Don't fly out of Philly if you can help it. There is a reason it is ranked 1st in the country for time delays. Also, don't let people bring 18 month olds who didn't take a nap all day sit next to you. I must have aged 2 years in 2 hours.
Niagara-on-the-lake, the town that caters to the Niagara Falls crowd, is a very nice area. The vineyards dominate the landscape. My bride and I stayed at a Bed & Breakfast with a Dutch host who thought herself to be the Canadian version of Emeril. For the most part, she succeeded. Very nice home, eh! Television in Canada is horrible. The commercials make you want to ram rusty forks in your ears.
My suggestion is to start out at the butterfly conservatory and purchase the 'adventure' pack. For $37.00, it is very much worth it. Maid of the mist, butterfly conservatory, journey behind the falls, people mover(the bus), and a bunch of other stuff is included. Maid of the mist, the boat that takes you into the horseshoe falls(the famous one you always see in movies) is a great experience, and I recommend it. Niagara Falls knows it is a tourist destination, and does everything it can to rob you of every last penny you have. Everywhere you turn, people are taking a picture of you and trying to sell it to you. Strangers have more pictures of my wife and I in Canada than we do! The Niagara Falls gift shop has little vials of 'Niagara Falls' water for $3.50! You also have the option of special 'colored' water(the water that flows over the falls at night when they light up the falls) for a dollar extra! I laughed for an hour over that one...
At one point we were looking for a place for lunch, and went into the Hillebrand Winery restaurant. We sat down, opened the menu, saw a bowl of soup for $9.00, closed the menu, and walked out. 9 bucks for soup!!!! Very highbrow place. We ended up eating at a cool place 'Donut World' or something. We did splurge one night and ate at one of the wineries for dinner. Excellent food, great service. The type of place that someone comes around after your salad and brushes the crumbs away with a letter opener thingie. Very high class. I felt a little out of place, but it was fun. $145.00 for dinner. Yowza!
I am not a wearer of jewelery, watches, or the like, and the wedding band still feels a bit weird.