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      Helicopter flights

      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 7:50 AM

      Looking at different deals for helicopter flights,am i better of booking in advancing,or do you think i can organise while i am there? Does anyone have any recomendations as well? Many thanks

    • airtrain and E line subway at rush hour

      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 8:06 AM

      Our flight from London will arrive into JFK at 4pm. I'm assuming clearing immigration/customs/collecting bags etc will take about an hour or so, meaning we will be trying to leave the airport at rush hour. Our hotel is on 42nd street and only 2 mins walk from Port authority bus station on 42nd so I was planning on getting the airtrain to Jamaica and then getting on the E line subway to 42nd street. Does this sound like a bad idea at rush hour as we will also be travelling with suitcases? There's only 2 of us and I don't want to spend a fortune on transfers, and i'm also aware that the shared transfer vans (go airlink etc) don't have a good reputation, which is why i'm leaning more towards the airtrain/subway at the moment.

      Any advice would be appreciated :-)

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      Where to go for Christmas in New England or New York.

      New York City Dec 26, 2016 at 12:16 PM

      I'm looking at traveling to the US with my husband and 12 year old son next year around Christmas. Living in a warm climate, we wanted to experience a snowy Christmas with that traditional feel. We are not skiers but my son would love some snow type activities, skate on a lake and sled, toboggan, etc. We are looking at flying into NYC for a could of days and then driving either up through New England or New York for a few days. I'd love some suggestions of the best places to go to ensure my son is not bored but husband and I get to see some beautiful quaint Christmas towns. Plus also , the best place to stay on Christmas Eve and day (where there is snow around)? Thanks so much, this will most likely be a once in a lifetime trip for us.

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      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 12:44 AM

      As a keen photographer,i will be taking my big camera to New york in April.
      Just a few question,i wanted to get a photo looking towards the city at night, 1st place i had on my mind was brooklyn Bridge,looking towards the lights,if i went on there at night,is brooklyn bridge just as busy as the day time? as i would need my tripod,also from last time i remember there was a very very small park underneath the bridge,which i would also imagine give good photos looking across the water in to New York. Any ideas what the name of this park would be called? Many thanks.

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      Deciding between New York & London

      New York City Dec 28, 2016 at 6:53 PM

      Good day Vters,
      I need suggestions on deciding between New York & Europe( London,Berlin,Amsterdam & Paris) for my honeymoon.
      We are planning a honeymoon on a budget to challenge ourselves (me especially) by settling for "a lil less luxury" than our norm holidays 

      Looking to travel: late January
      Duration: approx 10days
      About us: Newly wed couple looking for adventure at a budget.
      Asian Muslims, loves art,design & fashion.

      We have never been to New York City and would love to explore but I am alil concern about the safety of being a Muslim , wearing a headscarf after the recent "scare" . I do read about how amazing NYC is and Muslims are pretty well getting by. Would appreciate honest advice from Newyorkers or travelers whom have just return from their trip to New York 


      1) Where are the places that I can easily get halal food and where are the recommended accommodations?
      We are open to Airbnb , cool hostels with private room or 2-4* hotels.
      2)What are the form of transportations that we can get by for travelers? Any discounts cards or etc?
      3) where are the places we should check out to make our New York trip unforgettable? we are fine with touristy attractions but more willing to explore like locals☺️
      4) any freelance tour guide who shared similar interest in art,fashion & music to bring us around?
      5) recommended free art n fashion galleries ? Or free fashion shows?
      6) shopping outlets for sample sales and to grab cheap souvenirs for our loved ones?
      7) will it be viable for us to make a quick trip to maybe LA or San Fran within the days?
      8) lastly, any recommended budget airline or any form of transportation that we can take to either LA or San Franc for a quick trip?

      Thank you so much!

