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Trip to Nigara Falls from Schenectady, New York

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Trip to Nigara Falls from Schenectady, New York

My son, wife and two children (one is two the other is one year old) live in Schenectady, NY and I plan to visit them next June. I would love to drive with theme all the way to Niagarra Falls (Canada Side) during a week end. My travel agent says it is less expensive if we stay in Buffalo on our way back. Any recommendations? Tito

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1. Re: Trip to Nigara Falls from Schenectady, New York

There is more to do on the Canadian side, and crossing the border with young children takes more time, so I don't know that I would want to do any more crossings than necessary. Once you get across, I don't believe the price difference is worth the extra aggravation.

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2. Re: Trip to Nigara Falls from Schenectady, New York


Buffalo is only 1/2 hour from Niagara Falls, and the entire drive to Schenectady is only 4-5 hours, so I don't really understand the need for a stopover on the way back. Be that as it may, there is a wide range of accomodations, in all price ranges, in both locations. Fallsview hotels in Niagara Falls, ON are more expensive than suburban motels in Buffalo, but small hotels and motels in Niagara Falls are cheaper than downtown Buffalo hotels. You can get something in your price range anywhere.

Also note, all adults require passports to cross the border. Children under 16 need birth certificates.

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