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Allegiant Airlines opens non-stop flights from Niagara Falls to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale


In recent months, the low-cost carrier, Allegiant Airlines has been ramping up its presence in across the U.S, this includes Niagara Falls International Airport. Beginning mid-November, the carrier will be offering non-stop flights from Niagara Falls to Fort Lauderdale. Adding the Niagara Falls location means Allegiant will operate 18 year-round and seasonal non-stop routes at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

This is the second attempt for the Niagara Falls-Fort Lauderdale route, the first was in 2012. The airline is more confident with this new offering, considering the boom of tourism in Niagara Falls, NY being stronger than ever. That means more demand for ultra-low cost flights that offer a quality flying experience.

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An Ocean of Discovery Experience with Niagara Discovery Pass

The Niagara Falls State Park offers a different kind of family friendly water adventure located just a couple of blocks away from the park. Known as Niagara’s other “wet wonder”, the Aquarium of Niagara is included in the value-added Niagara Falls USA Discovery Pass package. Originally a privately owned research facility, the Niagara Aquarium Foundation opened it to tourists in 1994. The goal was to create awareness and broaden the public’s knowledge of aquatic ecosystems and promote conservation. The aquarium offers educational and recreational programs, stimulating displays and exhibits as well as exclusive experiences that let visitors get up close and personal with marine life.


The aquarium houses over 1,500 aquatic animals from a variety of ecosystems from the coral reefs to the Great Lakes. There are sea horses, fresh and saltwater fish, Peruvian penguins, harbor seals and performing California sea lions. The Aquarium of Niagara features marine mammal shows and around 40 exhibits including a seahorse exhibit, a sturgeon exhibit, a tidal pool exhibit and many other attractions all throughout the year.

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Aboard the Maid of the Mist with Niagara Discovery Pass

The Maid of the Mist is Niagara Falls State Park’s oldest attractions and America’s most amazing boat ride since 1846. This favorite attraction has been taking visitors on a Niagara Gorge excursion for over 150 years with generations of tourists naming the Niagara Falls boat tour as the highlight of their trip. The Maid of the Mist Tour is part of the value-added Niagara Falls USA Discovery Pass that grants access to five Niagara Falls attractions at a more affordable price.


The Maiden Voyage

The Maid of the Mist took its maiden voyage in 1846 but is was not designed for sight-seeing. The barge-like steam boat was used to ferry people and transport cargo including stage coaches and horses, across the Niagara River. When the suspension bridge between the U.S. and Canada was built in 1848, the business took a new direction and the Maid of the Mist water adventure tour was born. What started as a single steam boat is now a world-famous attraction.


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Dolly Parton Opens Artpark Summer 2016

This coming June 12, Dolly Parton is set to bring her boundless energy as she opens Artpark’s 2016 summer season in a special Outdoor Amphitheater concert. This is definitely one of the hottest concert tickets of the summer. Legions of Dolly Parton fans will get to enjoy their favorite hit songs and a few surprises from her new album, Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits.

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Dolly Parton is the most honored female country artists of all time with a career spanning decades. Parton is a Country Music Hall of Famer and has written over 3,000 songs. She has had more than 25 songs top the Billboard Country charts and received 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards. Her best hits include Jolene, I Will Always Love You and Coat of Many Colors.

Apart from being a singer-songwriter, Dolly is also an actress, a business woman and a humanitarian. The Dollywood Foundation offers a literacy program called Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, delivering over 10 million free books to children across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. She is also active in raising funds for the American Red Cross and HIV/AIDS charities.

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A Culinary Experience at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

Make your visit to Niagara Falls complete with a different kind of adventure. Take a break from all the outdoor activities and step into the delectable culinary world of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, just fifteen minutes away from the Holiday Inn Express, Niagara Falls. Opened in 2012, the Institute is home to Niagara County Community College’s Hospitality & Tourism Program. More than a school, Niagara Falls Culinary Institute features several student-run restaurants guaranteed to give the best dining experience.


A Foodie Destination

Whether you are a certified foodie or a hungry tourist looking to have a delicious meal, NFCI has something for you. Savor offers a five star fine dining experience featuring classically prepared cuisine using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant also boasts of an open kitchen where guests can catch a glimpse of the student chefs in action. The Wine Boutique, is an excellent spot to spend cocktail hour with select wines from the Niagara Region and New York State’s finest vineyards. NFCI also houses the Old Falls Street Deli, a great place to grab your favorite deli sandwich and for a taste of something sweet, La Patisserie offers the freshly baked European pastries and treats.

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Niagara Falls Waterfalls

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Niagara Falls NY is Awesome!

Have you ever witnessed something that inspires so much awe that it knocks the wind out of you? Sure, you’ve seen explosions in movies and heard amazing stories of heroism on the news that might excite you, but does it take your breath away? Probably not.

Experience the thundering water of the Niagara River as it rushes toward the 170 foot precipice of the Niagara Falls waterfalls. Feel the drenching mist wash over you as up to 750,000 liters of water spill over the crest line per second.

Niagara Falls is one of the eight wonders of the world, and it’s awesome.

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The Best Niagara Falls Itinerary For Couples

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The Perfect Niagara Falls Itinerary for Couples

Couple on vacation in Niagara Falls NY - Niagara Falls Itinerary for CouplesParents everywhere, take a deep breath: The kids are back in school. It’s time to start taking care of yourselves.

We think it’s time for a couple’s getaway. And what better place than the relaxing and beautiful Niagara Falls?

There are so many great things to do in Niagara Falls. The best things to do in Niagara Falls for couples combine the romantic with the exciting, topped off with great food, wine, and entertainment. Read more to discover our best Niagara Falls itinerary for couples.

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Our 6 Best Business Travel Tips

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Business Travel Tips For Your Next Trip

Whether you’re on your first business trip or travel and work is part of your normal routine, every business traveler needs a business travel checklist to help them make informed choices about where to stay and how to minimize stress on the road.

Scheduling ahead, packing smart, and finding the right place to stay are key to enjoying your business trip.

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