Roam Buffalo in an affordable rental car
New York is among the most popular of American destinations for both international and domestic travelers, but it's also a notoriously expensive one. If you're looking for a budget-friendly getaway to the Empire State, make your way to Buffalo, where you'll find gorgeous natural settings, unique architecture and historic landmarks galore. Save even more money with one of Thrifty's Buffalo rental cars. Get great Buffalo deals, like 15 percent off a compact, mid-size, standard, full-size or premium car through Sept. 30. Book your rental today and check out some of these affordable attractions:
Discover the history of the Canalside
Learning and entertainment come together at the Historic Canalside District. The area is a tribute to the city's role as a main Eerie Canal terminal and American industrial hub in the 1800s and 1900s. The waterfront attraction has a little something for everyone, offering more than 750 activities including arts and crafts events, live concerts and yoga classes. Water lovers will enjoy traversing the Erie on a kayak, canoe or paddle board, while history buffs can learn about the World War II ships over at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.
Explore the bohemian district
Drive your Buffalo car rental over to the Allentown neighborhood, also known as Boho. As the city's bohemian district, this area is home to modernist architecture, chic eateries, antique boutiques and a thriving music scene. You'll find several art galleries here, including Buffalo Big Print and College Street Gallery. Get a glimpse of the strong cycling culture over at the Rick Cycle Shop, or search through classic LPs at Antique Man. To listen to some fresh tunes, head to the Allen Street Hardware Cafe or the legendary music bar Nietzsche's. On your way out of the neighborhood, swing past the Midway, which is lined with townhouses from the 19th century.
Get wet at Niagara Falls
No Buffalo trip is complete without an excursion to Niagara Falls. Escape the bustle of the city and lose yourself in the lush nature of the Niagara Falls State Park. Take a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist, which will take you over the Horseshoe Falls and under rainbows created by gentle mists, then tour the Cave of the Winds hidden behind the Bridal Veil Falls. Don't forget to snap a picture of you and the family with a backdrop of the Falls at Terrapin Point.