Hello, if i want to go on January 1 to Niagara falls from Manhattan. How can i go and how much does it cost? Can i make it in one day?
You can do this as an all day bus trip. But it really is ALL day long and you'd get very little time, relatively at the Falls, where it will be VERY cold and VERY windy.
Not a good day trip any time of year.
Not a very good trip at all in winter.
... plus weather (including lake effect snow) can disrupt flights and other travel plans, plus it's a holiday which could mean additional closures for some things. Note that some of the NF attractions are closed all winter.
The Falls are a 8 hour drive from New York City. You would have no time to visit them if you were doing this in one day, driving. You could fly, but attractions like "Maid of the Mist" will not be running.
Also, the best view of the Falls is from the Canadian side, so you might want to fly to Toronto, and then drive to them from there.
As we have told many people before you, the dead of winter isn't the time to visit the Falls. There's a good chance you could get stuck in a snowstorm up there at that time of year. I'm not talking about inches, but rather feet of snow.
If you really must see the Falls on this trip, reschedule for a warmer time of year when all of the attractions will be open, and the roads clear and safe.
I don't think you should make the trip for the reasons stated but I also don't think you need to go to Canada for the view of the falls referenced in the previous post. When the weather allows, you can see the Canadian side view by doing the Maid of the Mist boat ride.Edited: 5:39 pm, December 15, 2017
Niagara Falls is on the east end of Lake Erie, The wind blows in across the lake, picks up moisture & dumps it as soon as it hits land. Right now Syracuse has the most snow accumulation but Buffalo is right behind, If you want to see how bad the visibility can be in a snowstorm, Google Bills vs Colts 12/10/17..
That Bills/Colts game was nuts! I loved seeing them make snow angels haha
NF is a warm weather destination. Many sights are open only from some time in April until end of Oct. So there will be little to see and it will very likely be in cold and snow. The only way to do it in one day - since it's at least 8 hours by road (assuming roads are clear) or train is 8 or 9 hours each way - is to fly up and back to Buffalo. There is a 6 am flight up and you could get an early evening flight back - if the airport is open.
Can't imagine it is worth the cost and effort.
Thank you all