My # 1 Under-Rated Destination
Back in 2017 we went on an eleven week world tour for our 40th wedding Anniversary, and one of our stops was Buffalo.
Most Americans we talked to said “WTF are you going there?”
I must admit we originally only considered Buffalo as a destination because it had an Airport close to Niagara Falls.
When we checked into the Hotel Lafayette and saw the Art Deco lobby, including the Elevators, we started to think there was more to this town than we first thought!
Martin House Complex
Frank Lloyd Wright is probably the most iconic American Architect and I am a big fan, so when we found that one of his major houses could be seen that became a second reason to visit.
When we got there we found it’s actually the main house plus two smaller houses.
A local restoration society looks after the Martin House complex and runs regular informative tours.
Naval and Military Park
At Canalside there is an impressive museum.
You can look over three WW2 vessels; A cruiser, destroyer, and a submarine.
In the museum building I was also interested to find a model of USS Wolverine one of only two Fresh Water Paddle Steamer Aircraft Carriers.
You can also take a pleasant boat tour from Canal Side, which takes you along the canal, and around the only Marina that is shaped like a Buffalo (Don’t believe me then search Google Maps for ‘Erie Basin Marina’)
Some Things We Missed
It was only as we were in the Taxi on the way back to the airport we were told not only could we visit this impressive city hall; we could get a free lift to an observation deck on the top floor.
Exploring the many other Art Deco Buildings in the city
Visiting the Anchor Bar, where the world famous Buffalo Wings were invented in 1964.