Niagara Falls, whether on the USA side or the Canadian side, makes a wonderful romantic weekend getaway for couples. Taking a three-day or four-day weekend to visit Niagara Falls gives a perfect amount of time to relax, take in the sights, and taste the cuisine of the many fine restaurants in the Niagara region. No matter what activities you and your significant other like best, there’s something for everyone at Niagara Falls USA.
According to Laura Taczak, a representative for the American side of the falls, Niagara USA attracts roughly 50,000 honeymooners every year. She said the Niagara Falls destination became a popular honeymoon getaway in the early 1800s when Napoleon’s brother and Aaron Burr’s daughter honeymooned there.
“The mystique that attracts lovebirds to the region involves everything from the falls themselves — with their power and grace — to the region’s quaint small towns that offer relaxation, historic exploration and enjoyment,” Taczak said. “Travelers looking for romantic getaways will enjoy stunning outdoor vistas, gaming at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, seven distinct wineries and lodging at more than 20 luxurious bed and breakfast properties.”
She noted the availability of countless activities and excursions for couples on a romantic weekend getaway, such as limitless shopping, a wealth of history, exquisite and delicious dining options, adventure and excitement, romantic tours, and luxurious accommodations. Taczak suggests the following exciting and memorable ideas for planning your romantic weekend getaway to Niagara Falls USA.
Shopping in the Niagara Falls Area
On your romantic getaway to Niagara Falls, you can take a little time to pick up a few special reminders of your trip at the numerous shopping venues. Browse through the antique shops throughout the county or visit nearby Lewiston, Youngstown, Olcott, and Lockport for their unique antique and boutique shopping prospects, such as Lakeview Village Shop and Wilson Harborfront Shops (both in Olcott-Newfane).
For a well-rounded shopping experience, you might also consider visiting Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, boasting more than 150 brand name stores, such as Burberry, Anne Klein, Coach, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Niagara Falls Activities for History Buffs
If you and your significant other are interested in some historical adventures on your romantic getaway, you might want to check out Old Fort Niagara to discover one of the fortresses that protected America’s northern border for more than 100 years.
You can also visit the charming Castellani Art Museum, which features a new Underground Railroad Historical Center. Another great historical attraction is the majestic 30-Mile Point Lighthouse, which offers spectacular views and amazing photograph opportunities.
Dining during a Romantic Weekend Getaway to Niagara Falls USA
Your dining choices on the side of the American Falls range widely from catching a meal at one of the well-known family-owned restaurants to checking out any of the Seneca Niagara’s six famous restaurants, and more. If you would like to get up close and personal to the falls for a breathtaking dining experience, consider lunch at the Red Coach Inn, which is perched a mere 1,500 feet from the American Falls.
You might also consider a meal at a restaurant in one of the nearby towns during a shopping excursion, as mentioned above. The Village of Lewiston, located approximately 7 miles from the falls, boasts a number of finer restaurants worth the trip.