Day trip to Niagra Falls...are we crazy?

Old May 12th, 2002, 06:13 PM
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Day trip to Niagra Falls...are we crazy?

Coming home from Europe we will have a stopover in Toronto and have decided to spend an extra day and explore the area. Please tell me if this is crazy...<BR><BR>Get up early (leave @ 7:00 am) and drive to Niagra falls. Check out falls walk around a bit and do maid of the mist. Head back to Toronto in the afternoon and check out the downtown area or waterfront and have supper there @ night. Next morning, catch our flight.<BR><BR>We tend to get a lot done when we travel and like action packed days but will this be possible to do or should we just stick to the falls?
 
Old May 12th, 2002, 06:32 PM
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yes it is possible to do what you ask in one day. Niagara Falls is approx. 80 miles from Toronto , but if you want to accomplish as much as possible do not drive back to Toronto during the 4:00 to 6:00 pm rush hour. The falls and surrounding area should only take half of a day.
 
Old May 12th, 2002, 06:49 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply, Doug. It will be a Saturday so will there still be a rush hour?
 
Old May 12th, 2002, 10:26 PM
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yes it is possible to do what you ask in one day. Niagara Falls is approx. 80 miles from Toronto , but if you want to accomplish as much as possible do not drive back to Toronto during the 4:00 to 6:00 pm rush hour. The falls and surrounding area should only take half of a day.
 
Old May 12th, 2002, 10:28 PM
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saturday am out of Toronto , sunday pm back to Toronto traffic will be heavy.
 
Old May 13th, 2002, 05:15 AM
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Hi,<BR>You can do all those things. But please don't think that once you have done it that you have have really seen Niagara Falls or Toronto. You probably won't even scrape the surface. If you go to Niagara-on-the-Lake, you will probably want to stay longer and sometimes driving back to Toronto can be busy. Even on a Saturday. And seeing the C.N. tower in Toronto is not all there is. What I'm saying is you have to give more time to your visit to say you have been here.
 
Old May 13th, 2002, 06:52 AM
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Ok. We won't say we've been there until we can come back and spend more time and do it right? This short stopover is all we have and rather than skip out on Toronto entirely, we wanted to sample the area. It will be a quick tour but a good one. Thanks!
 
Old May 13th, 2002, 01:28 PM
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It's do-able, but you are REALLY cramming a lot into one day.
 
Old May 13th, 2002, 03:04 PM
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...actually, we looked into our flight and we arrive into Toronto at 7:00 p.m. We probably won't be able to sleep any way due to jet lag soooo we might drive to Niagara (or at least part way) that night!
 
Old May 14th, 2002, 03:06 AM
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Why not check with your hotel in Toronto to see if they can recommend a tour to Niagara FAlls the next day (or perhaps a 1/2 day tour)? This might be better than having to rent a car and navigating through Toronto and on to the Falls at night. Have fun.
 
Old May 14th, 2002, 05:43 PM
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We live half way between TO and Niagara Falls. We will often go down to the falls for dinner. It's a great time to visit. The falls are illuminated. Why not stay at a Falls hotel. Then head back to TO in the morning. As long as you avoid rush hours, it should take 90 - 120 minutes. Do the sites down town TO only.
 
Old May 23rd, 2002, 12:24 PM
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piper:<BR><BR>I'd suggest staying in the Niagara Falls area all day and eat dinner there. There is a really nice park on the Canadian side. They have a butterfly exhibit, a casino, Maid of the Mist (a must go on ride), you can walk right near the falls, in a tunnel and get a below the falls look, go to the Minolta Towers, it's a high rise w/ a view which also has restaurant on top. Go to the gift shop right next to the falls and on 2nd floor there should be cheap x-mas decorations, 1st floor has reg souvenirs. What is also fun is just walking around Clifton Hill and looking at all the fun houses and shops. There is a Hard Rock Cafe not far from the falls.
 
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