A romantic Niagara Falls getaway is something of a contradiction. On the one hand it’s a brash tourist trap full of ways to extract cash from those who visit, and yet on the other hand, there’s a long tradition of romance

linked to this spectacular natural wonder. As one of the top destinations of honeymooners for decades, Niagara Falls is definitely a place where romance still manages to prevail, despite the ever increasing distracting “attractions”.

A romantic Niagara Falls getaway concentrates on the falls themselves. This is where the magic and romance lives.

niagara2It is impossible to describe the feeling of awe that comes over you when standing on the “Maid of the Mist” boat looking at the water cascading over the falls, and no better way of seeing it than with the person you love. It’s an unforgettable experience – but be prepared, you’re going to get a little wet (they don’t issue those ponchos just to advertise the tour!) as the boat approaches the falls, but you’ll hardly notice it because of the atmosphere and the natural sound of the water.

Having been so close to the water, step back a little and take a look at the magnificent falls from above. Although you can see them clearly from the observation deck, make your romantic Niagara Falls getaway a little more special by taking an air tour. An air tour will allow you to put the immense size of the falls into a wider perspective. It’s possible to take a short helicopter tour that is concentrated on the Niagara Falls area, or if you have a larger budget and more time, take a plane right that will not only show off Niagara Falls, but will fly you over some of Ontario’s major wine regions and the beautiful historic town of Niagara on the Lake. Having seen the water from above and below, and perhaps even taken a romantic walk behind the falls, there’s always the IMAX theatre where you will be hanging onto your seat, and a host of other museums and Niagara Falls exhibits to wander through.

Although there are some nice hotels beside the Niagara Falls, you could consider using Niagara on the Lake as your base for your romantic Niagara Falls getaway. This town, sometimes referred to as “the loveliest town in Ontario” is a perfect contrast to the bustle of people nearer the falls. When you aren’t taking in the tourist attractions at the falls themselves, or exploring the historic buildings at Niagara on the Lake you could take a gentle carriage ride, or for a little more excitement a jet boat ride on the Niagara River.

No romantic Niagara Falls getaway would be complete without taking a look at the beauty of the illuminated falls at night. One way of doing this is to have dinner at the Skylon’s Revolving Dining Room. Set 775 feet above the falls, you can dine in style as the restaurant slowly revolves through a 360 degree circle. If you feel like trying your luck, take your place at a gaming table or slot machine in the Casino Niagara or the Fallsview Casino.

Whether you are planning your honeymoon, an anniversary break or just a holiday with your partner, a romantic Niagara Falls getaway is sure to capture your heart and leave you with some wonderful lifetime memories.

Kyle and Jo