I’m sure Buffalo, New York isn’t on everyone’s list of must see places, but I’m here to tell you, the city of good neighbors knows how to show you a good time. I got the chance to explore the Buffalo/Niagara area over three picture perfect summer days a few weeks ago. If you are headed there any time soon or what to get the most out of your Niagara Falls trip, keep reading for some other great places to see.
If your schedule allows you to spend all day in Buffalo then there are some other things to go check out like Hotel Henry, a renovated hotel that was once a mental hospital. The architecture and decor are worth the stop. There are Frank Lloyd Wright tours showcasing the famous architect’s mark across the city. However, on this weekend I arrived by dinner time and headed straight to Buffalo Riverworks.
Buffalo Riverworks is a massive complex situated on the canal side of downtown Buffalo with food, drinks, ice skating, roller derby, concerts and events. There are endless possibilities to keep yourself entertained! I highly recommend the fish reuben at The Ward, it was delicious!
Wake up with a walk around Elmwood Village with some coffee from Tim Hortons or if you are ready for a bite to eat stop at Ashker’s on Elmwood. They have healthy eats at a low price.
Take a Buffalo River tour to take in the city from the water. The canal currently hosts a few decommissioned naval vessels including the USS Little Rock.
Grab lunch at Liberty Hound, I know all I recommend is Fish Tacos, but these were my favorite of the weekend!
If you still have enough steam then I suggest heading out in Allentown and/or Chippewa Street for some nightlife. Cantina Loco in Allentown has pitcher margaritas and a secluded patio to start the night with. On Chippewa check out the rooftop bar, Skybar for a trendier scene.
There are many state parks to explore in the Buffalo area. I recommend heading out to Grand Island and walking, biking and kayaking around Beaver Head Island. They have a few beaches too to relax and wave to Canada across the river. Fun Fact: President Grover Cleveland visited his cousin’s farm house pictured above on many occasions.
No trip to Buffalo/Niagara is complete without visiting Niagara Falls. It was absolutely breathtaking to see one of the Natural Wonders of The World.
After Niagara Falls, head North for another great view of the Niagara River and a quaint little Northeast town called Lewiston, NY.
The Silo is a great stop to have a waterfront view while eating sausages, hamburgers and sweet potato fries, say no more!
Grab an ice cream cone out of the caboose before you leave too!
It was such a beautiful weekend exploring the Buffalo, New York area 🙂
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