The best time to visit Niagara Falls is from May to September when the weather is at its nicest and it isn’t quite as cold it is during the other months. May is a great time to visit because the summer crowds have not fully picked up yet so it’s not quite as busy as it is during other ideal months of the year.
No matter when you visit Niagara Falls, there is so much to do and explore, especially if you happen to come in June when all of the tours are operating. Here are some of our favorite ways to explore the area of Niagara Falls in May.
- Maid of the Mist Tour
What do you think of when you hear “Niagara Falls?” Probably just the waterfalls themselves, right? Seeing the entire group of falls present is an absolute must. Hop on a Maid of the Mist boat to explore the falls with one of the best-guided tours you’ll ever be on. Don’t forget your poncho!
- Skylon Tower
You can’t get much higher than this view will take you! The Skylon Tower has been around since 1965. It has multiple observation decks and restaurants including the famous Revolving Dining Room.
- Niagara Falls History Museum
The Niagara Falls History Museum is a quick trip from the Falls themselves and offers an even deeper look at the majestic formation. The museum houses interactive exhibits featuring stories of the waterfalls as well as battles from the War of 1812.
- Brock’s Monument
While this might not be as extensive of a visit as some of the other places we’ve mentioned in this post, stopping by Brock’s Monument is a great way to learn a little bit of history about the border between Canada and the U.S.
Adventures to Experience
If you’ve never been ziplining, there’s no better way to have your first experience than at Niagara Falls! Soar towards Horseshow Falls at breathtaking heights for an adventure you won’t soon forget.
If ziplining isn’t enough of a thrill, try skydiving! Cross off multiple things on your bucket list and experience breathtaking views in a freefall that will get your heart pumping.
Activities to Try Out
- Summer Music Festivals
With performers of nearly every musical genre, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. This is a unique and free event you’ll want to take advantage of during your trip. You never know who might pop up on stage during the summer festivals.
The views on the trails near Niagara Falls aren’t something you will find at your local city park. Grab a bike or lace up your hiking shoes to follow scenic trails through the Niagara Falls State Park. If you’d like to learn something on the way, try a guided tour.
For the Whole Family
- Bird Kingdom
Visit the world’s largest indoor free-flying aviary and see hundreds of exotic birds including parakeets, cockatoos, owls, and various other types of wildlife. This attraction is only a short walk from the Falls and has many different areas to explore. If you have the extra time, it is worth a visit.
- Clifton Hill
Clifton Hill is an entire street lined with restaurants, attractions, and tons of excitement – all within a block of Niagara Falls. Get a “Fun Pass” to cover admission to all the best attractions to save some money that you would otherwise spend on individual attractions.
Camping in Niagara Falls is for Everyone!
When you’re ready to relax from the hustle and bustle of Niagara Falls, camping is a great option. Campark Resorts is only a few minutes from the Falls themselves, plus we offer a shuttle bus that’ll take you directly there. We offer cabins, tent and RV camping as well (learn more about our campsites). Plus, you will enjoy a large assortment of family fun activities in a beautiful environment (learn more about all of our fun activities).