Romantic Getaways to Niagara Falls with Couples Experience Package

Take your significant other on a romantic getaway to Niagara Falls with an Ultimate Couples Experience Package at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview. With amazing accommodations, delicious dining options, and unique Niagara Falls experiences, it takes the stress out of planning a trip and offers an unforgettable stay in a world-class destination.

Fallsview accommodations available in a Couples Experience Package.

Luxurious Fallsview accommodations at the Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel.

Fallsview Accommodations

The Ultimate Couples Experience Package includes one night hotel accommodations at the historic Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview hotel, where each guestroom features a luxurious Deep Sleeper Bed, renovated marble and tile bathrooms, and wireless internet access. Located right across the street from the magnificent Horseshoe and American Falls, the Crowne’s Fallsview guestrooms pair sweeping views of the Falls with unparalleled comfort and class.

Fallsview Dining

Experience some of the best Fallsview dining that Niagara Falls has to offer with dining gift cards to the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and the Fallsview Buffet. You and your loved one can indulge in delicious seasonal dishes in direct view of Niagara Falls at each of these beautiful Fallsview restaurants, and have a memorable Niagara culinary experience that you won’t soon forget.

Visit tastings at Niagara vineyards and wineries with a Couples Experience Package.

Picturesque vineyards in Niagara on the Lake.

Winery Tasting

The Niagara Peninsula is a world famous wine region and the Ultimate Couples Experience Package connects you to tastings at some of the area’s top wineries. The package includes two winery tasting passes to Trius, Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs where you can sip and savour amazing red, white, and dessert wines in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Spa Experience

The Christienne Fallsview Spa inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel is a stunning retreat from the cold and with a $20 spa credit you can enjoy its serene setting and rejuvenating treatments. Current winter treatments include an Avocado Lime & Honey Manicure, Spiced Cider Pumpkin Pedicure, hot stone massages, couples relaxation massages, and more.

Cocktails

Sit back with your loved one over a cocktail at the Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls or Niagara Vines bar inside the Sheraton on the Falls lobby for a romantic start to your evening in Niagara Falls.

For more information and to book your Ultimate Couples Experience Package today, visit https://www.niagarafallscrowneplazahotel.com/hotel-packages/ultimate-couples-package/.

Embark on a Deck the Falls Walking Tour in Niagara Falls

2017 Deck The Falls Holiday Walking Tours

Crowne Plaza Fallsview Deck The Falls Holiday Walking Tours display

Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tours are back in Niagara Falls for the first three weekends in December as part of this year’s Winter Festival of Lights. These magical holiday tours offer the chance to visit a number of remarkable venues around the Niagara Falls tourist district to experience gourmet food sampling, holiday beverages, desserts, live entertainment, craft workshops, and more.

Tour passes are $49.99 per person and can be purchased at the concierge desk at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel. The passes will include vouchers to be redeemed at stops along the way, including at the Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel where you can experience joyful holiday singing and receive a festive Hershey’s sample. Other wonderful stops include the Sheraton on the Falls hotel where you can experience live music, spiked spiced apple cider, and a Market Fresh cinnamon bun, the Scotiabank Convention Centre where you’ll get a 360° photo and a pair of Deck the Falls gloves, and the Marriott Fallsview hotel which will be offering samples of Morton’s Grille AAA reserve filet paired with Niagara red or white wine.

Visit https://www.niagarafallscrowneplazahotel.com/deck-the-falls/ for more information and start the holiday season in a magical way by touring some of Niagara’s most beautiful venues.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls New Year's Eve fireworks show over the Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve fireworks show.

It has just been announced that this year’s Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve celebrations will feature an all-Canadian lineup of musical acts for the city’s annual free concert in Queen Victoria Park. The lineup includes Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, country singer Jess Moskaluke, and Ontario country band, The James Barker Band.

The Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve concert is one of the country’s largest outdoor celebrations and is an amazing place to ring in 2018. The midnight countdown will be followed by a spectacular fireworks show over Niagara Falls that you won’t want to miss.

And to make planning a New Year’s Eve getaway to Niagara Falls easy and care-free, the Crowne Plaza Fallsview is offering a  great dining and accommodation package that will connect guests to the very best that Niagara Falls has to offer. The package allows you to experience incredible Fallsview dining at The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra restaurant, and luxurious Fallsview accommodations in a Crowne Plaza guestroom.

