Niagara Falls and Western New York Travel Guide
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As any local will tell you, this is western New York, not "upstate," which suggests a closeness to New York City—and this pastoral parcel of the state couldn't be farther away from that metropolitan morass. Here, oranges and yellows wash over wooded valleys in autumn, snow blankets farm fields in winter, tulips bloom beside the mighty Niagara in spring, and the blue of Lake Erie sparkles brilliantly in summer. The region's bastions of arts and culture—even Buffalo, the state's second-largest city—retain a small-town feel.
In Niagara Falls, lodgings consist mainly of chain hotels, with a few exceptions, such as the historic Red Coach Inn and the glitzy Seneca Niagara Casino...read more
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Things To Do in Niagara Falls and Western New York
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