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Pull on a parka and prep your taste buds: Traveling to Buffalo is sure to involve two things—extreme weather and insanely hot chicken wings. Sure, you might freeze in the winter and scorch in the summer, but a Buffalo vacation can offer you surprising rewards. This lakeside city is a lot more than just the gateway to Niagara Falls (a splashy natural wonder nearby that's worth its own trip). First, there's a booming arts community to be discovered, now that formerly-blighted Buffalo has become the premier arts destination of Western New York—an outcome nobody expected when artists started flocking here in the 1970s for the cheap rents. It's also a great sports town (Go Bills!) with passionate locals always ready for a rowdy, raucous night of cheering at a game. You can study the city's rich historic architecture in downtown Buffalo, a remnant from its shipping heyday, when it was known as the millionaire capital of New York. Visit trendy Elmwood Village to troll for antiques, and get a ...See More gander at the latest in contemporary culture at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo's most celebrated sight is probably the Darwin D. Martin House Complex—a 10,000 square-foot "prairie house" built by master American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1904 (take the tour if you want to learn more about Wright’s fetish for designing hidden bookcases). Best of all, Buffalo retains its small-town feel, even though it's officially the second-largest city in New York. Many of its quaint neighborhoods are within walking distance of one another, making it easy for Buffalo visitors to stroll from one enclave to the next. Sample some of the local eats as you go: Aside from hot chicken wings (invented here in Buffalo and ranging in intensity from mild to freakishly spicy), there's beef on weck (a mix of horseradish and roast beef on kummelweck roll that tastes much better than it sounds) and sponge candy, a frothy concoction of caramelized sugar that melts on your tongue. See Less
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