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Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

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Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

Is it special to visit the falls on valentine day from US side. What can I expect to give a pleasant evening to my girl?

Thanks in advance

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C B
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1. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

Keep in mind the national park will be closed and it will be FREEZING. Valentines Day is always one of the coldest days of the year where I live.

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2. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

Not much! This is a warm weather destination. You are likely to run into very cold temps and a lot of ice and quite possibly heavy snow. Where would you be coming from. If from NYC this takes 10 to 11 hours each way on a bus or train - unless you run into bad weather - then it cold take much longer.

To see in one day you would fly up and back -but only if weather is good and airports are open.

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3. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

Thanks a lot. I was planning to fly directly to buffalo from within US. As per your reply it seems falls might not be a great place to visit in feb?

Niagara Falls, ON
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4. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

"....Keep in mind the national park will be closed ...."

There is no national park. The Niagara Falls State Park is at the Falls and never closes. However, no attractions will be operating so, unless you can cross to the Canadian side, may not be worth a trip.

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5. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

You won't spend much more than 30-45 minutes seeing the falls at that time of year. If you stay on the US side, there are few attractions open - you'd probably end up spending most of your time at the outlet mall or casino or something. You can certainly do dinner, falls, and a movie - but you can probably do the dinner & movie part wherever you live.

If you can enter Canada there are more touristy attractions that will be open. Personally, I also find Niagara-On-The-Lake charming in the winter.

Vestal, New York
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6. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

Buffalo is also an option before/after a falls visit - lots of options there (waterfront, historic district).

Edited: 26 October 2017, 01:52
Brooklyn, Ohio
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7. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

As mentioned, Niagara Falls State Park never closes and can be quite magical in the winter. The Falls are an amazing sight no matter what season. The great thing about the winter is that the crowds are light.

We went in February a few years ago and there were so few people there it felt as if we had the park all to ourselves.

If you plan on staying the night, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has some nice suites with a whirlpool tub right in the room and near the windows. You won't be able to see the Falls from the rooms but the view will still be nice and you will be able to see the Niagara River and the mist rising from the Falls.

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8. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

Thanks a lot everyone. I think I will do falls for sure to have a look of one of the wonders of world.

Regards

Guadalajara, Mexico
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9. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

Prepare for weather delays and snow - you from warm climates have no clue!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxW1MKK79u0 I lived in Portland, Maine for 7 years and my car got towed three times one winter,, shoveled bucketloads of snow - just make sure you fly into Buffalo and have a couple days leeway.

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10. Re: Visiting Niagara Falls on Valentine's day

Weather-related travel delays in Buffalo aren't likely to be an issue. The Buffalo airport rarely closes down due to weather, and the Western New York area is well equipped for snow removal, so it's infrequent to have travel issues on the major roadways. There are exceptions, such as the "Snowvember" storm in November 2014, but they aren't common.

I would second rjr0180 - you might want to consider spending most of your time in Buffalo with a trip to see the falls. They are only 25-30 minutes away.

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