If you've been to the Anchor Bar and want to expand your wing repertoire, Duffs is the place to go. If you're going with friends, order a bucket--half medium, half hot--and be sure to order extra blue cheese on the side too.
Journey Behind the Falls is an amazing walking tour that takes you into the tunnels behind Horseshoe Falls. It's wet, a little eerie, and just plain cool. The tour lasts about 45 minutes. Though ponchos are sometimes provided, take your own rain gear to be sure that you stay dry. A visit to the...more
A ride on the Maid of the Mist is an absolute must. (And a sure fire hit at any age.) Basically, it's a boat ride from either the American or Canadian side that takes passengers so close to falls themselves--American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe--that you'll get totally soaked (unless, of...more
This enclosed 'rain forest' is home to over 2,000 butterflies year-round. A lush, humid, place, just walking through it, you'll see all sorts of butterflies flitting by or landing on tropical flowers. Don't miss the Emergence Window, where butterflies break free of their...more
Niagara Falls is argueably one of the most dramatic set of waterfalls in North America. The Canadian side is much more built up, and set up, for tourists. It's got miles of paved walkways with breathtaking views, gorgeus gardens, upscale hotels and casinos, and yes, a wax museum or two. The view...more
The town of Niagara Falls definitely is kitchy--wax museums are prominent fixtures--but the falls themselves and the surrounding parks/area are spectacular. There is so much to do--from taking a boat ride near the falls, visiting 18th century forts, and stopping at the butterfly conservatory...more
An old school pizzeria, this is a no frills restaurant with big cheesy pizzas and great wings to boot. If you want to go totally classic Buffalo, order a glass of loganberry or a pitcher of Labatts too.
A helicopter ride over the entirety of the falls, a portion of the Niagara River, and nearby parks is an amazing--and heart-stopping--way to experience the falls. A great option if you're looking for something a little different. The only bummer--it lasts just 12 minutes....more
Buffalo, New York is a great part of the state to visit, especially in the summer months when the snow has thawed. There are tons of outdoor festivals, tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes in town, the Albright Knox Art Museum, a nice waterfront area, a small zoo, and of course, the chicken wings (The...more