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The Ultimate Friends Trip Guide to Niagara Falls USA

Enjoy outdoor adventures, historic sites, winery tours and — of course! — the magnificent Falls.

Big adventure and major memories await in Niagara Falls USA. Gather your best pals and head for the Falls, where you can see an incredible natural wonder, followed by everything from wine tastings to haunted tours and helicopter rides.

Discover the Falls

“Group photo!” Nothing says, “We’ve arrived!” like a photo on your friends trip grouped together at Niagara Falls State Park. From the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls to the close-enough-to-touch Horseshoe Falls, prepare to be wowed by the wonder — and the thunder! A tip? Consider bringing a picnic to the park to really be at one with nature.

Tour Niagara County Wineries

Sometimes you need to stop and smell the rosé! Did you know that Niagara Wine Trail, USA is home to over 22 wineries, producing everything from zesty reds to luxurious ice-wines? You can stumble upon the vineyards on-spec or book a bus or limo package so all your friends can treat themselves. Fancy a sleepover? You can even stay the night in one of the region’s charming lodges or bed and breakfasts.

Hit the Road in Niagara County

Road trip! The Niagara Falls hinterland offers plenty of off-the-beaten gems to discover. For history lovers, take a drive north to Youngstown where you’ll find the exceptional Old Fort Niagara on the shores of Lake Ontario. After, head east to Golden Hill State Park and visit the historic Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse and climb the tower for more scenic views.

Seek Some Adventure

If you and your friends have a thirst for adventure, you’re sure to get your thrill-seeking fix in Niagara Falls USA. Got a head for heights? Catch a helicopter ride over the Falls Rainbow Air, or brave a sky-dive over the county’s gorgeous winelands. If water is more your scene, zip over the Class V rapids of the Niagara River on a high-speed jet boat. Whatever you do for your friends trip — pack the GoPro!

Toast the Niagara County Beer Scene

What could more perfect for sharing than a flight of Niagara County craft beers? Well, you’re in luck. Niagara County boasts a “hoppening” beer scene where a network of super-cool breweries and tap-houses are creating beers to suit every palate. Apples more your flavor? You’ve your pick of some fantastic cideries here, too.

Get Your Foodie Fix

Any city with its own culinary institute — a.k.a. the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute — can fancy itself a foodie hub. And Niagara Falls boasts quite the menu. From world-class fine-dining and mom-and-pop restaurants to artisan patisseries and famous chicken wings at Anchor Bar, you and your friends can dine on-point. With these tips, you’ll be eating like a local in no time.

Get Spooked

Fancy tapping into your spiritual side? There are a number of historic houses across Niagara County offering spooky-but-fun ghost tours and experiences. Together you’ll be brave enough to take a tour of the Van Horn Mansion in the town of Newfane, or visit the Winery at Marjim Manor where you can partake in ghost-hunting or enjoy a paranormal soirée!

Indulge in a Spa Day

Sometimes, all that travel requires a timeout! The spa at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is the ultimate spot to unwind — especially with a treatment menu offering everything from tranquility hot-stone massages to mango-passion fruit yoga wrap. Afterward, you and your friends can relax in the spa’s sauna, steam room and whirlpool until you reach the perfect state of Zen.