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Why Niagara Falls offers the perfect break for couples

Stunning scenery, luxury hotels, dozens of activities and plenty of sightseeing opportunities – it’s no wonder that Niagara Falls is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. If you’re in need of a break away from reality, and an escape from the stresses of modern day life, look no further than Niagara Falls. On the doorstep of southern Ontario, you can expect some of the most beautiful sights and sounds in the world, but don’t take our word for it – here are just a few reasons why Niagara is the perfect place for couples…

You can relax and unwind

Most partners head here for a chance to unwind, and you certainly won’t run out of places to relax. Firstly, there’s plenty of national parkland around if you’re looking to hike your way to tranquillity. You could grab yourself a picnic basket before taking one of the many walking trails around Niagara River and the Gorge. Or instead, keen photographers might like to head into the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, where you’ll be able to experience the rugged, untouched landscape in all its natural beauty.

Sharpen your gardening skills

Of course, for those who prefer a less strenuous walk, why not amble around the many horticultural wonders in the area? You could drop by the soothing Centennial Lilac Garden – 10 acres of public garden containing two hundred different varieties of lilac – or instead, how about visiting the perfectly manicured Botanical Gardens? Aside from the world-famous rose gardens, you’ll also find the Butterfly Conservatory – the tropical residence of over 2,000 butterflies.

There are plenty of sunsets to enjoy

If it’s spectacular sunsets you want, nothing compares to the wild and untamed beauty of the Falls in the evening. Their cascading waters are lit up like a technicolour dream, so why not take in the views with a candlelit dinner at one of the restaurants on the Falls edge? Or how about a helicopter ride high above the other tourists in the area, where you can photograph the full Niagara landscape? Of course, there’s always the Niagara Skywheel if you’d like to take things a little slower.

Don’t forget about hotel packages

Given that this area is so popular with newlyweds and couples in desperate need of a getaway, it’s no surprise that most of the top-quality hotels in the area provide packages and offers that specifically cater to couples. For example, at the Marriott on the Falls, they have a package called “Niagara Romance”. With this couples retreat, you’ll enjoy a one or two night stay in a deluxe Fallsview room with a king-size bed and spectacular views of the Horseshoe Falls. You’ll check in to find a bottle of sparkling wine, beautiful long-stem roses, delicious chocolate-dipped strawberries and a few Hershey’s Kisses in your room to enjoy, before dinner in their Milestones restaurant.

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