    • Guidance for trip to Niagara Falls from USA

      by k.b.chowdhury Online Now Dec 1, 2016 at 1:44 AM

      Can anybody kindly guide me by replying to the following queries about trip to Niagara Falls ?
      We 5 adults like to visit Niagara Falls while touring USA during middle of May/June.
      Which will be better choice for the Niagara trip, New York or Washington by public transport train or flight ?
      How to reach the falls from the nearest airport or train station ? Any regular bus or others ?
      What may be the activity there, any specific ride at the falls ?
      We like to fly back to Indianapolis or Chicago on return from Niagara.
      Any suitable internet link you may suggest for route, fare or stay.

      4 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 11:49 AM
    • Crossing the border in Niagara Falls

      by ValmorA Online Now Nov 16, 2015 at 5:28 AM

      I'm a Brazilian guy married to an American Citizen. We have three daughters, all of them have American citizenship. We're going to visit Niagara Falls in December. I know that my wife and my kids can cross the border. Is it possible to get a visa in Buiffalo? How long will it take to get the visa there?

      Valmor Andreani

      1 Answer Nov 16, 2015 at 8:55 AM
    • Fall timing

      by Amitkalati Online Now Aug 29, 2015 at 10:10 PM

      I will be visiting falls for a very short period of time like 3 hours. I will reach by 4:30am and leave at 7:30am. Is this time enough to visit the fall and will I b allowed to visit at that time?
      Thank you.

      2 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 7:57 AM
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      Crossing the border

      by Kim1966 Online Now Aug 27, 2015 at 12:47 AM

      We are having a 10 day holiday in New York,we are spending a couple of days at the falls and would like to visit the Canadian side,please could you tell me which documents we need to go over into Canada & back again.
      We are British & have esta's
      Thank you

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2015 at 6:59 AM
    • FIRST TIME VISITOR- from India

      by vasudevarao Online Now Aug 7, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      is it worthwhile to visit Niagara US side for 2 days from NYC

      7 Answers Aug 8, 2014 at 6:45 AM
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      Duration of visit

      by roamer61 Online Now Jul 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      Is a weekend enough time to get the most out of the falls and other attractions? Or, does one need more time? This is a prospect for the Fall. I'd go via Amtrak from NYC.


      7 Answers Jul 21, 2014 at 4:36 AM
    • Cabins Near Niagara Falls

      by AlbinoPrincess Online Now Jun 26, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      Are there any cabins near the Falls available for rent?

      2 Answers Jun 26, 2014 at 10:31 AM
    • Driving from niagara to Boston in December

      by Jane-s Online Now May 31, 2014 at 3:33 AM

      Hi we are a group of 2 families from Australia wanting to drive from Niagara Falls to boston in December this year. Is this safe to do so on major highway? Thanks in advance

      6 Answers Jun 2, 2014 at 3:26 AM
    • Driving Winter Time

      by SueD65 Online Now May 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      We are looking at driving from Buffalo to Niagarra Falls in December this year and then want to go over to Chicago which is the best way to drive through USA or canada and is it worth going to Toronto area that time of year or is there better ways of travelling not driving?

      2 Answers May 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM
    • mode of transport

      by holidayusa Online Now May 15, 2014 at 12:40 PM

      what would be the best way to get to the buffalo train station from the fallsview Marriot hotel ontario at 5 30 am to catch 6 30am train

      1 Answer May 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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      Visit Niagara Falls

      by DarrenLimWeiGhee Online Now Jan 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      I plan visit Niagara Falls on coming end of Feb 2014, I notice that the weather is below 5 Celsius, so any changes I can see the waterfall?

      6 Answers Jan 23, 2014 at 7:29 PM
    • Do I need a passport?

      by Mlveenstra Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      I am a US citizen traveling to Buffalo for 4 days. Do I need a passport to visit the Canadian side of Niagra Falls?

      3 Answers Oct 22, 2013 at 7:54 PM
    • New York - Niagra Falls TOUR or SELF PLAN?

      by nabze Online Now Sep 27, 2013 at 4:19 AM

      Hi Guys,

      i am traveling to the states in Mid October and wanted to do a 2-day tour to Niagra falls (US & Canada side!)

      i am trying to work out what would be the best option available to experience a pleasant trip:

      my options are:
      A: Tour operator : $108-$125 (viator or taketours)
      B: Take the plane route and use a hired car over there to get around (this is where i need advice from you guys!)

      your views and personal experience much appreciated!


