Winter Weekend Getaway

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By mgasbarrino on December 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Photo Courtesy of Flickr.com/Diego Torres Silvestre

Winter in Niagara Falls is one of the most magical times of the year. It’s not only magical because of how Niagara Falls lights up during this time, but because of how the whole city has a winter, wonderful smile wherever you go. If you are vacationing to Niagara Falls during the winter months, it certainly is one of the best times of year to come, as you get to experience Niagara Falls at its very best. So get that bag packed, and travel to Niagara Falls to experience the city at its finest.

First things first if you get to Niagara Falls at night, the very first thing you should run off to do is drive your call through The Winter Festival of Lights. As you drive through The Festival of Lights your eyes will magically light up as you drive into over 100 illuminated light scenes. The next morning when you wake up take a walk down to Niagara Falls and take in the beauty of Niagara Falls. The best way to explore Niagara Falls over a winter weekend getaway is to hop onto a horse and buggy ride. This is the perfect way for you to see all the sights that Niagara Falls has, all the while enjoying a warm cup of coffee or cocoa.

Spend an hour or two at the outdoor ice-rink located across from The Falls. This activity is fun for the whole family and, as it is open into the crisp winter night if you want to see The Falls illuminate, skating on this rink is the best way to check out Niagara Falls. You can rent skates on site or bring your own.

Take a drive to Niagara on The Lake in the afternoon to set your eyes of Winterglow. Winterglow is a season long event featuring entertainment, shopping, attractions and much more. The wineries of Niagara on The Lake partake in Winterglow, so if you love wine and winter, this truly is one of the best times to enjoy a wine tasting or two at some of the best wineries in Ontario. After you’ve spent the day enjoying the beauty of Niagara on The Lake, head back to Niagara Falls and enjoy one of the many restaurants this city has to offer. With many restaurants around Clifton Hill and The Fallsview area, you certainly will find a spot that is perfect for the whole family.

If you want to experience Niagara Falls at its finest, venture onto The Maid of The Mist. The Maid of The Mist is one of the best tourist attractions Niagara Falls has to offer, and is just perfect to venture off on during the winter months. Or check out Journey Behind The falls where you will feel the thunder of The Falls right at your fingertips. If you’re one to enjoy the cold winter weather from the inside, then head on over to one of the two casinos or enjoy a hot cup of cocoa at Starbucks on top of or at the bottom of Clifton Hill.

Whichever adventure you choose to partake in while in Niagara Falls, just know your perfect weekend, winter wonderland is awaiting your arrival.

Photo Courtesy of Flickr.com/Alex_Mc

Tags: "Niagara Falls", getaway, winter weekend getaway