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Stay in Buffalo or Niagara to visit Falls

We are intending to visit Niagara Falls in August for 2 nights. I didn't know whether it would be better/cheaper to stay in Buffalo rather than Niagara itself. I was looking at some of the motels but don't know what is best. We are a family of 4. Any help would be great!

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1. Re: Stay in Buffalo or Niagara to visit Falls

Hi wright139;

It would be helpful to those who can be of assistance if you provided some additional information about your visit.

How are you arriving in the area ? (car, train, plane, bus)

How will you be travelling around the area ? (car, public transit, taxi)

Best Regards

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Hello wright139, if you're planning on doing lots of sightseeing of Niagara Falls then I would definitely recommend staying there to absorb the place. Buffalo is around 20 miles (32 km) from Niagara Falls and is a regular city, i.e. not touristy. Buffalo has many more restaurants than Niagara Falls, however. I couldn't help but notice your screen name and wonder if you're interested perhaps in seeing any Frank Lloyd Wright buildings? Buffalo has several: http://www.wrightnowinbuffalo.com/ buffaloah.com/a/archs/wright/buff/index.html

Most people prefer the Canadian side of the Falls as there is more to see and do, and more places to eat than the American side of the Falls. Niagara Falls is also closer to Niagara-on-the-Lake, a great little town with beautiful gardens in the summer, located north of Niagara Falls where the lower Niagara enters Lake Ontario.

-Dee

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Hi wright139;

To expand on my esteemed colleague Lady_Dee's comments about the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, as citizens of the UK, all you will need to enter Canada are your passports.

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Thanks - we are staying with my sister who lives in the States in Pennsylvania and driving to the Falls. My brother in law cannot enter Canada due to Visa's so we will stay in the US. We want to do the Maid in the Mist and Cave tour.

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Thank you for the kind words, Rescue Team, and right back at you!

-Dee

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You're Welcome, Lady Dee !

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Hi There,

There are many hotels and accommodations on the US side that are very nice and affordable. You can see an entire list of them here: www.niagara-usa.com/accommodations.html

~Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp.

Official Tourist Information for Niagara USA

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Thanks I will have a trawl!

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Don't forget to look here, too! tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g48261-Niagara_Falls_…

-Dee

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10. Re: Stay in Buffalo or Niagara to visit Falls

Have booked Falls Motel bed and breakfast for very reasonable rate