Updated: Aug 23, 2021
If your next trip includes a beautiful waterfront, a Great Lake, a pretty amazing waterfall oh yeah and Hot Wings, then you’ve got to plan a trip to #BuffaloNY.
Buffalo, NY sits on the edge of Lake Erie and is connected to Niagara Falls via the Niagara River. You can see Canada from Buffalo and believe me there is so much to do that you’ll need a number of days to see it all.
The first thing I think about when I think of Buffalo is the Anchor Bar. Where you say? #TheAnchorBar is the place that created everyone’s favorite bar food...HOT WINGS!!! The story goes that in 1964, the bar owner was tending bar and a group of his friends came in late in the evening. The bat tender asked his mom to make some food for his friends. She deep friend some chicken wings, that would normally have been used in the stock pot. She then put some “secret sauce” on the wings and they became an instant success. When you go to Buffalo, you HAVE to make a visit to the original Anchor Bar And have their hot wings. They have lots of other food too and it’s all very good, but if you’re there you have to get the wings - right?
After you get your belly full it‘s time to take a drive down to the waterfront. Buffalo is a water town and you can certainly use that to your benefit. There are many ways you can take advantage of this beautiful area.
Of course Buffalo sits on the shores of Lake Erie where you can fish, boat, dine, bike, kayak or picnic. Bring the kids and the the dogs and enjoy this beautiful area.
The first place you’ll want to visit on the waterfront is Canalside Park. Canalside Park sits in the heart of the downtown and is located at the 1825 terminus of the Erie Canal. This is the place where you can enjoy concerts, festivals and food throughout the year. Also at Canalside Park is the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. They have jets, a battleship and a submarine!!!
This is a family friendly museum that the kids can climb on and become naval officers. Go deep into the bowels of the submarine and learn what it means to live underwater. Step aboard this living historical monument and enjoy. Check out their website www.buffalonavalpark.org
Once you’re done exploring Canalside park head on over to the Outer Harbor, where you’ll see the 1833 Lighthouse that lit the way from Lake Erie.
At Buffalo’s outer harbor you can hike, bike and kayak. There Is also an amazing boardwalk, a beach and beer. If you didn’t bring your kayak you can rent them here. You can also hop on a tour boat that will take you on a two hour round trip around the harbor and up the Niagara River. If you brought your fishing rod, then you won’t be disappointed because Buffalo boasts some of the best bass fishing in North America.
Switching gears a little. Have you ever heard of Frank Lloyd Wright? Mr. Wright was an architect in the mid 1900’s who believed that buildings should lend themselves to the environment they were in. There are seven Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Buffalo. You can visit a number of these masterpieces with a combo ticket. It’s seriously a must see when you’re in the area.
A couple more things you need to check out, especially if you have kids. Go for a pirate Cruise on the #SpiritofBuffalo, Show the kids a good time and they’ll be learning along the way at the #BuffaloMuseumofScience or hang out with your favorite animals at the #BuffaloZoo.
The last thing you’ll want to check out while your in Buffalo actually isn’t in Buffalo, it’s up the road about a half hour. #NiagaraFalls is just outside of Buffalo and offers visitors photo op’s like none other.
If you want to check out all the cool things Buffalo has to offer go to www.visitbuffaloniagara.com and tell them the Fun Chasers sent you.
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