How we rank Things to Do.
1. Niagara Falls
Just about 20 miles north of Buffalo, Niagara Falls makes for a great day trip. One of the world’s most awe-inspiring waterfalls, Niagara Falls straddles two countries and drops waters over the cliff-face at speeds of 20 to 68 mph.
2. Forest Lawn
Although Buffalo’s Forest Lawn is a cemetery, it’s such a beautiful one that many people visit for contemplative walks, peaceful picnics or even jogs. Many famous people — including former United States President Millard Fillmore and “Super Freak” singer Rick James — have been laid to rest here.
Kleinhans Music Hall was the dying wish of both Edward and Mary Seaton Kleinhans, who passed away within three months of each other in 1934.
Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright called this complex of structures he designed in the early 1900s for New York businessman Darwin D. Martin “the opus,” believing it exemplified his prairie house architectural ideal.
If you want a little Broadway on your Buffalo vacation, look no further than Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Opened in 1926 as a venue for silent films, the center hosts touring Broadway troupes and other special events.