Canada 150 is also coming to a close this year and there’s no better place to have one last celebration than in Niagara Falls. The city offers so many amazing dining, accommodation, and entertainment destinations that you’re bound to have an unforgettable getaway. So start planning your Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve experience today and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

Winter Festival of Lights is Back to Light up Niagara

Winter Festival of Lights Christmas Tree display

Winter Festival of Lights

The 35th annual Winter Festival of Lights is taking place this winter in Niagara Falls from November 18th 2017 to January 31st, 2018, lighting up and transforming the city into a sparkling winter wonderland. You can visit Niagara Falls this winter and experience the amazing illumination festival by stopping by Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands and the city’s main tourist district, and also by driving along the breathtaking 8km festival route.

This year, you can look forward to seeing millions of twinkling lights in one-of-a-kind displays like the world’s largest Canadian-American flag, Noah’s Ark, Canadian wildlife, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the iconic Zimmerman Fountain. The festival also offers a 3D Projection Mapping Show on Fallsview Boulevard, illumination of the Canadian Niagara Power Plant, weekly fireworks shows, the Deck the Falls Holiday Walking Tour, nightly illumination of Niagara Falls, the Festival of Stars Concerts, Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve Concert, and more.

So whether you’re looking to have a romantic winter getaway or a family-friendly vacation, Niagara Falls is the place to be this winter. The Winter Festival of Lights draws more than one million visitors to the city each year and is a spectacular tradition that you definitely won’t want to miss out on.

3 Best Courses for a Golf Getaway in Niagara

Thundering Waters Golf Club Green in the Fall

Thundering Waters Green

Winter hasn’t arrived yet in Niagara Falls, which means it’s still a great time to visit the city for a golf getaway this fall. The region is home to a wide range of beautiful courses that are great for players of all skill levels, providing you with an unforgettable weekend of golf in a world-class destination.

Legends on the Niagara

Legends on the Niagara features two championship golf courses – Battlefield and Ussher’s Creek – along with a 45-acre driving range, training academy, par-3 executive course, and a beautiful clubhouse. Battlefield is a uniquely designed course that features dense forest and challenges for every level of golfer, while Ussher’s Creek is a breathtaking parkland course featuring deciduous trees and wetland areas.

Thundering Waters Golf Club

Located just minutes away from the magnificent Niagara Falls, Thundering Waters Golf Club is John Daly’s first signature golf course in Canada. This premier destination offers exciting features for players of all skill levels along with a breathtaking backdrop. The fairways, sand traps, and water hazards will test your accuracy and the beauty of the course will provide a serene atmosphere for your game.

Whirlpool Golf Club

Niagara’s Whirlpool Golf Club is one of the most renowned golf courses in the country, situated along the Niagara Parkway and designed by famous golf course architect Stanley Thompson. This highly-rated public golf course is backed by the Niagara River, Whirlpool, and Gorge and features new sand traps and trees, redesigned holes, and a beautiful clubhouse.

The Best of the Niagara Parkway

The Niagara Region is home to the Niagara Parkway, which is one of the oldest roads in Ontario. This beautiful parkway stretches 55km along the Niagara River and passes through incredible towns, villages, and natural areas from Fort Erie to Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake. If you walk, cycle, or drive along the parkway, which Sir Winston Churchill deemed “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”, you’ll experience some of these amazing sights and destinations that will make your trip to Niagara something truly unforgettable.

Niagara River, American Falls and Niagara Falls

American and Niagara Falls Waterfalls

Horseshoe and American Falls

You can get an up close look at the remarkable Horseshoe Falls from the parkway and stand near the brink over which more than 500,000 litres of water flow every second. And situated across the Niagara River are the American and Bridal Veil Falls, which add to the beauty and allure of the area.

Niagara River

Flowing from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and forming the border between Canada and the United States, the Niagara River is an impressive body of water that runs parallel to the Niagara Parkway. The river runs for about 58km with a lot of the water being diverted for power generation. It’s a truly beautiful river that includes Niagara Falls and leads to rapids and the Niagara Whirlpool, which are definitely must-see stops along the way.

Niagara Falls Tourist District

The bustling heart of Niagara Falls’ tourist district is located on Clifton Hill, which is lovingly referred to as “the street of fun”. This area of Niagara Falls is located just off the parkway, minutes from the brink of the Horseshoe Falls and features hotels like the historic Crowne Plaza and Sheraton on the Falls, Fallsview restaurants like the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra and attractions like Niagara Brewing Company, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls, and Fallsview Casino Resort.

