By Vanessa Oswald
Buffalo
New York
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The Queen City, otherwise known as Buffalo, is currently the second most populated city in all of the state of New York next to NYC. Those looking for a city booming with various cultures, art scenes, historic buildings, exciting nightlife and fun events for any season, should look no further than Buffalo, New York. 
   
EscapeWizard.com encourages you to book your next getaway to this grand city, which is full of excitement, no matter what time of year. Visitors may fly conveniently into the city arriving at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Book your flight today to the Queen City with EscapeWizard.com: To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). While in the midst of booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer to our top selections of hotels in the Buffalo Area for assistance with finding accommodations. Then book through us by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to the hotel portion of the website.
   
EscapeWizard.com suggests starting your vacation with a cruise in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. There are several options available from a landmark cruise, Buffalo River cruise, and the Lock and Canal cruise. All three options can be purchased for a minimal fee with a discount for children. EscapeWizard.com knows that taking in the sites of the city from the water is the best way to get your trip started in Buffalo.

The next stop not to be missed is the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens on South Park Avenue. This establishment gives visitors the opportunity to view vegetarian from all over the world such as the Florida Everglades to a Panama rainforest and a variety of other options. The admission is only six dollars and seniors, students, and children receive a discount on their ticket. EscapeWizard.com knows you will not be disappointed at the Botanical Gardens.

Another exciting stop in Buffalo would be to take a tour of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. The building located on 641 Delaware Avenue preserves the Ansley Wilcox House, which was where Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States on September 14, 1901 after the assassination of William McKinley. Part of the house serves as a museum displaying several artifacts from the Pan-American Exposition, which includes wine glasses, plates, playing cards and the key to the Temple of Music. A recreation of the Oval Office as it would have looked when Roosevelt was President is also featured in the house and also allows you to send e-mails to yourself from the interactive desk.
   
Next, Buffalo City Hall is one of the oldest structures still operating in the downtown area of Buffalo. The building was opened in 1931 by Dietel, Wade & Jones and stands as one of the tallest municipal buildings in the United States and in Western New York. This 32-story Art Deco building is located at 65 Niagara Square. There are many statues surrounding the building, such as Niagara Square’s Lions and McKinley memorial and the detailed relief sculptures over the front entrance. On the Southeast corner of the building stands the statue of President Millard Fillmore, a Buffalo native. The statue of President Grover Cleveland, who was also a former Mayor of Buffalo, is located on the Northeast corner of the building. Inside the building there are two William de Leftwich Dodge murals, one displayed on the east side of the entrance hall and one on the west side.

EscapeWizard.com highly recommends a trip outside the city to Niagara Falls. The falls are only a 20 minute car ride out of Buffalo. From the American side, vacationers can take in breathtaking views of the falls on the Canadian side. If you want to cross into Canada to view the American side, don't forget to bring your passport. EscapeWizard.com suggests the Maid of the Mist boat ride which will take you right up to the falls for a closer view. Then just a short drive from the falls is Old Fort Niagara. This fort was built in 1726 and gives vacationers a glimpse into how forts worked in the 18th and 19th century.

Buffalo, New York has many attractions that would make a vacation to this city simply wonderful. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation to the Queen city by clicking the above link.
Hotels in Buffalo
By Suzi Harkola
Homewood Suites by Hilton Buffalo-Amherst
1138 Millersport Highway, Buffalo, NY
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Located just a quarter mile from the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, Homewood Suites by Hilton is perfect for weekend visits and other family events. Cultural attractions are within 20 minutes of the hotel, and include historic Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, off-Broadway Theatre at Shea's Performing Arts Center, the Buffalo Zoo and the majestic and awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Check-in is at 3p.m., check-out is 12 p.m. There’s ample free parking on site, or use the complimentary shuttle from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

This all-suite hotel offers studio and one-bedroom options. Each unit features living, dining and sleeping areas, fully equipped kitchens, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and cable TVs with On-Demand movies. Local phone calls are provided at no charge.

Business travelers and family vacationers alike will find the comforts of home in a pet-friendly hotel that’s been designed to look more like a “bed and breakfast” than a hotel chain, while retaining the amenities and services travelers have come to expect from Homewood Suites by Hilton. You’ll find a swimming pool with whirlpool spa and fitness center for relaxing and unwinding while on the road. There’s a full functioning business center for preparing for meetings or keeping in touch with colleagues back home, as well as a meeting room to accommodate up to 45 attendees.

On-site laundry, complimentary grocery shopping and a 24-hour Suite Shop® with snacks and sundries help make your Homewood Suites in Buffalo-Amherst your “home away from home.” Add to these conveniences a Suite Start® full hot daily breakfast and complimentary dinner and drinks on Monday through Thursday evenings, and the result is a hassle-free, pampering hotel experience.

Special rates are available for extended stay, corporate housing and groups. Planning a wedding? Homewood Suites is the perfect hotel for your out-of-town guests. “Make Yourself at Home™” with us on your next trip, for business or pleasure, to Buffalo.

EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) can assist with booking your reservations at Homewood Suites by Hilton in Buffalo-Amherst. Contact us today!