For over three centuries, Niagara Falls’ majestic beauty has captivated the hearts of millions of visitors each year. The area’s natural beauty, from the larger-than-life Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil waterfalls to the caves below, have long made the scenic area a prime destination for a romantic getaway. Couples taking a trip to the area for Valentine’s Day will reap the benefit of snowy scenery, few crowds, and the countless romantic activities this exciting area has to offer. Check out our top picks for Valentine’s Day fun in Niagara Falls below:
Cave of the Winds: 175 feet down into the Niagara Gorge, the Cave of the Winds provides stunning views of the falls. Serving up spectacular sights morning, noon, and night (in addition to plenty of hair-drenching mist), the Cave of the Winds is an exciting destination for outdoor adventurers.
Seneca Falls Casino: If you’re a sucker for the slots or just want to enjoy some of Niagara’s nightlife, Seneca Falls is the place to be. Centrally located just one block off Niagara Street, the casino is home to more than a dozen bars and restaurants, as well as a state of the art events center, hosting everything from rock concerts to some of the most famous names in comedy. If a tamer evening is more up your alley, the casino also boasts a world-class spa with a menu of romantic spa treatments, from couple’s massages to manicures.
Little Italy: Whether you’re simply looking for a fun break from your hotel or hoping for a romantic dinner, look no further than Little Italy. The small neighborhood offers up some of the best restaurants Niagara Falls has to offer, from Gagster’s to The Como, which has been a hit with customers since opening its doors in 1927.
Winery Tours: The Niagara region may be best known for its waterfalls, but did you know the area is also home to a number of prominent wineries? Vineland Estates, Small Talk Vineyards, and Hillebrand Estates Winery are all within driving distance of the falls and make for terrific trips for the amateur sommelier. Whether you’re in the mood to try out the local wines, have a romantic dinner overlooking the lush vineyards, or simply see the inner workings of the winery, these three local vineyards are a stellar place to spend the day with your sweetheart.
Niagara Wedding Chapel: With an international airport nearby and easy access to the area by car, train, and boat if you are coming from Toronto, Niagara Falls has long been a prime destination for couples looking to reinvigorate their romance. For those looking to take their relationship to the next level, the Falls Wedding Chapel puts its own spin on the getting hitched in Vegas cliché, offering up full-service marriage packages for couples looking to exchange vows while basking in the beauty of the falls.