Spring break plans- Niagara Falls!

I haven’t finished all travel blogs for the winter break yet, but now I alredy have the spring break pictures on my hands… oh my, blogging is that kind of thing that you have to keeping doing and doing and doing it over and over again! It’s a committment! I like it, whatever. So, here we go, our ultimate goal for this one-week spring break is to visit Niagara Falls- from both side of the States and Canada. 

Before taking a look at my travel plan, let’s see Niagara Falls Illumination first 


(the above pic is Horseshoe Falls; the below one is American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls)



Check our schedule!

3/18  Fri   9:30 Champaign, IL-> (2+1 hrs) Lunch @Cheesecake Factory, Indianapolis, IN-> (3 hrs) Columbus, OH: Ohio Statehouse-> The north Market -> Topiary Garden-> Dinner @Japanese Oriental Restaurant -> Hotel: Courtyard by Marriot Dublin

3/19 Sat  9:00 OhioState Univ. -> COSI-> Battelle Riverfront Park -> Lunch @ Minga Korean Restaurant ->(1 hr) LongabergerHome Office -> (2.5 hrs) Pittsburgh, PA: Square Station -> Monongahela Inclines to Mt. Washington -> Dinner@ Rose Tea Cafe (it’s supposed to be Church Brew Works & Restaurant) -> Hotel: Courtyard by Marriot Pittsburgh Airport

3/20 Sun  10:00 Brunch @Primanti Brothers -> Andy Warhol Museum -> Point State Park-> Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University (Cathedral of Learning, Carnegie Museum of Art,Heinz Chapel, etc.) -> (4 hrs) Dinner @ Anchor’s Bar, Buffalo, NY -> Hotel: Hyatt Regency Buffalo

3/21 Mon  10:00 Martin House/Frank Lloyd Wright -> Brunch @ Ted’s Hot Dogs -> (0.5 hr) Niagara Falls: the US State Park (Observatory, Goat Island, Three sisters Island, etc.) -> Afternoontea (Wings) @ Donatello’s -> Rainbow Bridge to Canada -> Niagara Falls: Canada -> Cliffton St. -> Niagara Illumination -> (Casino) -> Hotel: Marriot Fallsview Hotel and spa- Niagara Falls

3/22 Tue  10:00 Table Rock& walkalong the falls -> Niagara’s Fury 4D -> Lunch@ Taki Japanese -> FloralClock ->Inniskillin Winery Tour -> Niagara-on-the-lake -> (2 hrs)Toronto, ON -> Dinner @Duff’s famous wings -> Hotel: Bond Place Hotel

3/23 Wed  (snowy day ruined every plan >”<) 9:00 City Hall & Old City Hall -> Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) -> OCAD Univ -> (Univ. of Toronto) -> Lunch @ Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu -> St. Lawrence Market -> Eaton Center -> Take a rest in Hotel due to heavy snow -> Dinner @ GUU Japanese Izakaya -> Dundas Square & Tim Hortons Donuts -> Hotel: Bond Place Hotel

3/24 Thu  8:30 Walking city tour: St. James Church -> Gooderham building -> Breakfast @ St. Lawrence Market -> Hockey Hall of Fame -> Union Station -> CN Tower -> Lunch @ Pho Hung (meet friends) -> (4 hrs) Detroit, MI -> Dinner @ Fishbone (Greektown) -> Hotel: Courtyard by Marriot Detroit Downtown

3/25 Fri  10:00 Detroit, MI -> (6 hrs) Champaign, IL


We’d driven our “moving castle” for near 1,700 miles, and probably gained 4 pounds during this week because we ate too much delicious food and numerous Pringles & Maple cookies!  haha!

Looking forward to more details later…





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