For many, a visit to the Niagara Falls is a once in a lifetime experience. A significant percentage of the 30 million people who visit this beautiful natural sight each year travel a long way. So, it is important to get the most out of your visit. Here are some ways for you to do exactly that.

Treat yourself to a wonderful hotel

As you can see from this website there are some beautiful hotels to stay in. Some of them are located very close to the waterfalls. This means that you can potentially stay in a room that has an almost unbelievable view. There is something really special about laying in bed looking out over the iconic Niagara waterfalls. If you travel at the right time of the year, the waterfalls are lit up at night and there is a light show and fireworks for you to enjoy.

Plan your visit to coincide with special events

In fact, a lot of people time their visit to coincide with local events and festivals. There is so much to do in the town, other than just the waterfalls (see here). You have plenty of things to do to keep you busy during your stay in Niagara.

Think about the weather

It is also important to think about the weather when deciding what time of the year to travel to the Niagara Falls. In the winter, it gets very cold. So cold that the waterfalls can freeze. As you can imagine, at that time of the year, there are far fewer visitors. As a result, a lot of the local attractions close or drastically limit their opening times. So, if there are certain things you want to experience, it is important to go online and check that they will be open when you are planning to go.

If you don’t mind wrapping up and protecting yourself from the rain, you could consider visiting the waterfalls during the off-season. Doing so can save you a lot of money and allow you to enjoy the area without all the crowds.

Consider buying attraction tickets ahead of time

For many of the larger attractions, it is possible to pre-book the tickets – this is something that you should consider doing. The queues can be very long and sometimes if you have not pre-booked you may end up being disappointed. Plus, there is the potential to save money by doing things this way. But, it may be a good idea for you to check whether you can get your money back, should you not be able to take your holiday for some reason.

Consider buying an attractions deal

If you are particularly interested in saving money on the cost of getting into the area’s various attractions it is worth looking into the idea of buying one of the passes that are widely available.

The key to getting the most out of your visit to the Niagara Falls is planning. It really is worth doing a little research, working out what you want to do while in the area and taking the steps you can to make it happen.