A Day Well Spent Exploring The American Side Of Niagara Falls

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Staying in Philadelphia, Niagara Falls was quite close for us - around 6 hours breathtaking road journey.

We left early in the morning and reached Niagara in the afternoon. The road trip through upstate New York was beautiful.

Cave Of The Winds

This American side attraction is well-worth a visit! Name deceived us as we thought that there might be same cave to traverse but it wasn't as we were assuming. They get you outfitted in comfortable blue-green floaters and a yellow-colored poncho, and then you are suppose to take an elevator descending to the Niagara Gorge. And from Niagara Gorge, a string of boardwalks take you to a “Hurricane Deck” which is exactly under the Bridal Veil Falls. It's fun getting all wet under the surging falls.

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Red Ponchos are from Canada Side

Top Of The Falls

Top of the Falls is a nice eat-out in Goat Island with some breathtaking views of Horseshoe Falls. The food was okay to talk about but what's unique and special were the surroundings. How often do we get a chance to eat or spend time with the vistas to die for.

Maid Of The Mist

Your trip to Niagara Falls is incomplete without this ride. The boat tours are operated from both sides (American as well as Canadian) and the adventure starts with the observation tower, an elevator ride down to the river, and then to cruise that takes you in the midst of the rumbling and roaring Horseshoe Falls. You'll get blue colored ponchos but ultimately they'll be of no use because you gonna go wet big time and love it no end.

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Descending the steps towards river for the Maid of the Mist boat tour

Dinner At Rainforest Cafe

After gawking and gaping the waterfalls, we headed to Rainforest cafe to relax and grab a bite and of course taking and uploading pictures.

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Rainforest Cafe

Falls illumination

After a hearty dinner, we decided to see the Falls illuminated. View from American side is not as much stunning as from Canada side. The Horseshoe and American falls are illuminated by big colorful spotlights at dusk everyday. Started in 1925, this feature is undoubtedly worth seeing, no matter how tired you are.

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American side - American Side

Hotel Check-in

Tired and exhausted after day's adventure, we checked-in our hotel to catch some sleep and get active for next day to explore more of America.

Drive Home

It was time for us to hit the beautiful USA roads for next adventure.

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Drive back home - Philadelphia

Niagara falls is an awesome place, regardless of which side of the border you find yourself on.

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