Niagara Falls Honeymoons
Niagara Falls is known as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World." But did you know that newlyweds have been visiting Niagara Falls for their honeymoons for more than 200 years?
Niagara Falls Honeymoon HistoryShortly after saying "I do" in 1801, Theodosia Burr, the daughter of future U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr, traveled to Niagara Falls with her new husband, Joseph Alston, a wealthy southern landowner and future governor of South Carolina. The newlyweds made the trip from Albany via packhorse with several servants.
Several years later, Jérôme Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, celebrated his honeymoon in Niagara Falls with his new wife in 1804. He reportedly traveled by stagecoach from New Orleans in order to experience the beauty of Niagara Falls with his wife.
Honeymoons in Niagara Falls after these high-profile visits increased, and with the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 and eventual expansion of railway lines, more couples were able flock to the falls for post-wedding getaways to experience the breathtaking power and beauty of Niagara Falls.
Modern Niagara Falls HoneymoonsEven though traveling to Niagara Falls is by far quicker and easier than it was back in the 1800s, the main attraction remains the same - experiencing the majestic beauty of Niagara Falls. Honeymooners today can still stroll hand-in-hand through Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the United States.
Lovebirds looking to get closer to Niagara Falls can board the famous Maid of the Mist, and feel the rush of the falls and its mist. It’s also where Pam and Jim said "I do" on "The Office."
Also, an array of wineries and picturesque countryside is only minutes away from Niagara Falls. The Niagara Wine Trail includes more than 20 wineries stretching across Niagara, Orleans, and Monroe counties. Wineries on the trail feature a variety of wines, ranging from traditional vinifera such as Riesling and Chardonnay, to ice wines - plus unique styles like award-winning fruit wines and ciders.
Newlyweds can also commemorate their Niagara Falls USA honeymoon by visiting the Niagara USA visitor center, located just minutes away from Niagara Falls State Park, to receive a complimentary "We Honeymooned in Niagara Falls USA" certificate.
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Romantic Dining Overlooking Niagara FallsLooking for a unique, romantic restaurant? Featuring breathtaking panoramic views overlooking Niagara Falls, Top of the Falls Restaurant offers modern American cuisine and classic dishes. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free menu items are available.
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