Niagara Falls has been a favorite destination for honeymooners for generations. It gained reputation as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” after several famous people honeymooned here, the most famous being Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, Jerome Bonaparte, in 1804.
The lovely parks and secluded paths and trails are perfect for romantic moments. Niagara Falls, NY, has many restaurants, shopping malls and other attractions. Some of the things you can do as a couple in Niagara Falls NY are listed below.
See Niagara Falls, the main attraction
You can view all the three waterfalls – American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls from Niagara Falls State Park. Goat Island, Luna Island, Prospect Point and Prospect Point Observation Tower all offer perfect views of this famed waterfall. The park has picture-perfect sceneries and great photo ops.
Get close with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
A boat ride to the base of Niagara Falls can be one of the most romantic things a couple can do. The Maid of the Mist has been taking tourists out into the Niagara River to view the Falls since 1848! You will be so close to Horseshoe Falls, its spray will drench you.
Cave of the Winds
Walk on wooden walkways in the Niagara Gorge to get close to Bridal Veil Falls. The water from the Falls splashes onto and below the walkways, making the whole experience very thrilling. Before your adventure begins, you will get a souvenir poncho and sandals to keep you dry.
Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino
Try your luck at the slot machines, table games, poker and other games. You can enjoy a couples spa treatment at the resort’s spa and salon. The casino also has many dining options, events and live shows. It is the perfect setting for a date night.
Falls Illumination and Fireworks
Spend a romantic evening watching Niagara Falls come alive in an array of colors when it is illuminated by powerful lights. From May to September, there is a fireworks display on weekends and on special occasions at 10:00 p.m. What could be more romantic than gazing into the night sky with your loved one?
Helicopter tour of Niagara Falls
Take a private helicopter tour for just the two of you. The view of the Niagara River, Niagara Gorge and Niagara Falls from high up in the sky is mesmerizing. You will pass over the Rainbow Bridge, the power plant and can view Niagara wine country and other landmarks. If you take the flight close to sunset, the scenery is just beautiful and romantic.
Visit a Winery
The Niagara region is famous for grapes and wines. The Niagara Wine Trail, USA is home to over 22 wineries producing a variety of wines, icewines and ciders. Spend some time visiting vineyards and do some wine tasting at each of the wineries you visit. Some of the wineries also have restaurants where you can have lunch/dinner.
Stay in a hotel room with a view of Niagara Falls
Book a room with a Falls view and you have your very own private view of Niagara Falls. You can enjoy the spectacular view while having a nice cozy dinner in your room.
Have a romantic meal at the Top of the Falls Restaurant
Enjoy panoramic waterfall views as you dine at the Top of the Falls Restaurant. The restaurant is located on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park, overlooks Terrapin Point, and has great views of the Upper Niagara River and Horseshoe Falls.
See Devil’s Hole Cave
Adventurous couples can visit Devil’s Hole Cave in Devil’s Hole State Park. This park overlooks the Lower Niagara River and rapids. There are stone stairs that lead to the base of the gorge and river bank. The park has picnic areas and scenic overlooks. It also offers some of the best fishing in the Niagara Region. You can view the river’s rapids and power plant from the base of the gorge.
Have a picnic lunch in Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls State Park has many benches and lovely views. You can have a romantic picnic in the park.
Take a Jet Boat Ride
Enjoy a high-speed cruise through the Niagara River Gorge with a jet boat ride that takes you to see the Niagara Whirlpool and whitewater rapids. The 360-degree spins taken by the boat are thrilling. This 45-60 minute ride can be taken in an open or closed dome jet boat. Niagara Jet Adventures and Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours are the two tour operators.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
Just 10 minutes from Niagara Falls State Park is the vast indoor outlet shopping mall, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. The mall features over 200 designer outlets offering discounts of upto 75% off on designer brands. There is also a food court with many food options.
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