A large city touching Canada’s border, Buffalo is a great introduction to the city most famous for the sweeping cascade of Niagara Falls. Reaching an economic boom in the early 20th century, you’ll find soaring skyscrapers designed in Art Deco and Neoclassical fashion as well as a range of quaint neighborhoods ranging from the trendy eateries in Elmwood Village to the downtown atmosphere at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. With over ten miles between the city and Buffalo-Niagara Airport, catching flights can be easy with public transportation, or by staying close with a hotel on Genesee Street, most of which offer airport shuttles. Fall in love with the region from top to bottom by utilizing the Metro Light Rail to get around, or take each moment slow with a ride that knows the true meaning of patience, whether that means a sedan perfect for honeymooning in comfort or an SUV big enough for small groups.
Just south of the city of Niagara, preparing for the rush of cascading water at the iconic Horseshoe Falls is easy so long as you go with the flow. Located on the Canadian side of the split city and doubling as the perfect gateway to experience Ontario, the tourist hotspot is a great way to spend the day. Get to know closer qualities of Buffalo afterward, looking forward to the historic 19th-century space of The Buffalo Zoo as well as cutting-edge designs found inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex. Take a stroll through Delaware Park as well, enjoying stone bridges that cross over pristine landscaped gardens, complimenting the beauty of nature with the beauty of architecture at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic site afterward. One can’t call their trip to Buffalo complete without having tried the local eateries on Elmwood as well, whether it’s the fun ambiance and authentic Greek at Pano’s on Elmwood or classic American diner setting at Cole’s.