Hail to the Chief – Happy President’s Day!

Mount Rushmore

Long weekends don’t come around often enough. That’s why you have to make the most of them when they do. Sure, it can be nice to sit at home on that extra day-off, but 15 years from now, what will you be more likely to remember: watching daytime TV in your pajamas, or setting off on an amazing adventure to an unforgettable location? With President’s Day Weekend right around the corner, now is the perfect time to set off on a much-needed getaway, especially if your car is buried under a mountain of snow!

Niagara Falls

As always, TakeTours makes it easy for you to travel to whatever destination captures your heart. Sticking with the theme of President’s Day, we wanted to help give you some ideas for tours that visit places that have unique connections with the United States’ past Commanders-in-Chief. First up is this 3-Day Niagara Falls Boston Deluxe Tour, Starting in New York City, you will travel north to see the thunderous majesty of these natural wonders and ride the world-famous Maid of the Mist cruise. On the second day, the tour makes its way to Boston, which has played a part in producing some of the nation’s most notable leaders. This is especially true of Harvard University in Cambridge, where 7 different U.S. Presidents have studied and earned degrees, including current office-holder Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and hometown hero John F. Kennedy. During your stay in Boston, you’ll also get to cruise the harbor, enjoy a delectable lobster dinner, and visit the most famous landmarks from the city’s rich history. This tour starts at $215, and you can also check out more Niagara Falls tours here.

Grand Canyon

Now, let’s make a big leap across the country to the West Coast, so we can momentarily escape the freezing weather of the Northeast – even if it is just in our imaginations. This is a region blessed with a wide array of beautiful, diverse landscapes, many of which have become national parks. We have package tours that combine visits to many of these great western parks; for instance, guests on this 4-Day Death Valley, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon Tour will visit both the Grand Canyon and Death Valley, two settings that will start to make you think that you’re a cowboy. There isn’t much to say about the Grand Canyon that hasn’t already been said; it is easily the most iconic natural wonder in the Western U.S. You’ll get to hike some of the trails along the rim, gazing in awe at the immense size of this area that was formed by the Colorado River over thousands of years. Death Valley National Park also offers a unique experience in a desert setting. Within the park, you can find Badwater Basin and Mount Whitney, which are the places in the continental United States with the lowest and highest elevations, respectively. Theodore Roosevelt, the 25th President, was a great lover of the outdoors, and it is largely due to his efforts that there are so many beautiful national parks in the country. President’s Day would make a perfect time to visit one of these fine parks in his honor. For other Grand Canyon Tours and West Coast Vacation Packages, look no further than TakeTours.

The White House, Washington DC

If we’re talking about Presidents, than we really have to talk about Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. From New York, this 2-Day Washington DC and Shenandoah Caverns Tour will take you south, making a stop in Philadelphia to visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where many of the men who would go on to become the earliest Presidents (Washington, Adams, and Jefferson) met to declare the nation’s independence and draft the Constitution. On the second day, the you will explore D.C., visiting the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, each a breathtaking testament to two incredible leaders who helped guide the country through difficult circumstances. Then, you will get to visit the White House, the official residence of the President. Unfortunately, due to security reasons, tours of the building do not run, so you won’t get the chance to see President Obama hard at work in the Oval Office. However, you will get to take photos of the iconic exterior and – who knows – maybe Obama will step outside and wave to you. You’ll also get to see some of the famous war memorials, the National Air and Space Museum, and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. At just $92, this tour is a great way to see two of the country’s most historic cities. Head over to TakeTours now to find all of the Washington, D.C. tours.

With a special “Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free” deal on select products, it has never been easier to book an exciting weekend getaway for your family or friends. You don’t have to be a head of state to travel well. Let TakeTours.com help you find your perfect getaway!

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