Monday, February 26, 2018

Niagara Weekend

The final leg of my birthday celebrations was a surprise, quick getaway to Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. I got home from work, and Mr. H had planned the whole thing out and whisked me away for the weekend. It was actually the location of our first trip together, 10 years ago. We stayed in Niagara Falls at the Sheraton, with stunning views of the Falls. Both during the day...
...and at night.
On Saturday morning, we headed out to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a day of touring the wineries and shops.
My favorite winery of the day was Two Sisters Vineyards.
They not only had some of my favorite wines of the day, but we also enjoyed a delicious Italian lunch with pretty views.
Another good stop was Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery.
That evening, Mr H. had found Tide & Vine Oyster House for us back in Niagara Falls.
The oysters were fabulous, and the food reminded me of some of our favorite Cleveland spots. We actually liked the restaurant so much that we returned for brunch the next morning as we headed home!
The last bit of the trip included a pit stop at Southern Tier Brewing Co. in Lakewood, NY.
We've enjoyed their beer for years, and I've always wanted to take a detour when we've been traveling to see my family in NY. But, we always have the dog and very little time on those trips, so this time it was a great excuse to finally stop. I enjoyed one of their newer releases, a Raspberry White. It will be a perfect summer sipper on the porch, so I picked up a 6-pack!

I came back to Cleveland relaxed with a full belly and a case of wine. Can't beat that. That Mr. H is pretty sneaky, but also so sweet. I'll keep him.

It did give me the itch for some other short weekend getaways. What's your favorite city or region to escape to for a quick trip from Cleveland?