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Top 10 Romantic Attractions in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls first earned its reputation as the Honeymoon Capital of the World, after several famous faces decided to honeymoon there. Aaron Burr, the 3rd Vice President of the United States, had a daughter, Theodosia, who spent her honeymoon in Niagara Falls in 1801.

In 1804, Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother is said to have travelled by stagecoach from New Orleans in order to honeymoon in Niagara Falls. And because people like to do what the rich and famous are doing, many others soon followed the lead of these two couples.

Fast forward to now and Niagara Falls still remains a magnet for loving couples. Nowadays, the city plays host to about 50,000 honeymooning couples a year!

What’s great about Niagara Falls, is you don’t have to be on your honeymoon to enjoy it - the city welcomes all couples looking for a little romantic getaway with open arms!

Romantic Things to do in Niagara Falls

To make your trip unforgettable, here are 10 of the most romantic things you can do in Niagara Falls!

1. Get up close and personal with the breathtaking falls!

Hornblower Cruises (formerly Maid of the Mist) will take you and your loved one as close as possible to the magnificent Niagara Falls. On your journey you will pass the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls for an exhilarating experience. Our tip: For a little extra romance, take the night time Fireworks Cruise to be amazed by the Firework show above the Niagara Falls! For more information visit:

2. Take a Moonlit Stroll

If you’re staying at the Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls, check out the Incline Railway! Located directly in front of the hotel, it takes you on a short trip down to the brink of the falls! Nothing could be more romantic than walking along the Illuminated Falls together. You don’t want to miss the blaze of colour projected on the thundering waters. See the Illumination schedule here

3. Journey behind the Falls.

Take a journey with your loved one deep below and behind the heart of Niagara Falls. You’ll have a chance to experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water as you stand in the mist of the Horseshoe Falls tumbling from 13 storeys above! For more information click here

4. Take a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel

Soar 175 feet above Niagara Falls for unique views of the Falls and beyond. Located in the centre of the Clifton Hill tourist district in Niagara Falls, Canada’s largest observation wheel is hard to miss. Share a romantic ride and memorable views with a loved one. For more information click here

5. Enjoy a Glass of Wine or Two

The Niagara Region is also known as wine country! You will be pleasantly surprised at how many beautiful wineries there are to visit during your stay in Niagara Falls. At the Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls, Couple’s Getaway packages are available which include your stay as well as tasting vouchers to local wineries. Visit a winery and toast to your beautiful relationship!

6. A Romantic Dinner

Nothing says I love you, like a delicious plate of food! Enjoy a romantic candle lit dinner at Niagara Falls best Steak & Seafood Restaurant, Remington’s of Niagara! It’s casual fine dining experience will bring just the right amount of romance! From the impeccable service team to the skilled master chef, Remington’s of Niagara is committed to your absolute satisfaction. Check out the award winning menu here


7. Butterfly Conservatory

For visitors looking for a non-traditional yet equally exciting date, the butterfly conservatory is the way to go! This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among the exotic blossoms and greenery. A truly beautiful experience! For more information click here

8. Bird Kingdom

Visit the largest indoor free flying aviary in the world, also known as the legendary Lost Kingdom. Open 365 days a year, visitors can discover exotic birds and animals in the tropical rainforest anytime! A unique experience to share with a loved one in Niagara Falls. For more information click here

9. Get lucky at the Casino

Press your luck with a visit to Canada’s largest Casino Complex, the Fallsview Casino Resort. Located right next door to The Oakes Hotel, the Casino offers year-round entertainment, restaurants, shopping as well as a lot of gaming facilities. Win big and buy your date something nice! For more information click here

10. Stay at a Romantic Hotel

You and your loved one can experience the beauty of Niagara Falls right from your Fallsview hotel room!

Truth be told, the hotel you select will make your stay! The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls provides a front-row-centre view of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, unmatched by any other hotel in the market. The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls offers unparalleled value and great hotel packages suited for a romantic getaway. Enjoy wine and dark chocolates with the Romance Package, a 3 course gourmet dinner for two at Remingtons of Niagara with the Gourmet Getaway Package, or guided tours at Chocolate FX and wine tastings with the Ultimate Couple’s Package. Check out all of the Niagara Falls hotel packages at The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls.

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Book your stay at The Oakes Hotel Overlooking The Falls today to make your romantic getaway in Niagara Falls complete!

Posted on October 12, 2016


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