Niagara Falls, New York, is best known for its view of the United States' side of the eponymous waterfalls. The falls are part of the Niagara Falls State Park, which also encompasses the Cave of the Winds and the Aquarium of Niagara. View the falls close up by arranging a ride on the aptly named Maid of the Mist.
Little Italy is one of the most popular Niagara Falls neighborhoods for guests to visit, home to many restaurants, bars and family-friendly shops. You can also visit Hyde Park, one of 28 parks in the city. Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) provides regional airline service. You can also take Amtrak train lines from northeastern cities like New York and Boston. Old Fort Niagara is 20 minutes north, with original 18th century buildings and historical re-enactments.
Niagara Falls grew rapidly once factories were built to harvest the hydroelectric power provided by the falls. Tourism was only a secondary aspect of the economy until the middle of the 20th century. During your stay in Niagara Falls, expect cold snowy winters and hot and humid summers. Be sure to visit Prospect Point and climb to its observation tower for the best view of the falls. If you're in the area at night, take in the lights illuminating the falls and the fireworks that take place during the summer months.