“That place felt like a prison,” my friend told me as he got in the car at the Embassy Suites in the thick of the tourist district on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. “It was just KIDS, running. Everywhere. You literally can’t move in the lobby. Lines for EVERYTHING. Why would anyone want to come here?”
My friend, apparently, wasn’t aware of the tourist bonanza that is Niagara Falls. It’s a great natural wonder of the world, yes. But also a great natural wonder of humanity, where on weekends during the summer you might find yourself sharing the falls with the entire population of Rhode Island. Don’t get me wrong, Niagara Falls is absolutely worth seeing, and if you can snag a spot on the zip-line you’ll get the odd moment of peace over the water.