Niagara Falls is the perfect overnight trip from New York City. Travel northwest through the mountains and across scenic upstate New York to the majestic Niagara Falls. Feel the power as the spray from the thundering falls lands on your skin during a cruise on the historic "Maid of the Mist" (seasonal) during an up-close encounter.
While visiting Niagara Falls you will have the chance to cruise on the historic "Maid of the Mist" boat for an up-close experience of Niagara Falls. The 30 minute cruise takes you through the foaming waters to the base of the American Falls and the basin of Horseshoe Falls. You will get close enough to the falls to feel the cool mist on your skin.
The "Maid of the Mist" only operates in the warmer months so if you are traveling from mid-October to April you will instead visit the Scenic Tunnels. Now known as "Journey Behind the Falls", an elevator takes you behind the great sheet of Niagara Falls down to a thunderous up close view of Niagara Falls.