Generally when one thinks about the type of person or people that travel to Niagara Falls, the answer generally falls into one of two categories: families and couples. While it’s true that those types of visitors do make up the bulk of the millions of people who visit Niagara Falls each year, there’s another segment of the travel population that deserves to be recognised: the solo traveller.
More and more people are embracing the idea of travelling solo, whether it’s a short city break or a round-the-world adventure. Niagara sees thousands of solo travellers every year and each of them has the opportunity for a unique experience, one curated solely by themselves.
Because when you travel solo you do what you want to do when you want to do it. And there’s no better place for that than beautiful Niagara Falls. These are just a few of the many activities that are perfect for the solo traveler.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT HOTEL
Niagara Falls Canada hotels come in a wide array to fit every traveller’s unique needs and budgets. If you’re interested in meeting other people during your stay you might want to choose a hotel that features activities that encourage guests to mingle, like happy hour bar specials and other events.
Another great idea for the solo traveler is to stay within the Fallsview Resort complex. A network of hotels, a waterpark, restaurants, activities, and a casino, this resort makes it easy to find just what you want to do when you want to do it. Additionally, the majority of the resort is indoors which makes a big difference during inclement weather.
TAKE YOURSELF OUT TO DINNER IN STYLE
For some solo travelers, especially those that are new to the game, dining alone can feel a bit daunting, especially if you decide you want to have more of an upscale experience. You may worry that dining alone in a nice restaurant might make you feel like you’re in a fishbowl. However, rest assured that if you’re at one of the following restaurants, everyone around you is completely focused on the food.
The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra and Windows by Jamie Kennedy are two of Niagara’s most important fixtures in the Niagara culinary scene. Each features local ingredients, impressive wine lists, and flawless service, all of which combine for a great meal. And if you’re dining alone no one is going ask to share your dessert.
TAKE A WINERY TOUR
The Niagara region is a wine lover’s dream and many different types of tours are on offer, all with tastings and some with hors d’oeuvres paired with the wines. You can take a group tour by bus, bicycle, or you can rent a bicycle for the day and ride the Niagara wine route.
You can plan to ride as little or as much as you’d like and the route is impeccably mapped to ensure that you can visit the wineries that spark your interest. This is a perfect activity for the solo traveller as, again, you get to make the journey exclusively yours and can do and see exactly what you want.
SPEND AN EVENING AT THE CASINO
If there’s one place in Niagara that always means a good time, it’s Casino Niagara. You can expect all the usual gaming tables, slot machines, and other gambling opportunities but Casino Niagara is so much more than that. World class entertainers from all genres of music regularly hold concerts here and their house bands perform almost every night of the week.
In addition there are multiple dining options and a nightclub which is one of the most popular in town. Have a cocktail, dance the night away, try your luck in a slot machine, and remember that casinos are some of the liveliest places in earth. As a solo traveler, you can find yourself completely swept up in the atmosphere.
Solo travel is becoming more and more popular as people realize the unique benefits of vacationing alone. Add Niagara Falls to your next solo itinerary and keep some of the above tips in mind.
Oh, and don’t forget to see the falls.
Featured image via CC Flickr Arn BO