Top 6 Spring Break Destinations

Let’s Go! This Year’s Top 6 Spring Break Destinations

As Bart Simpson says, “Cowabunga, dude!” That’s the perfect motto to take with you on Spring Break this year. This is a time of year where college students get a week of vacation, often choosing to spend their time on a tropical beach with their friends. It is also a convenient time for a family vacation, since many deals pop up. At TakeTours.com, we have all kinds of vacation packages to some of the best tropical locales. Keep reading to discover this year’s Top 6 Spring Break Destinations.

Miami Beach

Top 6 Spring Break Destinations
It’s always sunny in South Beach, Miami

Miami can sometimes be on the pricier side, but with the sheer amount of activities available, you might consider it worth the price. Miami has one of the best nightlife scenes in the U.S., and you’ll be able to find countless nightclubs and parties to let loose. Of course, there is Miami Beach, where you can relax, get tan, and go for a swim, along with a variety of other water activities.

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Sweet Escapes On Valentines’ Day

Scratching Your Head Looking For Sweet Escapes On Valentine’s Day? 

Valentine's Day Romantic Getaways
Valentine’s Day Romantic Getaways

Valentine’s Day is one week away! For those who are scratching your head to figure out a romantic getaway, here are some awesome ideas:

Valentine's Day Romantic Getaways
Happy tourists taking a self portrait with phone in front of Duomo cathedral,Milan – Couple travelling in Italy

Enjoy the Last Bit of Winter in a Ski tour

A couple days ago on Groundhog Day our legendary Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring for 2019 – while the majority of us are glad, this is not necessarily good news for all the snow lovers out there! You’d better cherish the moment and take your loved ones to a ski trip while supply last.

2-Day Vermont Mount Snow Ski Tour from New York

 

Wine is a must: a day trip to Napa Valley

Good wine is a must for any celebrations. For those who are close to the wine country, Valentine’s Day is the perfect timing to take a trip to Napa Valley. You can visit some of the best wineries in the U.S and enjoy wine-tasting.

1-Day Napa Valley, Sonoma Wine Country, and Muir Woods Tour from San Francisco

 

Splurge for the Special Day

Is it possible to get a round trip to Niagara Falls from New York in a day? Yes of course! Surprise your other half with this luxurious excursion to the spectacular view by taking this airplane trip. This is probably a once in a life time experience.

1-Day Fly to Niagara Falls Tour from New York

 

Weekend at the Tropical Paradise

One of the many meanings of the word “aloha” is love – which makes Hawaii the place to go if you are looking for an expedition to a tropical island. Enjoy a couple’s spa session, followed by a romantic private dinner at the beach. Sounds like a good plan isn’t it?

3-Day Hawaii Deluxe Tour from Hilo/Honolulu (Big Island)

 

The Disney World Never Gets Old

Pay a visit to the Walt Disney World should always be an ace option for lovebirds – after all, what would be better than celebrating your love in a fairy tale? You can start your day from taking a romantic Carriage ride, to ending it with a kiss under the splendid firework show. Hold on to those Valentine themed photo shoots – you will be looking at them over and over again remembering this wonderful date.

2-Day Orlando Theme Parks Tour from Miami (2 Parks at Your Choice)

 

For more Valentines’ Day inspirations, check out our Valentines’ Day page https://www.taketours.com/deals/romantic-getaways/

Ski Trip Packing Checklist

What To Pack And Not To Pack? Ski Trip Packing Checklist

Ski Trip Packing Checklist
Ski Trip in Winter

Winter clothes are much bulkier, so before traveling this winter, remember to really think about whether you really need something before packing it! At TakeTours.com, we thought we’d help out with a bit of the anxiety and give you some friendly tips for your ski trip packing checklist you may or may not already be aware of:

  • Consider packing a duffel bag instead of a suitcase; you’ll get a little more wiggle room on storage space. If you prefer a suitcase, we would recommend bringing an empty duffel bag in your suitcase to use on the way back, if needed.
  • Remember to bring WARM clothes, such as sweaters, gloves/mittens, hats, scarves, socks (waterproof whenever possible, We recommend hiking socks!).

