Kids want to go to Niagara Falls USA. Niagara Falls, N.Y. was named the Best Kid-Friendly Destination 2015 by USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest, and it is no "wonder" with everything there is to see and do for families.
Start the trip at the mighty Niagara Falls with a Discovery Pass* to get up close and personal to this Wonder of the World. Start using this ticket at the Cave of the Winds, and keep the souvenir sandals on to trek over to the iconic Maid of the Mist. After this all-American boat ride to the base of the Horseshoe Falls, take-in a view like no other at the Observation Tower. Don't miss the Niagara Adventure Theater and tour the historic Niagara Falls State Park on the Niagara Scenic Trolley. The Aquarium of Niagara and Niagara Gorge Discovery Center are also included.
*The Discovery Pass also includes discount coupons to many other attractions.
Fun is FREE and gets down to a science at the Niagara Power Project Visitors Center - Power Vista where the entire family can check out over 50 interactive exhibits, and learn something new.
Next stop, Old Fort Niagara, where history comes alive at this 18th century French castle, also the oldest fortress on the Great Lakes. See the American flag that flew over the Fort in 1812, watch the loading and firing of a real cannon and participate in musket drills in the courtyard.
Getting hungry? Stop in Lewiston and have lunch at the Silo Restaurant. Try the Haystack as featured on "Man V. Food" or just grab a burger and fries while overlooking the Lower Niagara River.
Feeling adventurous? Try a ride through Class V rapids on a jet boat (recommended for kids-at-heart six and up). A great way to cool off on a hot summer day.
Have dinner at the New Rainforest Café or stop by the Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA.
The night is young so be sure to check out what is happening on Old Falls Street, featuring family movies under the stars every Thursday night, FREE concert Fridays, play games or rent a bike and explore the area.
Rise and shine! Begin the day by touring the Niagara Aerospace Museum and see historical aircraft, many made right here in Western New York. Don't miss seeing the jetpack flown by James Bond in 007.
It's off to Lockport with a stop at the Erie Canal Discovery Center. This multi- media interactive museum will entertain and educate the family about life on the Erie Canal in the 1820s.
Ready for a boat ride? How about one underground? Visit the Lockport Caves & Underground Boat Ride. The informative guide will tell the strange tales and legends of Lockport that will keep the family laughing along the way.
Have lunch at any of the many great Lockport restaurants or grab ice cream at the Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream. One taste and you will know why it is a destination.
Time to set sale on the Erie Canal at the Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises. Ride through the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal, and pass under the "upside down bridge" and cruise beneath North America's widest bridge.
In the evening why not check out the great shopping at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA and dine in one of the areas many restaurants.
Just three days in Niagara USA and enough family vacation memories will be created to cherish for a lifetime.