How to Plan a Surprise Getaway for Your Partner

A couple relaxing during a surprise getaway

Planning a surprise getaway for your partner is a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or even just to let them know how much you care. To make your surprise vacation memorable, we’ve rounded up some of our best tips for how to plan a surprise getaway, with plenty of activities to help you relax, recharge, and reconnect with that special someone.

Unwind Together with Signature Spa Treatments

A couple enjoying Secret Garden Spa during a surprise getaway

Secret Garden Spa

A trip to the spa is the perfect way to relax and unwind with your partner in luxurious comfort. Visit Secret Garden at Prince of Wales for the royal treatment! Book one of our couples’ massages and relax in our beautifully appointed couples’ massage suite, reserved especially for you. You may also enjoy one of our Ultimate Indulgences, like our BABOR Experience Wrap, where we’ll use the gentle ocean currents as inspiration for a truly restorative body treatment.

A woman enjoying the hot spring pool during a surprise getaway to Pillar and Post

100 Fountain Spa

Alternatively, book a day pass at 100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post to enjoy our premium spa facilities, including access to their fabulous hot spring pool, which harnesses the power of hydrotherapy to soothe sore muscles, ease aches and pains, and leave you feeling rejuvenated. You’ll also get access to our indoor saltwater pool, sauna, hot tub, and outdoor pool.

Explore the Beauty and Romance of Niagara Wine Country

The Niagara Wine Trolley Tour, a perfect activity for a surprise getaway

Our exclusive Niagara Wine Trolley Tour is the highlight of any romantic getaway in wine country. Climb aboard our vintage, San Francisco-style trolley and enjoy a scenic tour along the Niagara Parkway as you visit four of the area’s finest vineyards! You’ll delve into the fascinating history and local stories of Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake, as well as local fruit orchards, with the help of our knowledgeable tour director.

You’ll visit The Hare Wine Co., Château des Charmes, Queenston Mile Vineyard, and—new for 2023! —Bella Terra Vineyards. Each will offer you a selection of their most popular VQA wines to sample, along with various accompaniments like chocolate and charcuterie. You’ll also have the opportunity to pick up a bottle to take home and enjoy together in commemoration of your romantic escape!

Treat Your Partner to Fabulous Fine Dining

Tiara Restaurant, a perfect place to dine during a surprise getaway with your partner

Tiara Restaurant

After a long day of relaxing and exploring, tuck into a delicious meal at Tiara Restaurant, located inside Queen’s Landing. Known for its fresh, Canadian ingredients and extensive list of Niagara wines, local beer, and craft cocktails, this beautiful restaurant boasts stunning harbourfront views from its elegant dining room. Try our Maple Brined Ontario Pork Chop for a taste of the local flavour, and finish with a delectable slice of our Spiced Carrot Cake.

The Drawing Room, a perfect place to dine during a surprise getaway with your partner

The Drawing Room

For a unique and whimsical dining experience, drop in for afternoon tea at The Drawing Room at Prince of Wales. You’ll enjoy traditional afternoon tea, complete with homemade pastries, scones, finger sandwiches, and a selection of premium, organic teas. For an extra special twist on tradition, add a glass of champagne or icewine to your order. You’ll make your partner feel positively regal with the refined atmosphere and sophisticated palate!

Plan Your Dreamy, Romantic Escape with Vintage Hotels

The best surprise vacations for couples allow you and your partner to escape the daily grind and spend quality time together, enjoying each other’s company and the best that life has to offer. Many of our hotel packages also offer special deals on stays, spa treatments, dining, and more. Contact us today to start planning a delightful surprise getaway for that special person you love the most!

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