Looking for a luxury getaway, maybe with some romance thrown in? Consider Niagara Falls. This famous border town offers more than the natural splendor of the Falls – although said splendor is nothing to sneeze at. Escape the crowds, stay dry, and see Niagara Falls in style with a helicopter tour of the Falls. Afterward, enjoy a tour of the city with a private driver; explore Niagara wine country; enjoy some of the city’s fine dining; and at the end of a long day, kick back and relax in your Fallsview hotel room.
#1 Take a Helicopter Tour of the Falls
Boat tours of Niagara Falls are for the plebs. Instead of getting sprayed with water, jostled about on deck, and suffocated in a crowd of tourists, enjoy a relaxing helicopter tour of the Falls instead. Your tour will take you along the river from the Whirlpool, crossing the Whirlpool Rapids and the Rainbow Bridge. You’ll see breathtaking aerial views of Niagara Falls and surrounds, including Queen Victoria Park, American Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the Skylon Tower. There’s simply no other way to get this view of the Falls.
A Niagara helicopter tour includes commentary in 12 languages, and you’ll be able to take as many pictures as you want through the large windows. And you’ll want to take pictures of the dazzling scenery and the many rainbows glistening in the mist coming off the Falls. Family and group rates are available.
#2 Savor a Meal at One of the City’s Finest Restaurants
Niagara Falls is home to many fine dining options. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find something to suit every pallet at one of Niagara Falls’ best restaurants. Tuck into a traditional Canadian steakhouse meal at Prime Steakhouse Niagara Falls. Enjoy farm-to-table food and local wines at Weinkeller, or treat yourself to Italian cuisine at Casa Mia Ristorante. The biggest problem you’ll have is deciding what to order.
#3 Tour Niagara Wine Country
The Niagara peninsula is famous for its wine, and with good reason. Some of the finest wines in Canada, and the world, are made here, and now is your chance to sample them. With more than 20 wineries dotting the landscape, you could spend days exploring Niagara wine country and not run out of delicious wines to taste. It’s easy to visit as many wineries as you want. Don’t forget to track down some of the region’s celebrated ice wines.
Don’t like wine? No problem! Breweries and distilleries are also common in Niagara Falls and surrounding hamlets. While you’re exploring what the local wineries, breweries, and distilleries have to offer, don’t forget to soak in the quaint, small-town atmosphere of local villages like Niagara-on-the-Lake.
#4 Get a Room with a View of the Falls
The Fallsview district is home to a number of hotels that offer rooms with a view of the Falls. From your Fallsview room, you can enjoy the beauty of the Falls while relaxing in privacy. Take in the fireworks displays launched from the Niagara Falls every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Monday evening in the summer. See the nightly Niagara Falls Illumination that turns the Falls into a work of art every evening at dusk. You won’t soon forget the breathtaking views you’ll get from your Fallsview room, and you’ll also have access to other luxe amenities, including a casino and a water park.
#5 Book a Private Tour of the City
Did we say that boat tours of the Falls were for plebs? We’re sorry – we meant to reserve that honor for public transportation. While WEGO transport in Niagara Falls is fine for an ordinary traveler, your luxury vacation deserves a private tour of the city. For less than $200, you can book a private, five-hour car tour of the city of Niagara Falls and Niagara Lake. Pick and choose which attractions you want to visit, such as the Floral Clock, the Whirlpool Aerocar, the Skylon Tower, and the Botanical Gardens. Your knowledgeable private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, guide you through your custom itinerary, and return you safe and sound.
If you’re looking for your next luxury travel destination, why not go to Niagara Falls? There’s so much to see and do here, and all of it is decadently luxurious. Experience the might and majesty of Mother Nature, while simultaneously enjoying the finer things, at Niagara Falls.