We drove six or seven hours from New Jersey to Niagara, and it was completely worth it. I'll admit that it was boring to drive past trees, trees, and more trees for six straight hours, but it was neat to drive through Pennsylvania and New York towards Niagara Falls, Ontario.
We stayed at Sheraton on the Falls, which is about the best view of the falls you can get. Our room overlooked all three of the Niagara Falls -- the American, Bridal Veil, and the Canadian Horseshoe. We got to see the falls lit up and changing colors from our room, and it was beautiful.
We went on the Maid of the Mist, where we got wet to the point that we were blinded by the mist and spray, and we went on the Journey Behind the Falls attraction. Basically, it takes you behind the falls to two viewing points where you can see the falls thundering in front of you, and then there's a landing point outside just feet away from the Canadian falls.
We viewed the 4D movie "Niagara's Fury," where the floor was shaking and rain spouted out of the ceiling. It depicted the creation of the falls. We also watched a couple other 4D movies, which were a lot better than I expected.
The highlight of the two-day trip was the Whirlpool Jetboat Tour. The boat traveled really fast and we zoomed over some Class 5 rapids, getting absolutely soaked in the process. During our last run over the class fives, we got drenched by huge waves rising up over us! It was amazing and definitely very cool. It was so much fun.
I'm sorry for the huge delay in posting. Internet access has been pretty hard to come by, and when I do have access it's for a really short time. I'll be back home in a few days.