Choosing gifts for your significant other on any holiday can be difficult, but Valentine’s Day is likely the one that causes the most stress and indecision. Flowers and chocolates feel mundane, a dinner out can be a nightmare if you haven’t booked a table well in advance, and a gift card just feels impersonal.
So how do you come up with a creative gift for Valentine’s Day that is memorable, romantic, and unforgettable? You book a trip to Niagara Falls.
Long known as the romance capital of the world, Niagara Falls is the perfect couple’s destination for Valentine’s Day or any time of year. Whether you’re the type who’d prefer to dance the night away in a glitzy casino, spend afternoons wine tasting, or hiking and snowshoeing through the beautiful countryside, Niagara is the place that has it all.
So if you’d like to break the chocolate mold this Valentine’s Day these are some great ways to spend a romantic time in a city famous for love
Choose the Perfect Hotel
Part of the allure of any vacation is choosing a hotel that fits your needs. Niagara Falls Canada hotels come in a wide array of styles and suit any budget, but for a special occasion why not splurge a bit? Most of the hotels in the area offer packages for holidays and special occasions and Valentine’s Day is no exception.
Many of these packages include dinner, spa treatments for two, passes to local attractions and much more. Browse the local hotels for Valentine’s Day specials and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how generous many of these offers are. And, of course, be sure to book a room with a view of the majestic falls.
Book a Winery Tour
The Niagara region is known around the world for its incredible wines and many of the wineries in the area are open to the public for tours and tastings. While group tours are the most popular a special occasion like Valentine’s Day deserves something much more intimate.
A private winery tour is one of the best experiences you can have in Niagara. You’ll have your own driver who, in most cases, is a sommelier or someone who has in depth knowledge of the local wineries and the region. You’ll visit the wineries alone, enjoy tastings and food pairings, and, if you’re so inclined, delve deeper into the winemaking process with a more comprehensive learning tour.
Regardless of what you choose, a day spent sipping wine, eating delicious food, and learning something new with your partner is always a great day. Especially since you don’t have to worry about driving.
Get Up Close to the Falls
A visit to Niagara is not complete without an up close and personal view of the falls and the best way to do this is by boat. Yes, it’s winter and yes it’s cold but the falls look dramatically different in the winter months and when portions are frozen it changes the view completely.
You can also take the Journey Behind the Falls tour for a very different perspective. This tour takes you behind Horseshoe Falls where you can see the water cascading down before your eyes. In the winter months portions of the viewing decks are closed but you’ll still be able to see just how powerful Niagara Falls really is.
Table for Two
Niagara is making a name for itself in the culinary world, especially in the slow food and farm to table movements. With a robust local agricultural community chefs in the city have their pick of some of the finest vegetables, fruit, and proteins in the world. You won’t want to miss out on this experience so be sure to reserve a table for an unforgettable dinner.
Windows by Jamie Kennedy is one of the most popular restaurants in Niagara and is probably the best representation of the farm to table theme in the area. Using what’s available locally throughout the year Chef Kennedy and his team strive to create one-of-a-kind dishes that highlight the Niagara region. And, of course, local wines are on offer and expertly paired with the dishes to create the ultimate culinary experience.
Niagara Falls is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year, but Valentine’s Day is particularly special. So if you want to plan the ultimate getaway place Niagara Falls at the top of your list and create a Valentine’s Day surprise you and your partner will never forget.