With summer coming to an end, I wanted to sneak away for one last weekend getaway with Nick. Last year we traveled to Portland, ME for a weekend in September and had a wonderful time. As always, I debated on where we should go. I had been talking about traveling to Niagara Falls pretty much since Nick and I first met. Finally, I was able to find a great deal and a free weekend. So I booked the trip!
We crossed the border Friday evening, checked into the hotel, and headed out to explore. Niagara Falls is a tourists paradise. There’s a large casino, family friendly activities from bowling to haunted houses to mini golf courses. I would guess there are close to a hundred restaurants in a five mile radius, giving visitors plenty of options. Plus, you know, the world renowned natural beauty of Niagara Falls. Hundreds of people travel through the falls on the Hornblower (Canada Side) or Maid of the Mist (US Side) to get the up close and personal experience…And a bit soaked! In the evening, they light up the falls with all of the colors of the rainbow. Plus, bonus! Fireworks on Friday nights during the summer months.
Just 20 minutes north of Niagara Falls is Niagara on the Lake. Home to over thirty vineyards, you could spend an entire weekend hopping from tasting to tasting. Located on Lake Ontario, the soil is perfect for growing delicious grapes to be crafted into wonderful wine. The scenery does not hurt either.
I do plan on returning to Niagara Falls very soon. Perhaps a girls weekend with a wine tour on the Lake. Or even another weekend getaway to explore the other corners of the town we missed. Either way, I highly recommend a trip to anyone looking for a fun and beautiful getaway.