We decided for second anniversary that we wanted to see Niagra Falls! Originally, the plan was DC, but after our spontaneous trip earlier this summer, we decided to travel elsewhere! We threw around a couple of ideas, but decided we wanted to do something really adventurous – like drive to Niagra Falls!
We also invited two of Aaron’s college friends (who were in our wedding) to come with us, so we stopped at their place on Friday night, and then headed to Canada on Saturday! There was some traffic delays on the way there, so we got there a bit later than we wanted, but still managed to fit in a few things on Saturday!
We all bought an “adventure pass” which gives you access to four of the main attractions (er… the ONLY four attractions, it seemed) at a discounted rate. I don’t know that we would have done two of the things on that pass if we didn’t have the pass. Still cool, but not exactly worth the full price. The four places were a 4D Show, access to go behind the falls through tunnels, the boat tour, and walking along rapids further down the river!
By far, the group favorite was the boat tour to see the falls up close. We borrowed a friend’s GoPro and got some awesome footage of the falls! Watch the video below:
Niagra Falls is actually pretty American-ized – TGIFriday’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Applebee’s, etc. Niagra is also pretty touristy (as to be expected) with souvenir shops and whatnot – it reminded me a lot of Branson, or Gatlinburg. But, we did get to experience one Canadian favorite – Tim Horton’s (or Timmy’s, as the locals call it).
All in all, a really great trip! It was a lot of driving, and kind of exhausting, but SO worth it. Beforehand, I wasn’t sure if two days would really be enough, but we ran out of things to do (touristy-wise) on the second day. We could have explored some more of the non-touristy areas and whatnot if we wanted. I never really thought I would see the Niagra Falls in my lifetime, but I’m so glad I can say I have now!