Niagara Falls and Western New York Travel Guide
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Plan Your Niagara Falls and Western New York Vacation
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
Fast-food chains are well represented in Niagara, and apart from a few good Italian and hotel-restaurant options, it's best to make the trip to Lewiston...read more
Things To Do in Niagara Falls and Western New York
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