Source: Niagara This Week
Niagara Falls is already a major tourist draw and now National Geographic says a rare event in 2024 will make it one of the top travel destinations in the world this year.
The Monday, April 8, total solar eclipse in Niagara Falls made National Geographic’s Top 20 Travel Experiences list, which was released Tuesday.
Niagara Falls was ranked 11th.
For people who are curious about the other top travel experiences on the list, going on a horseback safari in Kenya was ranked No. 1, while the only other Canadian destination on this list is sleeping on the water at a luxury floating lodge in British Columbia, which came in at No. 20.
“Niagara Falls is known globally for memorable experiences and visits,” said Janice Thomson, president and chief executive officer of Niagara Falls Tourism, in a news release.
“Our city and partners are experts in extending warm hospitality to a large number of guests, and we are looking forward to welcoming guests to one of the best locations in the world to view the eclipse.
“The eclipse will be one of those rare and special moments where you will be able to witness one wonder, right above another. We expect it to be a wonderful event, one that will make lasting memories for all that visit.”
The April 8 eclipse in Niagara will occur 2:04 p.m. to 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse at 3:30 p.m.
The local tourism organization said the best views will be possible from Niagara River Parkway, Table Rock Centre, Skylon Tower and Niagara SkyWheel.
More information on local solar eclipse plans is available at niagarafallstourism.com.
National Geographic released Best of the World 2024 travel recommendations, with multiple categories. It is a guide of the most exciting, meaningful and one-of-a-kind travel experiences for 2024, it said. The Top 20 Travel Experiences category is a selection of must-do adventures right now.
Learn more at NatGeo.com/BestOfTheWorld.