Flights to Buffalo
Scenically located on the shores of Lake Erie in upstate New York, Buffalo is a city in the western state of New York in the U.S. The principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, Buffalo is also the 45th largest city in the United States and its proximity to the gorgeous Niagara Falls makes it a desirable tourist destination. The history of the city goes back to 1789 when it was a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek but since then the city has grown bounty times to become the 2nd most populous city in the state, after New York. Finance, technology, health care and education form the primary economic sector of Buffalo and in 2010, Forbes rated Buffalo the 10th best place to raise a family in the United States. Spreading on an area of 136.0 km2, it is located at an elevation of 183 meters above sea level and houses more than 261,310 residents. Like any other state in New York, English is the official language spoken my most of the people.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport is the major airport in the city and all flights coming to Buffalo, land at this airport. Located in the nearby district of Cheektowaga, this airport was among the five cheapest airports from which to fly in the country, as per the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Buffalo experiences continental type of climate with very cold winters and dry and sunny summers which last from June to August. The city gets a lot of snowfall during the winter months from December to February. The city experiences fall season between September and November and the months from March to May are categorized as spring season. The city can be visited at any time of the year, expect winters, but summer is the peak tourist season and hotels prices are at their highest. Shakespeare festival, Allentown Art Festival, Taste of Buffalo, National Buffalo Wing Festival, Thursday at the Square, and the Juneteenth Festival held during the summer months and Buffalo Ball Drop, Buffalo Powder Keg Festival, and Labatt Blue Pond Hockey during the winter months are the major international festivals celebrated here.
The Niagara Falls, which are locates round 37 km from Buffalo city is the most important tourist attraction. Darwin D Martin House is the best of Wright's Prairie House era designs and a major attraction in Buffalo. Shea's Performing Arts Center is a perfect stop for art lovers. Displaying a classic style of architecture with a Neo-Spanish Baroque interior, it is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is another major tourist spot in Buffalo and this Victorian-style gardens of plants includes and orchid house, bromeliad house, herb collection, and waterfall. A beautiful attraction, Forest Lawn Cemetery has attractions like water features, trees, and paths and also serves as the final resting place of many famous people.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park (displaying aircraft, ship models and airplane models.), Albright Knox Art Gallery (an impressive Greek revival building), Delaware Park and the Buffalo Zoo (Buffalo Zoo, cycling and golfing) Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site (spot where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office on September 14, 1901.), St Joseph's Cathedral (Gothic Revival style church) and Liberty Building ( largest of its kind in Buffalo historical building) are the popular tourist attractions in Buffalo.
Eating and Shopping
A potpourri of culture, the local food served in Buffalo reflects varieties of influences like Italian, Greek, African, India and American. Ranging from high end hotels to budget eateries, everything is available in the city. Ted's Hot Dogs, SPoT Coffee, Tim Hortons, and Mighty Taco are some of the many fast food chain giants which have their outlets all across the city. The city is also very popular for its old Buffalo style meals that can be found in restaurant like Louie's Hot Dogs, La Nova Pizzeria, John and Mary's Submarines, Just Pizza and Duff's Famous Wings. Pearl Street Brewery and Flying Bison Brewing Company have their base at Buffalo and are known for their wines. Sahlen's which is a charcoal-broiled hot dog, Buffalo wing, haddock fish fries, Beef on weck sandwich, pierogi and loganberry-flavored beverage are some of the dishes indigenous to the city and should be tasted when in Buffalo.
While there are many malls and high end stores for the brand conscious, the city also offers street style markets and village markets that are suited for those travelling on a budget. Elmwood Village (a neighborhood market having local stores like ShoeFly, Urban and Penzey’s Spices), Walden Galleria (largest mall in Buffalo), Fashion Outlets (for bargain hunters to buy clothes), Hertel Avenue (boutiques and international brand shop) and East Aurora (a village selling local artisan goods) are the major shopping areas in Buffalo.
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