Valentine’s Day Ideas in the Honeymoon Capital

Valentine's Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is coming up. If you haven’t made plans yet, here are some creative ideas on how to spend the day with your special someone, local-style. What better spot than the Honeymoon Capital of the World?

See Niagara Falls in red and pink light

Illumination hours are extended on Valentine’s day. Niagara Falls will be light up in Red and Pink from lights shining on both sides of the border. Here’s what each side of The Falls lists for their lighting schedule on Valentine’s Day.

Niagara Falls State Park, USA – Pink & red; top of the hour every hour throughout the evening from 6:30PM until 1AM.

Canada’s Niagara Parks Commission – Pink and red every hour for 15 minutes, 5:30 PM until 2 AM.

Book a cooking class at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

Spend an evening making dinner together, guided by a pro. Get expert cooking tips and guidance, then enjoy your meal.  If the Valentine’s class fills up, which it probably will, reservations to spend another evening cooking with your date makes a great gift.

Explore the schedule of upcoming classes.

Explore local restaurants

You may not realize how many great restaurants are in Niagara Falls, NY. Many of them are tucked inside other buildings like hotels and the casino.

Here are a few ideas to try:

Looking for something on the fancier side? Try Fortuna’s for an authentic Italian dinner, The Red Coach Inn for Seafood and more, or Parkway Prime for Steak.

Is casual, laid back is more your style? Try Chill 443 for pub-style or Wine on Third for Tapas.

There are many more options to choose from.

You can browse a larger listing of restaurants on our dining page to find a menu that suits your taste and style.

Try your luck at the Seneca Niagara Casino

Check out the casino’s dining and gaming. They also have special spa packages available for Valentine’s Day gifting.

Explore Beyond the Falls for Wineries, Skating & More

Some of the Niagara region’s wineries are holding wine and food pairing dinners.

Join a candlelight walk happening in DeVeaux Woods State Park from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Cornerstone Ice Arena in Lockport is holding a Sweetheart Skate at 10 PM.

We’d love to hear your ideas.

Share them in the comments!