How to Plan a Girls’ Getaway in Niagara Falls

July 30, 2014 3:36 pm

FARblog1.jpegWhether you’re planning a “last hurrah” bachelorette party or an “escape the kids” moms’ weekend, Niagara Falls is the perfect destination. You might think of Niagara Falls as a honeymoon spot, and have visions of being surrounded by happy couples in the early days of wedded bliss, but the area is actually a prime destination for all types of travelers — even a group of girlfriends who need a few days of R & R.

If you want to plan the perfect getaway for you and your gal pals, follow this easy guide.

Step 1: Choose the Right Place to Stay

The perfect girls’ getaway requires a hotel with plenty of space for everyone to relax, comfortable beds to actually get a good night’s sleep and a wide variety of amenities, from a full-service spa to a place to just hang out and chat with a cocktail or glass of wine. Falls Avenue Resort is the ideal spot: With more than 1,000 rooms in three interconnected hotels, plus several restaurants, a casino, spas and additional entertainment options, it offers everything that you and our friends could ever need for your getaway.

Step 2: Book Special Experiences

FARblog2.jpegWhat’s a girls’ getaway without some pampering? Niagara Falls is home to a number of spas, any of which are great for letting your cares melt away on a massage table — or erasing the effect of time with anti-aging and rejuvenation treatments.

While spas are always a good choice, Niagara Falls offers a number of other options too. Take a wine tour of the Niagara region, visiting some of the many wineries for tastings, or visit Niagara-on-the-Lake, a quaint town that feels like it was frozen in time. Or stick closer to the falls themselves; Hornblower Cruises now offers a Sunset Cocktail Cruise to the base of the falls, or you could just hang out on the rooftop of one of the area hotels to enjoy a few drinks and the nighttime light show on the falls.

Step 3: Eat Your Heart Out

What’s a girls’ getaway without throwing caution to the wind and forgetting about how many calories you’re eating? It’s easy to blow your diet in Niagara Falls, with so many excellent restaurants to choose from. Of course, you’ll find the standard chain favorites, but why not splurge on something fantastic, like dinner at Skylon Tower, the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, Elements on the Falls or the Horseshoe Landing Patio, all of which combine incredible views of the falls with top-notch cuisine. Of course, you can’t forget to stop at Hershey’s Chocolate World for a delectable snack — or stop by Chocolate F/X in Niagara-on-the-Lake for a tour of the factory that will dip almost anything in chocolate.

Whether you’re planning a trip for just you and your best friend or a group of ten or twenty, there’s plenty to see and do in Niagara Falls to please even the fussiest member of your circle of friends.