September 16th, 2012 @ // No Comments

Maid Of the Mist Trip: Explore The Niagara Falls!

The Niagara region, especially the Canadian side of it, offers amazing and memorable  romantic experiences to all couples. It offers world-class wineries, restaurants, charming B&Bs and cottages, lots of sightseeing and attractions. You will be pleasantly surprised by the European charm and welcome of Niagara-on-the-Lake, fresh fruit stands dotting the road to Niagara Falls, orchids and vineyards and picturesque Niagara Escarpment. Despite drawing crowds of tourists, the region has plenty of hideaways that make it possible to enjoy natural beauty and culture of the region in a more secluded manner. What ever option you choose, no trip to Niagara is complete without visiting the Niagara Falls. Harmonious alliance between grandiose nature and human art attracts millions of visitors every year. Even though both the USA and Canada share the Falls, it is highly recommended to travel to the Canadian side. Actually, there are three waterfalls: Bridal Veil, American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, the latter being the biggest and most spectacular and sometimes it is referred to ass the Canadian Falls. Over 90% of the Niagara River flows over this falls. It goes without saying that Niagara Falls is one of the leading honeymoon travel destinations, but your impressions won’t be complete unless you ride The Maid of the Mist voyage.

Why it is so essential? The answer is simple: it is the oldest tourist attraction in North America. Millions of tourists have enjoyed the Maid of the Mist trips since 1846.  Originally, the boats offered ferry services connecting the US and Canadian shores, but after a suspension bridge was built,  the boats were upgraded to offer tours. They have been popular not only with regular  tourists and honeymooners, but among celebrities and famous people as well:  Theodore Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe, The Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William, and Prince Harry, Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, Bred Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and many other worldwide known persons stood on decks of Maid of the Mist ships!

honeymoon trip to niagara

The ride onboard one of two 24-metres long vessels will be the highlight of your honeymoon journey to the Niagara Falls. The adventure will start near the Rainbow Bridge and you will be taken to the base of the American Falls, and then you will enjoy the thrill of going through the dense mist produced by billions of tiny water drops in the basin of the Horseshoe Falls. Of course, you will be provided with a souvenir blue raincoat in order to keep dry and not to spoil unforgettable moments. Don’t forget your camera, because besides the illumination of the Niagara Falls and light shows at night, there are spellbinding fireworks fired every Friday during summer time,  on Sundays and certain holidays. They are not to be missed!

Niagara-Falls-Fireworks

At the end of the trip you will visit the Maid of the Mist Plaza, get some souvenirs to remember your honeymoon vacation on The Niagara Falls, have a snack enjoying magnificent view on the Falls, or visit nearby Marineland, Bird Kingdom or Butterfly Conservatory. In conclusion, when planning your honeymoon journey take into consideration the Maid of the Mist tours run from  its service when the last of the Lake Erie ice has melted – usually from April to the end of October, but you can visit and enjoy Niagara itself all year round.

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