I'm going to Niagra Falls!!!

  1. I am soooo excited! A few of us in our unit have just been granted funding to attend the Dynamics of Critical Care Conference held in Niagara Falls this fall. It looks like it will be a terrific conference with excellent topics. Of course, I can't deny the excitement about seeing a new part of our great country!

    I would love to hear advice on what to do/what to see from anyone who knows the area.

    Is anyone else planning to attend?
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on Aug 21, '02
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  3. by   Mkue
    hi, i'm not attending, but have been to niagra falls !! it's soooo cool. have fun !

  4. by   CATHYW
    Hi! I was just there over 4th of July weekend. There is a "strip" of souvenir stores and odd attractions a couple of blocks away from the falls, if you are into that kind of thing. The park is absolutely gorgeous, and invites walking and lounging around. I imagine it will be especially beautiful in the fall. You must see the falls at night, with the colored lights. My daughter and son-in-law went on the Maid of the Mist boat, and loved it. We didn't have time. Everything is right "out there" to see. You can hardly miss anything! I checked the Niagara Falls, Ontario website before we went, and felt like it was a big help.
    Be sure to eat brunch at the Sheraton hotel with the glass walls facing the Falls!
  5. by   hoolahan
    I just wrote a long post and got bumped, so here it is short and sweet.

    It can get very very hot and humid, be sure your hotel has a pool, make sure it is clean. Stay on the Canada side, the hotels in NY are dirty and the town is basically a slum.

    Do the Maid of the Mist ride, and the walking tours of the American Falls, and the Canadian walking tours, don't worry, you will see the signs. And very expensive, about 10 miles from the falls on the Canada side is an awesome jet ski ride, that we had such an excellent time, it was worth every penny. Just ask anyone in the hotels or restaurants about it, they'll be able to tell you the name of it.

    Planet Hollywood, a rip off, Hard Rock Cafe in NY, great food good price, great atmosphere. We also found a nice steak house on the NY side, about 10 miles south east, sorry I don't remember the name, we went there twice it was so nice.

    Have FUN!!!
    Last edit by hoolahan on Jul 31, '02
  6. by   kewlnurse
    I live near the Falls, the US side is a slum, stay on the Canadien side. The us side has... nothing. Downtown Buffalo is 20 minutes away, but again, not much to do. Candien side has a nice Casino, if thats your thing, lots of tourist type stuff. Strip clubs for both the guys and the ladies. Night life is better in Buffalo if you want the bar scene, they close in the falls at 2 am and 4 am on our side. Good restaurents on US side in Lewiston, just ofer the Lewiston/Kingston bride called ythe River side inn. Great golf courses on the Canadien side.
  7. by   DebsZoo
    Have to agree about staying mostly on the Canadian side. The walking tours on both sides are awesome........as is the Maid of the Mist.
    We enjoyed just sitting in the Canadian side cafe, drinking espresso and watching the falls. And DEFINITELY see it at night...........beyond words, the first time I saw it with my husband. I could have stayed much longer, just gawking. Truly a magnificent sight.
    Enjoy it all
  8. by   Stormy
    Thanks for the great advice. I just visited the City of Niagra Falls website. There is lots of great information there to check out before I go. I downloaded a picture of the falls to make it my background on my computer. It is beautiful!
  9. by   OntRPN
    I live about 2 hours away from the falls we go a couple of times a year there is information everywhere to help you plan.
    If your are going in the fall expect warm days and at night a light jacket. :roll