Saturday, June 2, 2012

US - Niagara Falls

We flew to the Buffalo airport, which is closest to Niagara Falls. When we walked out into the arrival hall, we found on the right was the taxi stand and the left was the local bus stop. Our hotel reservation was on the Canada side.  We asked the price of taxi - $90 for 2 people. Then we went to the left to ask about the local bus.  Two drivers told us we can take bus no. 204 from the airport into town and change to bus no. 40. $2 per person for a bus trip, that means just $8 for both of us to get to the US side of Niagara Falls. The bus driver was kind to tell us where to get off to change bus no. 40. When we were riding bus no. 40, I was wondering how can a local bus across the border to Canada, whether we should ask another passager or driver again? Steve kept saying he trusted what the two drivers at the airport told us:  bus no. 40 will go to the Canada side. Are most men a little stuborn and don't like to ask someone? Well, when I saw the bus passed by a place that looked like the border but still going on to another stop. I couldn't stand it anymore, and I asked the driver who told me this bus does not go across into Canada.  We should go down and walk back to the border. Oh oh...

We walked three times across the Rainbow bridge to Canada from USA, but Steve carried his garment bag and brief case in the first walk to the hotel.    

We bought tickets for the Maid of the Mist (boat cruise), boarding on the US side, for $15.50/pax.


The ticket price for Cave of the Winds was $11 and provided a pair of sandals, we should have bought this ticket before going on Maid of the Mist. Steve's shoes were soaked after the cruise.

The Niagara Scenic Trolley is $2.


However, we didn't notice there is a good package deal in Niagara USA, it is $33. The Discovery Pass includes: Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, Aquarium of Niagara, Legends of Adventure Movie (Niagara) and one day of unlimited transportation throughtout the park of the Niagra Scenic Trolley. I would recommended this package if visiting the USA side.

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