Take a deep breath in…that’s the smell of a long-awaited spring. Now that you’ve taken the first steps out of hibernation and planned that first trip of the year, here’s the essentials for the perfect spring getaway in Buffalo Niagara:
A whiff of the roses at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens will have you thinking spring almost immediately. Start your day here.
Opening Day for minor-league baseball is another telltale sign of spring. As long as the calendar reads April or later, head to one of the finest ballparks in the minors to catch a Buffalo Bisons game. Tell Buster we said hi!
You’ve been cooped up inside for the past few months, take a stroll through one of Buffalo’s trendiest neighborhoods, the Elmwood Village to shop for some stylish duds, indulge in some trendy eats or sip a cocktail at our local pubs.
Have the kids in tow during spring break? Inspire them with a visit to the Buffalo History Museum (Did you know the air conditioner was invented in Buffalo?) or let the animals be their classroom at the Buffalo Zoo.
Continue your history lesson with a tour through Forest Lawn Cemetery. Discover the final resting places for famous Buffalonians like President Millard Fillmore, the original super-freak Rick James and so many more.
Enjoy our local farmer’s spring harvest at one of our favorite farm-to-table restaurants, Trattoria Aroma. They’re open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch so there’s no excuse for not fitting it into your itinerary.
Buffalo’s waterfront district, Canalside underwent an extreme makeover. If it’s warm enough, get out on the water via kayak, paddleboard, cruise and more. If it’s still a bit cool, admire the water from the dock and catch an evening sunset.
— Karen Fashana