Niagara Falls!!! One of the most beautiful places in the USA!!!! Hollywood may have you convinced that the American side of Niagara Falls is filled with cheesy heart shaped hot tubs, but it’s so much more than that!!!! Even someone like me that’s a hater of most things dealing with the outdoors, just can’t get enough of the beauty that is Niagara Falls!!!! I totally recommend Niagara Falls as a family destination! Definitely a sight your children need to see with their very own eyes.
Since my daughter is always along for our crazy adventures, I thought I would share a few traveling with kids tips for visiting this fabulous New York destination!!
1. Dress In Layers
New York weather can be so unpredictable!!! Even if the weather claims 80, I would still pack a hoodie! You never know how windy the falls may actually be AND nothing is worse than a cold kiddo crying to leave due to the weather. Plus, evenings can be pretty chilly in Western New York!!! Pack that hoodie! Better safe than sorry!!!
2. Prepare To Get Wet
If you plan on doing any of the heart-pounding activities that offer up-close-and-personal encounters with the falls, you're going to get wet. I would again, pack accordingly. Maybe an extra set of clothes if you have kiddos who can’t stand being wet? Also, don’t wear anything fancy! Save those cute outfits for dinner and dress your kiddos in something you won’t mind getting wet!!
I am the queen of forgetting to pack sunscreen and having to shell out ridiculous amounts for it at gift shops! You will be outside all day! You will definitely need that sunscreen at some point. Paying double for something you already own is the absolute worst!!! Toss it in your bag now so you don’t forget!!
5. Save “Wet” Excursions For The End.
I know Cave of The Winds and the Maid of the Mist are the must do activities EVERYONE is dying to do, however, saving them for the end will be the best decision you make. You WILL get wet, so do you really want to be snapping picks of wet kiddos all day?! Take all your cute photos first THEN head on over to those wet excursions!!! You have your Insta-worthy family pics, so who cares if you get soaked after that!
4. Purchase Discovery Pass
To stretch your coin when in Niagara Falls, I would highly recommend purchasing the Doscovery Pass!!! The pass will cost $46 for adults, $35 for kids 6+ and free for 5 and under! While seeing the actual falls is free, the pass will give you access to 5 attractions and unlimited trolley use! That trolley comes in handy when you have a crew of tiny legs in tow! The attractions included in the Discovery Pass Discovery Center & Hiking Trails, Aquarium of Niagara, Maid of the Mist, Adventure Theater, and Cave of the Winds!
6. Check Out The Awesome Fireworks
When planning your trip, I would try to plan around the fireworks schedule! All kids love fireworks!!! One incredible experience!! Total bragging rights to say you had the opportunity to watch fireworks over the falls!!! Definitely a memory your kids will treasure for a lifetime!!!
Have you had the chance to visit Niagara Falls?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.