In a triumph for natural wonders, Niagara Falls has earned a coveted place on National Geographic’s prestigious Best of the World List for 2024. Niagara Falls has secured the 11th spot in the “Top 20 Travel Experiences” for 2024.
This recognition not only applauds the awe-inspiring beauty of Niagara Falls but also celebrates the destination as one of the top 20 travel experiences in Canada. Created through collaboration with National Geographic’s international editorial teams, the list showcases destinations and experiences that captivate millions of readers worldwide through their magazines and websites.
National Geographic’s Best of the World List is an annual compilation that highlights extraordinary experiences across the globe. The list is meticulously curated by international editorial teams, renowned for their dedication to uncovering the wonders of our planet. Niagara Falls has been selected for the year ahead not only due to its stunning landscape but also notably as one of the best vantage points in North America for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Niagara is in the line of totality which provides optimal viewing conditions for the once-in-a-life-time event where the moon completely covers the sun, casting a shadow on Earth. While the event spans 2.5hrs from start to finish, the actual time of totality is just 3 minutes, and Niagara is not expected to witness this rare event again until 2144 making it a bucket-list experience. Niagara Falls has felt the excitement among astronomy enthusiasts and nature lovers alike with many getting a jump on travel arrangements. Many Niagara Falls Hotels have seen a sharp increase in the number of reservations for April 8th, with many hotels being close to, or sold-out. Notably Fallsview rooms are in high demand as guests hope to experience the eclipse with the Falls as a backdrop from the comfort of their own space.
While the eclipse is an iconic event, this recognition underscores the Falls’ standing as an exceptional destination that continues to draw admiration and fascination from visitors worldwide.
As Niagara Falls basks in the glory of this recognition, visitors are encouraged to explore the destination’s myriad attractions and activities. From the iconic Falls themselves to the surrounding parks, vibrant communities, and cultural offerings, Niagara promises an enriching experience for all who venture to this acclaimed destination.
Niagara Falls’ well-deserved place on National Geographic’s Best of the World List for 2024 is a testament to the destination’s timeless allure. Niagara Falls stands ready to welcome those seeking the grandeur of nature and unforgettable experiences.