Using your casually clad feet as your guide, you and your gal pals love to explore the city scene. And if that includes shopping for flirty skirts or trendy tops, so be it! You’re flexible that way. So get ready to hit the ground running, because here’s what Buffalo Niagara has in store for you:
To really get the most out of your getaway, it needs to include a night or two. There are plenty of hotel choices in Buffalo or Niagara Falls from bed & breakfasts to charming inns to boutique hotels and name brand properties. Whichever way your pleasure tends, there’s something sure to make you feel right at home.
Only under duress should you visit Buffalo Niagara without at some point resetting your soul with the awe-inspiring sight and sound of Niagara Falls, as it can only be done from the American-side. Feel the roar as the mist dances in the air around you, and soak up its unique natural vibe. While you are there, take-in the history that lives within Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the United States and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
The best way to see a city is by seeking out its legendary neighborhoods. Head into downtown Buffalo where a world of adventure awaits. Enjoy a walking tour with Explore Buffalo or stand in the spot where President Teddy Roosevelt took the oath of office. Then soak up the scene at Canalside, Buffalo’s waterfront playground!
Other must-see Buffalo Niagara neighborhoods include Allentown and Elmwood Village where shopping, dining, live music and nightlife are star attractions. If you’re looking for late-night action, head to Allen St. for drinks until 4am. If you’re feeling a bit more tame, visit the quaint and historic East Aurora. While there, don’t miss a trip to Vidler’s 5 & 10 for some old-fashioned, American five and dime store action.
In the Niagara region, a morning spent at the North Tonawanda Farmer’s Market or taking the 7am yoga class at the Lockport Community Market will clue you in to the local energy quite quickly. If you’re hungry, Third Street Retreat Eatery & Pub, New York Beer Project and DiCamillo Bakery are where the natives congregate. Local vegans, however, are organically attracted to 700 Center Street Bistro & Café.
Of course, you’re bound to get hungry on your getaway. And a trip to Western New York wouldn’t be complete without a Buffalo chicken wing crawl—a tour de force fueled by the region’s most famous fowl. Because it’s just you gals, it’s OK if you get a little messy in the process. Wash down those wings with a craft cocktail, and GIANT ice cream sandwich, from Ballyhoo or quaff a local craft beer from Big Ditch Brewing Company.
Finally, you can’t leave the U.S. without a cute, new outfit. You’ll find the best bargains at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA and the Walden Galleria. Between the two, you’ll be in a paradise of over 400 stores!
Enjoy your girlfriend getaway in Buffalo Niagara!