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Visit Niagara Falls in 48 hours

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Visit Niagara Falls in 48 hours

I’ve been wanting to travel to Canada for a long time; it seems like such a beautiful country with a lot to offer, but I can’t help but think it’s just too big a place to ever feel like I’ve seen all of it. That’s why, when I finally get to go, I’ll be going for a good old-fashioned road trip, and taking in a few of the main cities and sights along the way. I’d like to start with Ontario, and more specifically, to visit Niagara Falls – here’s how I’d spend my first 48 hours before heading off in search of adventure.

Day One

After traveling for so long, I won’t be able to wait to check into my luxurious Niagara Falls hotel – I’m heading straight to the spa to relax and be pampered. After freshening up though, it’s time to hit the streets, and with so many tours on my doorstep I’m sure it will be difficult to decide where to go first. I think I’ll have to do the Hornblower Cruise first though, just to see what all the fuss is about. This is where you take a catamaran right up to the base of the Falls – good thing they hand out rain ponchos as part of the deal!

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Afterwards, seen as I’ve gotten wet plenty of times by this point, I’ll take my chances in the Whirlpool Aero Car. This year, it officially turns 100 years old, and since 1916 it has been ferrying visitors to and from the central point of the Niagara Whirlpool, created thousands of years ago by a sharp turn in the direction of the flowing water. After all that excitement, I’ll be getting an early night after a few drinks in one of the famed icewine (a wine created from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine) bars!

Day Two

I love the idea of being able to see the Falls as soon as I draw the curtains in the morning, and I’ll definitely be ordering room service for breakfast so that I can take my coffee with a magnificent view. I’ll be starting day two of my pit-stop here by donning my favorite walking boots and going to explore. I’d like to take in a tour of Niagara Gorge so that I can learn more about the history of the area, and I’ll probably walk along the American and Bridal Veil Falls too before stopping for a picnic.

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Bridal Falls is the smallest of the three Niagara Falls and is located on the U.S. side of the border.

I should have just enough time to catch the next tour bus out to the wine country; there are many excursions that venture into nearby award-winning wineries and breweries, and fingers crossed I’ll get to have a taste of the food pairings they serve too. After getting the bus back, I’ll be able to take a walk through the amusement arcades and attractions at Clifton Hill, before catching the lights on camera around the Falls. To finish off the evening, I’ll be heading to one of the many restaurants perched on the very edge of the Falls, before heading back to my room to pack up.

What would you do with 48 hours to visit Niagara Falls and the surrounding areas? Let me know in the comments section…

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