Fun and Romance Abounds in Niagara Falls!
Looking for an exciting adventure for you and a special someone? Niagara offers a lot of fun and romance if you know where to look. Many ‘love birds’ prefer a carefree walk down the Niagara Parkway to take in the Falls, while others enjoy a couples session at one of our award-winning spas or delicious gourmet meals with a view before retiring to one of our luxury hotel rooms where elegance and comfort are prioritised. Continue reading for the top ten ideas to spice up your winter romance.
#1 Take A Romantic Stroll on the Parkway!
The most scenic portion of the Niagara Parkway is right at the Falls, where you can take a romantic moonlit walk to see the illuminated Falls, Winter Festival of Lights, and other beautiful scenery…hand in hand. The Niagara Winter Festival of Lights is FREE and open to everyone. This year, it takes place from November 12th 2022 to February 20th, 2023. Enjoy the plentiful lights along the Niagara Parkway and within Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands, and various tourist areas throughout Niagara Falls, including Clifton Hill, the Victoria Centre, Fallsview Boulevard, and Lundy’s Lane. Visitors should come out early and often to catch all the lighting arrangements throughout the festival.
#2 Visit the Safari Lights at Safari Niagara
Drive through Safari Niagara this holiday season (November 19th, 2022 – January 8th, 2023) to enjoy one of Canada’s biggest and brightest holiday light displays with friends and family. This incredible 3km Winter Wonderland is an hour-long driving adventure through the illuminated streets of Safari Niagara. Breathtaking, exciting and full of holiday magic.
#3 Bring Your Love to Soaring Heights with an Aerial Tour!
During the quiet periods of winter Niagara Falls Helicopters offers a perfect opportunity for a surprise engagement! Or better yet, you can take advantage of their “Chapel in the Sky” wedding service, the most intriguing way to tie the knot for couples that want to stand out! For those just wanting to share a great experience, there is a number of excellent tours which include Niagara’s finest wineries along with many other points of interest to enjoy together.
#4 Celebrate Your “Love Buzz” with Icewine!
Niagara is wine country and its surrounding landscape is gorgeous to see during all four seasons. The Niagara Region alone has over 50 award-wining wineries, with 29 wineries showcasing their creations in Niagara-on-the-Lake this Winter. Don’t miss the 2023 Icewine Celebration, where you can explore the decadently sweet art of wine paired with sweet and savoury creations. Visit the participating wineries and taste VQA icewines. A romantic celebration for two or a great reason for a girls’ getaway weekend!
#5 Relax, Rejuvinate and Pamper Yourselves!
There are many luxurious spas to choose from, with many located in Niagara Falls and the beautifully historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Virtually all of the spas in Niagara offers a couple’s treatment session, and an event filled “spa day” is the best way to relax and bond with one another. Be sure to take advantage of the “a la carte” options if you have a busy schedule or spend the entire day with a comprehensive spa package.
#6 Make a Bold Splash on the Hill!
Create positive memories by spending an entire day on Clifton Hill; the World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls!
There is the Niagara SkyWheel, midway arcades, wax museums, haunted houses, Casino Niagara, waterparks, magic shows, mini putt, restaurants and much more. Amidst the whirr of activity, couples can easily relax and enjoy the fun-loving atmosphere the Hill provides. It really is one of the best ways to enjoy date night! Additionally, there are many great choices for cafés and specialty shops on the Hill satisfying the most discerning tastes.
Fun Fact: Many couples get engaged while riding the Niagara SkyWheel in which you can easily score a private ride during the winter!
#7 Troll for Vintage Gems!
The euphoria of ﬁnding buried treasure in an ocean of relics is one of the best ways for couples to spend the afternoon in Niagara. On your penny-pinching path of reclamation you will gain both some historical insights along with a few extra dollars in your wallet. The local region is full of great vintage shops, and if you are a collector or if you are just looking for a unique gift, Niagara is among the best in Ontario. Winter is ripe for exploring Niagara’s antique market, as many discount their inventory to help keep business brisk during the slow season. You will appreciate the personalized experience many of the engaging shop keepers provide…plus they love to share a good story.
Check out our picks of where to go for hidden treasures in Niagara.
#8 Awaken Your Senses With the Best Food!
Your first bite into Niagara’s finest cuisine will awaken your senses! Niagara sets the bar high when it comes to upscale romantic dining! Many offer a beautifully elegant atmosphere and great views of the majestic Falls. For a fine meal and classy experience, we recommend the following Niagara restaurants: AG Cuisine, Casa Mia, Kelsey’s Clifton Hill, Ravine Winery, Massimo’s Italian Restaurant, Canyon Creek Fallsview, Brasa Brazillian Steakhouse, Weinkeller, and much more!
#9 Indulge at a Luxury Boutique Hotel!
Niagara is the most natural place in the world to celebrate love and affection for adoring couples. Many of our accommodations are purpose built with romance in mind. Turn your indulgent fantasies into reality by choosing from Niagara’s most uncompromising rooms and suites. Here is a small selection of luxury properties we recommend: Old Stone Inn, Sterling Niagara, Oban Inn, Fallsview Marriott, 124 on Queen, Inn On The Twenty, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, and many more.
#10 Test Your Luck at the Casinos!
As a loving couple, test your luck and immerse yourself in all the gaming action at Niagara’s finest casinos. If you and your partner enjoy games of chance, whether your favourite is poker, slots or roulette, you’ll find it all in Niagara Falls. Sophistication and classic luxury are seamlessly blended with the pulsing energy of the gaming action! If gambling is not your thing, you can still enjoy some world class entertainment that is presented year round at all the gaming facilities: Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara.