Thinking of doing a weekend getaway over Thanksgiving weekend as I have some time away from work. Niagara is on the shortlist of weekend excursions we've been wanting to visit, as we've never been there and its a 7-8 hr. drive for us from Maryland. Its a pretty long drive for 1-2 nights. Are hotel rates cheaper/ more expensive over Thanksgiving weekend or less/more crowded compared to summertime? I heard the Maid on the Mist and other top attractions are closed. Would it be better to wait and do Niagara (assuming 1x in lifetime) during another time with my pre-teen & teenage children? Just wondering if we should save this trip for a better time to get more enjoyment and go somewhere else this fall before the weather turns really bad for the winter.