Fall is a favorite season of many. If it falls high on your list too, Buffalo Niagara delivers on the autumnal pleasures. So how should you spend your day taking in all of fall’s colorful glory? That’s easy. Here’s our 8-step plan:
1. Forget the Cheerios for breakfast (even though they are made in Buffalo!), and head to Mayer Bros. Cider Mill to start your day on a sugar high by trying their seasonal apple cider donuts. One donut will go down alarmingly easy so make sure you save yourself the trouble and stock up.
2. If you want to see the foliage in its full splendor, head south on Rt. 219 or Rt. 400 – Destination: East Aurora. Spend the afternoon on the Roycroft Campus taking a hands-on artisan class followed by lunch at the Inn.
3. Hooked on leaf-peeping? Continue your ride along Southtowns Scenic Byway.
4. When the curtain rises on fall, the same holds true for theater season. Take in a show at one of Buffalo’s 22 theater companies. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Irish Classical, MusicalFare and Torn Space Theater are a few of our local favorites.
5. Frank Lloyd Wright left his architectural mark on Buffalo. His meticulously-designed Martin House Complex is Buffalo’s crown jewel. After investing $50 million dollars in its restoration (to be fully completed in 2016), it’s worth splurging for the two-hour tour.
6. Keep that architectural buzz going and pick up a copy of ‘Buffalo On Foot’ at the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center downtown. Stroll the streets of downtown admiring the works for Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham and more.
— Karen Fashana