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TakeTours.com Cyber Monday Sale – featuring tours from as low as $1!

Biggest Discount of the Year! – Join us for Cyber Monday Sale

TakeTours.com Cyber Monday Sale - featuring tours from as low as $1!
Cyber Monday at TakeTours

Cyber Monday is the biggest day for online shopping of the year. Mimicking retail stores, ecommerce has improved on the American tradition of Black Friday. No need for carrying bags or getting stuck in traffic, the best deals can be found right in the comfort of your own home. At TakeTours.com, we have the biggest discounts of the year for this special day sale (November 26th). In fact, tours are starting at just $1!

Opening at midnight on Monday November 26th, dozens of tours will be discounted to the lowest prices we’ve ever advertised! No matter where you are, or where you want to go, TakeTours has a Cyber Monday deal just for you. Shop from the comfort of your home and pick the deal that works for you and your family

 

Explore Boston Riding the MBTA – Travel Guide You Need This Fall

Where To Go & What To Do This Fall? The Ultimate Travel Guide in  Boston

Old State House Museum
BOSTON – APRIL 4: Old State House April 4, 2012 in Boston, MA. Built in 1713, it is the oldest surviving public building in Boston and now serves as a history museum.

Fall is right here! September and October might be my favorite months in Boston. We can enjoy the sunshine and breeze but not get turned off by the freezing cold winter yet. This is the best season to explore the Boston area.  As one of the most famous cities in the New England area, probably you know Boston because of the top tier colleges in town – Harvard, MIT, Boston University… Probably you know Boston because it is “the birthplace of the American history”. But lift up the hood of the heart of New England, you will find out that, Boston, this modern but historical,  small but vibrant city has so much more to offer.

Boston, we usually refer it to the greater Boston area, which is the metropolitan region of New England. The city of Boston itself is surrounded by many of the towns and cities such as Cambridge, Somerville and they all have their own unique styles and neighborhoods. Thanks to the public transportation in Boston, it is so easy to commute by MBTA and explore the Boston area. Before it is too cold to go out in Boston, take the time to enjoy and explore the city this Fall! I’ve organized this useful list to guide you to travel to Boston and find all the fun things to do, good food to eat and places to visit.

Somerville (MBTA: Red line/Orange line)

City of Somerville
City of Somerville

Somerville is a new hip town near Boston. Only about 20 minutes from downtown Boston, Red line to Davis Square or Orange line to Sullivan Square, Somerville will show you the creativity and diversity in this distinct neighborhood.

What to do:

  • Brewery Hopping

The Boston area is perfect for brewery hopping –  the craft beer breweries are in walking distance, you can visit a bunch of the best breweries in this neighborhood.

  • Bantam
Bantam Brewery in Somerville
Cider and more cider!

This is my new favorite cider brewery in town. Bantam’s cider is sure one of the kind. There are always 4 regular ciders on draft and 4 other are in the rotation. Rojo and Ginger Beer are absolutely the go to if you like juicy ciders. Be careful of the 8.5% Mighty Mammoth. Even though it tastes like champagne, believe me, it will kick in. Fall is the apple season, don’t miss out the apple ciders this Fall!

Bantam Brewery
Decisions…Decisions
  • Aeronaut Brewing Co.

Aeronaut Brew is probably the hippest brewery in town. There’s never a time I go there and it isn’t crowded.  Hidden in the buildings in Somerville you will be surprised how many young professionals live around and come here for a cold one.

There are so many other breweries worth going in the Somerville area – Slumbrew, Remnant Brewing.

What to eat:

  • Ebi sushi

Located in East Somerville, Ebi Sushi is just 3 minutes away from the breweries I just mentioned. When you are hungry after the brewery hopping, you can enjoy the extraordinary sushi and Japanese cuisine at Ebi Sushi.

