3 Hot Reasons to Visit Niagara Falls this Summer

Niagara Falls, Natural Wonder

Maid of the mist and niagara falls
Maid of the Mist and Niagara Falls

Can you feel the weather heating up? We at TakeTours.com sure can, because Summer is right around the corner! This is a good time to figure out your travel plans for the season, and we can’t be more enthusiastic about legendary Niagara Falls. Cool off this summer and take a tour to Niagara Falls. In all their majestic beauty and immense size, the Falls stand as the greatest natural wonder in the eastern half of the United States. You’ll be amazed at the marvelous views of Niagara Falls, especially in the evening during the Illumination of the Falls, when an array of lights shines off the curtains of water.

1. Maid of the Mist, Local History, and Culture

Maid of the Mist, founded in 1846, is one of North America’s oldest tourist attractions. This cruise takes you as close as safely possible to the very base of the Niagara Falls, where you will be surrounded by the thundering sound of the cascading waters and tickled with the light mist that hangs in the air. The whole time, you’ll be kept dry underneath one of the cruise’s famous blue raincoats. If you go to Niagara and skip the Maid of the Mist, you are missing out on a piece of local history and culture.

Niagara Falls Canada
Niagara Falls Illumination

2. Interesting Attractions & Activities

An amazing way to see the Niagara Falls area is by taking a helicopter tour that flies you high above the Falls. At this distance and height, you will be able to see the full scale of size that Niagara Falls takes up, which really puts things in perspective. On top of that, you can also travel to the area by train. This is an absolutely delightful way to travel in comfort, perfect for anyone looking for a classic travel experience.

Sitting right on the border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls is a close distance to many other interesting attractions. Nearby, you can explore quaint villages like Niagara-on-the-Lake, a town famous for its wines, theater, and small shops. You’ll also be close by to upstate New York’s famous Watkins Glen State Park, nestled within the Finger Lakes. This highlight of this beautiful park is the ravine you can walk through, admiring the way a body of water naturally eroded the land into a narrow canyon over the years. It’s a great place to explore on a day-trip adventure! The Thousand Islands region is also nearby, one of the most picture-perfect places you will ever visit. Take a cruise and see the islands with magnificent mansions on their shores.

Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge

3. A Canadian Border

If you want to visit one of Canada’s most popular cities, you will be a short journey from Toronto, which is full of excitement and entertainment, but don’t just take our word (or Drake’s!) for it. Must-see attractions in this city include the CN Tower, from which you will get unparalleled views of this amazing city; Casa Loma, a beautiful house and gardens built in the Gothic Revival style; and so much more.

Don’t just take our word for it, though; start planning your Summer vacation now!