Niagara Falls with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

Niagara Falls with Tweens: A Family Vacation
Niagara Falls with Tweens: A Family Vacation

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For years, tourists have witnessed extraordinary things at Niagara Falls: 63-year-old dance teacher Annie Taylor going over the falls in a barrel, the Great Blondin crossing on a tightrope and cooking an omelet en route, and courtesy of Ripley's Museum, "the world's rarest egg." But in my experience, nothing more rare or spectacular has happened than this: my two tween daughters telling their father that I'd taken them to "the coolest place in the world." A trip to the Niagara Falls with tweens really is worth the effort.

What follows is my secret recipe to a perfect family day in Niagara Falls with tweens, although you're welcome to come up with your own variations. Most importantly, keep them moving, keep them fed, and then, at precisely the right moment, get them soaking wet. If you're trying to find the best family vacation ideas for a trip with your tweens, I would definitely suggest taking them to Niagara Falls.