Why Niagara Falls is the perfect romantic getaway
When you think of planning a romantic break away for you and your partner, I bet that it’s quaint little villages scattered throughout Europe that instantly spring to mind. Well, think again, because in today’s post, I’ll be giving you the top reasons why it’s Niagara Falls that will be stealing your hearts this year. With stunning backdrops and tonnes of activities to do together, there’s nowhere better – let’s see if you agree!
Hotels that cater for couples
Niagara Falls is known for its romantic side, so it’s no wonder that many of the hotels in the area cater specifically for couples. For example, take a look at Marriottonthefalls.com and you’ll find tonnes of packages; are you the kind of pair that like to have a massage before dipping your toes in the pool? Opt for the ‘Relax, Refresh and Revive Spa Escape’.
Or head to your luxury king-size room and be greeted by a bottle of sparkling wine, long-stem roses and chocolate-dipped strawberries with the ‘Niagara Romance’ package. If you’re into your fine wine, there’s something for you too, as you can sit back and watch the drinks flow as you’ll get exclusive VIP treatment in the icewine bar as part of the ‘Taste of Niagara Wine Country’ itinerary.
Perfect for relaxation
Most of the time, couple’s go away for some well-earned rest and relaxation, and you can easily stay away from the hustle and bustle of Clifton Hill and the main Niagara attractions if you’d prefer to take things easy. Head north just 10 minutes to the beautiful botanical gardens, and enjoy the sights and smells of some of the finest horticultural expertise that Canada has to offer. With 99 acres for you to take in, don’t forget to stop by world-famous rose gardens with over 2,400 roses.
Afterwards, you can head inside the nearby Butterfly Conservatory and meander through this perfectly contained tropical rainforest in search of rare specimens. There are over 2,000 butterflies, made up of 45 species, so it’s a good thing it’s a self-guided tour as you can take your time. You can learn more about the Conservatory here.
Lots of varied activities
In between those lazy spells you’ll probably want to head out and explore, so why not take a food and wine tour though the peaceful wine country? Southern Ontario is famed for its delicious exports of icewine, and you’ll be able to visit plenty of award-winning local wine-makers, as well as getting the chance to try their perfect food pairing with the finest Canadian cuisine on offer.
Of course, for those who don’t like the quiet life and need to satisfy their adventurous side, you can take your chances on the Journey Behind the Falls tour, where you’ll plunge down 150ft to the observation deck behind the Falls themselves. From helicopter rides to white water walks up the Niagara river rapids, there’s definitely something for everyone.
Are you heading to Niagara Falls for a romantic break?