What it costs: A thrilling weekend escape

Which would you prefer: three days in NYC or Niagara Falls? Now what if we told you could have all the fun for half the money?

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Everyone could use a weekend away with their bae. But do you have to spend a fortune? If you and your partner packed your suitcases to spend two nights and three days in New York City, you could eat like royals, catch a Broadway show and wear out your sensible shoes trekking between all the museums and shops. But it’ll cost you though—as much as $1,500.

Consider option B: a beautifully cheeseball getaway in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Make out on the Maid of the Mist, eat cotton candy on Clifton Hill and get your weird on at Ripley’s Odditorium. The next day you might even get a little wobbly on a nearby vineyard tour. The best part? You can do it all for less than half of what you’d spend visiting NYC.

So here’s the real question: What would you do with the $900 you didn’t spend in the Big Apple?

The Escape: NYC or Niagara Falls

HOW TO GET THERE

NYC 
Roundtrip airfare from Toronto $416

Niagara Falls
Cost of gas to drive from Toronto to Niagara and back $50


WHERE TO STAY

NYC 
A “clean, quiet room in Gramercy” for two nights
$433 (via Airbnb)

Niagara Falls
Two nights in a red four-poster at Archie’s Bunker B&B
$202 (via Airbnb)


WHAT TO DO

NYC 
Tickets to the hit musical Wicked, the Museum of Natural History, shopping and dinner
$780

Niagara Falls 
Vineyard tour, Maid of the Mist, Clifton Hill and dinner
$365


TOTAL

NYC $1,559
Niagara Falls $617

You could save $942!

Sure, Niagara Falls and NYC play in different leagues. But you and your boo can make fun anywhere right? Plus, what you do with the money you save is up to you. Maybe the relationship is getting serious, in which case you just may be saving for something bigger.