This weekend, I’ll be working on downloading all my photos from our 6 weeks in Australia. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy this guest post by freelance writer Lindsay Edwards. If you live in my neck of the woods (Ottawa area), then a trip to Niagara Falls might be just the perfect way to squeeze in some last minute summer time with your kids before heading back into the school season.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Niagara Falls, by Lindsay Edwards
Situated on the international border between the United States and Canada, and renowned as one of the most beautiful natural sites in the world, Niagara Falls has everything that you will need for the trip of a lifetime. The following are just 5 reasons why a visit to Niagara Falls should be on your bucket list.
1. Give the kids an educational experience they will never forget
When you visit Niagara Falls with children they will get the ultimate educational experience. From geography, to science, nature, art and everything in between, Niagara Falls will enrich your children’s education by showing them the kinds of things they would never get in textbooks or by browsing the web. The sheer raw energy of the Falls will give them an idea of the what it is like to have 600,000 gallons of water per second cascading through the air. Imagine what they could come up with ‘for show and tell’, the possibilities are endless!
2. The ultimate wedding venue
For the ultimate in romance, getting married in sight of the Falls is an amazing way to seal your love with the man or woman of your dreams. Have the power of love combined with the power of the Falls by hosting your reception in a room with a spectacular view of Niagara Falls that will make the start of your lives together as memorable as they can be.
3. Amazing fun for all the family
In the area surrounding the Falls there are many attractions that will keep the whole family entertained, its not just all about the water. From theme parks to helicopter rides to indoor aviaries and casinos, there is something for absolutely everyone. Fine dining, exciting nightlife and relaxing spa experiences are all available in the locality. Whether you want thrills, or time to chill, Niagara Falls can provide it.
4. Wine lovers will be enthralled
Ontario is a thriving area for wineries if you love a drop of the good stuff and the Ontario wine industry was born on Niagara on the Lake. With grapes that are grown in similar conditions to Northern Europe, the slow ripening process produces the kind of flavors that make your taste buds yelp with delight. Close your eyes as you sip and you could almost be in Brittany or Germany, but you’ll be in Ontario, Canada experiencing some of the best wines in the world.
5. The one thing you absolutely must do
The Niagara Falls experience will only be complete when you board the Maid of the Mist and take the famed ride like thousands before you. Board the boat with the spray hitting your face as you experience the full force of the Falls. Yes, you’ll get wet, but isn’t that all part of the fun?
So what are you waiting for? Niagara Falls will give every member of the family, young or old, the trip of a lifetime with memories that will last you forever. Start planning your Niagara adventure today!