Rainy days are a traveler’s worst nightmare. After spending months researching every detail for the absolute perfect trip, the best laid plans get washed away by some impossible-to-foresee precipitation. Most places, travelers are stuck indoors with whatever reading materials they brought for the flight, likely picking fights with their loved ones due to irritation and boredom from their current plight.
However, Niagara Falls isn’t most places. Even in a torrential downpour, any traveler can have fun in Niagara Falls, you just need to know where to look.
Most visitors might write off views of Niagara Falls when the weather turns, but parks and walkways aren’t the only ways to catch a glimpse of the fabulous Falls. Most of the attractions around the waterfalls were built to showcase the region’s natural wonder and beauty, which means that plenty of indoor excitement comes with excellent sightseeing. Here are a few places you can find excellent views without feeling even a drop of rain.
- Skylon Tower. More than 500 feet in the air, Skylon Tower provides unparalleled birds-eye perspective of the Falls and surrounding area, but those afraid of heights might be most comfortable waiting in the lobby.
- Windows by Jamie Kennedy. With locally sourced, fresh ingredients prepared by a world-famous chef, this restaurant has everything for a first-class meal; plus, choice views of Niagara Falls are featured prominently through the glass for which the joint is named.
- Christienne Fallsview Spa. Vacations are for relaxation, and there is no better time or place to relax than in a spa on a rainy day. If you opt for a treatment utilizing the infinity hydrotherapy tub, you can unwind while watching the power of the rushing waterfalls.
Through rain, snow, sleet, or hail, there is a waterpark in Niagara Falls waiting for you. Before you consider the unpleasantness of wearing a swimsuit during inclement weather, know that Niagara Falls’ best water park is almost 100 percent indoors. Fallsview Waterpark is the largest indoor waterpark in North America, and one of the best wet and wild adventure parks in the world. Dozens of slides, play areas, pools, and more will keep you entertained for hours or even days. While the rain pours outside, you can splash around on your own terms indoors.
Museums and More
Niagara Falls has more than its fair share of history. Though you should schedule a trip to one or two museums or historical sites even if the forecast predicts nary a cloud, a rainy day is the perfect opportunity to engage your mind. From every tiny detail about the War of 1812 to the broad and expansive story of the making of Niagara Falls, you can learn everything there is to know about the region and its people if you visit any of the following places:
- Laura Secord Homestead
- Lundy’s Lane Historical Museum
- Niagara History Museum
- Niagara Railway Museum
- The Daredevil Exhibit in IMAX
- The Wedding Museum
- Willoughby Historical Museum