Romantic Places: Niagara Falls

In spring, the flowers start blooming around Niagara Falls, and the falls itself is spectacular to see.  There’s something about the thunder of the water crashing onto the rocks and rivers below that make you want to grip your loved one tightly.  At night when it’s lit up, Niagara is breathtaking and very  romantic.  One some nights there are fireworks to add to the drama.

There’s so much for lovers to do once you leave the hotel room.  The Fallview tower offers a revolving restaurant and observation decks.  You could take a helicopter ride, but my favorite is the Maid of the Mist, where you don yellow slickers and watch as your boat goes up to the point where the falls hits the river.  Very exciting.  Very wet.  Okay.  Let’s go onto something else, before you end up back in the bedroom.  The Journey Behind the Falls is scary as you go in tunnels under and behind the waterfall.  The sound is like nothing you’ve ever heard in your life.  There are observation decks where you see the water plummeting in front of you, while you’re safely in the tunnel.  

Casino, clubs, restaurants, waterparks, dinner shows, and a haunted house called the Fright Factory.  Gardens and parks are beginning to show their flora.  If you love history, there are forts and museums. Fifteen minutes north of Niagara Falls are wineries open to visitors.  Note: US citizens now need a passport to cross into Canada.

All in all, Niagara Falls is a busy place to visit, sightsee, have fun, and just plain relax.   It is entirely romantic.  I’ve been there a couple of times now and have never been disappointed.  

There’s something primal about the sound, the sheer force of the falls as it leaps into the air and crashes on the river below, churning, pushing, driving.  Raw energy charges the air with a power unleashed that cannot be denied.  Grrr!

About Susan Hanniford Crowley

Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Author
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1 Response to Romantic Places: Niagara Falls

  1. debi says:

    I’m going there Sunday for a conference of which I’m one of the co-chairs. I’m hoping to visit gardens and the waterfall, the winecountry, and the town itself. Will tell you all about it when i get back. I was there in October and had a very busy packed writer’s weekend and now will be there a whole week. It was my first time going on the maid of the mist and what a wonderous sight. Then we went off to the cave of the winds. I couldn’t walk up the steps but could stand there and marvel at the sheer beauty of it all.
    This time I’m hoping for more. Maybe a new story line, maybe something else. It will no matter what be a marvelous time, site to behold, friends to cherish and new friends to be made.
    Talk with you soon.
    Debi Chowdhury

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