      10 Answers Sep 27, 2013 at 8:32 AM
    • Can I go to Canadian side of Niagra Falls?

      by PamKelley Online Now Sep 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      This Friday, my boyfriend is taking me up to New York for vacation (we live in Texas). He wants to take me to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, but my passport is expired. Can I go?

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM
    • Travel Stops on the way to Niagara Falls

      by jmccarrick Online Now Jul 26, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      Hello I will be traveling with one other person from Shelton, CT to Niagara Falls, NY. We are looking for some information for any cool stops along the way and then once we get to the falls. We are on a tight budget so looking mainly to do outdoors activities and looking for camping spots. Any info is appreciated, thank you so much :)

      2 Answers Aug 31, 2016 at 11:14 AM
    • Where to sleep

      by ReginaAngelucci Online Now Jun 30, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      We are traveling from Andover, Mass to niagra falls Canadian side. We will be leaving Andover around 5 pm. We will like to drive around4 to 5 hours and stop to sleep somewhere, and next morning arrive at niagra canada side.
      Any advises?

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2013 at 7:02 PM
    • Niagara Canada visit but no H1 stamping return to USA

      by Umabuj Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      I came to US on L2 and currently working on H1B. So I do not have stamping on my passport now. If I plan to visit Niagara Falls Canada side, Can I come back to USA with out stamping? and do I need to apply Canada Visa?

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM
    • Niagara falls

      by crownamb_n_free Online Now Jun 24, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      i will be driving from chicago to see the Niagara falls on the us side. will i need a canadian visa

      14 Answers Aug 31, 2016 at 3:33 PM
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      Best transport from Hamburg NY to Niagara Falls

      by Duffstar6 Online Now Jun 17, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      Hi all

      Please help I cannot find how to get from Hamburg NY where I am staying to Niagara Falls (Canadian side). I am there for 1 day and need to book my transport in advance. I would like to go for the cheapest possible option but of course I am open to any suggestions as long as it gets me there.

      Thank you


      1 Answer Jun 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM
    • Transport/Customs Advice

      by JoanBarnett Online Now May 28, 2013 at 3:21 AM

      I will be staying on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and need to catch a train on Monday 1st June at 12.30pm from the New York station on the American side.What is the best way to get to the station, where do you go through customs, how much time do I need to allow to catch the train? I also need to collect the ticket which has been booked from the ticket office. I will have gone through customs into United States earlier while on an Alaskan cruise from Vancouver. Thanks Joan.

      1 Answer May 28, 2013 at 4:40 AM
    • Border

      by carol0197 Online Now May 6, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      My husband and I live in Texas but taking a different route to visit friends and family in Pennsylvania. We decided to make a one night stop in Niagara Falls and made a hotel reservation on the Canada side. I have been reading "horror stories" of incidents that have happened crossing to/from both sides, and very few good stories on that site. We are law-abiding U.S. citizens and are professionals. The horror stories have me/us second-guessing a trip to Canada to see the falls. Are there more "good" experiences than "horror" experiences out there about crossing the border?

      12 Answers May 30, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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      Road Trip

      by linkthree Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      I am planning a Road trip driving from Boston through to Niagara. Would this be crazy to try and do this journey in the 1 day when we have a 6 & 15 year old in the car. If crazy can anybody suggest some nice stop overs's for a family.

      1 Answer Mar 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM
    • U.S. or Canada side?

      by rcenturion Online Now May 19, 2012 at 7:49 AM

      We are travelling in late July from Miami to Buffalo. We are spending the first night in Buffalo then heading to Niagara Falls. I have read that the Canadian side is "nicer" but we are open to staying either on the U.S. side or the Canada side. A relative told me that due to the exchange rate and lower taxes, he recommends the American side.

