As a small child, the first thing that hit was the sound. Roaring waves endlessly cascading over the massive Niagara Falls was an unforgettable sight to see in person. The sensory aspect of visiting such an incredible place can be wonderful for babies. The rush of the falls, the fun at the water parks, and the twinkling lights of the strip are all great for little ones to soak in on a family vacation. After a huge day out, picking the right place to lay down your baby for the evening is just as important as any other planning for your trip.
A Couple of Winning Combinations
When it comes to choosing hotels, location and amenities are often at the top of the list for families with little ones. Luckily, the Niagara Falls area is a popular hub for travelers who are with children of all ages, so accommodations cater to the needs of groups. For instance, check out the Courtyard Niagara Falls by Marriott for a long list of baby-friendly perks. There are options to stay in family suites that boast soundproof walls, which are located close to the heated pool and always reliable TGI Friday’s. There are cribs and cots that can be moved into any room and childcare is also available for a little bit of alone time.
Along the same vein, the Skyline Inn is very flexible and can make any family with babies feel right at home. Kids of all ages stay and eat for free while welcomed to enjoy family movie nights, access to the adjacent water park and a two-minute walk to major attractions. Cribs can be moved into any room complimentary.
Alternatives to Traditional Hotels
While it’s convenient to reserve rooms at hotels in Niagara Falls, there are plenty of other options for the traveling family. There are a few parks and campground available, but a better option can be Airbnb rentals when handling children in diapers. They offer everything from apartments with multiple bedrooms to full houses with plenty of space. If the location is a concern, these vacation rentals are often minutes from the downtown areas and attractions, either by car or walking. It can be an excellent substitute for budget-conscious groups who also enjoy having a full kitchen for bottle feeding, several bathrooms, or just more storage space for their stuff.
What to do in Niagara Falls with Babies
Now you have your cozy place to stay, where can you bring your nugget in Niagara Falls? It would be wise to avoid the more interactive attractions such as the Maid of the Mist boat ride or the Behind the Falls experience, as it can get very wet and slippery. But there are gorgeous walkways and vista points near the horseshoe falls perfect for strollers and carriers. Most restaurants are used to fun and lively families visiting the falls, so babies are more than welcome on a night out. Relax and indulge in your baby’s big adventure to Niagara Falls!
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