Niagara Falls is more than just three spectacular water falls. There are two main roads into Niagara Falls: the Rainbow Bridge from the USA and the Queen Elizabeth Way (Q.E.W) Follow any signs that say 'The Falls" or "Niagara Falls" or "Bridge to U.S.A" (just don't follow the signs for trucks).
Niagara Falls has plenty of places to stay, whether you want the quiet intimacy of a B&B along the river or the elegance of a classy fallsview hotel or the inns and classic motels located a little farther away from the Falls on Lundy's Lane. There is a backpackers' hostel in the downtown area and several campgrounds as well.
Niagara Community College has a fantastic chef's course. Combine that with having Niagara-on-the-Lake only minutes away and you get some amazing restaurants. If the hotels and golf resorts around the larger Niagara region don't scoop up all the graduates, you can find some mouth watering meals at restaurants all over town. Other favourite places may not have that cordon bleu feel but you can find some fun places for the kids too, including a restaurant in the shape of a flying saucer where the portions are big and the seats are vinyl.
What do you want to do today? Bike? Go to the top the Skylon Tower? Take a boat ride to the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls? Mingle with the famous at a wax museum? Check out a shrunken head at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum? Hike along the gorge? Walk through free flying butterflies at the Butterfly Conservatory? Take a helicopter ride? Play in a massive waterpark? Take a jetboat down the Niagara River? Golf one of over 36 amazing golf courses? Take a wine tour? Go on a horse and buggy ride? Learn some war history at Fort Erie or Fort George? Oh, yes..take a look at the Falls in the afternoon when the rainbows come out in the sun? That's barely a taste of the things you can do in the Niagara Falls area. Bundle up in winter for the Winter Festival of Lights. Wrap your hands around a hot chocolate and wander along the parkway, it makes you feel alive like when you were a little kid.
What some people like the most about Niagara Falls are the tourists. The look on kids' faces, parents holding the hand of their excited smiling child, lovers who stop and kiss for no other reason that the sun is shining. People who seem to have cameras for faces because every other moment there's another snapshot they want to keep forever.