If you are looking for a romantic getaway, a long weekend at the Niagara Falls is a great option. It has been a favourite destination for couples since the 1800s, and there is a good reason for that. rainbow over the niagara by diana robinson | by CC 2.0
The falls are exciting, spectacular and, most importantly, memorable. They really are special, so they are perfect for a couple looking for a way to enjoy something unique together and create lasting memories of this mystical natural wonder.
Here are our top tips for enjoying a romantic weekend on either the American or Canadian side of the falls.
Arrive in style
The first tip is to arrive in style. Make the journey special and memorable.
For those with a big budget there is the option of private jet charters and many small planes with around 30 seats make the journey from different parts of the US. They usually offer breakfast on board and some do packages that include accommodation, an evening meal and several tours.
Get a room with a view
One of the most important ingredients of a romantic weekend away is the hotel room you choose. You want something special, a touch of luxury and somewhere that you can really relax and enjoy, and there is a great choice in Niagara Falls.
The best rooms have a view of the falls. There really is nothing quite like lying in bed looking out over the waterfalls. The Niagara Falls Hotel by Marriott is a great example of a hotel that offers a room with a spectacular view.
A romantic walk
Walking behind the falls is a great experience and if you go when there are not too many crowds it can be quite romantic. At night, the waterfalls are illuminated and there really is nothing more romantic than a walk beside the falls at night.
Dinner at the Skylon Tower
The Skylon Tower is a Niagara landmark. It is a great vantage point from which to see the falls themselves. There are two restaurants in the tower.
For couples looking for a romantic meal the revolving dining room is the best option. The waiters are attentive and the food is very good. It really is a wonderful experience. The Keg and Elements of the Falls are two other great options for a romantic meal.
A couple’s spa experience
A couple’s spa day will leave you feeling completely relaxed as well as looking and smelling great. Most of the large hotels have big spas, so there is plenty of choice.
A drive along Niagara Parkway and a picnic
Not all of the romantic things you can do in Niagara need cost a lot. If you take your car or hire, one you can enjoy a drive along the beautiful Niagara Parkway road. There are plenty of lovely spots to stop and enjoy a picnic and even during the high season, there are places along this road where you can get away from the crowds.
Niagara Falls offers something for everyone. It really is the perfect destination for couples looking for a romantic holiday.