What makes an ideal getaway for couples? It depends on what you like to do, which is why a couples’ trip in Niagara Falls is perfect — there’s something for everyone! Whether you love wine tasting together or gravitate toward the thrill of adventure, there are activities for every type of couple to love on a trip to Niagara Falls. Here’s what to do beyond visiting the legendary Falls themselves (which should be a part of any trip to the area!).
For the Outdoor Enthusiasts
Niagara Falls is a beloved destination for nature lovers thanks to the spectacle of the Falls. But there are so many ways to experience them. Try sailing through the Falls’ misty spray aboard the Maid of the Mist boat tours. Or take in the iconic views from above at the Observation Tower near Prospect Point. There’s hiking to be done, especially in the famed Niagara Falls State Park. No matter where your outdoor adventures take you, keep the spectacular views going at Water Street Landing, which overlooks the Niagara River.
For the Foodies
The area around Niagara Falls is known for the selection and quality of its wineries, both for the wine and for the fine dining they offer. Stop by Wine on Third to sample high-end tapas and a large selection of vintages. Enjoy the next generation of culinary artistry at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute’s selection of restaurants. Cap off your getaway with a classic dinner at The Red Coach Inn, which first opened for business almost 100 years ago.
For the Adventure Seekers
If zip-lining is more your speed than a sedate walking tour, you can get your fix at the Falls. Take a soaring helicopter tour to view the majesty of the Falls from the air. Or get as close as you dare from the water in the super-soaking jet boat tour with Niagara Jet Adventures or Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours. You can even bring major excitement to dinner by taking in panoramic views of Horseshoe Falls from the Top of the Falls Restaurant.
For the Romantics
What’s more romantic than taking in one of the greatest natural wonders together? Make sure to visit the Falls at night for the spectacular illumination display or fireworks that will have you ooh-ing and aah-ing while hand in hand. For a romantic daytime activity, explore your love as well as miles of trails and scenic vistas on a shared, serene bicycle tour. What better way to complement the flutter of your heart than the wind in your hair, fresh air in your lungs and your best friend beside you?
For the History Lovers
Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the country, and its Cave of the Winds attraction is an amazing way to get up close to the Falls. Spend some time in the World Changed Here Pavilion, learning the history behind the Falls and how natural energy is harnessed. Visit Old Fort Niagara, which is more than 300 years old and played roles in the American Revolution and the Civil War. Go back in time at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, where you can revisit the golden age of wooden carousel making in an original factory.
Ready to map out your couples’ trip? Read our three-day itinerary to plan the perfect romantic getaway in Niagara Falls.