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Is It Time to Visit Niagara Falls Again?

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Is it time for you to visit the Niagara Falls again?

If you are one of the millions of people who have visited the iconic Niagara Falls and are wondering if they are worth a 2nd visit, the answer is definitely yes. The waterfalls themselves have not changed much, but what you can see and do in the area has.

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Modern and More Luxurious Accommodation

Most of the big hotels like the Niagara Falls Marriott are still there, but many of them have been updated. They now offer new facilities like rooftop restaurants and a spa. So, treating yourself to a night in one of them is a great idea. The top hotels in the area are even more luxurious than they used to be.

Visit During the Winter Festival of Lights

If you visited the area before 1982, you would not have been able to enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights. That is the year this fantastic festival was first held. Since then it has only become bigger and better.

It is held every year from mid-November to mid-January. During those months around about five kilometers of the Niagara Parkway is lit up. 

Enjoy the Fireworks and Waterfall Illuminations

If, during your last stay, you were not lucky enough to see the firework display and illuminations, be sure to coincide your visit with the show. The lights were updated in 1997 and 98. As a result, the light show is much brighter than it once was and more colorful. 

If you can, book yourself a room with a Fallsview so that you can watch the display from your hotel window. 

Visit the Niagara Falls Casino Resort

One of the problems a lot of tourists have is finding something interesting to do during the evenings when the majority of the attractions are closed. So, most nights you end up having a meal or enjoying a few drinks in a local bar. This is fun the first few nights, but after that, it can feel a bit boring.

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In 2004, the Fallsview Casino complex opened. It was an instant hit with visitors. Partly because it provided them with something different to do late at night. Even if you are not a gambler you are sure to find something to interest you within the huge complex. For example, there is an entertainment center. You can time your visit to coincide with a show or event that particularly interests – always be sure to do your research before going on a trip to make sure what you want to do is available.

Visit the Butterfly House

If your previous visit was prior to 1996 you would not have been able to visit the Butterfly House. It is located in the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture. The huge conservatory-style greenhouse is home to around 60 species of butterflies.

Enjoy some of the attractions and experiences you missed the first time around

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As you would expect for a tourist area that attracts around 30 million visitors each year there is a lot to do and see. You could go back there for many years without managing to experience it all. So, why not return and enjoy some of the attractions you missed out on the last time you visited the area.

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