Sep 06, 2018
Say Yes at Niagara Falls
Your person, the one you know you will spend the rest of your life with, is just waiting for the moment when you get down on one knee, pull that sparkling diamond engagement ring from your pocket and say those magic four words, “will you marry me?” It’s a moment she’s dreamed about all of her life. That’s why you’ll want to make it as special and memorable as possible. Enter destination proposals. Choosing a special, romantic place to “pop the question” is becoming increasingly popular and one of the very best places to combine romance, beauty and intrigue is Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Has History
The Falls are synonymous with romance so what better place to officially begin your new life together? Formed during the last ice age when heavy flows of water were released from the melting ice and drained into what is now known as the Niagara River, couples have travelled from around the world to begin their married lives together. The Falls were first documented by a French priest, Father Louis Hennepin, during a 1678 expedition who returned to Europe with his story. Since then they have been visited by queens, princesses, presidents and famous actors. The falls measure 176 feet down and 53.6 meters across giving you plenty of beautiful backdrop for your proposal. By pledging your never-ending love at Niagara, you’re joining a long and storied tradition that’s over 125 years old and has served more happy couples than anyone will ever know. You’ll find charming bed and breakfast spots, as well as 5-star hotels to accommodate every taste and budget.
Romantic Spots For A Proposal
Niagara Falls boasts plenty of romantic locations for you to put that stunning diamond engagement ring on her finger! Here are some of the favorites:
Behind the falls.
Be adventurous and Journey Behind the Falls! You can walk out to a viewing platform 150-feet down under the Falls where you will have a stunning backdrop of Horseshoe Falls. Or you can choose to say “I do” in the Great Falls Portal, a tunnel that was blasted one-third of the way behind the falls.
In the air.
Raise the excitement level by proposing 175-feet in the air while riding the Niagara Skywheel and get a 360-degree view of all Niagara Falls has to offer. This observation wheel offers memorable views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River and other landmarks. While the ride only lasts around 10 minutes, perhaps asking in advance for your coach to be stopped at the top could give you the time to make her the happiest girl on earth, or well, in the air. Get even higher inside glass elevators with a “Ride-to-the-Top” at the Skylon Tower. It will put you 775 feet high with an even more incredible 360° view of the Niagara Falls and the surrounding landscape from the indoor/outdoor observation decks.
Niagara Falls scenic overlooks.
With its enormous size, one thing you’ll find plenty of are scenic overlooks of the Falls from every direction. The lookout points along Niagara Parkway; around Queen Victoria Park; in Niagara Falls State Park, overlooking the American Falls; overlooking the waterfalls from Terrapin point or many others offer plenty to choose from.
Several companies offer boat rides that will take you right up to the base of the Falls where you can fill the power of the deluge and the mist on your face. This exciting and romantic location could be the perfect place to propose - especially at night in tandem with a fireworks display!
Observation decks on Goat Island.
This perfect little island is located in the middle of the Niagara River just before it roars over the Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls and is part of the Niagara Falls State Park. You can get amazingly close to both Falls and choose the perfect spot for popping the question. Just be ready for her tears of joy to add to the splashes from the falls.
Located at the bottom of Clifton Hill and the Niagara Parkway/River Road, this romantic garden spot offers two open pavilions that make amazing scenic locations to propose amongst intricate design of gardens and stone sculptures with the Falls in the background.
The restaurant proposal.
If you’re more the traditional type and are longing to have her engagement ring served up to her on a dining tray at a nice restaurant, you’ll find plenty of engagement-worthy options around the Niagara Falls area. With a hearty emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, the finest restaurants in Niagara will more than satisfy your palettes as you enter into the period of engagement that will eventually join your lives together. Choose a restaurant with a romantic ambience and a view of the Falls, such as:
- The Rainbow Room in Niagara Falls
- Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar
- Elements on the Falls
- The Watermark
- Skylon Tower Revolving Dining Room