One Perfect Day in Niagara Falls: Itinerary & Niagara Falls Road Trip Tips

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Niagara Falls has a spot on almost every USA and Canadian Bucket List, and for good reason because it’s spectacular!

This popular road trip stop is a blast to visit, even if you’re short on time! This Niagara Falls itinerary goes over how to spend one day in Niagara Falls so you can see the best of the Falls in just twenty-four hours. 

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New York state plans to turn off their side of Niagara Falls to repair local bridges

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Double Waterfall

They’ve actually done this before–the last time was 1969.

If you’re curious about the falls, now is the time to go. Whether you choose to take a boat ride up to the falls or just enjoy the scenery from the nearby park, the falls are breathtaking.

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Oh, Canada!

Since I’m currently road tripping from Philly to Oklahoma City, I decided to pop up to Ontario to check out the falls from the Canadian side of the border. I’m so glad I added this to my itinerary even though it’s not exactly the straightest route. Seeing the northern parts of the US and the southern part of Ontario was a nice change. Usually when I drive OKC->Philly or vice versa, it’s through Indiana and Ohio, which I’ve seen many times.

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Worth the Drive!
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Look at the size of that lens!
The Maid of the Mist
The mist above the falls.
The first documentation of Niagara Falls
A tour boat in Choppy Waters
The American side of Niagara Falls–See it before it’s turned off!
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