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Popular amenities for Niagara Falls vacation rentals

Stay near Niagara Falls's top sights

Niagara Falls State Park151 locals recommend
Cave of the Winds72 locals recommend
Maid of the Mist123 locals recommend
Rainbow Bridge9 locals recommend
Niagara Falls483 locals recommend
Casino Niagara113 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Niagara Falls

  • Total rentals

    980 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    480 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    20 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    170 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    560 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    80K reviews

Your guide to Niagara Falls

All About Niagara Falls

Located on the border between New York state and Ontario, Canada, and sitting between the deep waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, the city of Niagara Falls offers peaceful nature reserves, historic forts, and fertile surrounding vineyards. It’s also famously home to some of the most powerful and beautiful waterfalls in North America — some 6 million cubic feet of water gush through the falls every minute. The falls themselves are a set of three separate waterfalls — American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls — all emanating from the southern end of Niagara Gorge.

Away from the water, there are lots of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Niagara Falls, from admiring spring flowers in DeVeaux Woods State Park to snowshoeing at Royalton Ravine, and relaxing with a round of golf at one of the nearby courses. The nearby Niagara River is known for its abundance of birdlife, with great blue herons a regular fixture. In town, Art Alley is the canvas for a public mural project showcasing local artists, while the restored Old Fort Niagara provides an insight into Native American life with original artifacts and reenactments.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Niagara Falls

Summer is the peak season in Niagara Falls, with warm daytime temperatures occasionally tempered by the cooling mists and spray emanating from the falls and kayaks peppering the river. Fall is an excellent time to cozy up at a vacation rental in Niagara Falls and explore the surrounding New York wine region, as this is when the local wineries begin their grape harvest. Niagara Falls State Park also looks resplendent at this time of year — the Great Gorge Scenic Overlook Hike is a good vantage point for admiring the changing foliage. Winter, and the holiday season in particular, is special in Niagara Falls, when the falls are lit up at night. When spring rolls around, the city’s green spaces burst into life with purple martin birds flying overhead and vibrant displays of tulips on the ground.

Top things to do in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls from the water

Whether it’s the Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, or the falls themselves, this region is dominated by water. One of the most popular ways to feel the power of Niagara Falls is seeing them from underneath on a boat. Several local operators run boat tours that will bring you close enough to the thundering cascades that you’ll be soaked from the spray. But don’t worry, most tours come with a waterproof poncho to keep you at least a little dry.

Niagara Falls State Park

With the roaring falls at its center, Niagara Falls State Park is the country’s oldest state park. Since 1885, visitors have been drawn to this unique vantage point overlooking the Niagara River. Today, the park’s 400 acres include an observation tower and the remains of the Schoellkopf Power Station, accessed by an elevator ride deep into the Niagara Gorge.

Wine tasting

The area around Niagara Falls is one of the biggest wine-producing regions in North America, with dozens of wineries specializing in everything from Riesling and Pinot Gris to fruit wines, mead, and even ciders. Lewiston is known for its IPA, while alcohol-infused frozen custard is on the menu in Barker, which boasts most of the area’s apple orchards.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Niagara Falls?

    Niagara Falls experiences all four seasons. Summers are warm with temperatures reaching up to 80°F (27°C), perfect for boat tours and hiking. Autumn brings vibrant colors and cooler temperatures. Winter can be cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing, but the frozen falls are a sight to behold. Spring sees a steady rise in temperatures and blooming flowers.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Niagara Falls?

    You can explore the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, hike the trails of Niagara Gorge, visit the Cave of the Winds, or marvel at butterflies in the Butterfly Conservatory. The Niagara Falls State Park offers stunning views of the falls, while the Aquarium of Niagara lets you delve into marine life.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Niagara Falls?

    The summer months of June, July, and August are the most popular time to visit Niagara Falls, with pleasant weather for outdoor activities. During this period, events like the Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival and the Garden Walk Buffalo showcase the region's culture and natural beauty.

  • What are the best places to stay in Niagara Falls?

    Travelers often enjoy staying in the Downtown Niagara Falls area due to its proximity to the falls and diverse eateries. For those who prefer a quieter setting, the Little Italy neighborhood has charming residential streets and authentic Italian restaurants. The village of Lewiston, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Niagara Falls, is frequently suggested for its quaint shops and historical charm.

  • What are the best places to visit in Niagara Falls?

    Places frequently visited by tourists include the Niagara Falls State Park, Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, and the Butterfly Conservatory. The Aquarium of Niagara and the Observation Tower are also popular for their unique views and experiences.

  • What are some hiking trails in Niagara Falls?

    Niagara Gorge offers several scenic trails like the Gorge Rim Trail, Devil's Hole Trail, and Whirlpool Rapids Trail. For a more relaxed walk, explore the trails in the Niagara Falls State Park, such as the Great Gorge Railway Trail that follows the old rail line.

  • What are some family activities to do in Niagara Falls?

    Families can enjoy a day at the Aquarium of Niagara, discovering marine life from around the world. Exciting attractions like the Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist are also family-friendly. The Discovery Center at Niagara Falls State Park has interactive exhibits that children will love.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Niagara Falls?

    For nature enthusiasts, a day trip to Letchworth State Park, often referred to as the 'Grand Canyon of the East', is often recommended. Alternatively, you can explore the vibrant city of Buffalo, just 27 km away, or visit the charming town of Lewiston with its various boutique shops and cafes.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Niagara Falls?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 480 vacation rentals in Niagara Falls featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Niagara Falls?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Niagara Falls. Choose from more than 170 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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