(Closed) lake tahoe or niagara falls for honeymoon??

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I live in Tahoe.  In March it is generally cold-ish (30’s to 50’s) and snowy.  A little quieter than the other winter months, but still pretty busy, due to all the skiers.

Which part of the lake are you looking at?

Post # 4
10363 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Are you a skier? Then Tahoe! Or wait to honeymoon till it’s warmer. I’d pick Tahoe any day over Niagara. I’ve been to both, and I really think Niagara is a cheesy, slightly run down tourist trap kind of town. Tahoe has spectacular natural beauty. We go on a regular basis on weekends to hike and bike….I just love it. After 10 minutes at Niagara Falls, I was sort of over it and ready to head out!

Post # 5
9951 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

March (and early March at that) is most definitely WINTER here in Canada… the average temps for that month are according to the Government of Canada – Environment Canada Niagara Falls Weather Office…

Average Daily Temperture = 1 C (34 F)

Average Daily Maximum Temperature = 5.1 C (41 F)

Average Daily Minimum Temperature = -3.2 C (25 F)

Extreme Maximum Temperature = 26.1 C (79 F) = March 26, 1945

Extreme Minimum Temperature = -20 C (-4 F) = March 4, 1943

Average Monthly Snowfall = 20 cms (8 inches)

Extreme Daily Snowfall = 39.1 cms (15.5 inches) = March 18, 1936

Extreme Snow Depth (Record Setting) = 47 cm (18.5 inches) = March 3, 1984

As well, Niagara Falls sits in the midst of a significant snow belt (which also includes Buffalo NY) and it is not uncommon for the area to see at least one or two blizzards a year (when a HUGE amount of snow falls over a short amount of time)… So the weather in this area can be highly unpredictable due to its proximity to the Great Lakes (these Blizzards come about due to what is known as Lake Effect Snow)

Also, because it is Winter… some the major “water based” attractions in Niagara Falls are not running… including the iconic Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, and Niagara JetBoats.

These attractions close down because of the weather from November thru to May.

So although the geography of the area is stunning year-round… and there is much to see and do (besides just looking at The Falls… including Canada’s Biggest Wine Region – War of 1812 Historic Sites – Underground Railroad History – and just gorgeous scenery too), IMO the best time to visit is during Canada’s Summer… and our High Tourist Season (which is also when we have the best weather)… so late May ~ Victoria Day Weekend thru to mid-October & Canadian Thanksgiving.

Hope this helps,


Post # 6
2232 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I live an hour away from Niagara Falls and I will never understand why people honeymoon there. I agree with PP, it’s totally cheesy and parts of it are certainly run down. Niagara-on-the-Lake is nice and quaint but it’s really more of a 1 day trip sort of thing. There are lots of wineries in the area that are nice to visit. 

March will be cold and possibly snowy though. Not really the type of weather you want for Niagara Falls. 

Go with Tahoe! 

Post # 8
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have been to the Niagra Falls NINE times. NINE! Since childhood everyone just wanted to see it.

Anyway, I’d pick Tahoe over Niagra. Plus Niagra will be unbearable at that time of the year. Not much to do except to look at the falls and go on the boat ride which it might not be running when you go. Canada side is ok. Nothing special there either

Post # 9
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not Niagara Falls! I live in Buffalo, have been there lots, and it is sooooo cheesy. Granted, the Canadian side is  a lot better than the American side. But yeah, that would suck as a honeymoon spot.

Post # 10
50 posts
Worker bee

Lake Tahoe for sure, Niagara Falls is crap

Post # 11
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Tahoe is beautiful in the winter and the summer, it just depends on what you want to do.  Summer starts a little late…I went in August and the weather was great.  There is amazing skiing in the winter.  It is a beutiful area and very nature very Oregon.

Post # 12
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve been to both. The falls themselves are impressive, and there’s a lovely butterfly garden/conservatory on the Canadian side. It’s more suited for a day trip IMO. Lake Tahoe is very scenic and the skiing should be great. The views over Emerald bay are incredible, but the road is very steep and may close at that time of year. The Nevada side is cheaper in general than the California side (unless you gamble). All in all, I thought the South side was the nicest.

Post # 13
2393 posts
Buzzing bee

I think Tahoe would probably be the best choice.

However, I’m sentimental and I think that just because of the history of Niagara Falls, it would be really sweet and romantic to take an anniversary trip there someday. Darling Husband and I have both been there in the past, before we met each other. I want us to go there together someday.

Post # 14
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010


Post # 15
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would one day want to visit Niagara Falls but since everyone has commented I would try Tahoe for the honeymoon and the falls for a vacation one day.  

Post # 16
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

IF you are going directly after your honeymoon lake tahoe is still going to be cold and snowy. I lived there for many years.

What kind of weather are you predicting for your honeymoon? DO you want a ski trip if so then id choose taho.

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