Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic destination in North America might like to try the Greater Niagara area. Located in upstate New York this beautiful location offers many exciting things for visitors to see and do all year round. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages, B&Bs and campsites.
The scenic Greater Niagara region is a fabulous place to enjoy many activities including hiking and cycling, which are good ways to explore the area. Watersports can be tried in the region too including swimming, fishing, paddle boating and canoeing. Golfers will be able to play a round or two at a few courses in the area including Hyde Park Golf Park just a few minutes from Niagara Falls. Families can also play miniature golf at places such as Martin’s Fantasy Island theme park. Other popular activities here include tennis, mountain climbing and bird watching. There are numerous excellent restaurants and inns offering a wide range of delicious dishes from around the world. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food, drink and other provisions from some local stores.
One of the most amazing sights in the world is Niagara Falls and visitors to this region can take a boat ride to get a closer look. Another way to view this magnificent place is from a helicopter or hot air balloon. The region is brimming with history so tourists may like to visit Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum, Holland Land Office Museum and Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. The Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and the Erie Canal Discovery Center are also well worth a visit. There are also many excellent galleries located here such as Albright-Know Art Gallery and Carnegie Art Center. Holidaymakers will find historic buildings here too like Ellicot Square Building and Old Fort Niagara, which features the oldest buildings in the Great Lakes.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average temperature of 73 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 31 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. January has the highest precipitation with an average of 4.67 inches. July is the driest month with an average of just over 3 inches of rainfall.
Toronto-Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Canada is approximately one hour and 40 minute’s drive from Buffalo in the Greater Niagara area. Flights arrive here from many international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Gatwick (LGW) and Heathrow (LHW), Los Angeles (LAX), New-York-La Guardia (LGA) , Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) amongst others. Avis, Budget, Dollar-Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Alamo are car rental firms with counters on level 1 of the parking garages adjacent to both airport terminals.