Niagara Falls is recognized as one of the top honeymooning locations in the world. But Niagara also excels as a location for any romantic getaway, pre-planned or spur of the moment.
Here are some of the top romantic locations and activities that the Niagara region has to offer.
Southern Ontario is renowned wine country and there are a wide variety of vineyards and estates around Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake that welcome visitors with a smile and a sample of their latest vintage. Anyone who’s never tried icewine – the local specialty of many Ontario vintners – needs to put tasting this unique dessert wine on their to-do list.
Depending on the time of year, whole festivals emerge around specialty wine tours across whole days and weekends, so look out for announcements on the Icewine Festival or the Days of Wine and Chocolate when planning a romantic getaway.
If you’re staying in Niagara Falls, a few hour expedition to Niagara-on-the-Lake is highly recommended. Sitting on the shores of Lake Ontario, the lakeside town is both picturesque and a great hub for the nearby wineries and attractions.
The town is also host to the Shaw Festival, a schedule of local theatre productions that spans most of the year. The plays are either adaptations of Shaw’s original plays – notable for their mixture of wry comedy, romance and social themes – or original productions designed in Shavian style.
Travelling away from Niagara-on-the-Lake and back towards Niagara Falls, you will find some of the most pristine natural parkland at the Niagara Glen. Or visit the beautiful rose garden at the Botanical Gardens.
In between travelling and soaking up everything that the region has to offer, there are ample opportunities for couples to spoil themselves during the quieter moments. Niagara is home to the Outlet Collection at Niagara, a premium shopping s contains over a hundred world-class boutique outlets for men and women alike.
Back in Niagara Falls, a romantic couples massage is also another recommendation. Serenity Spa by the Falls has a full itinerary of treatments and packages tailored for relaxation and luxury – two aspects of a perfect romantic getaway.
When the sun sets, the Niagara Falls township has exciting night life. Clifton Hill is a bright and energetic strip that’s both fun and family-friendly, but the major epicentre is around the Fallsview Casino on Fallsview Boulevard (near the Marriott on the Falls Hotel)– not just for the games of chance inside, but for its status as a hub for leisurely activities for the entire township. Various shows, concerts and full-scale productions are featured all year round in its 1500 seat theatre.
One doesn’t have to go far from the casino and its spot along the waterfront for some of the most favoured eating destinations and nightclubs in town. Check out the Terrapin Grille on Fallsview Boulevard for a quality meal.
To make the most of every moment, Niagara is known throughout the region for its numerous nightclubs and dance floors. The state-of-the-art sound system of the Dragonfly, or the velvet lounge of the Hard Rock Club, or even the party-going atmosphere of a venue like Club Mardi Gras are all great places to party the night away. As with the restaurants, many of the most popular choices are clustered around Fallsview Casino and the surrounding parkways and boulevards, but adventurous pairs up for exploration will come across hidden gems across the township’s commercial districts.
When it’s all said and done, there are still the falls themselves. The waterfalls are the key reason that Niagara is considered such a romantic hotspot. Make the falls a backdrop with a stroll along Queen Victoria Park, or admire them more directly from vantage points such as Table Rock or Goat Island. Or view the Falls in ultimate comfort, inside a Fallsview Room. The Marriott on the Falls offers amazing views, and is the closest hotel to The Brink of Niagara Falls.
It’s safe to say that the Niagara Region has rightfully earned it’s reputation as a romance capital. Visit Niagara Falls today with your special someone.
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