For over two centuries, Niagara Falls has been a popular destination for honeymooning couples all over the world. Although the U.S-Canada destination may not be known by its previous title of the ‘honeymoon capital of the world’, it certainly still attracts thousands of newlywed couples thanks to its spectacular views and potential for making happy, lasting memories. If you are dreaming of a Niagara Falls honeymoon, you might be wondering how much it will cost. Thankfully, a romantic Niagara Falls getaway doesn’t have to break the bank – with careful planning and preparation, you can keep the cost of your trip down as low as possible.
Set a Honeymoon Budget
When you visit Niagara Falls on your honeymoon it can be seriously easy to overspend. Not only are there plenty of activities that you’ll be wanting to do, there are also a lot of shops, shopping malls, souvenir stalls, markets, restaurants and bars where you could easily spend all your money if you don’t have a budget to stick to. If, like most couples, you have a wedding budget which includes the cost of your honeymoon, don’t forget to include spending money in that budget as well – or you could come home poorer than you bargained for!
Finding a Hotel
With the huge range of hotels in the Niagara Falls area, there is no need to spend a ton of money booking a deluxe honeymoon suite. When it comes to choosing a hotel there are many different price ranges for you to choose from or you could even look for a bargain by choosing accommodation that isn’t in the main tourist area and hiring a car or using public transport to getting to the falls area.
Because the Niagara Falls area is so popular with couples enjoying their honeymoon, it’s no surprise that there is a range of different honeymoon packages that you can choose from which could result in your saving money overall. Packages which include accommodation, entry to the main attractions and activities along with meals can be a lot cheaper than paying for everything separately. If you start looking early enough, you can find lots of different bargains on honeymoon deals online.
When it comes to dining in Niagara Falls you can find plenty of restaurants that have a wonderfully romantic atmosphere without the huge price tag. Many of the restaurants situated at the Niagara Falls offer great prices, and along with the stunning views of the falls, this makes them ideal for budget-savvy honeymooners who aren’t too bothered about getting a fine dining experience. You can find a great selection of restaurants on both the Canadian and U.S.A. side of the falls – perfect for couples who want to make the most of their trip by visiting both sides.
Avoid Expensive Attractions
When you’re choosing which attractions you want to see at Niagara Falls, it’s a good idea to steer clear of anything expensive and instead focus on the natural beauty and attraction of the area. The best thing about Niagara Falls it that it costs nothing to actually see the majestic waterfalls, so you could genuinely spend a day there without spending a penny and still see the stunning views. The falls themselves are definitely the main attraction as they have been for centuries, and there are plenty of perfect points where you can use the waterfalls as a gorgeous backdrop for honeymoon pictures of the happy couple. If you cross to the U.S. side, the falls are set in a national park and there are a lot fewer tourist attractions – you can cross via a footbridge when you show your passport.
Planning What to Take
When packing, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the type of weather conditions around the falls at the time of your honeymoon. If you’re planning a summer wedding in June, July or August and will honeymoon straight after, you’ll be visiting at the warmest time of the year – but remember to take a raincoat in case you get close to the falls, as you will get sprayed by the mist. November-March is definitely the coldest months to visit Niagara Falls, so if you are planning a winter wedding then make sure that you pack your warmest clothes. Don’t forget about currency exchange, either – even if you’re traveling over from the U.S.A. you’ll need to make sure that you exchange your cash for Canadian dollars.