Maid of the Mist Opening for Season Soon!

Maid of the Mist

Maid of the Mist

If you are a regular reader of the TakeTours blog (thank you!), then you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been patiently awaiting the full arrival of spring for a few months (basically since the first snowstorm of the year). Sometimes while waiting, we can forget to open our eyes to the beauty of nature around us. This is unfortunate, because there are some amazing wonders all around the world waiting just for you!

One of these “wonders” that we’re talking about is Niagara Falls, which sits on the border between New York and Canada. The most popular activity in the area for many years has been the Maid of the Mist cruise, which sails its passengers as close to base of the Falls as safely possible, a position where you will get to see the mighty waters pouring down from high above. Because ice covers the Falls during the winter months, Maid of the Mist is only able to operate from May to October each year. Currently, the opening date is set for May 15th, although this is subject to change depending on how quickly the ice melts. Be sure to stay glued to, Facebook, and Twitter, where we will announce the official opening date as soon as we know it! No visit to Niagara Falls would be complete without taking this cruise, so don’t miss your opportunity!

Niagara Falls

On, you can find a wide variety of Niagara Falls vacation packages, perfect for those of you that have been able to save up some vacation time. If you’re looking for a shorter getaway, book a Niagara Falls 2-3 local tour. You don’t even have to take any time off from work or school; just pick a weekend to go and save those valuable vacation days! Don’t think that you will head to Niagara Falls to only experience the Maid of the Mist; you will also take part in a variety of other exciting activities along the way! If you choose this 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour from New York-New Jersey starting at just $108 per person, you will stop by either Watkins Glen State Park, a lush, green forest full of interesting geological features, or the Corning Glass Museum, a visually breathtaking museum that displays all kinds of glassworks. When you arrive in Niagara, you will then get to see the Thundering Water Cultural Show, during which a troupe of local Native American dancers will give a performance that tells the story of how the Falls came to be regarded as a sacred site by the local tribes.

If two days seems a little short to you and you’d like to see even more of the United States, book this 3-Day Niagara Falls, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Watkins Glen Tour from New York. The 3-day tour serves as a nice alternative to the 2-day tour, and it begins at just $132 per person. In addition to visiting Watkins Glen and the other famous attractions of Niagara, this tour stops by the Howe Caverns in Schenectady, NY, where you will be able to do some subterranean exploration. On the third day, you will also get a little taste of the country’s history, ending up in Washington, D.C. There, you’ll see the nation’s most iconic monuments and memorials, as well as the two most famous government buildings in the country, the White House and the U.S. Capitol. On the way back to New York, the tour takes a quick stop in Philadelphia, “the City of Brotherly Love,” to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

Booking your tours and vacations on is quick and easy, so you can focus on having the best vacation possible. Are you excited to travel this spring and summer?