Enjoying Your vacation in Buffalo New York with style!
When people think of New York, it’s often New York City that comes to mind, while Buffalo, known as the Queen City, is often overlooked. This beautiful and historic city deserves your time and attention, however, as 2017 will be one of its best summers yet. Whether you are a visitor or a native Buffalonian, you’ll be sure to find something fun to do in the Nickel City.
The Buffalo area has some of the best concerts around. The Canalside Concert Series, located at 44 Prime St. in Buffalo, features some of the hottest bands in the country. In addition to Canadian darlings USS, the Canalside series will be featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ghostface Killah, and Dark Star Orchestra. At only $5 a ticket, it’s hard to beat the prices.
The Canalside series isn’t the only place to enjoy live music. Bands like the Arkells and New Politics will be playing at Artpark State Park, 450 S. Fourth St., in Lewiston. The Darien Lake Concerts are held right next to Darien Lake Amusement Park at 9993 Alleghany Road in Corfu. Darien Lake’s summer lineup includes Kings of Leon, Third Eye Blind, and Chance the Rapper.
Arts and Culture
Shakespeare in Delaware Park has been a Buffalo institution since 1976. This summer, the theater company will be performing The Merry Wives of Windsor and Macbeth. Located at 199 Lincoln Parkway, Delaware Park is not only a beautiful place to play and enjoy shows, but it also has a tragic side, as it was where President William McKinley was assassinated in 1901.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, right down the road from Delaware Park at 1285 Elmwood Ave., will be having a special exhibit devoted to the works of Joe Bradley, in addition to displaying their usual collections of stunning paintings.
There’s plenty of water to appreciate in the Buffalo and Niagara area. Whether you want to go to Niagara Falls and ride the famous Maid of the Mist, or relax on the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruise, departing from 210 Market St. in Lockport, you’re sure to find something to enjoy. If you’re the more adventurous type, you may enjoy the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours at 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. Here you can feel the full strength and power of the Niagara River.
Cars, Cars, and More Cars
If you enjoy looking at cars, then you’re in luck. There are several cruise nights in the Buffalo area. Lockport’s Optimists Club hosts the Monday Night Cruise Night on Park Avenue all summer long. You can also watch a movie from your car at the Transit Drive-In at 6655 S. Transit Road, also in Lockport. Step back in time, put on your best poodle skirt, and appreciate the simple joy of watching a double feature outdoors.
You can’t spend summer in Buffalo and not eat chicken wings. The Anchor Bar, where Buffalo wings were created, is open daily at 1047 Main St. Another Buffalo institution is Anderson’s. Whether you’re a fan of their custard, their beef on weck, or both, Anderson’s in a delicious part of Buffalo food culture. Stop by their original location at 2634 Delaware Ave. Of course, you’ll have to stop for a few Super Mighties at Mighty Taco, which has several locations across the Western New York area, including 2363 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo. Don’t forget to get a Loganberry to drink as well. If you need food and aren’t in the mood to eat out, be sure to stop by Wegmans at 601 Amherst St. for all your grocery needs.
Buffalo’s unassuming charm and beautiful summer days makes it the perfect place to enjoy a summer. Come see the best that the Niagara region has to offer.