Romantic Fall Escape

Romantic Fall Escape

Summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the South Niagara Region … enjoy a romantic getaway without the kids during the beautiful fall season! Take in the fall foliage and check out all the best restaurants and shops around Crystal Beach without the summer crowds.

Day One:

Arrive in the South Niagara Region and get ready for a weekend of fun, relaxation and romance. Start off with lunch at Casa Hugo Mexican Eatery and Tequileria. Casa Hugo serves up authentic Mexican street food in a lively atmosphere. In addition to delicious food, the restaurant has over 100 tequilas, signature cocktails, frozen drinks, and a great selection of beers. It’s the perfect spot to start your relaxing weekend away.

After lunch, check out the shops and boutiques in Crystal Beach or Ridgeway. Pick up local products to enjoy during your stay and souvenirs to bring back home. Both Downtown Crystal Beach and Downtown Ridgeway offer a charming small-town atmosphere with wonderful shops and charming architecture.

By now, your Holiday Homes vacation rental will be ready for you to check in! Head to your home away from home for the weekend and get settled in before heading back out for the night. For dinner tonight, we recommend Rizzo’s House of Parm in Ridgeway for a romantic date night with homemade Italian food.

Day Two:

Kick off the second day of your getaway with breakfast at The Breakfast Beacon in Fort Erie. This delicious diner will give you the fuel you need for a fun day exploring the area. After breakfast, experience the region’s stunning fall foliage with a bike ride along Friendship Trail. Once an old rail line, this trail has been converted into a multi-use recreation path that connects Port Colborne with Fort Erie. The 24 km (15 mi) path is straight and easy with almost no elevation change, so you can take a leisurely bike ride for as long as you want. The trail provides easy access to the Lake Erie beaches and stunning views of the Buffalo skyline.

Stop for lunch at Shaka Farm to Beach with a selection of farm-to-table smoothies, bowls, sushi, and sandwiches. After lunch, grab a beer and spend some quality time together at Brimstone Brewing. Located in a reimagined 20th-century church, Brimstone Brewing crafts traditional-style ales and lagers using all-natural ingredients. The brewery experiments with a variety of beer styles and serves sandwiches and light bites.

Head back to the rental home to relax for a bit, and maybe take a stroll on the beach.

End your night at 335 on the Ridge, known for its delicious cuisine, warm atmosphere and curated wine and cocktail list. Enjoy their menu of locally sourced organic ingredients on the cozy patio.

Day Three:

Start the last day of your getaway with a coffee and some breakfast at Crystal Ball Beach Cafe. Located just steps from Bay Beach, they offer a great selection of coffees, teas, breakfast sandwiches and freshly baked pastries.

After breakfast, head out on a half-day wine tour with Glass O’ Wine Tours. With several different tour options, you’ll get to experience a variety of different wineries in the famous Niagara wine region with a passionate and dedicated tour guide.

Don’t go home hungry, finish off your romantic getaway with dinner at Vaticano. Choose from a variety of classic Italian dishes and sip on a glass of wine or a delicious cocktail.

Spend one last night in your Holiday Homes vacation rental before heading home from your unforgettable fall escape.

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