Show your Romantic Side with Fun Date Ideas
Paris might be the city of love, but Niagara can’t be far behind. From the power of mother nature, to the bright lights of Clifton Hill, Niagara is home to an unrivaled mix of natural and man-made romantic attractions. Check out these 14 fun date ideas to help you harness your romantic side.
14) Watch the ships sail
The Welland Canal is one of the busiest and most important shipping arteries in all of Canada. Okay that might not sound like the most exciting date idea, but imagine sitting back, having a picnic while watching giant ships and private yachts alike make their way from the Great Lakes towards the Atlantic Ocean – that has all the makings of a romantic date to remember.
13) Safari Niagara
It may not be everyone’s first choice when it comes to dates, but Safari Niagara is home to over 1000 native and exotic animals.
12) Visit the Kissing Rock at Lock 7 Park in Thorold
Thorold is just outside of Niagara Falls, and is home to the kissing rock which, if rumour is to be believed, will provide a lifetime of luck to anyone that kisses their sweetheart nearby.
11) Go dancing at a nightclub
Niagara Falls is home to a vibrant nightlife. After dinner and drinks take your date dancing at one of the many clubs in Niagara Falls.
10) Visit Niagara-on-the-lake
Often described as the prettiest town in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is in the centre of Ontario wine country. Take a stroll up the street, admire the 19th century architecture, check out chic boutiques, and stop to take a horse drawn carriage ride.
Trying to get lucky? Take your date to Fallsview Casino. Play your cards right and you just might have a night to remember at one of Canada’s most popular casinos.
8) Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights takes place every winter and seems to get bigger every year. Take your special someone for a romantic drive through the lights, set your favourite soundtrack, and cap it off with a hot chocolate and a stroll through the downtown.
7) Clifton Hill
Walk up and down the bright lights of Clifton Hill in the evening for a magical experience on one of the most vibrant streets in Canada.
6) Butterfly Conservatory
The Conservatory is the perfect place to let your inner child thrive. Explore the beautiful grounds and marvel at the butterflies flying overhead, and often landing close enough to touch – if not landing directly on you!
5) See the world pool
Often overlooked due to the sheer scale of the falls is the mesmerizing beauty of the Niagara Whirlpool. Enjoy a picnic and a hike or just step out of the car on your way to the falls for a view of the giant whirlpool.
Enjoy the rides, and shows of Marineland, one of the most popular amusement parks and zoos in Canada. Open from Victoria Day (May ) weekend to mid-October, as the slogan goes: “Everyone Loves Marineland!”
Take a journey into the falls themselves and experience the thundering power of one of nature’s wonders. It is a good, fun date idea that your partner won’t soon forget!
2) Winery tour
Take a winery tour in Ontario’s wine country. The Niagara region is home to 50 distinct wineries most of which are less than 20 minutes from the heart of Niagara Falls. Follow the Wine Route, visit restaurants, stay at a B&B, and taste some of the finest wines produced in Canada, including world famous ice wine in the late fall.
1) Dinner at the Skylon Tower
Our number one date idea combines local wine and produce, elegant and delicious meals, an unparalleled view of the falls, and a one of a kind experience all wrapped into one. The Skylon Tower stands over 700 feet above the falls, providing an unmatched view of both the Canadian and American falls, and of the entire Niagara region. On a clear day you can see well into New York, and even all the way to Toronto.
Choose from two great dining experiences: the Revolving Dining Room, or the Summit Buffet. The Revolving Dining Room provides you with a 360 degree view of the entire Niagara region. At one rotation per hour, the pace is slow enough to let the landscape sink in, but quick enough to keep you from waiting. The Summit Buffet is a more casual dining experience that still offers terrific views for a reasonable price.