this is my only sister, jay...she just loved this picture so much that she put it on the refrigerator...
then, why should i and my family always take a look at her in the picture every time we open the refrigerator?? i thought it is unfair, thus also put the pictures of me on the refrigetor, and you'll find out how the hell many ugly(? ^^) stuffs are put on it... hahaha sorry mama!
anyway, nearby the niagara falls, several kinds of trees are decorating such a wide garden greatly and beautifully... go and check that out!!
Favorite thing: i was not able to have fun with jet boating, though, it must be awesome~~!!everyone will discover the world famous rapids, stone-walled canyon, and legendary Whirlpool... the tour must be fascinate and exhilarate... next time i'll go, i'll definitely join the activity!!
Go to the Canadian side, and see the Horseshoe Falls. The Canadian side is just a better all-around tourism experience. Be sure to visit the Skylon Tower. It offers a fabulous view of the falls, although it's a bit pricey for what amounts to an elevator ride to the top of a building.
Fondest memory: The beauty of Niagara Falls can be enjoyed for FREE. We spent quite a bit of time just walking along and enjoying the view. Even our dog could be included. (See photo)
Favorite thing: Cave of the Winds Tour is a must if you visit the falls. Yes, it's touristy, but the tour will nonetheless take you almost underneath the falls. You'll be clad in yellow rain gear and shoes so you don't get wet (watch your camera too!). It's actually quite neat. It is sad that all of the stairs and everything were built around the falls and that there are boats and people everywhere, somewhat detracting from the natural beauty. But oh well, what are you gonna do, right?
When you go to Niagara Falls you have to visit the Wax Museum or something equally tacky. It's the law I think... The sights in the Falls range from 5 star upscale to truly mindboggling tackiness. I think that's what the attaction has been for all these years. The side to see is actually the Canadian side. Only recently has the New York side started to clean itself up.
I think the best day to visit Niagara Falls, Canada, is on July 4th. The crowds aren't too bad and you get the light show from the American side when they set off their Independence Day fireworks. We happened upon this by accident and it was truly stunning.
Favorite thing: This picture is at Niagara Falls with the Canadian side at the background. So this is taken from the American side ... both sides are beautiful but if you do not have much time, the best view you have from the Horshoe Falls at the Canadian side!!
Some interesting facts:
Did you know that...
This was the first location in the world that used long distance electricity or AC current? (Telsa)
The US side was completely dammed up in 1969 in order to clean up and do research?
That late at night they divert millions of cubic tons of water away from the falls and the falls slow down 'to a trickle'.
Even during the day, some of the dams are closed upstream, so what you are seeing is acually not what nature intended.
Were they to 'let lose' all the power of the water, it would errode the falls and eventually ruin them and would destroy many docks and buildings that have been built in recent years...
You learn an new thing everyday!
Take a walk around the fall, all the way along the park.....then on the way back, check the bars and souvernir stores...
Also, if you're able to flight over the Falls in a helycopter or on a boat......
Fondest memory: Watching the water falling and the drops falling on my eyes was one of the most delightful experiences I've ever been through.
Favorite thing: See the falls! Obviously they are the main attraction. You can view the falls from either the American side or the Canadian side. I recommend the Canadian side. The view is spectacular. Of course you have to take a boat tour!The tour guides hand out ponchos, but they don't keep you from getting wet. It is mind boggling experience; being so close to the powerful falls.
Fondest memory: Going there with my parents when I was a few years old! This photo was taken by my dad (with one of those classic old Polaroid cameras) and that's my mom and her two boys! Me on the left, my younger brother, and my mom! The expression on my little brother's face is priceless! I wonder if he was scared? So see, I started my travels early in life! I hope you get a kick out of the photo!
Take a trip on the Maid of the Mist boat and return at night to see the Falls lit up.I have a certificate for having switched on the lights in 1998!
There are lots of wild racoons around the place where the lights are situated and I have photos of them.
Fondest memory: Seeing the rainbow over the falls and capturing it on film in 1983.My two young children were with me at that time.Magic.
see the Falls, of course. Why else would you come here? If you can, take out the time for a helicopter ride or a boat trip on the Maid of the Mist to see the falls close up. If you're pressed for time, at least go up the watchtower for a view across the falls.
And don't forget to visit other VT-members' pages on Niagara Falls for lots more pretty pictures!
Favorite thing: Although the Niagara Falls I am referring to is on the Canadian side of the border (there is no Niagara Falls, Canada option) the info is pretty much the same. I've lived most of my life 15 minutes away from the falls, and so for me they're not very exciting anymore. But nonetheless, if you're in the area definitely come check them out! (I wouldn't recommend it for your honeymoon though)
I have been to Niagara Falls in the winter, but as you know, it's not very interesting to see the falls when the falls it's froze, but I went in Niagara Falls in January because I had a dance competition there, so.
Fondest memory: The Falls in Niagara Falls is the most attractions there. It's very beautiful to see this big monster with a lot of water.
Fondest memory: The area above these gardens are peppered with quaint shops displaying everything from tourist trinkets to traditional Canadian handicrafts and products. My 1st encounter with home-made fudge was here..you know...the kind they make on a marble slab in front of us drooling tourists.;-)