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Non-stop excitement in Niagara Falls

The jaw-dropping, thundering natural spectacle of Niagara Falls, draws millions of visitors each year from every corner of the globe. Consequently, the Ontario city perched on the Niagara River’s west bank has evolved over time into one of North America’s most vibrant visitor destinations. With its cavernous casinos, colorful carnival rides, and attention-grabbing neon billboards, you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve landed in Las Vegas. And with an array of Niagara Falls vacation rentals to choose from, you can stay right in the heart of the action, or enjoy a more restful break in the dazzling nearby countryside.

Things to do

Winding waterslides and glittering casinos in Niagara Falls

Away from the Falls themselves, you’ll find Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, a thrill-packed all-weather attraction for the whole family, with all manner of twisting slides, shimmering pools, bubbling hot tubs, and colorful play areas. If you’re hankering for some after-dark entertainment, the city’s 2 Las Vegas-style casinos have got you covered. Both offer an array of high-stakes gaming tables, whirring slot machines, live music and comedy, and decadent all-you-can-eat buffets.

Activities

Thrills and spills on the Niagara River

For a chance to get up close to the magnificent Niagara Falls, embark on an unforgettable voyage on the Maid of the Mist. This iconic passenger ferry takes visitors right to the foot of the falls, so be prepared for a soaking. If you’re hankering for further aquatic adventures, you can also navigate the Niagara River’s rapids in a jet boat, or savor an altogether more leisurely sunset dinner cruise in an old-fashioned paddle steamer. And if you like the idea of marveling at the falls from an elevated vantage point, why not hop onboard a helicopter tour?

Weather

Sizzling summers and frosty winters in Niagara Falls

The summer months of June to August offer by far the most favorable weather conditions. Days are long, sunny, and reliably warm. Naturally, Niagara Falls vacation rentals are in high demand during this peak season, so booking well in advance is recommended. Late spring and early fall offer slightly cooler temperatures, but also slightly fewer visitors. Winters are somewhat milder than many other parts of Canada, but freezing conditions can lead to the cancellation of boat trips and other sightseeing tours.

Natural features

Animal encounters in Niagara Falls

Should you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of Niagara Falls city, the region offers a wealth of enchanting experiences for nature lovers. Nearby Lake Ontario is the ideal spot for a refreshing summer dip or a fishing expedition – its clear waters teem with trout, salmon, bass, and panfish. Enjoy a leisurely hike or horseback ride along the local waterways, and keep an eye out for white-tailed deer and red foxes. Meanwhile, birdwatchers can anticipate the thrill of observing turkey vultures, hawks, and great horned owls in their natural habitat.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Niagara Falls

Fly into Niagara Falls, NY (IAG-Niagara Falls Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.), which is 20.5 mi (33 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Niagara Falls Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Niagara Falls?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 662 vacation rentals near Niagara Falls. From 392 Houses to 125 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Niagara Falls for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Niagara Falls?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Niagara Falls:

  • Fallsview: 91 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Niagara Falls: 93 vacation rentals
  • Silvertown: 57 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Beach: 73 vacation rentals
  • Historic Old Town: 124 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Niagara Falls?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Niagara Falls. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Niagara Falls, ON (XLV-Niagara Falls Train Station): 639 vacation rentals
  • Fallsview Indoor Waterpark: 645 vacation rentals
  • Fallsview Casino: 648 vacation rentals
  • Casino Niagara: 645 vacation rentals
  • Horseshoe Falls: 647 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Niagara Falls listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Niagara Falls?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 392 Houses in Niagara Falls. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Niagara Falls include:

  • Cabins: 125 rentals available
  • Cottages: 125 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 125 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Niagara Falls?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 107 vacation rentals with pool available in Niagara Falls. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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