      But, after we spend 2-3 days at Niagara Falls, we wll be heading to Toronto for a couple days so we will be in Canada eventually anyway. I think the tours we will be taking originate on the Canada side, so that is another reason to stay on that side. We are looking for hotels in the100-$150 range.

      What does everyone recommend?

      9 Answers May 20, 2012 at 7:10 AM
    • Making a plan, driving to Niagara Falls next month.

      by yiggy Online Now May 8, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      Hi there,

      I have a question about driving to Niagara Falls from NYC (Mahattan).. My boyfriend will get off work at 5pm.. and we plan to drive all the way to Niagara Falls. I have been searching.. if I'm right, it will be around 7-9 hours of driving. Do you think I should not stop anywhere and check-in at Niagara Falls area ..


      I should stop somewhere, (half trip) and continue driving in the morning to Niagara Falls? and where should we stop and stay over night? I will have mom&dad come with us. we plan to leave NYC Friday after his work done and come back anytime on Sunday.

      Please help me plan this.. it will be for our honeymoon. and i want his mom&dad to be happy and not too tired.

      Thanks a bunch.

      7 Answers May 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM
    • tour in niagara falls

      by cheska2276 Online Now May 6, 2012 at 12:43 PM

      I am a tourist in the US, as one of my list city or state to visit is New York & in New York I would like to see Niagara falls of course for only one day. I have a tourist visa in the US for only one entry can I visit Niagara falls at the side of Canada for one day? with out canadian tourist visa ?or will immigration will let me get inside back to the border of New York after visiting Niagara falls at the side of Canada?

      3 Answers May 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM
    • Two days stay in Niagara falls

      by catchorico Online Now Apr 17, 2012 at 6:42 AM

      we would like ask for any help that you can give because our booking for 2-day tour from new york to niagara falls has been cancelled. And according to the tour service that they dont have sunday trip i.e. 27 May. We checked the bus and train and they are a bit expensive and dont know if its practical to use them. We would like to ask if you have any suggestions. We are planning to go back to new york on the 28 May because we need to fly back to LA on the 29 May.
      Will appreciate any help you can give because we need to complete our booking as soon as possible.
      thanks and regards,

      3 Answers Apr 17, 2012 at 2:59 PM
    • passport?

      by catzka29 Online Now Mar 21, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      i want to visit niagra falls but all the nice hotels seem to be on the canadian side, do i have to have a passport to stay there? and which attractions are on the US side

      6 Answers Mar 22, 2012 at 3:01 AM
    • Canada Tourist Visa Process

      by pranavsam Online Now Aug 6, 2011 at 2:20 PM


      I am presently in US and plan to travel to niagara fall (canada side) on long weekend. I am an Indian citizen. I wanted to know the process to apply for tourist visa for canada. Can I do the process before going there so that I personally dont need to visit the counsulate?
      Please provide some insights on the same.


      2 Answers Aug 6, 2011 at 9:30 PM
    • Advice on my trip to Niagara Falls

      by cityslickerdot Online Now May 18, 2011 at 8:42 AM

      I am visiting New York from Los Angeles this Fall and I wanted to visit Niagara Falls. So, my plan now is to fly from Los Angeles to Buffalo, rent a car and spend a night in Niagara Falls on the Canada side. Then, I'll drive to New york and drop the car at one of the car rental locations. I am planning to stay a week in New York. What do you members think about this plan? Any advice?
      I appreciate any comments. Thanks.

      20 Answers Feb 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM
    • What is better 2 or 3 days?

      by Vstaryder Online Now Apr 10, 2011 at 8:02 AM


      My family and I are touring NY State this summer. I can stay at Niagara Falls for either 2 or 3 days before heading to Watkins Glen State Park. Without running like a lunatic, is 2 days adequate to see the main attractions at Niagara? Would staying for 3 days leave me looking for something to do too early in the day? I am planning on staying on the Canadian side and we prefer to travel in the evenings and spend our days at each location.

      Thanks for your help!

      7 Answers Apr 10, 2011 at 4:05 PM