost-hunting or enjoy a paranormal soirée!
Indulge in a Spa Day
Sometimes, all that travel requires a timeout! The spa at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is the ultimate spot to unwind — especially with a treatment menu offering everything from tranquility hot-stone massages to mango-passion fruit yoga wrap. Afterward, you and your friends can relax in the spa’s sauna, steam room and whirlpool until you reach the perfect state of Zen.