Well we went to Niagara Falls and didn’t do much research so we booked into a hampton inn on the USA side.
Well what a mistake! The USA side is just Indian restaurants, empty lots, boarded up houses, run down closed motels and a huge ass ugly casino. It’s scummy, really scummy and down and out. Considering the USA side has the falls and everyone is visiting the falls on that side is amazing that it’s lost the advantage it once had(in 1940) and has fallen so afraid below the grade.
But one advantage we found is that after 6pm the parking lot beside the rainbow bridge is free, and you can simply walk on over into canada and have a great time! We simply used our passport cards and entered canada, had a great if not expensive dinner and walked back a couple of hours later.
I’ll add some photos of it shortly.