1. Close to means near.
Your house is close to the metro station.
They are sitting close to each other.
2. Close to indicates a very friendly or intimate relationship.
She is very close to her older sister.
3. Close to (adverb) can mean almost.
I wrote close to fifty invitations this morning.
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Niagara Falls Canada and US
Covering its passengers in the dense mist of the falls the Maid of the Mist ferry service has been running since 1846. You will face larger crowds in the peak season but will be greeted by warmer weather.