Comfortably Hip

Creative and aesthetically inspired, you find all the coolest stuff. Or does it find you?

Creative and energetic with an aesthetic air, you and your besties not only get things done, but also make it look cool in the process. And when it comes to sniffing out one-of-a-kind finds, you’re all business. Here’s what Buffalo and Niagara Falls USA has planned for you!

Your foray into fabulous fun begins as you check into one of the trendy boutique hotels in Buffalo or Niagara Falls USA. (To capture an upscale slumber party vibe, reserve a suite or two at the NEW Curtiss Hotel in downtown Buffalo or at the historic [and haunted!] Red Coach Inn, just steps from Niagara Falls State Park.)

Gather your gals and catch up with all the stories at one of the region’s favorite eateries among insiders. Linger over the latest pinot and some small plates at Bacchus Wine Bar. Gab over the organic breakfast options at Betty’s. Feast on flaky layers of pastry at the Village Bake Shoppe & Café. Share secrets and tapas at Wine on Third. Indulge in the dense creaminess of Lake Effect Ice Cream. Or marvel at the otherworldly yumminess of the Shrimp & Lobster Bisque at the The Roycroft Inn.

Feed your shopping passions as well. Hit Niagara Falls Boulevard to do some retail damage at the Boulevard Mall. Haggle a bargain on an antique at Shawnee Village. Do some classic Main Street-style shopping in the village of East Aurora. Or snag a one-of-a-kind piece of art to remember your trip by at Art 247.

Of course, no trip would be complete without seeing the sights. A ride on the Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruise is sure to fascinate. Wine can be purchased on-board this two-hour cruise, during which you and your besties will be raised and lowered 50 feet through two locks on the historic Erie Canal.

While the scenery in Lockport will tickle your aesthetic, a visit to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will give it a full-on workout as you view modern works by Picasso, Warhol, Miro and more. Mother Nature is an artist as well, so see her works at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens.

See you soon on a girlfriend getaway in Niagara Falls USA and Buffalo!

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