Are you visiting Niagara Falls this summer? We’ve put together this handy list of “must-haves” for your trip to one of the world’s greatest wonders. Feel free to print this list and the link to our websites.
1. Comfortable walking shoes – Niagara Falls is a natural wonder and as such you will be hiking for a long time, so be sure to bring your favorite slippers or comfortable loafers. Many of the other attractions in the area, such as Niagara Falls State Park, Fort Niagara, the Botanical Gardens, Niagara on the Lake, the wineries, and more, require an extensive hike to fully enjoy the experience.
two. Your birth certificate or passport – Are you planning to cross into Canada? Most visitors to Niagara Falls cross from the United States into Canada. Make sure you have your birth certificate and / or passport with you to ensure a smooth border crossing.
3. The right clothes – Many of our tourist friends visit Niagara Falls every year and do not bring the right clothes for the time of year they visit. Average temperatures for Niagara Falls and the entire Buffalo-Niagara border region vary throughout the year. Summers are usually warm, while spring and fall tend to be cold.
Four. Photocopy of your prescriptions – This is especially important if you are traveling to Buffalo Niagara Airport (BUF) by plane and need a medication that is given by injection (diabetes, etc.). Due to the strict safety standards of most airlines, you will generally need to carry a copy of the doctor’s prescription or have the original bottles with your prescription. If you no longer have these items (some like to put their medications in “pill boxes”), be sure to get a note from your doctor stating the name of the medication and when it was prescribed, how often you take it (dosage), and what you must travel with this medicine and its accessories (syringes, medicine in liquid form, etc.), if applicable.
5. Cash, Credit or Bank Cards – Generally, you must travel with a currency of the country you are visiting; Most Niagara Falls shops, hotels, casinos, souvenir shops and restaurants in Canada and the United States accept US and Canadian dollars. It is a good idea to pay in the correct currency. The foreign currency exchange rate is often a disadvantage, and when paying with your bank card or credit card, you will get the foreign currency exchange rate from YOUR bank.
6. Swimming team. Although you may not have thought of Niagara Falls as a place to swim, if you are going on a vacation to Niagara Falls, it does not matter if it is summer or winter, be sure to bring your swimming gear. There are areas for both indoor and outdoor swimming at various water parks in and around Niagara Falls.
7. Gifts. Local hosts, if staying at a Niagara Falls Bed and Breakfast, will appreciate the local delicacies of their area or country. Bring some food that you think others might enjoy, or something else that your area is known for. A kind gesture goes a long way!
8. Insect repellent. Bring a can or two, especially in the spring. Sand flies are very numerous during this time of year and mosquitoes tend to breed around the water in the summer.
9. Small backpack. When you are out and about enjoying your Niagara Falls Tour and vacation, you may want to bring some items to carry things like your camera, maps and brochures, and things for a picnic; in this way, you can leave your large items at your hotel
10. Camera. Last but not least, don’t forget your digital camera or flash camera to take lots of pictures of Niagara Falls; You can also include your tripod to capture photos of Niagara Falls and the Niagara monuments.
We hope this short list of items helps you plan your Niagara Falls vacation. We hope you fully enjoy your stay at Niagara Falls; be sure to check out Niagara Falls transportation options if you’re traveling to Buffalo Airport.