About Buffalo

by SmarterTravel Staff
NY: Buffalo City (Photo: iStockphoto/Adam Korzekwa)

Buffalo, New York, has a reputation as an industrial town, but this "Queen City" on Lake Erie has plenty to offer visitors and guests. One of the most popular Buffalo attractions is nearby Niagara Falls, where tourists can take a ride on the Maid of the Mist or watch the roaring waters from the Cave of the Winds. Within city limits, fans of the arts can tour Frank Lloyd Wright homes and listen to the world-renowned Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall.

If all the sight-seeing works up an appetite, visitors can take comfort in the unique regional cuisine. As the birthplace of Buffalo wings (and the site of the National Buffalo Wing Festival), this city is proud of its culinary offerings like beef on weck, charbroiled hot dogs, and sponge candy.


Flights to Buffalo land at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which depicts the history of the region in a 13,000 square foot tiled artwork.

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