Must try: chef’s choice nigiri

How to go there: Orange line – Sullivan Square – 86 bus

If you ride on the red line and go to Davis Square, there are a bunch of cool places you could go as well. Try the southern cuisine at Rosebud, which is one of the oldest diners in the Boston area, or have a taste of the Thai street food at Dakzen. Foods in Somerville can surely satisfy your palate.

Cambridge (MBTA: Red Line)

City of Cambridge
View of Cambridge from Charles River

Cambridge is just a few stops away from downtown Boston and is a famous college town near the city of Boston. That is only one of million reasons why millennials and all the young professionals like to live and hang out in Cambridge.

What to do:

  • Harvard University Walking Tour

I believe everyone knows Harvard University well enough that I don’t need to write another paragraph to explain why it is the most famous university in Boston or in the US.  So where’s the beef?

If you want to explore Harvard, you could take narrated tour guided by the Harvard students or just follow the freedom trail and make it your way.

1 Day Boston Freedom Trail Sightseeing Tour

  • MIT

Ride on the Red line to Kendall/MIT, you can go visit another famous university – MIT. The Infinite Corridor and the MIT Museum are two buildings in my “must see” list.

  • Charles River Kayaking

Another thing you must try is to kayak on Charles River in the Fall. I love the breeze and sun in September. You can’t believe how peaceful it is!

Location: 350 Kendall Street, Cambridge

  • HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands / October 6-8

Here comes the most exciting thing happens in the Fall in Cambridge – HONK Fest! It is a festival of street bands from the Boston area and also some other musicians and band from over the world. Every year, they parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square. There are also beer gardens, and food stands, music and dancing in Harvard Square.

What to eat/drink:

When you visit Boston, how can you not go to an Irish pub? Here are a few oldest Irish Pub and famous music venues you should pay a visit!

  • Plough & Stars

This corner pub lies in central square has been around since 1969.

It has hosted luminaries such as Seamus Heaney, Bonnie Raitt, and Phillip Roth. These days, on any given night, you can enjoy a casual, comfortable night to take in live music and a few beers. Trivia every Tuesday as well!

  • Cantab Lounge

Even though it looks like a little old pub from the outside, Cantab is one of the best music venues and dive bars in Boston. It won the best dive bar award by Boston Magazine in 2015.

Downtown Boston (Red/Orange/Green/Blue Line)

Boston, Massachusetts
Map of the city of Boston

Finally, welcome to Beantown! I am sure you already heard of Quincy Market, Old State House, Boston Common, etc, etc. Here are some of my favorite places to go if besides all those cliches you have heard of.

What to do:

  • Shows in Boston – Theater District

My go-to area is the theater district near Downtown Crossing (Red Line/Orange Line). Theatre District has the one of the oldest theatres in Boston – Colonial Theatre. There are Emerson College’s ornate Cutler Majestic Theatre and the historic Boston Opera House. Comedy and music acts perform at the Wilbur. Either to buy a ticket to enjoy a musical or just walk around the district and appreciate the beautiful theatres, the Theatre District in Boston will never fail you.  If you are traveling to Boston this Fall, don’t miss the Hamilton musical, it is touring in Boston in October till mid-November.

  • New England Aquarium, Whale watching

Ride on the Blue line to Aquarium, you can go to the New England Aquarium. This is a perfect place for families. Kids would love to see the cute penguins, seals and so many more. After a fun time at the aquarium, don’t forget to take a walk by the harbor or join the Whale Watch Tour or sunset cruise.

  • Night life

If you want to feel the young spirit, energy, and the wildness, stay in downtown Boston until 2 am.  Indulge yourself with the best nightclubs and dive bars in Downtown Boston.  Hong Kong Boston is my recommendation for you if you like Karaoke. Even the snacks here is incredible: sometimes I would just come here in the middle of the night for the chicken skewers. Good Life is another bar that offers the best R&B music in town! Hey, you think that’s the end?  I bet you will need some carbs to soak up the alcohol. After the craziness in the clubs, I usually go to South Street Diner, which is a 24 hour diner near Chinatown.