Niagara Falls might be the Honeymoon Capital of the World, but that doesn’t make it any less popular among couples celebrating each and every anniversary. In fact, the romance and excitement of the region make it the perfect destination for couples looking to go big for their golden anniversary. Fifty years together is nothing to scoff at, and couples looking at half a century of wedded bliss have earned a top-notch vacation. Here are all the ways Niagara Falls can make 50th anniversary memories that will last another 50 years.
1. Wine Tasting
Research shows that drinking a glass of wine is amazing for your health, so couples who are looking to double their 50 years together might plan to indulge in some resveratrol (the potentially rejuvenating antioxidant in red wine) in Niagara’s famed wine region.
There are pre-organized tours eager to guide you through the region to show off Niagara’s best vineyards, but selecting your own path through the vineyard land can be even more rewarding for adventurous and sporting revelers. Here’s a short list of the top winemakers in the region.
- Innskillin Wines
- Peller Estates Winery
- Reif Estate Winery
- Ravine Vineyared Estates Winery
- Trius Winery at Hillebrand
- Chateau des Charmes
Almost every Niagara vineyard has won an award for excellent winemaking, but no matter where you sample wine, be sure to get a taste of Niagara’s signature varietal, icewine. Novel and unparalleled in the world of wine, this varietal is sure to surprise and excite any budding connoisseur.
2. Spa Lounging
Even if the past 50 years have been happy ones, no marriage is without its points of tension. However, Niagara Falls wants to ease away those stresses in its fabulous Christienne Fallsview Spa. With dozens of packages designed to foster tranquility by soothing away all anxiety, couples can find within themselves the energy to work through another 50 years of marital pleasure.
The various massages, facials, and other treatments will surely rejuvenate the mind and body to a youthful vigor, but the real highlight of Christienne Spa is its spectacular hydrotherapy infinity tub. As waves of warm, gentle water encourage total relaxation, your eyes can watch the powerful beauty of Horseshoe Falls just outside. Plus, if after 50 years you just can’t stand to be away from one another, the spa offers a handful of couples’ packages so you can experience total relaxation hand in hand.
3. Cultural Opportunities
Niagara Falls may be popular among boisterous tourists, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a haven for culture of all kinds. In fact, the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, just a short drive from Niagara Falls proper, is full of art and sophistication for any worldly couple. The town is proud of its long history, and the pleasure shows in the preservation of architecture and parks dating back to Colonial times. Shops all over the town are charming in their bygone simplicity; in truth, the whole experience of the town feels like a trip back in time.
The most famous event in Niagara-on-the-Lake is certainly the Shaw Festival, which is a year-long celebration of the enchantments of theater. A handful of theaters around the city regularly present magnificent works that highlight the art and wonder inherent in stage production. And after 50 years of married life, what couple couldn’t use a little magic?