It’s estimated that around 30 million people visit Niagara Falls each year, and with so much on offer, it’s not difficult to understand why they’re drawn to it. It isn’t just the iconic Horseshoe Falls and the promise of an awesome selfie – from adventure tours and hiking trails to the family-friendly Clifton Hill, you’ll never be short of activities to entertain all ages. Plus, the hotels in Niagara Falls are all a stone’s throw away from the action, so there’s no need for extensive travel plans. Here are just a few types of holiday you can book…
- A peaceful getaway
There’s no end to the number of quiet spots you can find hidden around Niagara. Whether you want to practice your yoga skills in a secluded clearing, take photographs of the wildlife without being disturbed, or simply find a tranquil place for some reflection, a peaceful getaway is easy to achieve in Niagara. Pack up your picnic basket and head away from the hubbub of the central district, hiking around the calm surroundings of the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, the stepping-stone-like Dufferin Islands or the rugged landscape of Devil’s Hole.
- A romantic break
You can also take things up a notch by booking the right hotel room. For the ultimate in romance, find a Niagara Falls hotel fallsview room in the area. These rooms offer breathtaking views of the Falls, so there’s no need to venture out at night. Order some takeout, rather than going to an expensive restaurant, because the room will create a better atmosphere than you will find anywhere else in the Niagara Falls. You are sure to have the most romantic getaway in recent memory from one of these captivating hotel rooms.
Known universally as a top honeymoon destination, it’s not surprising that so many newlyweds and couples escape here each year to spend some quality time together. There’s plenty to keep you occupied as well; take the famous Hornblower Cruise and have your picture taken together under the spray of the Falls, before drying off for a fine-dining experience in one of the many romantic restaurants that overlook the evening light show around the Horseshoe Falls. Then take the Niagara Skywheel up for unparalleled views of the sunset.
- A foodie retreat
There are dozens of food festivals held here every year, as well as many tours and attractions to entice lovers of Canadian cuisine. There’s the Niagara Falls Ribfest in June, a true celebration of barbecue cookery, and the Niagara Falls Food Festival held in September, where chefs from across the country hold tasting sessions and cooking demonstrations alongside hundreds of pop-up food stalls. If you’d prefer something more intimate, try a “Savour the Sights” event. Held throughout the year by various wineries, these tasting menus pair the perfect food and wine combinations in stunning surroundings.
- A wine connoisseur’s escape
Southern Ontario has some of the richest soil in the country, with the ideal environment and weather conditions to cultivate one of Canada’s biggest exports: Icewine. When you visit Niagara, you’ll be spoilt for choice on the number of award-winning wineries you can visit and vast vineyards you can explore. You’ll be able to observe the whole process from plant through to production, and if you book one of the tours on offer, you’ll even get a personal sommelier to guide you through and allow you to taste some of their finest tipples.
What kind of holiday are you booking this year? Let me know by leaving a comment below…