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#1 -dee-

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:38 PM

FH and I decided to go there for our honeymoon (2010 - so plenty of time to gather info)

We chose that place because we both really wanted to see it and neither of us didn't know too much about it... here in lies the pitfall though lol

Just wondering if anyone knew any info about it.. I have googled and checked out their 'official' site but wanted to know if anyone has been over there or have any advice?

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 02:48 PM

I've been there - the Falls themselves are spectacular and the Maid of the Mist boat ride is well worth it (I'm told - it was closed the day we were there). The township of Niagara is pretty rundown though, think of a Surfers Paradise type place with all the tourist restaurants and arcades etc but one that had it's heyday in 1950s and hasn't really been done up since then.

I'd be inclined to stay outside of Niagara (unless you were just there to see the Falls and move on), the surrounding countryside is really beautiful. Also, if you're into wine they make some fabulous icewines (sweet dessert wines) around there, the vineyards would be worth a visit.

You could always stay in Toronto and take a day trip to the Falls - it's driving distance.

Hope that helps.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:48 PM

I was there a couple of years ago. I'd recommend staying on the Canada side if you can because there's a better view and a much bigger town. And you can always walk across the border to have a look at the other side. We were there for two days and did just about every tour they had. All I had was a disposable camera and my photos still came out extremely well. Two days was plenty for us - you might want to include Niagara Falls as part of a bigger trip rather than staying there for the whole honeymoon.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:20 PM

I agree with what the other ladies have said, particularly about the town being a bit run down, etc. I stayed in Niagara itself for 2 nights and that was plenty to see all that there was to see. In fact I think 1 night would be ample and as Natalie suggests, you could base yourself in Toronto for the rest of your honeymoon (much more to see and do there).

The falls however are breathtaking and if you are going you must go on the Maid of the Mist boat tour and also do the walk behind the falls (can't remember it's exact name I'm sorry) - both are must do's IMO if you have gone to the trouble of getting to Niagara. From memory there is a Casino in the town, so that could entertain you for a night on your trip.

It's a beautiful part of nature to experience and I'm sure you'll love it - it was one of the highlights of Canada for me - one of those things you have to see to really appreciate.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:42 PM

I was there last July, the actual township of Niagra is about as tacky as they come. Its like a not as good or well looked after las vegas without the casinos. I would definately reccommend seeing it- but it is a really easy day trip from toronto (which is what we did). You can also do it as a trip from New York which we also went to and would give an arm and a leg to go back to and have a better look around.

Canada is stunning but NY was fun and exciting and full of things to see and do, you really have to decide what you want out of a honeymoon. Maid of the mist was wonderful- be prepared to be drowned though...litterally!!




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