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Old 08-13-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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What do you think, Is the best way to go about it ? I only have 2-3 days max. Please suggest, Is there any package that I can book ?
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Gilbert - Val Vista Lakes
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This may give you a start:
Niagara Falls Tourism Official Website Niagara Falls Ontario Canada
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:24 AM
 
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I would contact a travel agent. You are much more likely to get useful info there.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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Keep in mind that you'll need a passport.

The easiest thing to do is fly from PHX to BUF and rent a car. It's a 35 minute drive from there. It's more than double that drive from YYZ and the airfare from PHX to YYZ is astronomical due to international taxes.

You can leave PHX on a 6:00 am flight and be at the Falls in time for dinner. On the way back you can take an early evening flight and be at PHX around 10:30. Just keep in mind that when you cross from the Canadian side back into the US there can be a delay, so allow enough time.

Also make sure your car rental allows you to take the car into Canada, and verify whether you need an international drivers license or not.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Yes, you can do NFalls in 2/3 days, I just got back from there, you want to be on the canada side. (You will need a passport.) I would fly into Buffalo, and rent a car, Your US license is good in Canada, But if you have any DWI, or few other things they will not let you drive into canada. There is a shuttle from BUF->Nfall/Ca
Airport Shuttle Services Buffalo Airport Niagara Falls
Canada: DWI or DUI - Driving convictions - TripAdvisor
Depending on your budget, you can get a hotel on the bluffs that overlook the fall $C~250-350/night (+ tax, parking fees etc) or one of the budget hotels along the main drag, No-view. Nfalls/Ca has a great bus system, you don't need your car once you get there. I got the
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It includes the bus, (and if you are on the budget hotels it stops almost in front of them).
The hotel on the bluff, have a shuttle that goes down to the main drag, where you can connect to the city bus system.

We spent 1 full day doing the main item on the Pass, (taking our time.)


A fun thing to do somenight is the oh canads dinner show. Its a few miles out of town, but its cute.
Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show - Niagara's "Must-See" Musical
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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We flew into Toronto Canada, rented a car and drove to Niagara Falls and sight seeing the falls with 2 days staying at a hotel, then spent 1/2 day sight seeing Village of Niagara, then back to Toronto, took a sightseeing bus, went up the CN Tower and then returned to Phx.
Niagara Falls from the Canadian side is the best for views and lodging.
Here is a comprehensive site explaining everything you need to know about getting to Niagara Falls by either plane, train or automobile. Buses too.
Toronto: Niagara Falls
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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Just get a rental car, no need for an organized tour. Now as I remember it you can see it from the US side as well right? From around Buffalo.

But - wow, a whole trip from the west to see Niagra Falls. I wouldn't even consider it unless you had another purpose to be in those parts. It's an underwhelming sight. I seriously would consider it more worthwhile to visit like the first Buffolo Wing exhibition or something cheesy like that.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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You can see some from the US side, but the best view are from the canada side. But you can do the maid of mist board walk next to falls(US).
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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IMO the best bet is to go from Phx to Buf, rent a car and make your way over .... definitely get a passport and cross over to the canadian side .... while I like the american falls, I don't think I would plan a trip just for that ...... the canadian side has better views and a better launching spot for the attractions with the falls ... plus there is some interesting stuff in the immediate area ... 2-3 day is more than enough

I've frequently flown SWA from phoenix to buffalo without issue
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I've been to Niagara Falls at least a half dozen times, and 2-3 days is more than enough.

The above advice about flying in to Buffalo is great advice, thats what I would definitely do.

If you are up for walking, there is a ton you can see without a car. But, there are some cool sites that you would need a car to go do.
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