Buffalo's parks, nature preserves, rivers and lakes make it an ideal location for outdoor activities, especially winter sports like skiing, skating and hockey. Of course, Niagara Falls is the region's geographical gem and top attraction. It may be viewed via cruise tours, on foot in the state park or even from a hot air balloon. During pro-football and hockey seasons, Ralph Wilson Stadium and HSBC Arena are popular destinations for fans of the NFL Bills and NHL Sabres, respectively. Offering plenty to see and do, downtown Buffalo is packed with historic buildings, museums, shops, restaurants and bars. The Albright Knox Art Gallery is must-see, and be sure to note the architecture of prominent structures in the city including the Buffalo City Hall, the Old Post Office, Ellicot Square Building and the Buffalo State Hospital. The Darwin Martin House and Graycliffe, two homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, are open to the public.
Elizabeth C. Baxley is a Travel Editor for 10Best, Inc. Her favorite travel experiences have involved studying theater in London and exploring the streets of Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. She served as a contributor to the 10Best Travel Guides for Dallas and Washington, D.C., and her writings have also appeared in Upstate Parent.