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Jackson, Wisconsin
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How Long To Stay?

My husband and I are going to Niagara Falls for our anniversary in September. We plan to stay there but do not know how many days are needed to have a complete vacation. We also want to spend a day in Buffalo and a day in Toronto. Any suggestions on how many nights to stay in Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls, ON
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1. Re: How Long To Stay?

That totally depends on what kinds of things you like to see and do. Here are some of the choices in, and around, Niagara Falls:

• See the Falls

• Ride the Maid of the Mist

• Walk under the Falls - Journey Behind the Falls

• Ride the Whitewater - Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

• Ride over the Whirlpool - Whirlpool Aero Car

• See Clifton Hill museums and attractions, Tussauds, Ripley's, Guinness, and many others

• Visit Fallsview Casino or Casino Niagara

• Visit the Butterfly Conservatory

• Walk thru the Botanical Gardens

• Shop in Niagara-on-the-Lake

• Visit the Niagara Falls History Museum

• Check the high views from the Skylon Tower or Skywheel

• See a play at the Shaw Festival

• Visit some of the dozens of wineries

• Play a round of golf (over 40 courses), or minigolf if you prefer

• Buy fresh Fruit at many of the roadside stands in the region

• Visit Historic Fort George or Fort Erie

• Have a laugh at the Oh Canada Eh, Dinner & Show

• Be amazed at the Greg Frewin Magic Dinner Theatre

• Have Dinner Overlooking the Falls (lots of places)

• See the Nightly Illumination of the Falls

• Catch the Fireworks (Fridays & Sundays during the summer)

• Marine animals and rides at Marineland

• Indoor skydicing at Niagara Freefall Centre

Bird Kingdom

• Niagara Glen - hike down into the Niagara Gorge to get up close to the raging rapids.

Imax Theatre

• Helicopter over the Falls

• Safari Niagara

• See the ships go through the locks of the Welland Canal

Lots of information on these sites:

http://www.niagarafallstourism.com/

http://www.niagaraparks.com/

http://www.cliftonhill.com/

http://www.fallsviewboulevard.com/

www.niagaraonthelake.com/page/Featured_Events

http://www.tourismniagara.com/

Toronto, Canada
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2. Re: How Long To Stay?

2 Full days and 2 nights would give you a good feel for Niagara Falls......but as in previous post, depends on your interests, and of course, how much time you have overall...............

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3. Re: How Long To Stay?

Yeah mot much more than two nights required.....I would give Toronto an extra day over an extra day in NF....

Jackson, Wisconsin
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4. Re: How Long To Stay?

Thanks everyone. Great tips. I appreciate the help. :)

Whitby, Canada
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5. Re: How Long To Stay?

Two nights is more than enough. Try to stay on a night when the fireworks summer Fridays and Sundays) are on, and if possible get a falls view room to watch them. See the Falls lit up at night. Ride on the Maid of the Mist and go on the walk behind the Falls. Explore the tacky Clifton Hill shopping area.

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6. Re: How Long To Stay?

As mentioned, 2 nights at the Falls would suffice, however, I'd also do 1 night in Niagara-on-the-Lake located 20 minutes away where the Niagara River empties into Lake Ontario. This is a lovely little historical town with a nice choice of Inns, shops and restaurants. It's definitely worth a visit.

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7. Re: How Long To Stay?

Niagara-on-the-Lake is definitely a beautiful town, and worth a visit. I only find it a bit (??) on the pricey side.

Toronto, Canada
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8. Re: How Long To Stay?

Fencelover.........since you are asking about how long to stay, a day in Toronto is not enough, IMO........................

Jackson, Wisconsin
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9. Re: How Long To Stay?

Thanks! I've starting to realize that. :) I appreciate the tip and now have to change some ideas around. Glad I asked the question. :)

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10. Re: How Long To Stay?

Two days in Niagara vs one day in Toronto - I would swap those around. A day at NOTL is ok though. Even two days in Toronto isn't enough but still better than one day.

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