Niagra Falls: One word = Amazing!

Flew in from Washington DC to Buffalo then got our pre-booked airport shuttle to the hotel in Niagra Falls. We booked the airport shuttle with Niagra Airbus which was really good. They even knew that our flight was early and came to pick us up earlier than requested!

It took about 40 minutes to get from Buffalo Airport to our hotel in Niagra Falls, Canada. We had a nice chat with our shuttle driver, she was very helpful. Crossed over the border from USA to Canada.

We arrrived at the hotel, Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa Niagra Falls. We were up on the 18th floor and had the Superior Fallsview room. Amazing! Worth it. Clear view of the falls.

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View of both falls from our room

After checking in, we caught the WeGo bus from our hotel to the Table Rock where the busses transfer. Table Rock is essentially the Visitors Centre.

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Table Rock Visitor Centre

We walked along the falls and just admired the beauty. Got sprayed by the mist! Fantastic view of the falls from the Canadian side. The speed of the water crashing down and sound of the rushing falls is truly spectacular.dsc09320dsc09322

Caught the bus to the Canada One Factory Outlet to do some shopping. It is a small factory outlet in comparison to Las Vegas. The Canadian dollar to Australian dollar exchange rate is better though. Bought a couple of things but it’s always a treasure hunt with these outlets.

After an afternoon of walking around the falls and then shopping, it was time for a late dinner at Sandstone Bar and Grill. We walked there from WeGo bus stop Clifton Hill through Clifton Hill Street.

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An upside down house

For dinner, J had the steak special with a skewer of shrimp and I had the salmon special (grilled salmon with lobster sauce). Both dishes we ordered came with salad for starter and garlic bread. Tasty meal.

Then we walked back to our hotel via the Hershey’s Chocolate Works shop and the duty free shop. The duty free shop only sells to customers if they are leaving Canada and entering the United States. They don’t care if you come back after you have entered the USA. So the plan is to pick up some things on the way to Maid of the Mist tomorrow.

We saw the fireworks as we walked to the duty free store.  The Fireworks display is only on certain nights of the week during certain periods of the year. The fireworks start at 10pm.

Back to hotel to admire the great night time view of the falls all lit up from our hotel room. Fell asleep in the chair looking at the falls. Rolled into bed after shower.

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Niagra Falls Illumination
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