Butterfly Conservatory

Located right on the Niagara Parkway, the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory sits on the beautiful grounds of the Botanical Gardens and is a lush indoor sanctuary where over 2,000 butterflies flutter about among flowers, vegetation, and trickling waterfalls. It’s a tranquil and one of a kind destination that is perfect for a leisurely daytime stroll.

Queenston Heights from Brocks' Monument

Queenston Heights

Queenston Heights

Queenston Heights Park was the site of a famous battle during the War of 1812 in which Major General Sir Isaac Brock was killed. The expansive park is now home to the 56-metre high Brock’s Monument and a monument commemorating Laura Secord. It also features wide lawns, picnic areas, an outdoor stage, pavilions, and the Queenston Heights Restaurant making it a worthwhile outdoor area to explore while travelling around Niagara.

Fort George

One of the official ends of the Niagara Parkway is Fort George in Niagara on the Lake, which served as the setting for a number of battles during the War of 1812 and is now a designated National Historic Site. You can visit the fort to tour around the grounds, and also catch live reenactments from infantry soldier interpreters.

Wineries

There are a number of fantastic wineries located along the Niagara Parkway where you can stop for a tour and tasting and pick up some famous Niagara Icewine. This includes Reif Estate Winery, Inniskillin Wines, and Riverbend Inn & Vineyard, which all feature beautiful vineyards and have a wide selection of reds and whites available to bring home to commemorate your time in Niagara.

A New Season of Niagara Culinary Experiences Series is Here

Massimo Capra A Culinary Tour of Piedmont

2017 Niagara Culinary Experiences with Chef Massimo Capra

Summer may be over, but there are still a number of wonderful sights, attractions, and events to experience in Niagara Falls throughout the upcoming seasons. Falls Avenue Resort has just announced a brand new lineup of their annual Niagara Culinary Experiences Series, which features six Fallsview dinner events that showcase some of Niagara’s best food from chefs Massimo Capra and Jamie Kennedy and wines from a number of award-winning local wineries.

The first event in the series is A Culinary Tour of Piedmont with Massimo Capra on October 27th at the Rainbow Room located inside the Crowne Plaza hotel. This event will celebrate the rich and hearty cuisine and sophisticated wines that have emerged from the charming Italian region of Piedmont and will be an unforgettable evening full of magnificent views and Italian cuisine.

Following this event are dinners at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar including A Farmhouse Christmas on December 1st and An Icewine Dinner on January 19th. Both of these events will showcase five courses of innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients and perfectly paired with a range of delicious wines, including Niagara’s world famous Icewine.

The last three culinary events in the series will be A Culinary Tour of Tuscany on March 23rd at the Rainbow Room, A Spring Fling in Niagara on April 20th at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and A Culinary Tour of Veneto on May 11th at the Rainbow Room. Chefs Massimo Capra and Jamie Kennedy will be serving up fantastic dinners that will make each of these events into unforgettable dining experiences in Niagara Falls.

Both dinner-only and dinner & hotel packages for these events can be purchased at fallsavenueresort.com/culinary, so book your tickets today and get ready for the dining experience of a lifetime in beautiful Niagara Falls.

A New Season of Niagara Culinary Experiences Series is Here

Summer may be over, but there are still a number of wonderful sights, attractions, and events to experience in Niagara Falls throughout the upcoming seasons. Falls Avenue Resort has just announced a brand new lineup of their annual Niagara Culinary Experiences Series, which features six Fallsview dinner events that showcase some of Niagara’s best food from chefs Massimo Capra and Jamie Kennedy and wines from a number of award-winning local wineries.

The first event in the series is A Culinary Tour of Piedmont with Massimo Capra on October 27th at the Rainbow Room located inside the Crowne Plaza hotel. This event will celebrate the rich and hearty cuisine and sophisticated wines that have emerged from the charming Italian region of Piedmont and will be an unforgettable evening full of magnificent views and Italian cuisine.

Following this event are dinners at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar including A Farmhouse Christmas on December 1st and An Icewine Dinner on January 19th. Both of these events will showcase five courses of innovative dishes made with fresh local ingredients and perfectly paired with a range of delicious wines, including Niagara’s world famous Icewine.

