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Things To Do

VISIT - Niagara Falls


Maid of the Mist - The Maid of the Mist boat tour at Niagara Falls has been described by generations of visitors as one of the highlights of their trip! A favorite Niagara Falls State Park attraction for more than 150 years, the Maid of the Mist journey begins at the Observation Tower, where guests are given a souvenir rain poncho to wear and board the double-deck Maid of the Mist tour boat. From there, the boat ferries past the base of the American Falls and onto the basin of Horseshoe Falls.

Cave of the Winds - The Cave of the Winds trip takes you closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than what you thought was possible. You ride an elevator 175 feet (53 meters) deep into the Niagara Gorge. Then, in a bright yellow poncho and wearing the special footwear provided, you follow a tour guide over a series of wooden walkways to the famous “Hurricane Deck”. As you stand at the railing, you are a mere 20 feet (6 meters) from the billowing torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. Rainbows are usually visible day and night. Everyone can experience the sights of Niagara Falls -- a deck has been built 150 feet from the base of the Falls especially designed for handicapped and adults with children in arms!

CANALSIDE - BUFFALO WATERFRONT


Canalside is at the heart of downtown Buffalo's waterfront revitalization!

Food & Drinks:
Southern Tier Brewery - New brewery and taproom in the heart of downtown Buffalo that offers a full tasting room experience. Plus, they serve a full, chef-created, beer-inspired food menu and offer a selection of Southern Tier favorites to-go (in cans, bottles and growler/crowler fills).

Panorama on Seven - Enjoy the best views of Buffalo, Lake Erie and Canalside while ordering prohibition-style cocktails and perusing a Southern European-inspired menu with a local Buffalo flair. Conclude the experience with a sweet delight prepared by their own in-house pastry chef!

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery - A fun, historic brewpub, featuring signature beers and award-winning entrees. A favorite spot for watching sports games or listening to live music, Pearl Street offers multiple levels of indoor bars and outdoor patios!

Liberty Hound - Liberty Hound is a great waterfront restaurant with an amazing patio overlooking Canalside and the Buffalo's Inner Harbor!

VISIT - HOYT LAKE


A 1.1 mile loop around the lake provides a scenic walk, as well as access to meadow areas and spectacular views of the water. Rowboats and FLOATmingo paddle boats are available for rent through the Buffalo Maritime Center: Click here for more information!


Other Nearby Attractions:
The Buffalo History Museum - The collections, exhibits, and programs at the Buffalo History Museum tell the stories of the people, events, and movements that demonstrate Western New York's essential place in shaping American history.


Japanese Garden of Buffalo - Located behind The Buffalo History Museum in the Olmsted Conservancy’s Delaware Park, the lush gardens and serene lake provide a refuge for all of Buffalo to enjoy.


The Terrace at Delaware Park - Well known for having Buffalo's best patio, and offering comfortable restaurant dining with panoramic views of Hoyt Lake, Delaware Park, Buffalo History Museum, Albright Knox Art Gallery, and incredible sunsets!


Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House - Built between 1903 and 1905, the Martin House was designed by acclaimed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright as the city home for Buffalo business executive Darwin D. Martin and his family. His timeless design of the Martin House continues to inspire, impress, and attract visitors from around the world!

EAT - LOCAL RESTAURANTS


CHICKEN WINGS & BEEF ON WECK:
  1. Bar-Bill Tavern
  2. Duff's Famous Wings
  3. Kelly's Korner
  4. Gabriel's Gate

BUFFALO-STYLE PIZZA:
  1. Gino's NY Pizza Elmwood
  2. La Nova

OTHER BUFFALO STAPLES:
  1. Ted's Hot Dogs
  2. Paula's Donuts
  3. Chef's (Italian)
  4. Tim Hortons (coffee)
  5. Watson's Chocolates (sponge candy)

DRINK - BREWERIES & BARS



DOWNTOWN BUFFALO:
  1. Big Ditch Brewing Company
  2. Misuta Chow's
  3. Hatchets & Hops
  4. Fatty Beer Co.
  5. Other Half
  6. Lucky Day Whiskey Bar
  7. Graylynn

BUFFALO RIVER:
  1. Buffalo Riverworks
  2. Papis Waterfront Beach Bar
  3. Resurgence Brewing Company
  4. Hartman's Distilling Co.

ELMWOOD VILLAGE:
  1. Thin Man Brewery
  2. Forty Thieves
  3. The Place
  4. The Beerkeep
  5. Jack Rabbit
  6. Cole's
  7. Mister Goodbar

HERTEL AVENUE:
  1. Lloyd Taco Factory
  2. The Garage Bar & Restaurant
  3. Wellington Pub
  4. Del Denby Tavern
  5. The Burning Buffalo Bar & Grill