Toronto is a lively city located an hour and a half’s drive away from Niagara Falls. The bustling capital of Ontario offers an endless list of unique and exciting things to see and do and is a perfect day-trip destination. Visit the city to experience some of the country’s best dining, entertainment, and shopping at destinations like Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario Science Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Distillery District, Kensington Market, and the Eaton Centre.
Buffalo, New York
Located at the head of the Niagara River and right across the border from Fort Erie, Ontario, Buffalo is a great city that makes for a fun-filled day-trip. Highlights of this upstate New York city include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery featuring amazing modern and contemporary art from artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo;
The Darwin D. Martin House Complex designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, famous American architect of the “Fallingwater” house and the Guggenheim Museum; the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens; and more. You can also visit the city to catch a Buffalo Sabres or Buffalo Bills game and experience diverse and delicious cuisine.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is a charming and picturesque town located a short 25-minute drive away from Niagara Falls. This world-famous wine-growing region offers amazing winery experiences that include tastings, tours, and exquisite dining as well as historical experiences at sites like Fort George and Queenston Heights. And this year starting in April, visitors can catch world-class theatre performances at the famous Shaw Festival Theatre, which puts on incredible plays from playwright George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries.