Niagara Falls, still known as the honeymoon capital of the World, has diversified since the 1950s. You can still get a marriage license in half an hour, but the honeymoon suite has forsaken the heart-shaped tub in favour of romance that includes more public entertainment.
Running the gamut from high-stakes casino gaming to down-to-earth family fun, Niagara Falls is fast becoming Toronto’s weekend playground.
The city, and its legendary natural wonder the falls, are in business all year round. Savvy hoteliers and restaurateurs are thinking seasonal in more ways than one.
Connecting with the many farms and wineries that offer world-class local products and organizing culinary events and wine-tasting tours around them has become a pillar of the modern Niagara experience.
Food enthusiasts recently gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s Rainbow Room where chef, author, and television host Massimo Capra prepared six courses of Italian comfort food to a full house.
Sarah Vazquez, VP of marketing for Falls Avenue Resort, explained the appeal.
“People like to get away and do something different. It’s all about the experience. Massimo is one of Canada’s recognized chefs. Anytime we do a series with Massimo it sells out.”
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