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Buffalo, New York is a compelling city, not only known for its famous chicken wings but also for its eventful history.  This impressive New Yorker is a symbol of American pride manifested in the form of iconic landmarks and architecture.  The city is where you will find the melodious harmonies of Louis Armstrong vigorously celebrated, while the journey of runaway slaves on the Underground Railway is well documented.  Whether skiing in snow along its powdery slopes or cheering from the top of your lungs during a Buffalo Bills’ home game at the Ralph Wilson Stadium, the city leaves nothing to the imagination. So leave your worries at home and bless this intriguing destination with your presence, as you bask in its hope of the American dream, which led Milliard Fillmore and Glover Cleveland strait to the Oval Office. 

As a major doorway to Niagara Falls, Buffalo is a city worthy of discovery.  This emblematic gem sits in the state of New York, United States offering a wide spectrum of adventures for the passionate traveler.  Buffalo is a stroll down memory lane as museums, heritage parks, and eventful music as well as art galleries reveals historic traditions.  Its lush parks appear in the midst of architectonic structures which boldly showcase the uprising of modern buildings during the 19th century.  Whether sailing the tranquil waters of the sparkling Lake Erie at the Canalside or diving into its delicious delicacy at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, the city will leave you wanting more.

Shopping in Buffalo is a must! It is a paradise for the chic and casual dresser with streets densely populated with malls and boutiques providing an array of trendy merchandise.  Elmwood Village is ideal for the everyday fashionista, which is colorfully decorated with shops, restaurants and great designs to form the perfect outfit.  Williamsville is uniquely speckled with fascinating trinkets which will make a great souvenir for a loved one.  The city of Buffalo is especially restless at night.  Its streets summon the most energetic socialites into their bars and clubs with enticing live music and recorded hits.  Head to Hertel Avenue for a night of barhopping or one of Buffalo’s many coffee shops to indulge in their creamy flavors over great conversations. 

The flavors of Buffalo are a treat for every food lover.  Yes its wings are delectable but there is so much more to explore.  From casual dining to gourmet specialties, there is something to fit every taste and pocket.  The gastronomy of Buffalo is a mix of multicultural dishes in addition to American best eats which are combined to form a melting pot of delicacies that will delight any taste bud.

Buffalo’s weather is distinctly characterized by four wet seasons and it experiences a continental climate.  During May to September (summer) the weather is typically warm and faces a high of approximately 78°F and a low around 65°F. From December to March (winter) its temperatures fluctuates between 35 °F and decreases slightly below 20°F.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is the main doorway into the city.  The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) makes traveling throughout the city quite simple.  Its extensive bus and train services provide ample transportation across Buffalo and its surrounding areas. Taxis and car rentals are available to travel at a more relaxed paced.  However, Buffalo’s downtown district can be explored on foot.