Buffalo New York
One can take an educational and fun water tour of Buffalo on the Spirit of Buffalo with Buffalo Sailing Adventures. Restaurants With close to 1000 restaurants in Buffalo, it is very hard to choose the top places to eat. Anchor Bar on Main Street is the bar famous for inventing Buffalo wings in 1964. An all-American food today, the wings spread from restaurant to restaurant, and then across the nation. Family owned and operated, it is still the place to go. Charlie the Butcher serves a well-known Buffalo masterpiece, "beef-on-weck". It is sliced roast beef on a kummelweck roll or "beef-on-weck" dipped in au jus with a dollop of horseradish. Santasiero’s is an authentic family Italian place that is a local favorite and a purely Buffalo experience. The Swannie House is a classic bar and another great place to grab wings, fish and chips, or chicken fingers. Other well-known and popular restaurants include: Rue Franklin, San Marco, Buffalo Chop House, Bacchus, Tempo, Hutch’s, Papaya, Oliver’s, and Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Shopping Sloan’s Antiques is a place for amazing vintage finds, with three massive multi-floor warehouses. All along the East Side of Buffalo, one can find many other vintage and knick-knacks stacked high. Retail outlets and malls can be found at Boulevard Mall, Eastern Hills Mall, Fashion Outlets of Niagara and McKinley Mall. Second Chic is a consignment shop that specializes in hip clothing for both men and women. Rust Belt Books is one of the oldest bookshops in Buffalo and features weekly poetry readings. It also has an assortment of first edition and rare books. The Allentown district is home to many offbeat and unique vintage shops including Antique Man. Arts, Architecture, and Entertainment Albright-Knox Art Gallery has one of the top collections of modern art with a rotating lineup of awe-inspiring exhibitions. Art pieces from such artists as Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Sol LeWitt, Frida Kahlo and many more are also permanently displayed here. Eliel and Eero Saarinen’s Kleinhans Music Hall is home to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and also an architectural masterpiece. It stands as a stunning creation of Streamlined Modernism. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House Complex is one of Wright’s most famous Prairie residential complexes. Built in 1903-1905 for wealthy businessman Darwin D. Martin, it is considered one of Wright’s finest achievements and holds National Historic Landmark status. Buffalo has a long, rich industrial past and along with its history, many historic and architectural works of art were also created. Industrialism may be a thing of the past, but Buffalo and the many attractions it has to offer is definitely here to stay.