Before you set off on your way to Niagara Falls, you need to carefully plan your travel details. Often, however, many things are forgotten in the hurry. Small, ill-considered details can lead to inconvenience and spoil the wonderful experience.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common mistakes made when visiting the waterfalls on the Canadian side.
- 1. Inappropriate clothes and shoes can spoil even the best mood. Imagine doing the tour in uncomfortable shoes or with clothes that are not suitable for the season and temperatures. Bet on casual clothes and sneakers, be prepared with a thicker jacket for cool evenings, stock up on flip-flops (so as not to wet your shoes during the cruise) and an umbrella to protect you from the drops of water in the air.
- 2. Not having enough time for the attractions you want to visit. Research in advance what you want to see, the area offers various activities and attractions. If you do not have enough time you will spend your vacation in a hurry and you will not enjoy the opportunities that Niagara offers.
- 3. Going to Niagara Falls ”just to see the falls” and not taking advantage of all the attractions or seeing as much of Niagara’s nature as possible is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Ask in advance about the places you can visit and choose the ones that suit your interests.
- 4. If you are by car, try to park as close to the waterfalls as possible. This is an absolute waste of time and causes you unnecessary stress. Finding a free parking space while driving among crowds of people can take a long time. If you have chosen a hotel nearby, it is better to leave your car there.
- 5. Leave everything for the last minute. Especially if you have chosen to visit Niagara during the summer months, when it is the tourist season, it is good to choose a hotel and basic travel details even a few months in advance. The Canadian side is more visited and offers more attractions and hotels with a better rating. Which promises crowds of visitors.
- 6. Not checking your credit card terms. To avoid unnecessary bank fees, check the terms if you use your card from the Canadian side to see if there will be service fees.
- 7. Do not mind the option for a discount card. If you have decided to take a full tour of the sights, ask about the possibility to get a discount card. Even if your initial idea is to visit only a few places, you will surely plan a few more Niagara adventures during your stay.
- 8. Forget about your phone settings. Be sure to set up your phone properly during the trip. Adding roaming charges or paid internet traffic will be an unpleasant surprise when you get your phone bill after the trip.
- 9. Not think carefully about your budget. Niagara Falls offers many opportunities for attractions, restaurants and hotels and all this can be quite expensive if you do not consider it. Therefore, mark in advance the destinations you will visit and the hotel where you will stay. Ask about prices before you arrive.
- 10. Rent a car. This can be a mistake, especially if your hotel is near waterfalls. Most of the attractions are within walking distance, and in addition, finding a parking space is difficult and costs a lot of nerves. If you still decide to visit a longer distance, you can use Uber. You can also use the Public Bus Pass which is a cheap and ideal option when you need some rest from walking.
When organizing your trip to Niagara, pay attention to the above tips. Unpleasant surprises can ruin your vacation, but when you are prepared for the small details, the time there will be unforgettable.