Buffalo is known as one of the snowiest cities in the United States, but that’s not its only claim to fame. It is also home to the buffalo wing and the closest big city to the world-famous Niagara Falls. If you’re arriving at Buffalo International Airport, pick up a car rental and get ready to explore your way through the city!
When in Buffalo, you must sample the local food, especially the buffalo wings! Why not jump into your car and take the buffalo wing crawl created by the Buffalo tourism board to get the most out of your sampling spree. If you don’t have time to make all the stops, just pick a few to get a good mix of this Buffalo classic. Your first stop for this, however, should be Anchor Bar, which claims to have created the iconic dish.
After exploring Buffalo’s mouthwatering food scene, you have to leave the city behind to visit the Niagara Falls. The drive is just under twenty miles from the city. That being said, try to stay for a night to see the lights illuminate the falls. It’s truly a marvelous sight to behold! There’s no admission fee for seeing the falls, but if you’d like to go out on one of the boat tours, you would need to bring money with you. Many tickets can be bought online ahead of time so that you can easily skip the line, which is especially useful in summer.
If you love architecture, the Frank Lloyd Wright house, also known as the Darwin D. Martin House complex, is consistently rated as one of the top rated attractions to be experienced in Buffalo. Include a stop at St. Joseph’s Cathedral as its magnificent interior is worth seeing as well. While the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden is generally recommended highly, come wrapped up tight during winter as this season can be terribly cold and snowy. On the positive side, ice skating rinks, sledding hills, cross country skiing trails, and snowshoe paths are plentiful. Alternatively, head to Canalside, a favorite local spot with an ice rink that is four times the size of the one at the Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Getting a car rental when you’re in Buffalo is a great option to get around on your own terms. Not only will you have full access to the city, but an easy and affordable way to seeing Niagara Falls. With our affordable range of rental cars, you will easily find a car that suits your travel needs.