Greater Niagara Falls Region
When planning your visit to the Great Buffalo Niagara region, consider a stay at an ESBBA member inn. Our B&Bs are a wonderful alternative to hotels in Lockport, NY, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls.
Millions of visitors from all over the world come to this region to experience the thundering waters of the world-famous Niagara Falls. You can view this spectacular natural wonder from observation decks above the falls or aboard the Maid of the Mist boats that navigate the gorge up to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Or you can descend the cliffs on the daring Cave of the Winds tour and face directly into the "hurricane-like" spray of Bridal Veil Falls. Whatever your vantage point, this magnificent spectacle and its ubiquitous rainbows will provide you with wonderful photo opportunities and plenty of memories.
Something for Everyone in the Greater Buffalo Niagara Region
A few miles north of the falls is the historic village of Lewiston, home of Artpark, where in summer artists can be found erecting landscape sculptures, leading art workshops for children and adults, or performing on stage in a variety of musical, theatrical, and dance presentations. Four miles north on the shores of Lake Ontario sits Old Fort Niagara, an 18th-century chateau-like redoubt built by the French. In summer, re-enactors set up their tents and display clothing, cookware, tools, and artisan skills used in the days of the Revolution and the War of 1812. They also reenact battle scenes.
Extending between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, the Niagara Wine Trail features more than a dozen wineries, where you can taste award-winning wines.
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Be sure to visit to the friendly city of Buffalo, New York State’s second largest, where you'll find major sports, lively theater, museums, sightseeing cruises, and great architecture represented in the works of America’s foremost architects: Richardson, Sullivan, and Wright. The Wright-designed Darwin Martin and George Barton houses are open for tours on the weekend, and Graycliff, the Martins’ summer home designed by Wright on a cliff above Lake Erie at Derby, has more extensive touring hours in the summer months.
You can hear the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra perform in Saarinen-designed, acoustically perfect Kleinhans Music Hall, see a Broadway-style production at the beautifully restored Shea's Performing Arts Center, or explore the Museum District adjacent to Olmsted’s Delaware Park. There, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery exhibits extraordinary works by top artists; the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, the only permanent building erected for the 1901 Pan American Exposition, houses artifacts of area history; and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center celebrates the paintings of Charles Burchfield and other regional painters.
Take the children to visit the Buffalo Zoological Gardens where they’ll enjoy the antics of more than 1,200 animals and birds as well as rides on the zoo’s train and carousel. At the Naval and Servicemen’s Park on Lake Erie, one of the few inland naval parks in the country, you can board a submarine, a guided-missile cruiser, and the destroyer USS The Sullivans, named for five sailor-brothers who perished in WWII. Or take in a major sporting event by one of Buffalo’s exciting professional teams.
At Letchworth State Park in Castile, where the winding Genesee River has carved out a 17-mile gorge known as the "Grand Canyon of the East," you can enjoy picnicking, swimming, hiking, and whitewater rafting, or simply bask in the beauty of the area. Darien Lake Theme Park, located between Rochester and Buffalo, offers 100 rides, live shows by popular performers, a water park, and restaurants.
In Childs, near Lake Ontario, you can tour a cluster of unique cobblestone buildings, including a residence, a school, and a church. In Lockport, you can cruise along the historic Erie Barge Canal, experiencing the ascent and descent of your boat as it makes its way through the rising and emptying waters of the huge locks.
In Arcade, board the steam-engine-drawn Arcade & Attica railroad for an excursion through the countryside. Visit the Roycroft Campus in nearby East Aurora, world-famous for its part in the early 20th century Arts & Crafts Movement and enjoying a renaissance today. Also in the village and open for weekend visits is the home of America’s 13th president, Millard Fillmore; a charming old-fashioned 5 & 10 cent store; and antique shops. Examine a collection of more than 300 bicycles and related memorabilia at nearby Orchard Park's Pedaling History Bicycle Museum, the world's largest devoted to cycling. Or shop till you drop in the region’s numerous quaint boutiques and shops, huge retail malls, and over 150 designer outlet stores.
Whether you enjoy sightseeing, shopping, museums, spectacular thrills, or quiet rides through scenic parkland, you are sure to be charmed by the Greater Niagara region. And our ESBBA member inns look forward to your visit.