Discover the romance of Niagara!

Written by Agencies | Updated: Jun 29 2010, 02:43am hrs
Ever since Napoleons brother and Aaron Burrs daughter honeymooned in the Niagara region in the early 1800s, Niagara USA has been celebrated as one of the worlds most romantic getaways.

In 1843, Charles Dickens summarized the romance of the region that has attracted hundreds of thousands of honeymooners and starry-eyed couples: Niagara was at once stamped upon my heart, an image of beauty; to remain there, changeless and indelible, until its pulses cease to beat, for ever.

Niagara USA still attracts 50,000 honeymooners each year. The mystique that attracts lovebirds to the region involves everything from the Falls themselveswith their power and graceto the regions quaint small towns that offer relaxation, historic exploration and enjoyment.

Travelers looking for romantic getaways will enjoy stunning outdoor vistas, gaming at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, twelve distinct wineries and lodging at more than 20 luxurious bed and breakfast properties.

Here is just a sampling of Niagara USAs offerings for couples and honeymooners alike:

Unlimited Shopping: Couples can browse in more than a dozen antique shops throughout Niagara County and select the perfect decorations and accessories. Lewiston, Youngstown, Olcott and Lockport all offer unique antique and boutique shopping opportunities at individual shops and shopping destinations, such as Lakeview Village Shop and Wilson Harborfront Shops (both in Olcott-Newfane). For clothing and accessories, couples can visit Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, USA, with more than 150 brand name stores, including Burberry, Anne Klein, Coach and Tommy Hilfiger.

A Wealth of History: Visit Old Fort Niagara and discover one of the fortresses that protected Americas northern border for more than three centuries. Tour the historic Lockport Cave and Underground Boat ride to discover the history of the Erie Canal. Then, visit the Castellani Art Museum and its new Underground Railroad Historical Center.

Delectable Meals: Enjoy lunch at the Red Coach Inn, perched just 1,500 feet from the American Falls. For dinner, enjoy delicious meals at any of the Seneca Niagaras seven renowned restaurants. Or, try any of Niagara USAs famed family-owned restaurants, located throughout the region.

Exhilarating Adventures: Truly experience the Falls by touring the Cave of the Winds at the Niagara Falls State Park or get soaked on a Whirlpool JetBoat Tour of the Niagara River and its class five whitewater rapids. For airborne adventure enthusiasts, take a trip over the Falls or a take a helicopter tour that screams over the landscape. At night, try your luck at the tablesor the slotsat the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel.

Romantic Tours: Board the Maid of the Mist and observe the Falls in all of their natural glory. Visit the majestic 30-Mile Point Lighthouse for breathtaking views and plenty of hand-holding and photographic opportunities. Then, take a scenic driving tour, stopping off at Niagara USAs twelve family-owned wineries.