The last three culinary events in the series will be A Culinary Tour of Tuscany on March 23rd at the Rainbow Room, A Spring Fling in Niagara on April 20th at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and A Culinary Tour of Veneto on May 11th at the Rainbow Room. Chefs Massimo Capra and Jamie Kennedy will be serving up fantastic dinners that will make each of these events into unforgettable dining experiences in Niagara Falls.

Both dinner-only and dinner & hotel packages for these events can be purchased at fallsavenueresort.com/culinary, so book your tickets today and get ready for the dining experience of a lifetime in beautiful Niagara Falls.

Best Things To Do On Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls is a place that’s never short of excitement and to make sure you experience all of the most thrilling spots in the city, make sure to check out Clifton Hill. It’s known as Niagara’s Street of Fun and is home to a number of incredible dining, shopping, entertainment, and accommodation destinations all located just steps from the beautiful Niagara Falls.

Niagara Premium Lager made by Niagara Brewing Company

Niagara Brewing Company

Niagara Brewing Company is the newest craft brewery to open its doors in Niagara and is located at the bottom of Clifton Hill, just a short walk away from the thundering Horseshoe Falls. This is an awesome destination where you can try a wide range of signature craft beers like the Niagara Premium Lager and Honeymoon Peach Radler, and rotating brews like the Clockwork Berliner Weisse and Marzen 150. The brewery also features a kitchen, great outdoor patio that looks out onto the the bustling Clifton Hill, and daily live entertainment.

Niagara Skywheel

A Niagara Falls attraction that the whole family can enjoy, the Niagara Skywheel is definitely worth a visit on your next getaway to the city. Whether you take a ride on the 175-foot Skywheel during the day or night, you will experience remarkable views of the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls from within comfortable temperature-controlled gondolas and can marvel at the incredible beauty of Niagara Falls from above.

Skywheel Clifton Hill

Arcades

There are a number of wonderful arcades on Clifton Hill that are worth a visit if you’re looking for a little fun and excitement. Whether you stop by Adventure City, the Great Canadian Midway, or Captain Jack’s Pirate Cove, you’ll find an impressive range of classic and new arcade games along with excellent prizes just waiting to be won.

Dining

Clifton Hill is home to a number of wonderful restaurants that are sure to suit a wide range of tastes and provide unforgettable dining experiences. If you’re looking for elegant Fallsview dining then make sure to check out the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra inside the Crowne Plaza Fallsview hotel or Windows by Jamie Kennedy inside the Sheraton on the Falls. Or for something a bit more casual, stop into the Rainforest Cafe at the bottom of Clifton Hill or The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro at the top, which are sure to satisfy your hunger with unique menu items and unbeatable atmosphere.

Shopping

Pick up some gifts and mementos to commemorate your stay in Niagara at one of the many amazing shops on Clifton Hill and nearby Fallsview Boulevard. Canada Trading on Clifton Hill has a great selection of Canadian and Niagara Falls merchandise, while the Great Canadian Gifts shop on Falls Avenue Resort has amazing Canada 150 merchandise and a lot of unique Niagara Falls items. A visit to the one of a kind Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls store is also a must-do where you’ll find fantastic Hershey’s merchandise, fresh sweets and treats, your favourite Hershey’s candies, and the interactive and fun Wrap Happiness experience.

Visiting the Niagara Glen This Summer

Niagara Glen Nature Centre

The Niagara Glen is a beautiful natural area located deep in the Niagara Gorge that’s home to numerous trails and paths leading through Carolinian forest to incredible views of the Niagara River and rapids. With approximately four kilometres of trails to explore, the Niagara Glen is a wonderful place to get active, spend some time outdoors, and connect with the remarkable natural beauty of Niagara Falls.

And now is the perfect time to visit since Niagara Parks has just unveiled the newly revitalized Niagara Glen Nature Centre which acts as the trailhead facility for the Niagara River gorge and features new programming focused on outdoor adventure and education. The nature centre was originally built in 1923 and has a rich history that’s definitely worth exploring while visiting Niagara.

The many hikers, sightseers, cyclists, conservationists, fishermen, boulderers, and nature lovers that visit the Niagara Glen each year have made it into a renowned and beloved outdoor destination because of its beautiful native trees and plants, prehistoric rock formations, the rushing waters of the Niagara River, and much more.

The entrance to the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve and the newly reopened Nature Centre, where you can get all of the information you need on trails and hiking, are located along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara on the Lake. And make sure to check out some of the other beautiful outdoor destinations in Niagara Falls like the Niagara Whirlpool and rapids, Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands, and of course the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls.

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