Going through our day to day lives, it is easy to forget we have an iconic tourist destination right in our backyard. With summer just around the corner, June becomes a pretty big month for travel, which means we can expect quite a few visitors headed to see the great Niagara Falls.
In fact, according to AFAR, Niagara Falls is among the 10 best places to travel in June in the world. Their article states, “The jaw-dropping magnificence of this natural wonder straddling the border of the United States and Canada is unarguable, and the power of the water thundering down the cliffs is an unforgettable experience. Standing in front of the misty spray amid the noise, it’s easy to understand why this is the oldest state park in the USA, dating back to the 1880s.”
It then goes on to say, “This month introduces a new, $46 million, 28,000 square-foot Welcome Center, which will offer an immersive, cutting-edge introduction to many aspects surrounding the falls. It will explore everything from the geology of these cataracts to the industrial heritage of the region as well as the Indigenous peoples who lived here long before Europeans; indeed, the name Niagara is likely a corruption of the Iroquoian word, onguiaahra, or “thundering noise.” Even better, note its future-minded architecture, fitting for a natural park and hopefully a template for future construction elsewhere: cisterns will capture rainwater to irrigate plantings, and there are photovoltaic panels on the roof to allow it to be an all-electric development.”
In case it’s been a minute since you’ve made your way back to The Falls, nows the perfect time to check out all the new advancements to the region. And yes —the article did specify the New York side, (take that Canada!) Just kidding.
But in all seriousness, if you’re looking for summer plans, a staycation in Niagara Falls could be your answer. AFAR recommends planning a stay at the newly renovated Cadence Hotel in the heart of the city.
Interested to see what other worldly destinations made the list? Check out the full article here!