Every second, 750,000 gallons of water thunder over Niagara Falls. Visitors from around the world travel to witness this thunderous natural wonder and feel the spray from the powerful falls on their skin. Situated on the border between New York and Canada, Niagara Falls is one of the world's most spectacular sights. 

The Niagara Falls State Park on the New York side of the falls boasts the superlative of America's oldest state park. The natural wonderland features miles upon miles of hiking trails, an interactive visitor's center, a multi-screen theater and even a rock-climbing wall. On any given day, a trail of yellow poncho-clad visitors snake down wooden staircases that zig-zag through mountainous terrain to viewing points close to and even behind the falls. The ever-popular Maid of the Mist boats traverse the waters, soaking every patron as their screams of delight are drowned by the roar. Coming by at night is a special treat, as the waterfall is illuminated in a display of dancing neon lights.

Practical Info

The closest city to Niagara Falls on the New York side is Buffalo. The easiest ways to access Niagara Falls are to either fly into New York's Buffalo-Niagara International Airport or drive along Interstate 90. There are numerous lodging options in the area—everything from high-end hotels to romantic bed and breakfasts to campgrounds. The Niagara Falls State Park is open year-round, but visitors are always advised to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours.

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Viator Exclusive: Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Private Plane

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Fly by private 30-seater plane from New York City to the incredible Niagara Falls on a day trip; it’s a Viator Exclusive that’s available nowhere else! The ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $615.00

2-Day Niagara Falls Tour from New York by Bus

4 star rating: Recommended 308 Reviews

Leave the hustle and bustle of New York City behind and enjoy a relaxing 2-day overnight trip to Niagara Falls. You'll travel to upstate New York by bus and ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $310.00

6-Day Ultimate East Coast Tour by Private Plane: New York City, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Toronto & Pennsylvania Amish Country

4.5 star rating: Recommended 81 Reviews

Looking to explore the best of the East Coast in affordable luxury? Fly on a private plane? Stay in four-star hotels? There’s no cheaper or more convenient way ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $2,047.50

3-Day Best of the Border Tour from New York City: Niagara Falls, Toronto, Lake Ontario and 1000 Islands

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Head north from New York City in a climate-controlled coach on this exciting 3-day tour to experience the best of the Niagara Falls region in both New York ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $432.00

Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air

4.5 star rating: Recommended 810 Reviews

Discover the beauty and awesome power of Niagara Falls on a day trip from New York. You'll fly to Upstate New York, tour the falls on both the US and Canadian ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $599.00

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