You might normally consider visiting Niagara Falls with your family or friends to enjoy the scenery together, but visiting solo can be a great experience as well! Not only can you focus more on sightseeing, moving at your own pace without concern for others, but you can probably pack in more sights to see than you might otherwise manage to when traveling with others.
If this is your first time visiting Niagara Falls or going on a solo trip, you might be wondering how to prepare for your upcoming adventure, and Campark has got you covered. Here are some of the best tips to help you prepare for your solo adventure and get the most out of your visit to Niagara Falls!
Ride the Hornblower
One of the best ways to experience Niagara Falls is to catch a ride with the Hornblower (formerly, The Maid of the Mist), an iconic boat tour that has been operating for over a century and takes you on a 15-minute ride directly to the waterfalls. You will get to be right up against the Falls, giving you a taste of their sheer power that will make for an unforgettable experience. If you think this is the only trip you will ever make to Niagara Falls, then you will not want to miss this opportunity. Just be sure to book online in advance, as seats can fill up quickly!
Journey Behind the Falls
Another unforgettable experience at Niagara Falls is the Journey Behind the Falls tour organized by Niagara Parks. You will go down 13 stories of old tunnels leading you down along the waterfall, providing an up-close viewing of the flowing water you will not get in any other tour.
As you make your way down the tunnels, you will also have a chance to learn about Niagara Falls and its history, making for a fun and educational experience. Finally, the tunnels feature an upper and lower viewing platform that will give you the closest view of the Falls, but just be sure to bring a poncho as you are going to get wet!
Check Out The Niagara SkyWheel
If you want a high vantage view of Niagara Falls, you should consider riding the Niagara SkyWheel, a popular Ferris wheel standing over 175 feet and offering a great view of the waterfalls. The gondolas are all air-conditioned, and tickets last for four rotations, so this is a great attraction to snap photos from high above Niagara Falls. For the best view, visit once the sun goes down to get a view of the illumination and fireworks!
While the waterfalls should be the mainstay of your trip, there are plenty of other things you can check out in the surrounding region. If you happen to be a wine lover, then you are in luck. There are over 25 different wineries within just a 15-to-20-minute drive from the waterfalls, many of which offer wine tasting and have on-site restaurants. This can be a fantastic way to refresh yourself and enjoy a relaxing afternoon!
Niagara Falls is best known for its beautiful vistas and gorgeous nature trails, so rather than staying at a hotel for the night, what better way is there to fully immerse yourself in nature than to stay outdoors and go camping!
At Campark Resorts, we offer a fun way to stay overnight just five kilometers (three miles) away from Niagara Falls, with a city bus (WEGO bus with 24 and 48 hour passes available for sale) available throughout the day to take you around town and to the waterfalls. With a variety of activities available for your enjoyment on the camping grounds, this is one of the best ways to get the most out of your visit. Contact us today to book a spot on our camping ground!