If you live in or around the GTA and you’re looking for things to do with your partner, you’re definitely not short of options. If you’re looking for things to do outside of the city to get away from the hustle and bustle, you’re still in luck. The Niagara region is full of romantic attractions that you and your partner can enjoy, whether you’re celebrating your anniversary or birthday, going on a honeymoon, or just want to do something special on the weekend.
Top 5 Romantic Niagara Falls Ideas
Some of the most romantic places you can visit that are close to the GTA are Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Located about an hour and a half away from Toronto, when you visit Niagara Falls, Ontario, you’ll realize there are plenty of romantic, fun and unforgettable activities to take part in with your partner all year round. Before you start your drive, consider these ideas for your romantic getaway:
The Botanical Gardens
While you may enjoy strolling around Clifton Hill and walking through different museums or bar hopping, if you want something a bit more relaxing and romantic, opt for a walk around the botanical garden, full of unique horticulture. Just a 10-minute drive from Niagara Falls, this is a must-visit on your trip. There are 99 acres of beautifully maintained European-style gardens that are open year round and completely free. The world famous rose garden is home for over 2,400 roses!
The Butterfly Conservatory
Located in the Botanical Gardens is one of the largest glass-enclosed butterfly conservatories in North America. Again, it’s just a quick 10-minute drive from Niagara Falls and a 6-minute drive from the Niagara whirlpools. It’s definitely one of the most romantic places you can visit with your partner as the conservatory features over 2,000 different butterflies fluttering about freely. Enjoy walking down the paved paths, past trickling waterfalls and lush tropical vegetation. Tickets are only $17 per adult and are open 7 days a week.
The Niagara SkyWheel
Enjoy a picturesque view of the falls by taking a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel. This 175-foot Ferris wheel is located in the middle of Clifton Hill and provides a unique way to sightsee one of the natural wonders of the world and capture unforgettable pictures. Views can be enjoyed either during the day or at night all year round as the enclosed gondolas are equipped with air conditioning and heating. You’ll enjoy views of Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, Niagara River, and more for approximately 12 minutes. Tickets are only $14 per adult.
Enjoy A Romantic Candlelit Dinner
What’s better than a romantic meal to complete your day?
If you’re staying in Niagara Falls for dinner, enjoy a romantic meal while you observe the falls from 21 Club; an award-winning steak and seafood restaurant located inside Fallsview Casino Resort. You may want to book a reservation ahead of time for this one!
If you’re staying in Niagara-on-the-Lake for your romantic getaway, there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy a romantic dinner. Again, you’ll probably want to book reservations ahead of time, but make sure to look into restaurants such as Cannery Restaurant, The Old Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Tiara Restaurant, or the Winery Restaurant at Peller Estates.
Book A Private Wine Tasting Package
The Niagara Falls area is known for its abundance of vineyards so what better way to enjoy a romantic trip than by booking personalized wine tasting tours?
Rather than booking tours that take you to multiple different wineries on a bus with a large group, you can book a unique, guided, and personalized wine tasting for yourself and your partner at The Hare Wine Co. They’ve been crafting fan-favourite wines since the 1900s and offer up their red, white, rosé and Icewines for you to taste test in a private, romantic setting. You can also enjoy a small-batch, handcrafted charcuterie board with your wine to one-up your experience.
Niagara Falls Is Packed Full Of Romantic Activities To Enjoy
Whether you want to take a wine tour in Niagara’s famous wine country or enjoy strolling around Niagara Falls, you and your partner won’t run out of things to do. After all, Niagara Falls is known for being a honeymoon capital. Even if you’re just there for a day trip or are taking a few days off to explore, the Niagara area is a large tourist attraction, bringing in over 8 million visitors annually. And it’s easy to see why.