There are a lot of fun things to do and see at Niagara Falls. The ferris wheel, the Maid of the Mist boat tours, the zipline that takes you 2,200 feet (670 meters) down to the Falls, and of course, the amazing Falls themselves. There’s even a small, but impressive downtown area.
If you ever visit the Falls, I want to give you some solid advice about that scenic downtown area near Niagara Falls: almost every exorbitantly priced attraction will give you that “I feel used” aftertaste. They churn-and-burn families of tourists like the TSA. OK, you’re right, that was a low blow – at least the tourist traps give you a choice.
I will, however, endorse the value of nearby restaurants and bars. We had some juicy burgers at a restaurant called The Works, that specializes in creative burgers. I also continued what will surely be a running theme of my trip – drink local beer, drink all of the local beer! Niagara Brewing Company is a brewpub with great service and a diverse selection of beers.
The food, beer, and the Falls aren’t the only positive experiences you’re likely to have if you visit Niagara Falls. I won’t forget the warm feeling as I wandered through the crowded sidewalks and sat on the lawn next to the Falls.