With a population of over 300,000 people, Buffalo is the second biggest city in New York and has the class to match. Only 20 minutes from the great Niagara Falls and a stone's throw from wine country, Buffalo is the very picture of sophistication . . . and diversity.
Buffalo's been named the All-American City a couple of times, but it's also a sampling of Europe. The churches and basilicas are Romanesque, the Shea's Performing Arts Center has an air of France, and the Statler Towers could stand comfortably in Great Britain. Delaware Avenue's "Millionaire Row" is a lineup of stately old mansions, once homes, now business, still beautiful.
But Buffalo is more than great architecture. The Buffalo Museum of Science is not only a series of exhibits on natural history (and present). Visitors can also expect a tour of the museum's Tifft Nature Preserve, 264 acres of woodlands and wetlands. Martin's Fantasy Island is a nearby theme park and a small host of unique, often historical or natural, attractions, such as the Buffalo Transportation Museum and the Buffalo Naval & Seaman's park, are worth a look.
Buffalo is about 90 miles from Rochester taking Interstate 90 W (or 150 from Syracuse and 290 miles from Albany). Be sure to look at the navigational bar on the left-hand side for more information.