Spring has arrived in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The warmer weather and sunshine graced us on the first day of spring and gave light to all the great experiences one can look forward to in April. The region is known for its sprawling vineyards, spring blooms and rushing waterfall but there’s much more than that to explore!
We’ve complied a list of a number of can’t miss April experiences in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We hope these suggestions will inspire your next springtime getaway.
Sip & savour in the Spring Garden
The Gardens at Pillar and Post are set to become the destination to enjoy exceptional culinary treats and Niagara’s finest beverage offerings. During the first week of April, Vintage Hotels has invited local wineries and breweries including Cave Spring Vineyard, Château des Charmes, Queenston Mile Vineyard, The Exchange Brewery, The Hare Wine Co. and Wayne Gretzky Estates to pour their best samples for guests at our luxury hotels this spring season.
Each glass pairs perfectly with the culinary offerings from Vintage Hotels’ culinary team members from the Cannery, Inn On The Twenty Restaurant, Noble and Tiara restaurants and special guests, Niagara’s Finest Thai and Zees Grill.
The Gardens will be an oasis of lush spring blossoms and we can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than sip, savouring and exploring the Monet-inspired landscapes!
Indulge in fine wine this spring with exclusive wine tastings
When you arrive to Niagara-on-the-Lake you’ll have found yourself in the centre of Niagara wine country! There are over 30 wineries to explore in addition to a number of breweries and cideries. To sample these fine flavours, we offer a sensory and savory experience where you can enjoy Niagara Region wines, and there’s no need to leave your hotel to savour the best of wine country. And like many experiences, wine tasting has changed during the pandemic, but we think you’ll appreciate the change! Wineries are now offering private and reserved wine tastings; these intimate experiences allow you to get to know the staff and the wines on a much deeper level.
Wineries on our must-explore list? We highly recommend Château des Charmes, Queenston Mile Vineyard and The Hare Wine Co.
Treat yourself to outdoor air shopping
Stepping into a mall is likely not on your to do list on a spring getaway to Niagara-on-the-Lake but strolling the quaint streets of the Old Town heritage district should be. Lined with an array of unique shops you’ll find one-of-a-kind treasures, gifts and keepsakes. If you prefer a discount shopping experience, the open-air Outlet Collection at Niagara offers brand name fashion retailers with discount prices and is only a short car ride away.
Explore Niagara-on-the-Lake in springtime by bike
Spring is the perfect season to get outside and explore and what better way to travel around Niagara-on-the-Lake then by bike? There are a number of bike rental companies throughout the town and you can even access a bike share program. Hop on your bike and follow the Niagara River into historic Queenston or down the winding roads to discover a new winery. If you prefer a guided biking experience to enjoy a warm April day in Niagara-on-the-Lake, you’ll also find tour companies that specialize in safe guided tours.
Focus on you with a rejuvenating spa treatment
After a long, cold winter a trip to the spa is a much-needed spring refresher. With two incredible spas to choose between, the Secret Garden Spa and the 100 Fountain Spa, you’ll feel great treating yourself to an afternoon focused on wellness. Choose between pampering services like massage, facials, body wraps, or a spa manicure!
If you’re a guest of Vintage Hotels you will also enjoy access to your hotel’s indoor pool and the lounges allowing for the full spa escape experience in April.
Cheers to your spring getaway on a patio!
There is nothing quite like enjoying a cold drink and delicious eats on an outdoor patio and in Niagara-on-the-Lake there are so many great patios to discover! Must-try patios include Queen’s Landing’s Tiara Restaurant terrace which overlooks the yacht basin and features views of the Niagara River, the Churchill Lounge patio which sits on the best corner in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the tucked away Regent patio at the Pillar and Post which features beautiful twinkling lights at night. Those are just a start, you’ll find countless winery and brewery patios where you can sip and savour the best of Niagara.
Experience spring activities in Niagara-on-the-Lake
It’s time to get outside and enjoy the incredible experiences awaiting you in Niagara-on-the-Lake. For your next Ontario springtime getaway, consider Niagara-on-the-Lake and to enhance your getaway start with Vintage Hotels curated overnight stay packages!