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Best Times to Visit Niagara Falls

The best time to visit Niagara Falls is June to August. Summer is peak season, and with good reason: Average highs are in the low 80s. Mists and breezes from the waterfalls can make the area feel cooler. You'll spend more money and face more crowds, but visiting in summer will allow you take full advantage of the weather and attractions. Spring and fall see fewer tourists with colder weather. And the winter sees below-freezing temperatures, causing many attractions like the boat tours to shut down. But the frigid climate does drive down hotel rates.

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Peak season means peak rates. But the atmosphere is best when there are crowds. Plus, you won't mind getting wet as much in 70- and 80-degree temperatures. If you are planning to stay the night, book two to three months in advance to secure the best hotel deals.

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Fall sees daily highs ranging from the low 70s to the mid 40s. You can expect snow as early as the end of October. Room rates have dipped since the summer and will continue to dive as the fall goes on.

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Although the falls don't stop, the crowds and attractions can come to a halt during the freezing winter. Blizzards come with the territory. If you elect to visit now, bundle up and enjoy the discounted hotel room.

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Snowfall can continue well into April, so spring is not exactly a warm time to visit. But by May, temperatures should overcome the 60-degree mark. Attractions and tours will start to reopen in April.

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