There are so many things to do in Niagara Falls USA that it can be hard to get to it all! If you’re working on a limited timeline — a weekend getaway, for example — you’ll want to go for our narrowed-down list of things you absolutely have to do here. Get ready for a heady mix of history, culture and, of course, the spectacular nature the area is known for!
1. Niagara Falls State Park
Did you know Niagara Falls State Park is the nation’s oldest state park? Not only are the Falls breathtaking, they’re also embedded in early state and U.S. history. Take in the drama and excitement of the Falls from the Observation Tower near Prospect Point, the only panoramic view of all three Falls. Take the elevator down from the tower to board the iconic Maid of the Mist.
2. Maid of the Mist Boat Tour
Once you’re on the Maid of the Mist, hold on for a boat ride like you’ve never experienced before! Operating since 1846 as a sightseeing tour, the Maid of the Mist recently launched new all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels, the first of its kind in the U.S. Famous visitors to the boat have included Princess Diana, President Jimmy Carter, and Mikhail Gorbachev. You’ll go past the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side, then past the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side before ending back at the U.S. side at Niagara Falls State Park.