A nice day at Niagara Falls

Visiting Niagara Falls is a truly amazing adventure, which is why over eight million people come to the area each year. The stunning attraction is actually comprised of three waterfalls — the Horseshoe Falls (a.k.a. the Canadian Falls), American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

This natural wonder is so popular that there are several nearby hotels, restaurants, and other attractions for visitors to enjoy throughout the year. In fact, according to Vacation Idea, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is one of the best malls in the entire United States. With 200 designer stores and other small specialty stores, you can find some great souvenirs and apparel.

Niagara Falls is open to tourists and nature enthusiasts all year round. Of course, the time that you visit these beautiful falls depends on your own schedule and travel plans. However, visiting this incredible landmark is the best at a certain time of year.

The summer is the best time to visit Niagara Falls

Tourists on the Maid of the Mist tour at Niagara Falls

It’s no surprise that the summer is the best time to head to the stunning Niagara Falls. According to U.S. News & World Report, the weather between June and August averages in the low 80s. Though that is pretty hot, the mists from the waterfalls help cool things down for visitors. Hikers will enjoy exploring the grounds, and the great weather also makes for some incredible photos and videos.

Beyond visiting the actual waterfalls, the attractions are in full force during the summer. For example, the iconic Maid of the Mist boat tour will take you directly in front of the famous falls. Just be sure to grab a poncho because you will get wet! According to Niagara Falls USA, tourists can also enjoy camping at nearby grounds like the Four Mile Creek State Park. On the Canadian side of the falls, families can enjoy the Clifton Hill amusement area and the Niagara SkyWheel for a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls from 175 feet above.

Another great perk? The Discover Niagara Shuttle is also open during the summer, allowing visitors to easily commute from one attraction to the next.

Spring is another good time to visit the Falls

Spring blooms at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens

While you can’t beat summertime at Niagara Falls, there is another great time to visit the area. In spring, the weather is a bit cooler, but visitors will be able to enjoy the area without the big crowds. Plus, according to U.S. News & World Report, attractions and tours begin to reopen in April. Tourists can explore the falls and other popular areas that tend to close around late fall.

One of the best places to visit in the spring is the Botanical Gardens at Niagara Parks. With 99 acres of lush gardens and beautiful, seasonal blooms, these grounds are simply breathtaking. Many of the seasonal flowers begin to bloom in early spring. For Elvis fans, another big event that happens in the spring is the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival around April. The biggest Elvis impersonators in the world come to the festival to pay tribute to the King of Rock and Roll.

Every season (even the bitterly cold winter) in Niagara Falls brings something unique and wonderful, creating a truly unforgettable travel experience.