My friend and I are coming over from Australia and will be leaving Boston on 29th Sept 2014 to go to Niagara Falls ON. We plan to stay overnight in the Finger Lakes area and go to Niagara Falls for the next night. If the lakes areas is too beautiful to leave we may even stay 2 nights and just do a day trip to the falls. We do not have to keep to the main roads/freeways. Can some one please suggest where to head to for the first night and the most scenic routes to take? We do not need to stop at wineries. While I am at it - any suggestion as to which Niagara Falls hotel with a falls view I should book?