Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls

Ah, Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls. The city that young couples and kinda young couples have been visiting and returning to ever since man invented tourism.

There’s so much to do in the area of the Falls.

To start with, when planning your trip you should know the Holiday Inn By The Falls, on Murray Street, is perfectly situated in the heart of the Fallsview district.

A stone’s throw away is the Skylon Tower, Imax Theatre and the Niagara Fallsview Casino, plus a long list of other great stops for visitors.
Fallsview is the area of the Niagara Escarpment that overlooks the falls. It’s a prime location for sightseeing, shopping, gambling or grabbing a bite to eat.

While you’re out and about on Valentine’s Day evening, wandering through the tourist shops, attractions and restaurants in the neighbourhood, be sure to look up – way, way up – at the Skylon Tower.

That most recognizable of Niagara Falls structures will be bathed in pink light to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Chances are the falls themselves will also get the pink treatment on this night, to celebrate the day of love in the Honeymoon City. Here are a few happenings you should consider for your Falls trip itinerary:

For starters, OK, it happens a little before Valentine’s Day (February 10, actually) but what the heck – why not make it a romantic date to spend what’s billed as An Evening With Eric Braeden, at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on Fallsview Boulevard?

He’s best-known for his years portraying suave yet ruthless Victor Newman on The Young and Restless soap opera. Don’t forget, he also starred in the 1960s TV action show Rat Patrol, played the ‘ape-killing’ villain in Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, and portrayed John Jacob Astor IV in Titanic. Enjoy a four-course meal, meet-and-mingle with the star and get his autograph.

On the big day itself, Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and his band will entertain at the Avalon Theatre inside Niagara Fallsview Casino, with a mix of the old and new including songs like Moon River, Where The Streets Have No Name, Norwegian Wood and You Send Me.

It’s a pretty nice night when you can first go for a fine meal, either inside the Holiday Inn at Coco’s Pizza Bar and Grill or any of the great dining spots in the Fallsview neighbourhood, then see a show afterward.

And nothing tops off a night out like that like returning to your hotel room. Sure beats having to make the drive back home again that night.
And if you’re still in town the next night, head back to the casino for some more beautiful sounds. This time, it’s another Grammy winner – Josh Groban – entertaining at the Avalon. Repeat routine: beautiful dinner, exciting concert, back to the hotel.

And name one thing that’s more romantic than a couple in love sharing some great laughs (okay smart aleck, name two things…).
On Valentine’s Day evening, fast-talking comic Mike Wilmot will be on stage at Yuk Yuk’s, which is located inside the Four Points hotel. The continue your date back at the Holiday Inn.

Hey, it’s a great night to be in Niagara Falls.

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