In some people’s estimation, March isn’t one of the better months to take in Niagara Falls. Winter often has the place in its firm and chilly grip, and when it doesn’t, it can make for a very wet and muddy time that’s still plenty cool.
Additionally, some of the better known tourist attractions will be closed in anticipation of the peak tourist season that’s still months away. However, even with those tally marks in the cons column, for certain types of travelers, March is the perfect time to visit Niagara Falls. From saving money to enjoying a slower pace, here are five excellent reasons to visit Niagara Falls during the month of March.
1. Fewer People
While it’s possible to thrive on the energy of large crowds like those that fill the city of Niagara Falls from June to August, enjoying the natural splendor of the Falls without the teeming throngs can feel downright luxurious to some. March sees much fewer tourists to the area, so you can take in all the sights and sounds with plenty of elbow room and breathing space. It’s easier to get reservations at the finest restaurants, and you and any travelling companions will be able to focus more of your energy on the place and one another.
2. Lower Rates
If you’re vacationing on a budget, March is definitely the best time to travel to the region. Due to the reduced number of visitors and the law of supply and demand, almost every hotel drops its rates. You can then either save some cash on your lodging or book nicer accommodations than you normally might. Either way, it’s a benefit vacationers at the height of summer never get to enjoy.
3. There’s Still Plenty to Do
While some of the more popular attractions are closed in March (like the Maid of the Mist voyage), there is still plenty to do in and around Niagara Falls. Visit award-winning vineyards. Spend the afternoon marveling at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! or speeding down waterslides at a waterpark that is great any time of the year. Enjoy an evening of spine-tingling magic at the Greg Frewin Theatre. While the offerings are a bit slimmer, there’s still a vast array of entertaining options at Niagara Falls all month long.
4. The Slower Pace
It’s hard to explain the difference in pace between Niagara in March and Niagara in July unless you’ve experienced both, but different they are. While it’s true that the large groups of people from around the world, the street performers, and long days make for a high energy experience at the height of summer, the more serene pace of the city and the area right around the falls during March has its own charm. Especially if you’re looking to relax and rejuvenate, March’s calm is ideal.
5. The Food!
No matter what time of year you visit the Niagara region, the eating is always good. Due to the region’s rich farm heritage and a number of talented chefs who have put a major emphasis on utilizing local foods, there are some remarkable restaurants that will make any trip in March a delight. Two of the city’s finest are Windows by Jaime Kennedy and the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra.
So, head to Niagara Falls this March. Whether you spend a day or a week, there will be more than enough to catch your fancy and make you glad you came.