Flights And Sights

Introduction to Buffalo

With American Airlines flights to Buffalo, New York, it's simple to get away and enjoy a relaxing time. From exploring nearby Niagara Falls to viewing amazing architecture, there are many things to do in Buffalo that will entertain everyone in the family.

Things To Do In Buffalo

One of the most popular activities in Buffalo is to view Niagara Falls. Just a 20-minute drive from downtown Buffalo across the Canadian border, Niagara Falls is an awe-inspiring sight sure to capture the imagination of all ages. You'll hear the thundering roar of the water from afar, and you can find a great photo opportunity at Terrapin Point in Niagara Falls State Park with the Falls behind you. On the Cave of the Winds tour, you'll take an elevator 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge, then cross a wooden walkway to the Hurricane Deck, which is less than 20 feet from Bridal Veil Falls. Or for a bird's-eye view, try the Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Tour. You'll be in the air a full 20 minutes enjoying an unobstructed, panoramic view along with a fully narrated tour.

On drier land, one of our favorite things to do in Buffalo is seeing the city's excellent 19th and 20th century American architecture. Buffalo is home to many Frank Lloyd Wright structures, including what's considered by many to be the finest example of his Prairie Style, the Darwin D. Martin House Complex. You'll also be able to see examples of works by Eliel and Eero Saarinen (Kleinhaus Music Hall), Louis Sullivan (the Guaranty Building) and H.H. Richardson (Buffalo State Hospital). And your tour of architecture won't be complete without paying a visit to Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, a National Historic Landmark. It's the birthplace of the Arts & Crafts Movement of the early 1900s.

The city is also full of American history, and exploring it is a must on any list of activities in Buffalo. It was one of the last stops on the Underground Railroad, the site of battles during the War of 1812 and where Teddy Roosevelt took the oath of office. At Forest Lawn Cemetery, founded in 1849, you can see the graves of President Millard Fillmore, veterans of the Civil War and Seneca Chief Red Jacket. The cemetery is deservedly on the National Register of Historic places, and it's also where you can see one more work by Frank Lloyd Wright: Blue Sky Mausoleum.

This is one destination that's full of fascinating and historical attractions, and it's easy to see them all when you fly to Buffalo with American Airlines. Plan your getaway to Buffalo today!

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