UB and Regional Resources

This collection is a list of University at Buffalo websites, local Buffalo area self-care resources, and things to do in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

Things to Do in Greater Buffalo

There are many great things to do in Western New York: great restaurants, movies, nightclubs, music, craft, and food festivals, plays and concerts, and more. Below are some leisure activities that you might consider including in your your self-care. Below are a few recommendations from our team:

Niagara Falls

Picture of Niagara Falls.

The US side of the Falls has many attractions including helicopter rides over the Falls, site-seeing tours, casino, tours, and even a wedding chapel. Below are some of the main attractions.

  • Maid of the Mist boat rides up to the falls are lots of fun and wet, slickers provided.
  • Cave of the Winds where you can climb the stairs and be 20 feet from Bridal Falls, wet, slickers provided.
  • The Niagara Aquarium has fish and aquatic life from the Great Lakes as well as the rest of the water world.
  • Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the nation, 400 acres, trails, Cave of the Winds, islands, picnic area, visitor’s center with a movie theatre which features about the Falls, viewmoblie at Prospect Point, and gift shop.
  • Whirlpool State Park is 2.5 miles north of the Falls with amazing view of the Giant Whirlpool and powerful rapids of the Niagara River. The park has 109 acres with bike trails, picnic tables, playground, fishing and cross-country skiing in the winter.
  • Niagara Gorge Discovery Center is a geological museum with a 13-minute show of the history of the Gorge and the Falls, hands-on displays, and a spectacular view of the Niagara River and Gorge.

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